Biography

 

Teaching experience

 

Currently I am teaching pupils of various ages electric guitar from scratch, covering all aspects of musical theory, technical development, sight reading, session styles and live performance (from complete beginners to advanced). My knowledge of music is exceptional, both in the theoretical & technical aspects of guitar playing.
I have been taught by some of the most renowned session musicians and professional guitarists in the world, names include:
  • Pete Friesen (Alice Cooper Band & the Almighty)
  • Dave Kilminster (‘Guitarist’ magazine’s 1991 guitarist of the year, collaborated with Roger Waters & Keith Emerson)
  • Guthrie Govan (‘Guitarist’ magazine’s 1993 guitarist of the year, Progressive Rock band Asia)
  • Jamie Humphries (Australian Pink Floyd touring artist)
I’m also a session musician, playing guitar, bass and drums at various live events and in recording studios. Whilst at the Academy of Contemporary Music I took the opportunity to perform with members of Skunk Anansie (Glastonbury Festival headliners 1999).


Music Qualifications

  • University of Liverpool (2004-2007) – BA (Hons) Popular Music
  • This course covered a wide ranging study of contemporary/popular & classical music. Emphasis was placed on how to understand music analytically and how it is linked to culture, society, gender, politics & history. Performance and Music technology modules were also studied to degree standard.
  • Academy of Contemporary Music (2003-2004) – Higher Diploma in Contemporary Popular Music performance
  • This course covered a holistic approach to studying and performing guitar to a professional standard. Emphasis was also placed on the business aspect of the music industry. This course was a progression from the Diploma course.
  • Academy of Contemporary Music (2001-2002) – Professional development award (Diploma) in Contemporary music performance
  • A Levels - Music Technology (A/S)