I understand that each student has different preferences for what they want to learn to play or sing, and I totally encourage every one to take that as far as they want to go, through grades or just for fun.
I am an MA Music Graduate with over 15 years experience of singing and playing guitar in professional contexts and styles varying from Classical to Heavy Metal. Whatever your style, I will be happy to help you fully achieve it.
If you cancel within 24 hours of the lesson, you will still be charged for the missed lesson. Otherwise, you're fine.
15+ Years Performance Experience (Pop & Classical)
Grade 8 Singing (Distinction, ABRSM)
Grade 8 Guitar (Pass, ABRSM)
Grade 5 Theory (Merit, ABRSM)
Grade 5 Piano (Pass, ABRSM)
Versatility using Extended Vocal Techniques
MA in Film Music Composition (Bristol, Distinction)
Skilled in Sound Recording & Production
Ely Cathedral Jan 2016 – Dec 2018
I was employed as an Alto Lay Clerk for three years, requiring strong sight-reading and the ability to work efficiently in a small team within a very small time frame. The size of the cathedral also necessitated a clear and strong projection, especially with solo singing. While here, I also often played popular songs as a busker and recorded an album of original songs.
King's Ely Sep 2017 – Aug 2018
Graduate Choir House Tutor
I looked after the boy choristers in their boarding house while they weren't at school, giving them help every day with music practice, including a Music Theory lesson each week, as well as instrumental and vocal practices.
Division 19 Oct 2016 – May 2017
Film Score Composer
I wrote music for a feature length film, Division 19, to be released in theatres in the UK and USA. The score was mainly electronically realised, but I also recorded myself playing several guitar lines throughout the score.
RSCM Aug 2017
House Captain, Senior Boys
I looked after boys aged 15-21 on an RSCM course in Bath, and also sang alongside them for their concerts and evensongs.
RSCM Aug 2015
Durham, County Durham
Hereford Sixth Form College July 2015
Chester Cathedral Sep 2011 – Dec 2015
Deputy Lay Clerk
Chester Cathedral Jan 2010 – Jul 2011
Working as regularly as the full-time Lay Clerks while still at secondary school, I received a firm grounding in choral singing.
Education and Professional Training
Bristol University 2015
Master of Arts: Composition of Music for Film and Television
Bristol, City of Bristol
I graduated with an MA from Bristol University (Distinction). This gave me hands-on experience of composing for and conducting orchestral ensembles, the detailed editing processes necessary to compose to picture, and production and mastering in both classical and popular music. While here, I also sang in the University Singers, and contributed my vocal talents to other people's compositions.
Lancaster University 2014
Bachelor of Arts: Music
I received a BA in Music from Lancaster University (1st). I studied Solo Performance (Voice), Music Editing, Sound Recording and Sound Design, and also Film Music Composition and Analysis, concluding with a Dissertation focusing on the Horror film music. I also arranged several pieces for the university Barbershop group and performed in a rock band and some choral ensembles, including the Lancaster Singers.
The King's School, Chester 2011
A Level: Music, Maths & Latin
I achieved A levels in Music, Maths & Latin, and AS levels in Music Technology and English Literature. In addition to my studies here I was a passionate member of the 4 Choral ensembles at the school, formed my own rock band and created a barbershop group, for which ensembles I wrote and arranged most music myself.
Association of British Choral Directors 2011
3-Day Conducting Course
Stirling, Central Scotland
I attended a 3-day course in conducting at the ABCD convention in Stirling. I also attended some lectures based around the subjects of choral direction and health.
Fluent in English.
Advanced understanding of Spanish, French & German, written and spoken.
Basic understanding of Russian, Welsh, Portuguese and Korean.
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