Making music is like going for a walk in nature: I discover beauty, I don’t devise it!
WHAT I OFFER
As an artist, I work to create rich, beautiful and powerful and accessible piano music, sometimes with vocals. I trained as a classical pianist at the Royal Northern College of Music but am also very influenced by jazz and soul music and am a very fluent improviser in many styles. My influences are very eclectic: Chopin and Stevie Wonder are perhaps my biggest!
I have been teaching piano for over 20 years. I offer piano lessons which provide inspiration with a clear, innovative approach to make learning to play the piano a fascinating and enjoyable experience. I have my own unique and radical method which develops practical musicianship skills. Students learn the art of piano improvisation, to sight-reading fluently, to be able to play by ear and learn new music quickly. I cover classical, jazz and popular styles.
I have been giving singing lessons for over 20 years. I teach a comprehensive vocal model which enables students to unlock their vocal potential and learn to sing naturally and with ease. I also teach musicianship and performance skills which combine with a strong singing technique to help you become a great singer with a powerful, expressive voice.
I compose and produce acoustic and electronic music in a wide range of styles for film and TV or any other purpose. I also compose ensemble music for schools. I work quickly, can follow a brief easily and welcome commissions.
Versatile pianist & singer
I’m a fluent improviser, sight-reader and sight-singer, experienced and accomplished in various roles: session musician – keyboards, programming and backing vocalist; an accompanist for singers and instrumentalists; and a cocktail jazz pianist and singer for functions, parties or weddings.
Teacher of musical awareness, vocal release & rhythm
I offer workshops and one-to-one sessions to help people use music and/or voice-work as a powerful way of unlocking creativity and potential, developing confidence and communication skills, quietening the mental chatter at the root of stress and anxiety and as a powerful tool for for meditation and mindfulness.