I started playing at the age of 6 and gained a Performer’s Diploma (LTCL) at the age of 17 before leaving school to study chemistry at Oxford University, where I gained a first class honours degree in Chemistry, followed by a MSc in statistics.
After a brief interlude of 24 years, spent in careers in statistics, IT and in “The City”, I started out as a piano teacher in 2007.
I am a professional member of EPTA and successfully completed their one year course in “practical piano teaching” in 2009
I have taught over 200 students ranging in ages from 5 to 65+ and from beginner to Grade 8 + / diploma standard
I perform locally at various events, and in 2007 I played at the final of “The Pianist” , a national competition for amateur pianists, staged at Cadogan Hall. Since 2011 I have staged regular concerts at Shirley Methodist Church Hall.
I also compose piano pieces and songs, including a set of four thematically linked piano pieces, “Human race”. The last piece in the set was awarded overall winner of the 2016 EPTA composition competition, adjudicated by the celebrated pianist/composer Mark Tanner.