I began picking tunes out
by ear at an early age - not precocious, just
curious - and this has fuelled my playing and
keyboard skills ever since. Despite several
attempts I never stuck very well to formal
tuition, but flourished through lessons in jazz
piano and learning to read orchestral scores at
the keyboard. My technique was brought into
some sort of order through studying piano as my
second instrument whilst at Trinity College of
Music, and this continuing improvement provides me
with great pleasure to this day.
Current repertoire includes solo works by Malcolm Arnold, Bach, Chopin, Gerswhin, Haydn, Lyadov, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Schumann. I also enjoy improvising and extemporisation, and playing jazz standards and songs from the 'evergreen' composers such as Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Fats Waller.
My various gigs to date have included regular jobs as a hotel bar pianist and church organist, as well as occasional appearances in the theatre pit.