I am a composer and musician. I write orchestral music. I am also a professional musician. I play piano and sing.
I can teach the following: song-writing, jazz piano, harmony, theory, voice coaching, arranging, composition and piano.
I also teach an intensive song writing course. Students will learn the tools necessary to construct and walk away with a recording of their own song. Students will be guided as they learn song-writing skills utilizing harmonic structures, forms, melody, style, and vocal training.
PGCE Music Education
Institute of Education, London, UK 2009
University of London
Master of Arts in Music Composition
Trinity College of Music, Greenwich, London
Post Graduate Diploma in Composition
Trinity College of Music, Greenwich, London 2006
Bachelors of Arts, Music and Composition 1990
Berklee College of Music, Boston, Mass, USA
Piano Scholarship Award 1979
Marymount College, New York, USA
I have taught piano, composition, voice , theory, song writing, harmony in Melbourne, Australia, Paris, London, New Orleans and Colorado.
I specialise in teaching adult students who have had classical training the art of improvisation. I have had lots of experience teaching classical pianists the tools necessary to improvise at the piano. I also teach intensive song-writing workshops culminating by a 'final' recording in my studio in London, UK. (Ages ranged from 20-35 years old).
I taught computer music program ( Garage Band) in London for the Camden school system in London to 8-10 year olds.
I taught music music classes in Leyton College in London. (ages 18-20). Students were required to finish by a final performance of songs they had written and arranged.
I have done substitute teaching in the London Contemporary School of music for classes in composition, theory and Sibelius software.
I have taught music class in the New Orleans school system for one year. Ages 16-17.