About me

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I have been listening to music for as long as I can remember, playing my parents’ records and receiving my first piano lessons from my Grandma. Later I started having more formal lessons in clarinet and piano, but still remember how much I learnt from my own journey of discovery through listening to and reading about music, and writing my own pieces.

I studied Music at New College, Oxford, and became involved with running the college music society, organising student concerts and a Music Festival week.

After finishing my degree, I spent a long time travelling mainly around Europe. It was a rich learning experience which brought me into contact with a wide range of musicians and a variety of genres. I’ve developed a keen interest in the traditional music from the countries I’ve visited (including Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Turkey, India, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Bosnia-Herzegovina) . Familiarity with music from these backgrounds has enriched my own music-making enormously.

For the last 15 years I have been exploring improvised music as creative expression. I had never been taught how to improvise during the time of formal musical study, however it opened up a new dimension to music-making that now I can’t imagine doing without.

My own music is deeply nourished by the time I spend in nature among hills, mountains and rivers. You can hear extracts from my music here.

In the last few years I have been teaching music to both children and adults. I’m happy to be able to share the gifts that music has brought me, and wish the pleasure of listening to and playing music to be available to as many people as possible.

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