I‘m a composer, and I’ve written music since childhood. I’ve composed for orchestras, choirs, wind bands and chamber ensembles, and my music is played all over the world, particularly music for wind ensembles. My music is often used for courses and summer schools. I’m an experienced teacher, as Head of Music in Comprehensive schools, a Special School, in centres for disabled adults, and now in Primary schools. I’ve written a lot of music for children, and particularly enjoy creating works which enable children to perform with adult orchestral musicians. Having lived and worked in very ethnically diverse communities, I’m interested in World Music, and have written 9 books, including ‘Music Worldwide’ for Cambridge University Press. I enjoy playing oboe, cor anglais, saxophones and recorders, and enjoy meeting people who are as enthusiastic about music as I am.
If you are interested in seeing, hearing or performing any of my music, email firstname.lastname@example.org