Professional Experience

Cruise Ship Stage

Studied Jazz and Contemporary Music and won College prizes for "Outstanding Classical Pianist" and "Outstanding Electronic Keyboard Player" while at college. Leeds College of Music is widely held to be the best Music College in England for the study of "Jazz and Contemporary Music".

Registered by the prestigious Incorporated Society of Musicians as a "Professional Private Teacher of Piano" in 1991.

Has a total of 7 years experience as a professional musician including 5 years as a Showband Pianist working for Holland America Cruise Line.

Earned Qualified Teacher Status (Q.T.S.) in 1993 and is a graduate of the City of Leeds College of Music (G.C.L.C.M.).

Has visited around 100 countries during this time and completed the most prestigious contract in the cruise business, the Holland America "Grand World Voyage". During this time worked with stars of Broadway, the West End and the Silver Screen.

5 years experience working as a full-time teacher of Classroom music at Middle and High School levels and a further 3 years experience as Head of Music at a Thorpe House private preparatory school in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.

Has 25+ years piano teaching experience.

Also worked as a piano teacher for Surrey County Arts.