I am a professional jazz pianist and a music graduate with over 15 years performing experience. I have taught both privately and in schools and have tutored at workshops and Rock Schools.
I was a relatively late starter, only taking up the piano at the age of 14. Whilst still at school, I began playing professional gigs in the pubs and clubs of the North West with the ten-piece soul band 'Native Soul'.
I left the NW to study for my (classical) Bachelors Degree in Music at Colchester where I was tutored by Robert Bell. A module led by one of the UK's most respected avant-garde musicians, Chris Burn, introduced me to improvisation which would ultimately turn into a love affair with jazz.
After graduating, I performed in venues across the South-East, working in jazz duos with singers and horn players and playing regularly in trios, quartets, and larger ensembles.
As well as performing, I also taught piano in schools for Essex County Council. During this time, I set up and ran a 'rock school' at Charles Lucas Arts College and also worked as a guest tutor with Colchester Jazz Co-operative.
I returned to the NW in 2007 and now combine, teaching, performance and demonstration work from my studio in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. I also write a popular blog on jazz which can be found at