I am an active performer/teacher living in London. I have alot of experience playing in many of styles of music and really love passing on these skills to my students in a fun and informative way. Playing an instrument is a really special skill to have and especially the guitar which plays a central role in so many genres of music. I'm enthusiastic about music in general so I'd be more than happy to pass on any knowledge that I have to you.
TEACHING/EDUCATION - I hold a Bmus(hons) performance degree from Trinity College of Music. I taught for 3 years at the Hall School in Wimbledon and have led ensemble workshops in various schools/colleges. For the last 6 years I have taught privately.
GIGGING EXPERIENCE ---I have made my living from performing since the age of 19, playing shows around Europe and other continents. Highlights have included 5 European tours, Salamanca International Festival with the James Taylor Quartet, Montreal Jazz Fest, North Sea Jazz fest, Glastonbury Festival and supporting Erykah Badu in Lucern with Andreya Triana (ninja tune records). I have recorded several live sessions at BBC’s Maida Vale studios and performed for the BBC’s televised 2008 New Years eve celebrations. I regularly perform at popular London Jazz/Popular venues, eg Ronnie Scott’s, Jazz Café, Cargo, Koko, King’s Head International Centre.
GROUPS I PLAY WITH CURRENTLY
Andreya Triana – A ninja tunes artist with an album produced by Bonobo www.andreyatriana.com
Electric Jalaba – A 21st Century Gnawa group. www.electricjalaba.com
Flying Ibex - Trio playing songs of Barnaby Keen www.flyingibex.bombshop.org
Sister Mary and the Choir Boys – A London based Blues/Rock/Psychedelic group. www.myspace.com/sister-mary