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was classically trained in music from a young age- piano lessons, choir practice most days and later a thorough grounding in harmony and counterpoint.

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started to compose aged twelve and took additional lessons in brass, strings, woodwind, singing and organ. (It is so much easier to write for an instrument if you can play it.)

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read music at Durham University, UK - a rebellious student of composers David Lumsdaine & John Lambert.

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entered the teaching profession with a post-graduate teacher's certificate from St. Martin's College, Lancaster.

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worked sometimes as teacher, sometimes as computer programmer but always writing and arranging music as the occasion demanded.

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has a great breadth of experience, having conducted brass bands, orchestras and choirs, played alto saxophone in the Vernon Gallery Big Band, synth/piano in the Ken Nicol Band, synth/sax in the Steve Hesketh Blues Band and much besides.

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would like to hear from performers who want new music...