About me

Originally from West Wales, I have lived and worked in Cornwall for over thirty years, and for much of that time have been involved in teaching at both secondary and primary levels working from key stage 2 to ‘A’ level with a range of private instrumental and theory tuition as well.

I started learning to play the piano at the age of 5, added initially harmonium then pipe organ and subsequently viola to the range of instruments I played. On the piano, I won many prizes at Eisteddfodau including the Urdd national one, accompanied local choirs and also played the viola with the Pembrokeshire Youth Orchestra. I studied music at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, (in the days before it had the ‘Royal’ prefix) and completed my teacher training through the University of Wales School of Education before starting my teaching career in Cornwall.

I have been involved in many musical activities in Cornwall including over 25 years of conducting male voice choirs, directing the music for numerous gang shows with local scout and guide groups and directing productions by local amateur dramatic groups. I worked widely on the folk music scene at various times, playing violin, mandolin banjo and guitar, and as a total contrast, I am also organist to a local chapel.