In 1986 I took part in leading some workshops, organised as part of a Contemporary Music Network Tour by Loose Tubes. Since that time, my life has increasingly involved leading music workshops in a huge variety of contexts, ranging from residencies on behalf of Festivals, Orchestras and Local Authorities, through to one-off visits to individual schools, and also InSet for Education Authorities and Music Support Services.

Appointed Animateur in Composition with Worcestershire Arts in 1999. Post originally intended for one year but continued on until 2003, and entailed working in schools and colleges across the county.
Links with the county have continued so that I still do occasional residencies and visits up to the present day, in a freelance capacity.

In addition to collaborating on themed projects within cross-arts productions, I also have a growing menu of materials that I use regularly in a wide range of contexts.

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Freelance activity in recent years has become increasingly compressed into only a few available weeks, this on account of the large amount of my time now spent in various part-time positions, namely as Teaching Fellow at LIPA. (three days a week), at the Royal Northern College of Music, and Chetham's School of Music. (both filling the other two days a week).

I have been course director for the Burnley Jazz Summer School for many years now, a course established by the much loved and sorely missed Stan Barker. The future of the course currently hangs in the balance, but it is hoped the summer of 2010 will see it's reappearance, all being well.

Most years I'm also fortunate enough to tutor on other summer schools. This summer (2009) I shall once again be at the Chetham's International Piano Festival & Summer School


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