In 2012, in addition to my school-based workshops, I began Worthing Steel Band, an amateur steel band on the south coast of West Sussex, which has since grown into a thriving community of enthusiastic, committed players learning together and performing regularly at local events.
In the summer of 2020 I completed a Masters Degree in Music Performance, specialising in latin jazz on the steel pan and vibraphone, with additional modules in composition and music education.
I have been a professional percussionist and teacher for thirty years.
The first part of my career was as a drummer on cruise-ships, in theatres and cabaret clubs across the UK and Channel Islands. After gaining a 1st in my music degree from MMU in 1998 I started to teach percussion privately and in schools in Lancashire. In 2001 I returned to West Sussex, and alongside my percussion teaching position at Christ’s Hospital school, began to visit schools with a range of world music workshops and educational performances that I continue to do today.