B i o g r a p h y

I graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire in 1998 with a Bmus(hons) in Operatic Recital.

 

I then went on to study Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music gaining a PgDip(perf) and the

Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music teaching qualification in Musical Theatre.

 

Before going into teaching, I worked professionally as a musician and actor, working with Chris De Burgh

and  Sarah Brightman as a backing singer on their UK tours. I also performed at the Diana, Princess of Wales

Tribute Concert at Althorpe House.

 

I have also worked extensively with the Black Mountain Male Voice Chorus of Wales as a soloist, touring the USA and Hong Kong as well as working with touring theatre companies; taking part in the Almeida Opera Festival, the Battersea Arts Festival and Theatre in Education Projects with Seagull Theatre of the Gorge based in Ironbridge, Shropshire.

 

When I decided to go into teaching, I completed my PGCE at University of Plymouth, and have worked in North Yorkshire, Brixham, and now at a school in Devon as Raising Standards Leader of Expressive Arts. 

 

I'm a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and work semi-professionally in the area as a tenor soloist. I also work with local Amateur Dramatic Societies directing various productions including Oklahoma!, the Dick Barton Trilogy as well as being Musical Director of Pirates of Penzance for Torbay Gilbert and Sullivan Society. In July, I played the role of Marco in the Gondoliers at the Little Theatre, Torquay, and Sir Walter Raleigh with the Festival Singers in Bishopsteignton.  If current circumstances change, I will be playing Nanki-Poo in the Mikado with Gilbert and Sullivan Torbay in July.

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