‡ About me ‡
I am a Musical Director/pianist, composer, arranger, conductor, accompanist and teacher.
My career in music has taken me all over the world. So much so, I’m going somewhere else next trip.
As regards to teaching. I have 22 years experience teaching in secondary schools and am fully aware of the school music curriculum including SQA exam requirements.
I have worked in radio, television, film, theatre, concert halls, dance halls, night clubs, cruise ships, recording studios and other scenarios like pubs, clubs, funerals/wakes and weddings…..weird gigs, like a Christmas Party, in July on Inchmurran, Loch Lomond.
I was musical director for Freddie Starr (1985-1990) and Lena Martell (1991-2002). During this period I performed at ‘The Royal Variety Performance’, ‘Live at Her Majesty’s’. ‘Continental Hotel-Las Vegas etc……….
I am currently coaching-teaching privately from home in Airdrie. I have a student age range from 7 to 80 81 82 83. I teach performance and theory skills. Choose from a selection of piano styles on offer. In between teaching I am involved with both music and vocal performance workshops.
Glasgow based 8-piece vocal ensemble ‘SWING WEST’ are using my services as a Consultant Musical Director.
Some Artistes I have worked with..
Matt Monro, Ben E. King, Carol Kidd, The Dallas Boys, Bill Fredericks, The Marvelettes, Lena Zavaronni, Jimmy Tarbuck, Kenny Lynch, Des O’Connor, Susan Maughan, Julie Rodgers, The Bachelors, Don Estelle, Patti Boulaye, The Drifters, Sydney Devine, The Platters…….
I bring to the table a wealth of knowledge of ‘THE MUSIC BUSINESS’
Enough about me I say
Music is and
should be fun!!