Principles of Teaching

My teaching focus reflects my experiences in the music industry over the last 15 years – as musical director, keyboard player, guitarist, bass player, composer, performer, improviser and producer/arranger.

As a result, my approach is multi-disciplinary:

PERFORMANCE
Keyboards/Piano
Guitar/Bass
Improvisation/instant composition

TECHNICAL
Using and programming synthesisers and soft-synths
Using music software for studio or live application
Understanding basics of sound onstage and in the studio

ORGANISATIONAL
Running efficient, goal-oriented band rehearsals
Working with other musicians in a band environment
Effective collaboration with technical crew on tour, on stage and in the studio

CREATIVE
Songwriting/Composition
Orchestration for small to medium-size bands
Working within other creative disciplines – TV /Film /Theatre /Radio