Hi, welcome to my website!
I'm a professional musician, music teacher and aspiring writer based in the Noosa Shire Hinterland, Queensland, Australia. I'm very blessed to be able to live in such a beautiful place that inspires me to interact with creation, people and music. I enjoy live performing, singing and playing piano or guitar. Being a multi instrumentalist enables me to teach a number of instruments and perform with others. I also enjoy a bit of music composing and exploring theological concepts as a writer and occasional speaker. I hope to publish some of my music and writing in the future.
I have a fairly diverse background in music - ranging from classical, sacred, gospel, choral and brass, to jazz, pop, rhythm & blues, rock etc. My qualifications - Bachelor Of Music (Honours), A. Mus. A and a Bachelor of Theology. I started my professional career as a full time brass player in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra before moving to the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra where I worked for 9 years and met my wife - Ann.
Since returning to Queensland I have diversified more both in the instruments I perform on and teach and in the musical styles I explore. In the last few years I have become interested in adding Gypsy Jazz, Bossa Nova and Spanish and perform these styles with original compositions as well as covers at gigs. Through an association with some top violinists on the Sunshine Coast I have also become interested in writing for strings, both classical music and Mediterranean styles. I currently have the challenge of composing music for some classical musicians in Vienna and would like to one day publish some of my various original music pieces.
I have always enjoyed sharing music and helping others along their journey with music. My private music school "Mountain Music" which commenced in 1999 has enabled me to teach hundreds of local children and adults how to play an instrument.