Musical education at the Royal Academy of Music and London University Institute of Education. Then, Head of Music in three different schools and Deputy Headteacher at Crawshaw High School, Pudsey, Leeds until 2006. Now retired from teaching. Ran a school big band for 27 years - some of the band's original numbers are available on this website. Significant compositions, other than those available here, include stage musicals ("A Tale of Two Cities", "Orpheus", "Hostage"), and a cantata ("A Day In A Life" - co-written with Keith Swanwick and published by OUP). One of four finalists in the last BBC/MU National Arrangers Award in 1996. Winner of the biennial Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival Composition Competition, 2010-11 and also again in 2012-13.