I studied Music at Oxford University and bassoon with Bob Codd. I was principal bassoon with the National Youth Orchestra of Wales and Oxford Philharmonia when younger, I now split my time between teaching, playing, conducting and arranging. I arrange music for all instrumentation from full orchestra through to duets. I currently conduct various bassoon ensembles, double reed ensembles, wind ensembles and wind bands as well as having about 65 bassoon pupils at any one time. These range in age from 7 to 70 and from beginners to high level diplomas.