Where it all began...
For as long as I can remember, my life has been immersed in music. My Mum - a singer, and now pianist/accompanist, and Dad - violinist, met at the Liverpool Philharmonic, so you could say that my fate was sealed from the start.
Thanks to many hours of ‘games’ to train my ear at a very young age, (thanks Dad!) I developed a good sense of pitch and musicality early on. This led to many a giggle around the dinner table after being challenged to identify what note the kitchen door handle twanged at - a useless skill, or so I thought!
Qualifying and Experience
After a brief stint at Leeds College of Music and working in customer services for a decade, I was accepted to study Piano Tuning, Maintenance and Restoration at Newark College for 3 years. Here I was awarded the Bluthner Cup for highest score in the end of year Diploma exam - the first time this prize had been awarded in 15 years.
Since qualifying, I have become a member of the freelance technical team at the Yamaha Piano Selection Centre in Milton Keynes, as well as working extensively with Oldham based piano shop Mark Goodwin Pianos - Yamaha Pianos for sale.
My personal client base continues to grow and includes schools, churches and private domestic customers.
In my spare time, I play guitar, piano and drums. Here am I demonstrating a piano for Mark Goodwin Pianos. (It was chilly that day!)