I am an educator, composer and author currently living in the beautiful mountains of North Wales.

I earned a BMus from the University of London, and a MMus and PhD in music from the University of North Wales, Bangor.

I compose production music for commercials, films and both national and international television programmes.   I also write books on music technology, music theory and music history – many of which are used for  university degree programs all over the world – check out the Study Texts section of this site to view some of these.

Coleg Harlech Brighter Aug 2013 (39) copyI have taught music at both undergraduate and college level and for the last fifteen years I taught as a part of and subsequently ran the Music Technology and Creative Technology Departments of what was once described as the ‘jewel of North Wales’, the adult education institution Coleg Harlech.

I genuinely love teaching this wonderful subject and consider myself extremely fortunate to have assisted so many students to realise their dreams of making music their career.

In my time I have studied many different styles of music, both Western and non-Western, ancient and modern. This knowledge provides me with a unique perspective that my students find very valuable. Check out the Testimonials section if you want to read some thoughts and comments from both past and current students.