I spent four years training at Trinity College of Music, London, where I was awarded the BMus (Hons) degree and FTCL fellowship diploma in Saxophone performance. Whilst there, I was very fortunate to be tutored by many highly regarded professional saxophonists, including Gerard McChrystal, Stan Sulzmann, and Hale Hambleton. This provided me with an extensive education in a wide range of saxophone playing styles, from classical and orchestral playing, saxophone ensembles, right through to Big Band jazz, working with many famous jazz soloists for events throughout the South of England and mainland Europe.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to perform in a huge variety of venues, including small parties, churches, pubs, jazz clubs, concert halls, and even the state ballroom in Buckingham Palace!
A few years after graduating I moved back to Yorkshire, where I now spend most of my time as a professional musician. I can often be found performing in many groups, including the Yorkshire Wind Orchestra, Sapphire Sax Quartet, and the Yorkshire Oompah Band, as well as in theatre pit orchestras, and other ensembles on a freelance basis.