playing bassoon age 11 and gained grade 8 at 15, playing in
school, town and county ensembles. At 16 I joined the army as a
bassoonist with the Light Division. After surving a terrost attack
in 1982 I went to the RMSM, Kneller Hall where over 2 years I
gained Pupil Parchment on bassoon and sat my diplomas. Whilst
there I was asked to join the Houshold Cavalry Mounted Regiment
(Lifeguards) as principal bassoon. Whilst living in London I
worked in many theatres & big bands.
leaving the army I became a qulified teacher and enjoyed musical
directing many shows, choirs & bands. I currently teach all
woodwind instruments & spend the little spare time I have with
our 2 crazy dogs & 3 delightful teenage kids. I joined the
band for some sanity and to meet new friends & enjoy playing.