Teaching Experience

I am currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in Music Production in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University.

I taught guitar privately in Leeds from 1996 and 2001 and also worked as a peripatetic guitar teacher for Roundhay Music (North Leeds) and later Calderdale local authority.  I taught at Leeds College of Music between 1998-2011, initially at Further Education level and then Higher Education for undergraduate and Masters degree levels, on a variety of music-related modules across the Classical, Jazz, Popular Music and Music Production degrees offered by the college. More recently I was a Teaching Fellow and the Programme Manager for the BSc Music, Multimedia and Electronics at the University of Leeds, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (2011-15). I have also worked as an external examiner, previously for the University of Brighton (City College) and currently for the University of Hertfordshire.


Ph.D.(University of Leeds); M. Mus. (University of Leeds); B.A. Hons (University of Leicester)

Post Graduate Certificate in Performing Arts Education (Royal Northern College of Music).

Grade 8 Classical Guitar (London College of Music).

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Specific teaching areas:

Masters Level: Composition (Film, Popular Music and Classical), Critical Theory, Industry Studies.

Bachelors Level: World Music, Cultural Studies and Critical Theory, Popular Music History/Composition, Western ‘Art’ Music History, Popular Music Composition, Harmony and Counterpoint, Arranging and Orchestration, Dissertation, General Musicianship, Music Production Project, Electronic Music, Production Analysis, Electronic Music Production.

Advanced Level: A Level Music (Edexcel) for Music and Music Technology.

BTEC & Music First: Popular Music, Ensemble Performance, Music Theory (ABRSM), Composition, Harmony and Counterpoint, Music History, Aural Training.

Guitar: Private tutor and working for Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, teaching classical, acoustic and electric guitar.  Teaching via one-to-one, small group tuition and guitar ensembles (as arranger and conductor).