Over 20 years teaching experience 

Integrating music theory, aural awareness, composition and general musicianship in engaging ways and tailored to individual needs. Beginner adults and children, all ages (6+) and abilities welcome. Individual, double and family lessons available.

Optional LCM exam preparation (100% success rate)

Flexible schedule (regularity recommended). Pay as you go - lessons from £17.

Lesson held in Liverpool L8 3SF and/or online - email me to enquire about current availability


Inspiring, informative and hands-on

Discover and develop the art and craft of songwriting in a well structured short course for amateur musicians, lyricists and anyone who would like to discover and develop songwriting skills and get their creative juices flowing in a supportive environment.

The intensive creative sessions cover essential topics such as inspiration & themes, lyrics & music, melody & hook, formats & structures and a wide range of tools & techniques, while taking a creative, practical and interactive approach in a small group.

Participants work on their individual ideas and will, by the end of the workshop series, have at least one complete song and lots of ideas and skills to write many more.

Musical knowledge and/or instrumental/vocal skills are an advantage but not necessarily essential.

To be informed of the next course dates in Liverpool, or to book this course for your group of up to 6 people please email or follow the facebook page for updates.

Courses can be run over one or two weekends or 4-5 consecutive days, suitable for creative holidays, songwriting retreats or team building with small groups.

Previous participants' comments:

"This is a great short course, whatever level you're at. Even if you're not overly musical it will inspire you and get your creative juices well and truly flowing. I came out of this with one complete and two partial songs and a million ideas to work on and tools to get more when/if these run dry."

"Ever since I joined this course I have had a LOT more inspiration - it really helped me writing. I would definitively come back for an advanced course!"

"Fun, informative and uplifting"

"Thanks for getting my lyric writing started. It doesn't seem so "wank" anymore!"