Originally from London, I now live in Connecticut with my wife and little daughter. After studying Chinese at Oxford, I taught Chinese for 5 years. In 2015 I started a video production company which mostly serves local non-profits. These days, I do several things. I teach, compose music, create videos, do marketing, and write textbooks.
As a musician I’m firstly a pianist, but I have done all sorts over the years, including a steel pan band, recorder consorts, orchestral percussion, choirs, and classical guitar. One day I want to learn the accordion. I have enjoyed composing since a teenager, slowly refining my approach.
My compositions vary widely in idiom. They are typically tonal, incorporating some rarer harmonies and rhythms, but almost always retaining a very simple and clear structure. Some influences have been Ravel, Holst, Rutter, 60s jazz, and folk music, especially oompah music.