Piano, Composition & Music Theory Tutor based in Edinburgh
I'm a composer, piano teacher, jazz pianist & screenwriter based in Edinburgh. After studying classical piano and composition at Edinburgh Napier University, I went on to gain an MSc in Film Composition from Edinburgh University. Shortly after graduating, I was invited to intern with noted Marvel animation composer Guy Michelmore at his studio in Chichester. In 2013, I scored Scott Harris’ debut feature film “Being Ginger” which is currently available on Netflix. I've scored short films for 2015 Cannes Palme d’Or nominee Dan Hodgson and 2016 Scottish BAFTA winner Duncan Cowles.
As a pianist, I have been playing for over 20 years. I studied classical piano under Nicholas Ashton and jazz studies under Haftor Medbøe at Edinburgh Napier University. From 2013 to 2016 I was the Resident Pianist in 10 Hill Place Hotel in Edinburgh. I would play four hours of varying material every Friday and Saturday evening. My repertoire ranges from classical to jazz; pop to funk; film soundtracks and folk songs.
I'm currently the Head of Music and Sound at The 2D Workshop. In 2015 the company released its first original short, Toonocalypse, which was co-written by myself and the film’s director and company manager, Owen Rixon. The film has received very positive feedback for its writing and its visuals and, since going online, has received over 50k views across a variety of platforms.
I currently have a number of students and am always re-juggling my calendar to best suit student's busy schedules! If you don't see the date & time which best suits you, drop me a message and I'll see if I'm available then for lessons.