'O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Your praise' (Psalm 51:15 NKJV)
Hello, and Welcome to my Website
These pages offer news and information regarding my work as a musician and music teacher. I do hope you will find this site useful and helpful.
For my tuition work there are pages of information regarding my private teaching practice & work within schools here in Norfolk. I am a registered and full member of the ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians) and the Musicians Union. Having been tutored and inspired by such wonderful teachers and many colleagues over the years I regard it a privilege and a joy to now pass on to a new generation the skills & experience that I have accumulated during a lifetime of study & application. Music for me is a passion, a God given gift. It is my hope & my endeavour to assist pupils to discover the joy of making music for themselves and to reach their own unique potential.
My journey in music started with piano lessons (with Evelyn Norman in my home town of Bishop's Stortford) and (at the age of 15) to study (Flute & Saxophone) at HM Royal Marines School of Music in Deal, Kent. After playing and travelling across the world with this most prestigious military band I then went on to work and to explore new and exciting musical traditions. I am probably best known for my work (during the last 30 years) within the Christian Music and Worship arena and have been privilieged to work with so many gifted and fine musicians & song writers over the years (including Graham Kendrick, Adrian Snell, Noel Richards & Stuart Townend). In 1989 I formed, with my good friend & fellow collaborator Dave Bainbridge, the band IONA. I invite you to enjoy the video below and to explore this website to discover more of my story, my work and of my passion for music and creativity. The song is called Chi-Rho and the film was a promo for the second project that I recorded with IONA (entitled 'The Book Of Kells' and initially inspired by that great Celtic Illuminated Manuscript). It was my final project with the band. Along with Joanne Hogg (Vocals & Keys), Dave & myself you will see two more original band members Nick Beggs (Bass/Chapman Stick) & also Terl Bryant (Drums/Percussion).
Thanks for visiting, David