Determined to be a composer one way or another after being discouraged from this idea he decided to do it his own way. Learning his craft from the very many musical jobs he has had, all the while writing music as he has done from childhood to the present day. Working as musical director as well as writing and arranging music for many theatre productions. Working as choir master, teacher and performer with many varied ensembles, all this enabled him to absorb as much musical experience as possible in all genres and forms of music this helped him to develop his own ‘voice’ - this was his composer’s apprenticeship! He has had the privilege of having his music played, broadcast and recorded around the world, including Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, U.S.A., Europe and the U.K. by a variety of musicians ranging from soloists, and ensembles, to full orchestras. He is as happy to have his music performed in small country churches as he is at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall.