About

I studied classical organ and piano throughout my school years and developed an interest in composition at an early age. But early thoughts of becoming a professional church organist were abandoned after I went on to to spend a lengthy period between the 1970s and the 1990s playing piano and keyboards on cruise ships and in resort hotels.

Then, in the late 1990s, while playing in the tourist resorts of tropical north Queensland, I completed an Arts degree through Australia's University of New England (UNE), incorporating strands of Musicology, German and Computer Science.

Following this, I moved to Canberra to take up ICT-related work. At the same time, my enthusiasm for classical music was reignited and I became active once again as a church musician in Canberra, playing the organ and singing with choirs. I also resumed composing.

I gained my CRCO diploma (Colleague of the Royal College of Organists) in 2014. And in 2022, graduated once again from UNE with a Bachelor of Music, with a major focus on composition.

My compositional style aims to be melodic and accessible, while incorporating elements of modern harmony and rhythm.