I am a graduate of the Birmingham School of Music (now Birmingham Conservatoire) where I studied piano with the Hungarian pianist Joseph Weingarten, himself a student of Dohnányi, Bartók and Kodály.

My qualifications are ABSM (Piano Teaching Diploma), GBSM (Graduate Diploma with Specialism in Teaching Studies) and PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education).

At the age of 18 I won the Robert William and Florence Amy Brant Piano Competition.

I have over 25 years performing and teaching experience.