I showed an early aptitude for music, and I am very grateful to my
parents for arranging piano lessons for me from the age of six.My teacher
Stuart Thyne was the best possible teacher for me: scholarly and thorough, he developed my ear, taught me
musical theory as well as piano, and encouraged composition.He was also one of
the few people who really understood me.
In addition to piano, I play organ and clarinet.I have a tenor voice and I sing in two choirs.
I have composed a number of pieces, but I have never submitted anything for publication.