I have over 15 years playing experience in different bands ranging from hard rock/punk, reggae/soul and jazz/funk. I was educated at The University of Salford and recieved my First Class Honours Degree in Popular music and Recording, engaging in studies which covered Music theory, Jazz improvisation, Modal harmony, Arranging, Composition, Sight reading and Performance. I gained my Rockschool Grade 8 (Distinction) in 2009 and prior to this I studied at Wigan and Leigh college achieving 3 Distinctions for my BTEC National Diploma in Music. Outside of education I have toured the United Kingdom playing with bands and artists such as The Specials, Madness, Craig Charles, The Wailers, One Direction, The Blockheads and performed on radio stations such as Rock FM, Bolton FM and BBC Radio Manchester. I have been a guitar teacher for many years covering a variety of different areas including Rockschool grades 1-8 and ABRSM Music theory 1-5 to all age groups.