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Educational Background

Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Surrey, Roehampton
December 2005

  • Advisors: Dr. Caroline Potter and Dr. Peter O’Hagan
  • Thesis: “Henri Dutilleux: The evolution of his style with particular reference to piano and vocal music”
  • Received multiple stipends for further research at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and at the Paul Sacher Stiftung (2003)

Post-Graduate Diploma in piano accompaniment, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
July 1990

  • Supervised by Graham Johnson, John York and Gordon Back

Music training at the Conservatoire of Music in Marseille, France
1980-1988

  • Médaille de Bronze in piano (equivalent to a Masters in performance) supervised by Pierre Barbizet
  • Médaille d’Or in chamber music (equivalent to a Masters in chamber music performance)
  • Médaille de Bronze in counterpoint (equivalent to a Master degree level), June 1988
  • Other achievements include: Mention très bien in harmony, June 1987 & Prix de la Ville, June 1986

Secondary School at Episcopal High School, Jacksonville, Florida
1974-1978

  • Received secondary school diploma with a grade point average of 3.8.
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude (placed 9th in a class of 150 students)

Professional Qualifications

Post Graduate Certificate in Education, City Literary Institute and City University, London
July 1999

Stage Two of the City and Guilds 7307 Teaching Certificate in Further and Adult Education, City Literary Institute, London
June 1998

Stage One of the City and Guilds 7307 Teaching Certificate in Further and Adult Education, Kensington and Chelsea College, London
July 1997

  • NEBSMS Introductory Award: “Lecturers Into Managers”

LGSM Piano Teacher’s Diploma, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
December 1991

Employment History

Music examiner, Trinity College London
September 2013-present

  • Assessing graded instrumental and vocal examinations in the UK and abroad

Music Adjudicator for the Society of Music Adjudicators and Workshop Presenters
September 2014 to present

Piano Teacher at Eaton Square School
September 2013 to present

  • Responsible for teaching technique, repertoire, aural and sight-reading skills to pupils attending Eaton Square School.

Head of Music, City Literary Institute
March 2001 – December 2012

  • Management of the department’s full time, fractional, and part-time members of staff
  • Responsible for designing and updating the department’s music curriculum
  • Serve as music department liaison to other curriculum areas within and outside the institute
  • Teaching the Diploma Course for Music Teachers course accredited by Trinity College London and modules within the Music Foundation course accredited by OCN
  • Teaching piano workshops for beginners and Piano Repertoire (post grade 8)
  • Teaching Musicianship at various levels
  • Written syllabuses accredited by LOCN – Music Foundation levels 1, 2 and 3 and Music Access

Music Lecturer, University of Surrey, Roehampton
1999-2001

  • Taught undergraduate students Transcription, Arrangement and Harmony

Adult Education Music Coordinator, Piano Teacher, and Lecturer, Kensington and Chelsea College, London
September 1992 – March 2001

  • Management of all adult education and selected further education music classes
  • Taught courses in performance, general musicianship, history and music analysis, piano and harmony
  • Assisted in developing curriculum for new music courses
  • Taught group and individual piano lessons for children and adults

Private Piano Teacher
September 1989-present

  • Taught several private piano students in preparation for graded examinations up to Grade 8 and post Grade 8
  • prepared students onto university courses majoring in music