Teacher, composer, and performer
Hi all! So here's a bit of background... I have been a musician for over 25 years, writing and arranging music for a variety of solo instruments and ensembles. Most recently I have achieved Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) after studying at Post Graduate level.
During my professional musical career I performed on the Double Bass, Guitar, and Tuba for eight years as a musician in the Royal Marines Band, performing alongside celebrities at great venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and at events including the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
During this time I have also been an instrument tutor, and provided music theory lessons. I have a publishing company, Penny Music Co. through which I release my arrangements, and even a record label (McStrange Records) under which I release my recordings. Both of these are tons of fun by the way...
So that is the long and short of the circumstances which gave way to my musical life... I really hope you enjoy the course!