Biography

 

 

 

Qualifications/Education  

2007–2009

Developing Leaders for Tomorrow (Specialist Schools and Academies Trust) 

2006–2007

Secondary Music GTP/QTS (Reading University, Reading UK) 

2002–2003

Performing Arts Medicine Therapist  ISSTIP Course (LCMM/Thames Valley University UK)  

1993–1995

The Carl Nielsen Academy of Music Odense, Fyn, Denmark

Post Graduate Performer / Teacher Certificate

Classical Guitar

Instructor in Chamber Music  

1993–1994

Diploma from Classe Superieure de la Guitare de Roland Dyens, Paris, France.    

1989–1993

The Carl Nielsen Academy of Music Odense, Fyn, Denmark

Graduate Performer / Teacher Certificate

Classical / Electric Guitar

Psychology in Music

Improvisation (Jazz and Classical)

Music / Drama studies

Baroque Performance

Music History

Jazz arrangement 

Employment  

2012-date

Claremont Fan Court School, Esher, Surrey, UK.

Deputy Head of Sixth Form

Oxbridge/Russell Group Programme

2007–2012

St Peter’s Catholic School, Guildford, Surrey ,UK.

Head of Psychology & Critical Thinking

Coaching of Staff

Staff Governor

Extra curriculum

Performance Class for GCSE and A Level Music students.

Jazz Band (Director) 

2006-–date

London College of Music and Media, Thames Valley University UK. 

MA Course ‘MA Performance, Health and Media Practice’ Lecturer on Ergonomics of Performance. 

2004–2007

City of London Freemen’s School, Ashtead, Surrey UK.

Teacher of Psychology A Level 

1999–2007

City of London Freemen’s School, Ashtead, Surrey UK.

Performance Class for GCSE and AS/A Level Music.

Senior Jazz Big Band (Director)

Guitar 

2007–date

Practitioner for the Royal Air Force (Music Service) UK

Practitioner for The Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain London UK 

2006–date

Practitioner for The Musicians Benevolent Fund  London UK

2003–date

Practitioner for The British Association For The Performing Arts Medicine London UK

1998–2004

ISSTIP Performing Arts Clinic at London College of Music and Media 

Publications  

2006

Classical Guitar Magazine UK. ‘Ergonomics of the Guitar’

July 2006 Volume 24 No. 11 p.38-40 ‘Appendix’

June 2006 Volume 24, No.10 p.25-26. Part 7: ‘Tremor’

January 2006 Volume 24, No. 5 p.53-55.  Part 6:  ‘Anxiety in Performing’

2005

Classical Guitar Magazine UK. ‘Ergonomics of the Guitar.’

August 2005 Volume 23, No 12. p.18-21. Part 1: ‘Music Ergonomics’

September 2005 Volume 24, No 1 p.40. Part 2: ‘Alexander Technique’

October 2005 Volume 24, No.2  p. 24-29.  Part 3: ‘Prevention and Rehabilitation’

November 2005 Volume 24, No.3 p.16 -18. Part 4: ‘Focal Dystonia’

December 2005 Volume 24, No. 4 p.25-26.  Part 5: ‘Electric guitar’

2004

British Association for Performing Arts Medicine Journal Issue 5 summer 2004. ‘Alexander Technique in Guitar playing.’ Page 20 – 27.

2004

‘Ergonomics of the Guitar’ (Dissertation for Performing Arts Medicine Therapist Certificate) Distinction.

2000

‘The Right Thought At The Right Moment’  Published in the EGTA UK Journal 2000, p 36-42.

Academic Contribution

Referee for School of Psychology, Leicester University UK. ‘Ergonomic Journal’ 2005

Membership

2010-date

Senior associated Member of the Royal Society of Medicine London (RSM)

2004–date

The Association for the Teachers of Psychology (ATP)  UK.

2003–date

The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine, London, UK. Practitioner

1998–date 

The Incorporated Society of Musicians, London, UK. Full Member

Alexander Technique 

Lessons with Ilana Machover, Alexander Teacher at the Royal Academy of Music, London UK. 

Visit Ilana’s website : http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ilana.m 

Recordings

‘La bestia nel cuore’ Film music by Franco Piersanti. Recorded at Angle Studio in London UK 20 -21 June 2005.

‘Two In One’ CD with mezzo-soprano

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