I began my training in 1981 at the Royal National College for the Blind and Partly Sighted, located in Hereford, England. I qualified with an Honours diploma in 1984.
The same year, I was awarded the Kemble Prize for Piano Tuning for outstanding work. As part of my training, I spent three months at Kemble Yamaha for additional training.
In 1984 I moved to Exeter as a self-employed tuner. In 1985 I was offered a position working for P&O Cruise Lines looking after the pianos on two ships. That same year I came third in a national competition for piano tuning, and was subsequently offered a job by a large school district to look after 600 pianos, in addition to servicing my other clients. In 1986 I moved to Plymouth where I could be closer to my main employment - the school board. In 1992 I became a full member of the Piano Tuners' Association, in which I still retain full membership today.
In 1995 I moved to Canada and began working for various stores throughout
the Lower Mainland, while concurrently building my own
clientele. In 1996 I became an Associate Member of the
Piano Technicians' Guild.