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Music has always been a massive part of my life. I have been playing guitar for over 20 years and I grew up surrounded by music, being taught guitar by my father from a young age. 

Pursuing a career in music has always been a dream of mine. I studied music and music technology from GCSE to A Level to University, culminating in achieving a first degree in BA Hons Popular Music.  I have always wanted to make music accessible to all, regardless of background, ability, age or situation and this has been something that I have focused on alongside performing, composing and music production. 

I started teaching guitar as a teenager as a part time job alongside studying for my A levels. Throughout university I focused on community music, music technology and making music accessible to all through community music. I have always been in bands, written & produced music and performed live wherever I have been and whatever I have been doing. 

Since graduating from university in 2013 I have been regularly running workshops, teaching guitar, ukulele, bass & production, giving talks in schools, colleges and universities on music, community music & making music accessible and writing and producing music both for myself and other artists. 

In 2017 I helped to coordinated the revival of the Swansea Fringe Festival and also co-founded the Swansea Music Hub - all contributing to making music more accessible to all. As part of the Swansea Music Hub, we’re constantly putting on events around the city centre (including the Swansea Fringe Festival) and we work with local partners to bring live music to the city.

As part of the work I’ve been doing for the Fringe and Swansea Music Hub, I’ve been producing high quality, professional graphic and video content - this is something that I am also available for. Off the back of my experience as an event organiser and musician, I am also available for consultancy and event organising. Please get in touch to enquire more.

I currently also do some work for Horizons, a scheme delivered by BBC Wales and the Arts Council of Wales to develop new, independent and contemporary music in Wales.