Qualifications certainly aren't everything but they definitely help! However, its the lessons I've learned and the people I've met along the way that have really counted for me - as they say, the real reward is in the journey and not the destination. So anyways, here's a few of the souvenirs I've picked up along the way thus far ...

Graded Examinations

Passed the highest graded Jazz Saxophone qualification (ABRSM) dropping only three marks and giving a performance described by the examiner as "sublime".
Passed the highest graded Clarinet qualification (Guildhall School of Music & Drama) with honours.
Passed the highest graded Theory of Music qualification (ABRSM).


Graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Music (BMus) from Christ Church University in Canterbury.
Achieved three AS levels and three A levels (including music); all A & B grades.
Achieved twelve GCSEs (including music) with 7 A* and 5 A grades.


Rickards Memorial Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Improvised Music.
Scudamore Composition Prize.

Professional Documents

Up-to-date DBS Certificate (previously called CRB).
LMT (Licenced Music Teacher) Certificate from Kent County Council.
10 million Public Liability Insurance.
Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (MISM).

Evidence for any of the above can be provided on legitimate request.





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