Music

An amateur Scottish composer and pianist from the West of Scotland, my musical compositions are mostly simple, short piano pieces inspired by Scottish people and places.

The Pass

Sycamore

‘Twas on a Monday Morning

Musical Education

My only formal keyboard training was a short series of piano lessons when I attended secondary school in the Garnock Valley in the West of Scotland.  My first lesson started with J.S. Bach’s Minuet in G from the Anna Magdelena Notebook and by the final lesson I’d progressed to J.S. Bach’s Two Part Invention in C Major.

Musical Influences

My favourite composers of piano and keyboard music are Debussy, Chopin, J.S. Bach and Richard Harvey.

Instruments and Equipment

In the past I’ve owned a range of classic electronic instruments including an Oberheim 1000, Ensoniq Mirage, Galanti Stage Piano, Korg Poly 61, Sequential Circuits Drumtraks and Sequential Circuits Pro One. Today I play a Yamaha CP33 stage piano and a Yamaha DX7 synth to control various ‘virtual’ instruments.

Myspace Music

There is a MySpace profile where you can listen to some of my piano pieces.