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.
‘Twas on a Monday Morning
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 Christian Petzold’s Minuet in G Major from Anna Magdelena Bach’s Notebook and by the final lesson I’d progressed to J.S. Bach’s Two Part Invention in C Major.
My favourite composers of piano and keyboard music are Claude Debussy, Frédéric Chopin and J.S. Bach.
Instruments and Equipment
In the past I’ve owned a range of electronic musical instruments including an Oberheim Matrix 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 use a Yamaha DX7 synth to control various ‘virtual’ instruments.