MUSICIAN - EDUCATOR - AUTHOR
Hello and welcome to my website. I have spent my whole life studying, playing and teaching music in many different settings and styles, but my main speciality is jazz. Nowadays I mostly teach jazz improvisation workshops for all instruments to adult learners and children.
I have published 23 books (click HERE) on music tuition and am director of The Original UK Jazz Summer School (winner of the 2021 UK Parliamentary Award for Jazz Education) and The Online UK Jazz School. I also run regular online jazz improvisation workshops and have many hours of video lessons available HERE, plus lots of free content on my YouTube channel HERE.
I am the co-founder and head of BYMT Jazz School for children, which won the prestigious Will Michael Award and honorary diploma for Jazz Education in 2017. A national award recognising “outstanding commitment to jazz education” and “acknowledging the work of those field practitioners who are actually delivering jazz education and in many cases helping to combat the widespread jazz phobia among classroom music teachers and instrumental tutors.” You can watch our latest lockdown video HERE.
During the 2020 lockdown I started "Buster's Virtual Jazz Club", a weekly livestream show on YouTube where I interview some of the UK's finest jazz musicians and feature their music, all episodes are available to watch for free HERE.
I play drums in a number of different bands, including the Parliamentary award-winning "UK Jazz Ensemble of the Year" - The Alison Rayner Quintet (ARQ) which you can learn more about HERE.
To see my full biography please click HERE.
I have over 40hrs of video lessons here on my website, covering classic jazz repertoire. Each video comes with all of the class resources (sheet music, exercises and custom made play-along tracks). Each video lesson is available to purchase separately for only £5 or you can get a VIP membership for £10 a month and get access to the entire library, plus FREE access to my live online monthly jazz workshop.