He is a tuba player and teacher who began playing the
tuba since he was 14 years old.
He attended the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Charles
Luxon and after leaving there he joined the Orchestra of the Royal Opera
House, Covent Garden and remained there for three years. In 1969 he joined the Philharmonia
Orchestra where he would remain until present day. Aside from performing with the Philharmonic he has been a
member of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. He has appeared on numerous recordings including Mussorgsky:
Pictures at an Exhibition, Classics for Brass and Festive Brass with
the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, the soundtracks of Lawrence of Arabia and
The Big Country and Performance by Marti Webb. As a teacher he has taught tuba at
the Royal College of Music in London and given several masterclasses.