He is a trombonist, conductor and teacher born in England, who studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music after he had been awarded a scholarship there when he was 16.
When he was 19 he became a trombonist in the London Symphony Orchestra, would appear with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and currently performs and conducts with the Guildhall School of Music Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
His recordings are several and include Golden Brass with the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble , A founding member of the British Trombone Society he has become known for his work with young musicians and held the position of President for a term.
Becoming a teacher in 1971 he became a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and 10 years later he would become a Fellow and accept the post of Professor of Wind and Percussion. He was Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion from 1988 until 2008 but remained a professor and contributor to the specialist brass and wind programmes. He has also held the position of Artistic Advisor for the Combret Music Festival in France.
He has taught many workshops and masterclasses at many educational establishments and also with professional ensembles and his tireless work as a teacher has been recognised by International Trombone Association who presented him with the Neill Humfeld Award for Excellence in Trombone Teaching.
As an author he has written and published books that include The Good Brass Guide, How Trombonists Do It and Circuit Training for Trombone and the Peter Gane mutes for brass instruments are very in demand.
Here he is conducting a rehearsal….