I have extensive experience in Higher Education as both a teacher and manager.

This includes:-

  • As Director of Learning Enhancement at Dartington, being responsible for staff development, peer observation and teaching quality.
  • Being nominated by Dartington College of Arts as a National Teaching Fellow.
  • As Director of Music, designing and writing innovative awards that substantially increased recruitment.
  • Quality management and appraisal of a team of more than 30 full and part-time tutors and teachers.
  • Setting up an international exchange programme for staff and students that linked Dartington with institutions in the USA, New Zealand and Australia.
  • Personal teaching experience in many coutries in Europe and worldwide
  • Member of Academic Board at both Dartington and University College Falmouth and member of the Board of Governors at Dartington.
  • External advisor for validation and External Examiner at all levels from Foundation to PhD for more than 10 institutions
  • Experience of specifying and liaising on building project design for music.
  • Setting up links with industry for commercial and staff development.

This varied experience and quality of management means I have a great deal to offer as a consultant in Higher Education. As a colleague put it, 'Whatever the pressures, you never lose sight of the important things and you always find ways to make things work.'

Consultancy rates are from £300 per day plus expenses. Please contact me through the tab on the left of this page.

Details of my experience:-

Ph.D (1999) University of Plymouth,
M.Mus. in Music Analysis (1980) London University
B.Mus (1976), London University
Certificate of Education.(1974) Goldsmiths' College, London. (QTS)

1976-9 Head of Music, Eastwood High School for Boys, Eastwood, Essex.
1979-83 Head of Music, The Greensward School, Hockley, Essex
1983-91 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Bretton Hall College, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
1991-2010 Director of Music, Dartington College of Arts/ University College Falmouth

At Dartington: teaching musicology, music analysis, interdisciplinary work, conducting, creative/public projects, workshop skills, arts in education, cultural studies, West African music on BA Honours and MA programmes.
Previously, at Bretton Hall, teaching musicology, music analysis, West African music, conducting, music education/pedagogy and sound recording to BA Honours Music and PGCE students.
Previously Head of Music in two Secondary schools in Essex.

1991-2010 Member of Academic Board at Dartington then University College Falmouth
2000-2002 Director of Learning Enhancement
2001-2005 Member of Board of Governors, nominated by Academic Board
2002-2004 Member of the planning team for Dartington+ - a collaboration between Dartington Hall Trust, King Edward VI Community College and Dartington College of Arts, funded by the Arts Council (£1m) in 2004.
2003-2008 Academic Standards & Development Committee plus various executive groups - student information systems, Dartington Hall Trust Liaison etc.
2004-2008 Member of Senior Management Team, DCA
2004-2008 Contributor to delivery and planning of South-West Sound - music industry conference at Dartington
2007-2009 Dartington co-ordinator for Transatlantic Arts Consortium project with California Institute of the Arts (this project is funded by the Pearson-Lovelace Foundation as part of D+ but also draws on the links I had already established through the college for faculty/student exchange and collaboration.)
2008- Mentor for South West Music School

1993 - 2004. Course leader/teacher for West African Drumming course at Dartington International Summer School.
October 1995. Guest teacher for Pedagogias Musicales Abiertas in Argentina
September 1996 Guest teacher for Music Conservatory of Malmö, Sweden
November 1996. Guest teacher for Amsterdam Conservatory
November 1997. Invited to evaluate Agoro, a community music project in Cape Coast, Ghana.
November 1997. Guest teacher for Amsterdam Conservatory
March 1998 Guest teacher at Sibelius Academy, Helsinki
2002-2010 Setting up a network of international exchanges with institutions in the USA, Australia, New Zealand
March 2007. Guest teacher at Sarah Lawrence College, New York and University of Washington, Seattle.
2001-2010 Establishing international links for faculty/student exchange with Sarah Lawrence College (NY), California Institute of the Arts (LA), Mills College (SF), University of Otago (NZ), Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (Aus), as well as a number of European institutions.


External Examiner Community Music, London 1992–4

External Examiner for Anglia Polytechnic University BA(2002–5) and MA (2001–5)

External Examiner for Masters level Music awards, Kingston University 2003–6

External Examiner for MA Community Music, York University 2004–8

External Examiner for Foundation Music/Music Technology/Popular Music for Bournemouth University 2006–9

External examiner for Ph.D at York University, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, Kingston University, City University, Griffith Conservatorium Brisbane as well as at Dartington (10 candidates).

Consultant (curriculum) for Agoro, a community education project in Cape Coast, Ghana, funded by DANIDA 1997

External Adviser for BA/BMus validation for Trinity College of Music (Westminster University), 1999.

Consultant (curriculum) for Amsterdam Conservatoire and the Association of European Conservatoires (AEC) as part of the Professional Integration Project (FDTL) 2001

External Adviser for institutional approval of Leeds College of Music by Leeds University, 2002

External Assessor for EU funded World Music project at Rhythmic Music Conservatoire, Copenhagen 2002

Consultant (curriculum) for the World Music Centre planned for Serpa Portugal 1997–2003.

External Adviser for Periodic Review of Music provision, University of York Music Dept 2004

External Advisor for Periodic Review of Music, City University 2010

External Examiner for Music, University College Cork, 2013–15

Society for Ethnomusicology (Lifetime member)
British Forum for Ethnomusicology (Member of Executive)
European Society for Ethnomusicology

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy