East Birmingham College (1993 –1994) I worked as a tutor on a part-time Music Technology course. My duties included helping students with creating their own music, demonstrating mixing and recording techniques using the college’s recording studio, troubleshooting and generally ensuring the smooth running of the course.
Sutton Coldfield College (2004 - 2005) I worked as an Apple Technician where I was responsible for the maintenance of 90 Apple Mac computers as well as assisting students with technical and hardware issues.
Professional Music Career
Around 1989 I began creating and producing music from my home recording studio for local singers in Birmingham.
In October 2001 I signed a music publishing deal with Sony/BMG Music Group. I was mentioned to a production company Executive by a friend who was at the Urban Music Seminar in Birmingham. The Executive called me and asked me to play my music over the phone. I did and the result was a music publishing deal.
Credits include Javine Hylton's Real Things (TV’s Popstars The Rivals) and Preeya Kalidas song Crush (Eastenders, Bend It Like Beckham) featured on the Divas After Hours CD, Sheila Ferguson (The Three Degrees) along with others.
In 2005 I worked as UK tour manager for US R&B groups 112 & Jagged Edge.
I continue to work with local and upcoming artists from my own music studio. I'm an Apple certified Logic Pro user / trainer and experienced Avid ProTools user.
I joined Apple Inc in December 2005 as a Creative/Trainer, as part of Apple’s first Creative team in the UK.
I became Apple Pro certified in Final Cut Pro (film editing), Motion (motion graphics), DVD Studio Pro (DVD authoring), Logic Pro (music production) and Soundtrack Pro (movie soundtracks).
My role included training new and experienced Apple users how to use Apple products through One to One sessions and workshops. I have also worked as an Apple Technician where I was responsible for the troubleshooting and repair of Apple hardware.
Notable achievements include the organisation of six hugely successful in-store events. I brought in creative industry professionals to talk about how they used Apple products to benefit their careers and creative workflow. Guests included Jazz musician, Soweto Kinch, DJ E Double D and DJ Kiddo Anderson.