1988-1990: Tutored by Gordon Davey, a painter, graphic artist, and luthier, I made my first harp, aged 14.
1992-1995: BSc (Hons) Music Technology, City of London Polytechnic (Later London Guildhall University). Dissertation title: The Mechanisation of the Harp, 1794-1845.
1995-1996: Trainee harp maker at Pilgrim Harps, South Godstone Surrey.
1997-2008: Occasional harp making and restoring.
2000-2001: Postgraduate Certificate of Education (P.G.C.E.) Science specialism, Brunel University.
2001-to date: Early years, primary, behavioural, and secondary special needs teaching.
2008-2010: MA Musical Instrument Technology, London Metropolitan University.
Thesis title: The Erat Harp Company: An Analysis of Papers, 1821-1824.
2010-2017: PhD, Musical Instrument Technology, London Metropolitan University.
Thesis title: The harp in early nineteenth-century Britain: innovation, business, and making in Jacob Erat’s manufactory.