In 2002 Martin left his main profession of engineering to concentrate on his musical activities. Some of Martin’s other musical activities have been many and varied…

Working in Education

Driven by a passion for music, Martin has been involved in many projects working with young people in the musical sphere. Being a qualified teacher who has worked with children from primary level to young adults in college, Martin’s activities have ranged from being an external verifier for Edexcel examination board to running specialist educational music courses.

Some of his further activities in the educational field include:

• Working with the Somerset Youth Service to develop a scheme to encourage young people with an interest in rock/pop music to enhance their musical skills and abilities.

• Teaching from primary school level to GCE “A” level and BTEC national in Music and Music Technology.

• Assisting a local Youth Orchestra to develop young musical talent by performing, teaching and supplying the orchestra with specialist arrangements.

Specialist Performances

Martin has worked with a variety of people throughout his career and performed in numerous renowned locations. Some examples consist of:

• Singing in services at Wells Cathedral, Bath Abbey and Westminster Abbey.

• Taking a leading role in the South Somerset Community Opera “Floodgates”.

Some further activities include:

• Producing specialist swing band arrangements for local Big Bands.

• Leading a professional 5-piece band (vocals, keyboards and guitars).

• Church Organist for 2 parish churches.

• Experienced choir master.

• Free-lance Musical Director (MD for Castle Cary Choir and Oakfield Choir (Frome).