Curriculum Vitae


  • University of Liverpool, London, England
    From April 2015: candidate for Ed.D. (doctor educationis)
  • King’s College, University of London, London, England
    1997 Master’s Degree (M.Mus) in Historical Musicology
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England
    1992 Bachelor’s Degree (AGSM) with double distinction in Teaching and Performance
  • Trinity College of Music, London, England
    1987 Licentiate Degree (LTCL) in Music Performance
  • Stanton School of English, London, England
    1996 CTEFLA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults
  • 7 Scottish O grades and 4 Scottish Highers


English Language Instruction
  • 2016-to-present: Iwate National University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Morioka, Iwate
    Associate Professor
  • 2016-to-present: Tohoku Fukushi University, Sendai, Miyagi
    Visiting Part-time Lecturer
  • 2005-to-2016: Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University, Sendai, Miyagi
    Associate Professor
  • 2006-to-present: Miyagi Gakuin Women’s University, Sendai, Miyagi
    Visiting Part-time Lecturer
  • 2002-2005 Ohu University, Koriyama, Fukushima
  • Prior to working at the university level, I taught in various language schools in Tokyo.
Music Instruction
  • 1988 to present: Private Music (Recorder) Instruction
    Music lessons, ensemble coaching, harmony & counterpoint/ theory instruction
  • 1988 to 1992 Drayton Park Primary School, London, England
    Visiting Peripatetic Music Instructor
  • 1988 to 1992 Wandsworth Adult Education Institute, London, England
    Recorder Ensemble Instructor
  • 1995 to 1996 St. John’s Primary School, London, England
    Recorder Ensemble Instructor

Personal Information

Marital Status: Married
Place of Birth: Irvine, Scotland
Date of Birth: 5th September 1968

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