I’ve written three manifestos and built a publishing company Tools for the Muso specialising in music manuscript books. My writing has also been featured in Tiny Buddha, Change This and Pick The Brain.
I started playing drums at the age of 12 and went on to become a professional drummer and signed artist, recording and performing with psychedelic shoe-gazers Sun Dial and hard rock pioneers Skyscraper. The ‘Shooters’ second album is about to be re-released.
After a relationship breakup in 2000 I began scouring the libraries of self-help and found myself studying and practicing awareness meditation.
Soon enough I found that the often rebellious attitudes of teachers such as Osho, Alan Watts, Noah Levine and Brad Warner appealed to my rock n roll philosophy. I then created the guru persona 21st Century Monk and began blogging and creating my first books and meditation e-course.
As a respected music education specialist for almost 20 years I’ve worked with thousands of people within schools, colleges, hospices, universities and special needs institutions.
I train musicians, teachers and music leaders and works as a consultant to make music more accessible, creative and inclusive to all. I have been studying the transformational power of rhythm for over 10 years and using it as a healing tool in workshops and in my online practice.
I’m also an extremely grateful husband and dad, happy to be living in London with my wife and our two sons.