Born in Worcestershire, Ian started working for Severn Arts in 1992 becoming a full time Instrumental Music teacher in 2009. Ian became Deputy Director of Learning for Severn Arts in 2018 with responsibility for performance (ensembles/groups), music offer to schools and the organisation of large-scale music events. As a musician, Ian has performed professionally in a wide variety of musical settings: West End shows, national show tours, commercial recording sessions for TV and radio, pop tours, jazz groups, cruise boats, orchestral and opera concerts to name just a few! Ian strongly advocates the power of music to change lives and truly believes engagement with music creates healthier and happier people.