Born and raised in Swindon, I studied classical music at the University of Birmingham, before moving to London in 2011. I have written music and lyrics for a number of musicals, including Stay Awake, Jake, which won the S&S Award for new unproduced writing in 2014. The show was produced at the VAULTS Festival in Waterloo in 2016 starring Jamie Muscato and directed by Matt Ryan where it won the Origins Award for Outstanding New Work. I have also composed music for plays, short films, and concert performances, and have had pop songs played on Channel 4 and BBC Radio 6. Outside of composition, I work as a pianist (from comedy improv to lounge jazz), MD, vocal tutor and music educator with children. I am currently studying part-time for my masters degree in music at Royal Holloway.