Martin in action as choirmaster

I studied piano and voice at the University Of Surrey before becoming a lecturer in Keyboard Harmony at the same university.

Following work as a singer in several early music choirs in Cambridge and London, I moved to Cardiff to take up a post as Lay Clerk at St David’s Metropolitan Cathedral, and it was at the choir school that I discovered a passion for teaching music to primary school children.

After completing a PGCE, I went on to work in primary schools for 20 years, leading music and singing, and composing hundreds of songs for shows and concerts.

I now work as a freelance composer and piano teacher. My songs are published by Starshine Music and Chichester Music Press. In December 2015 I won an international composition competition, composing a Christmas Carol for St Mary-At-Hill Church in London.

In 2017, I won a competition to set a Scottish text to music. ‘Sleep Weel my Bairnie’ was performed by Rudsambee choir at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh on 13th August that year.

When COVID restrictions are lifted, my composition ‘Sing for Joy’ will be performed by the Manchester Chorale.