I started playing bass at age 11. My Dad is a bass player so it felt like a natural instrument to pick up. I'd already been learning recorder, violin, flute and keyboards whilst at school and played in various school groups and orchestra. I first started gigging when I was 14 in a group called Shameless. At 16, I was in a band called Tyrant, a metal/ hardcore band when I started a BTEC in Music Technology.In 1999, I opened Muzo's music shop in Kidderminster with Mike Smith. I started teaching bass in 2000 and loved it! By mid 2000's we closed the shop and ran Muzo's Rock Academy where I was the bass and music theory tutor. I had also started teaching at home in Worcester too. During this time I had a few more bands on the go ranging from Whitesnake to 80's electro pop to Robin Trower!By 2011, Muzo's became Mike Smith Guitar Tuition where I continue to teach bass and music tuition as well as teaching at home in Worcester and also as bass tutor at Nunnery Wood High School in Worcester.In 2014, I also joined the tutor group at Worcester School of Rock and Performance.