Presenter of JAZZ HOUR, radio programme on Wycombe Sound (community radio station)

BEING A HEAD OF MUSIC: A SURVIVAL GUIDE’ awarded Music Education Product of the Year at Music Teacher Awards for Excellence 2018:

Curriculum Development Lead, Bucks Music Trust (from May 2019)

Based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK, Patrick has over 25 years experience in the worlds of music and music education.

Since going freelance in September 2009, Patrick’s current working week includes piano/ singing tuition and private A level tutoring, directing the Senior Big Band,  Intermediate Orchestra and (formerly) Stage Voices at High Wycombe Music Centre, and not forgetting his monthly adult choir Mill End Voices. This flexibility leaves him plenty of time to work on his three major loves: writing, composition and arranging.

Patrick is the former Secondary Curriculum Excellence Advisor for Bucks Learning Trust Music, having had responsibility for monitoring and maintaining standards of school music teaching and learning and offering support to Heads of Music across the county.

He is an experienced composer, arranger/ transcriber, writer, performer and teacher, and has arrangements published by Faber, Banks Music Publications and Music Sales. His greatest strength is his versatility, especially with regard to musical styles: whether it is Bach, Mozart, Gershwin, Gilbert and Sullivan, church music, Motown, funk, improvised jazz, pop or music theatre, Patrick is more than happy to play or write it.

His first original musical, The Emperor’s New Clothes, written with Victoria Davis, was successfully premiered at the Arts4Every1 Centre in High Wycombe in October 2015.

Patrick’s second book How to Create a Successful Music Ensemble (Rhinegold Education 2012) was named Book of the Year at the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence 2013.

His previous book, ‘You can teach Primary Music’ (Rhinegold Education 2010)  is aimed at the non-specialist primary school teacher and also the music subject leaders, and has already proved very popular with both teachers and teacher training students.

Please take the time to browse through the following pages, and Patrick looks forward to hearing from you very soon.



Freelance musician, teacher

and multi-award-winning

music education author