At the age of eight years, I began my guitar studies in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My musical education continued in Scotland, then the Republic of Ireland, where I received guitar lessons with John Feeley at the College of Music in Dublin and with whom I studied for the Licentiate (guitar teaching) and Fellowship (guitar performance) diplomas from Trinity College, London. In 1988 I graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology (South East Technological University) with an honours B.A. degree in music under the direction of the composer & organist Dr. Eric Sweeney. It was during this period that I discovered a love of music composition, particularly works for solo classical guitar & ensembles that include the guitar. In 1991 I completed and received the Higher Diploma in Education at Trinity College, University of Dublin.
I have participated in masterclasses with internationally acclaimed guitarists David Russell, Alan Neave, Alice Artz and Ray Burley among others. In 1993 I was the first winner of the Lowden Bach Cup at the Dublin Feis Ceoil. Following this I performed in many venues in Ireland including the Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, John McCann Hall, National Concert Hall (John Field Room) Dublin, as a soloist and member of a guitar duo with Michael O'Toole and with the Tirando Guitar Quartet. Since 1997 I have worked as guitar instructor for Aberdeen City Council and was the musical director of the North East of Scotland Classical Guitar Society between 2005 and 2016.