Ian is originally from Darwen. He studied Latin and French at Cambridge, and did teacher training in Aberystwyth. Disillusioned after six years teaching in the UK, he taught Latin for three years at Kamuzu Academy in Malawi. During this time he obtained a diploma for piano performance. After another year in England when he worked as a security officer and played Father Christmas for a month in a toy shop, he went out to Kenya. He taught Latin and French for nine years in two preparatory schools in Nairobi, and also taught piano at the Kenya Conservatoire.
In 2000 Ian rather reluctantly returned to England. Since then, he has taught piano and played for several local choirs and for ballet exams.
Ian is a very accomplished accompanist and we are delighted to welcome him to The Capricorn Singers.