CAREER PATH-From musician to hypnotherapist

MY career as a performer began in 1972 aged 15 with my first appearance on guitar and vocals with a band formed at school. I was also in the school orchestra on clarinet. This continued in various other ensembles performing in folk clubs and on leaving school I went traveling with a friend and spent a few years performing in various clubs, restaurants and venues in Paris, Amsterdam and as a professional street performer from New York to Jerusalem. I was then a signed professional musician for the next three years making numerous TV and Radio appearances and touring extensively. Following a university course to consolidate my education in French Studies I was then again in a signed professional group from 1986-1991.  Throughout this time I kept up my musical performances and engaged in some theatre work as musician and actor and composer for dance and visual media and also worked as a TV extra and even got the occasional line! After running a small studio I began working in education in 1997 teaching aspects of the performing arts, mostly focusing on the technology side, performance, production and studio techniques. I ended this phase of my career as a Senior Lecturer in Music Production and Radio Production. Since 2014 I have retrained and qualified in Creative Hypnotherapy and continue to perform, compose, record and produce music of many types and currently play guitar in a jazz trio, play sax in a large swing band and sing in a five person acappela close harmony group.

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These experiences have provided me with invaluable insights in respect of the strains and stresses associated with performance, be it in an intimate venue for friends or in a large concert arena or large festival setting or simply making a presentation in the workplace...

As such, I am well positioned to be able to offer hypnotherapy as a lasting solution to performers and public speakers or any individual required to perform on either a personal or professional level who suffers Performance Anxiety.