I have taught the cello for many years. My students have ranged from the very young to adults. I have taught in primary schools and secondary schools, in public and private situations. I love to arrange and compose for cello and for string ensembles, and have had the great pleasure of directing many ensembles over the years. The enjoyment that comes from ensemble performances and from students proud of their efforts always gives me great pleasure.
Since commencing teaching, I have always composed and arranged my own music. Logical, progressive learning that instructs on many levels has been the motivating factor in bringing these books to fruition. Ensemble learning, fun and the desire to have beginner students knowledgeable in as many aspects as possible of string playing was the focus behind the learning in these books. To provide a solid foundation for future studies has been my aim.