Born 1954. B.Mus.from UCW Aberystwyth. Cert. Ed. from Queens' College, Cambridge. PhD. fromSouthampton. Taught in the state sector, for 18 years as Head of Music at Weymouth College. Now semi retired, doing some private teaching from home (piano, theory, composition). Have Parkinson's Disease which has effectively stopped me composing. Used to run choirs, occasional orchestras, direct musicals, etc. - now none of these. Also dabble in art and poetry, though less now. Still cheerful....


Richard Birley

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