Having completed a three year HND in Musical Instrument Technology at Stevenson College, Edinburgh (1994-1997), I then moved north to Inverness. In 1997, I bought over an existing piano tuning business started in the early 1960s by a local piano tuner.
In 2001, I gained membership of the Pianoforte Tuners Association, and ten years later, was invited to join the Institute of Musical Instrument Technology. I have also been to courses in Germany, and at Steinway Hall, London. My courses in Stuttgart were taken by master technician and tuner Matthias Stöckle, who runs the Renner factory there in Gärtringen.