Honour Specialist: Music (University of Toronto / OISE)
Bachelor of Music Education (University of Toronto / OISE)
Honours Bachelor of Music:Percussion (University of Toronto)
Diploma in Applied Music: Percussion (Humber College, Toronto)

Arranger, Composer, Soloist, Columnist, Clinician (1995-Present)

  • Presto Music Productions publishing company has over 115 pan arrangements, used by pan programs throughout Canada, the USA and Europe

  • Arranger for National Music Monday steel pan piece “Tomorrow is Coming” (2011) “Is Somebody Singing” (2013) written by the Barenaked Ladies and
    Astronaut Chris Hatfield, and “We Are One” (2015) "Sing It Together" (2016)

  • Steel pan columnist for the Canadian Music Educators Journal (2000-2011)

  • Teacher of Steel Pan Unit at the University of Toronto (2001-2006)

  • Ensembles Instructor: University of Toronto Steel Pan Ensemble (2006-2014, 2016, 2018-present)

  • Pan soloist and clinician for Laurentian University's Sprit of the Drum Festival

  • Festival Adjudicator for the American Guild of Music Festivals

  • Judge for Toronto District Catholic School Board (TDCSB) Steel Band Festival

  • Judge for Ovation Music Festivals, Pan Alive and Panorama/Caribana Steel Pan Competitions

  • Steel Pan Clinician for Toronto Public and Catholic Board PD Sessions and Pan Festivals;

  • Steel Pan/Percussion Clinician: CAMMAC Summer Camps, St. Andrew's College, Yamaha Power Music Camp (U of Toronto)

  • Conductor/Arranger: Naparima Alumni Association of Canada’s (N.A.A.C.) Community Steel Band Panache (1996-2005)

  • Combo Leader for only Canadian Forces Steel Pan Combo in North America, at H.M.C.S. YORK Naval Reserve in Toronto (1996-2008)

  • Conductor/Musician/Soloist: Member of Royal Canadian Naval Reserves 1983-2008, Cadets Canada 2018-present

Subject-Related Experience:

National Musician Trade Advisor for the Naval Reserves (2001-2005)

Acting Staff Officer of Bands and Protocol, Naval Reserves (2002-2005)

Conductor, pan and drum soloist, Drum Corps Instructor, Percussion Section Head (Naval Reserve National Band)

Instrument Salesperson, Drum Department, Long & McQuade Music

Show band drummer on two Caribbean Cruise Ships: SS Amerikanis and SS Britanis

Percussion Clinician for over 30 schools in Canada and England

Pan soloist and clinician for the Ontario Music Educator's Association (OMEA) conference

Trinidad steel band research tour, rehearsed with world steel band champions Exodus

Steel Pan Soloist and Music Camp Instructor, Iqaluit Music Camps, Nunavut

Awards and Decorations:

  • Honorary Member, Pan Trinbago, The World Governing Body for Steel Pan

  • Rosedale I.O.D.E Academic Achievement Award, University of Toronto

  • Canadian Armed Forces Decoration Medal (12 years) and Long Service Clasp (22 years)

  • Commander of Naval Reserves Certificate of Achievement

  • Life Member, Naparima Alumni Association of Canada

  • Dean's Honour List, Humber College

  • Percussion Award, Humber College

Head of Arts, West Humber Collegiate (1999-Present)

Steel Band, Drumline, Guitar, Concert Band, Stage Band Teacher, West Humber Collegiate (1996-Present)
Largest Steel Band credit course in Canada with over 200 steel pan students
WHCI Music program two CDs have sold over 5500 units, now in third pressing.

WHCI Music programs perform 20-40 events per year; They have performed for:

  • Martin Luther King Celebrations at Roy Thompson Hall and Hamilton Place (2005-2013)

  • TDSB Showcase at the Toronto Centre for the Arts

  • TVO Kids, High School Rush, Toronto's Caribana parade

  • Big Sisters of Peel, Hurricane Relief, Principal's Conferences, VIP Receptions, PD Days

  • Humber College, Sheridan College, University of Toronto

  • Numerous Black History Services and Celebrations, concerts, dinners, dances, festivals

  • Radio interviews and feature articles in the Toronto Star and various other papers

  • WHCI in one of the only Percussion Ensemble credit course in the TDSB, which includes steel drums, African drums,
    drumline, and STOMP-type percussion.

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