I started playing guitar when I was eleven years old and haven't thought about much else since. Back then I learned as many songs as I could by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jimi Hendrix, and soon started writing and recording my own music on a four-track tape recorder. I have since achieved a distinction in my higher diploma in guitar performance at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music and a first class honours degree in Music Composition at Middlesex University, where I won the David Turton prize for music.
Since I graduated in 2010 I have taught freelance guitar lessons across London while completing the Community Music Workshop Skills course at Goldsmiths University, London. I have also worked as a learning advisor and cover lecturer for Access To Music and currently work for The Strings Club, providing group lessons on the guitar and ukulele and running music workshops with groups of up to 35 children.
I am also a professional guitarist, vocalist, composer, electronic music producer and music technology enthusiast. My own tastes range from jazz to experimental classical music to electronic and pop music. I have played guitar for singer-songwriter Alan Bonner at venues throughout London and Brighton, composed the soundtrack to a catwalk at London Fashion Week (which you can watch here) and lead my own band which you can find out about at: alicemarymusic.com