Gabriel joins us for one-year on maternity cover in the Music Department. He has previously been Head of Music in a variety of independent and state schools and is passionate about music-making, teaching and learning. He has significant experience as a composer/arranger and conductor of wind bands, swing bands, steel bands, orchestras and choirs, whether school-based or in the community. As a musical director, Gabriel has helped stage many musicals, particularly at his local theatre in Wisbech. As a brass player, he has performed with regional orchestras, brass bands and swing bands. Other interests have included playing club rugby, football and racquet sports.
These days, life seems more sedate - jogging when his waistline dictates, helping run school rugby and hockey teams, participating in local church activities, learning about lesser-known rock musicians from his university student son and trying to cook under the guidance of his long-suffering wife.