Born in 1956, my active involvement in show business began in the late 1960’s. My mother, Rene Devereaux, was a song writer, signed to the Phillips record label. My father, Ed Devereaux, was a successful stage, screen and television actor. The first part of my adult career was spent in theatre. Those years were distinguished by long stints at the London Palladium and the National Theatre. Whilst at the National Theatre, I was on Sir Peter Hall’s team which adapted George Orwell’s Animal Farm for the stage. I have also worked as the producer/director of international corporate events, such as the Paris Motor Show, and as artistic director/writer for community theatre projects. In 2012, and again in 2014, I was invited to the Biella Festival of new music in Italy, where my latest music was performed as part of the programme. I have recently had musical collaborations with Ken Stringfellow (REM, The Posies and Big Star), and film music writer Michael Caruso (Tom Cruise, Days of Thunder).
|Central School of Speech and Drama||Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media||MA|
|The Open University||Music / Literature||BA Honours|
I have 35 years experience, preparing students from their first lesson to any level for public exams (Trinity, ABRSM, GCSE and A Level), or just for pleasure (Classical, Folk, Blues, Rock). I also teach theory, composition, song writing, music technology (home recording), electric guitar and bass. I teach from age 7 to 70 plus. I'm used to encouraging children through the difficult moments, and counselling adults who are often far too hard on themselves. I never forget whose lesson it is, and I will tailor the process to fit whatever the student's needs.