"I had a brilliant time at Goldsmiths; I wrote music for big band, the orchestra and choir, conducted a lot and played the piano in the evenings in hotels and bars to earn some money. The teaching was great, and I also felt there was an understanding of the individual's particular musical personality, which meant that I was encouraged to create outside the BMus course.
I learnt a great deal about collaboration with people working in other media. All of these skills I use in my work today. I wouldn't have the grounding or confidence had it not been for my time at Goldsmiths. I won an Emmy for my music for Page Eight, which was a lovely thing to get, particularly as I put a lot into the score and recorded it at Abbey Road with amazing musicians. We did everything to the highest production values, despite a modest budget, and the results emphasise the value of using musicians as opposed to samples and synthesizers."