Neil was born in 1957 in Melbourne, Australia, and began studying piano at the age of 7. He has spent most of his life actively involved in ‘playing-based’ music learning. Neil composes and arranges much of the music used throughout the Simply Music Piano (and Accordion) program. In additional to curriculum development, Neil’s most extensive field of focus has been the training and coaching of piano teachers.
Currently, Neil guides the direction of the organization, advises on its executive operations and is the international spokesperson for the Simply Music Institute of Learning and Education.