Mike is manager of Music Education for Durham Music Service and schools improvement adviser working across the north of England. As a choral conductor he has been musical director for Felling Male Voice Choir, Guisborough Choral Society and Prudhoe Gleemen and has also held posts with The National Youth Choir of Great Britain and Northern Spirit Singers.
Mike studied for a Masters in Choral Conducting at Huddersfield University before moving to Durham to train to be a teacher. Working at St Thomas More Catholic School in Blaydon he became Director of Music. He now works with over 350 schools in County Durham advising on music and education and often works across the North helping schools and choirs reach their potential.