|Started playing taiko at the Mugen Taiko Dojo|
|April||Two week tour with Mugenkyo players|
|July/August||Study trip to Japan with the Mugen Taiko Dojo|
|21 July||Performance at the Saiwai Shimoina Wadaiko Festival in Iida City, Nagano Prefecture|
|August||Started learning the shakuhachi, lessons with Clive Bell; I am studying with Kakizakai Kaoru sensei since September 2013|
|October||Taiko instruction in Tokyo with members of taiko groups Oedo Sukeroku and Amanojaku|
|since May||Member of the European Shakuhachi Society|
|August||3 week run with Mugenkyo at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe|
|December||Full Mugenkyo member, permanent member of the touring lineup; dojo sempai|
|April||Main instructor of dojo training in Edinburgh|
|May||Full time professional musician|
|July||Shakuhachi shihan (master’s licence) awarded by Kokusai Shakuhachi Kenshukan (KSK)|
|Appointed adviser to the European Shakuhachi Society (ESS)|
|30 July||Performance in the Shakuhachi New Voices concert at the 2016 ESS Summer School performance in Barelona|
|January–March||Voice Beats project. Teaching taiko in 8 Scottish primary schools to introduce the pupils to taiko resulting in four theatre performances.|
|March||First recipient of the prestigious KSK Europe scholarship|
|July–October||Intensive study period in Chichibu with my teacher Kakizakai Kaoru sensei on the KSK Europe scholarship|
|21 July||Special guest in Kurumaya Ultimate Taiko concert (shakuhachi–taiko collaborations with Kurumaya Masaaki)|
|25 August||Performance in the KSK Summer Workshop in Bisei|
|May||Release of first solo CD Samazama|
|Release of CD The Way of the Drum with Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers|
I have been playing with Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers at many national and international festivals and events since 2011, among others: performances in Qatar, Bahrain (Formula 1 World Championship 2012), Kuwait, Dubai, Abu Dhabi (Formula 1 World Championship 2013), Moskow, Porto, Padova and Milano (Festival del’Oriente 2015, 2016).
Since becoming a member of the touring lineup I have been touring extensively with Mugenkyo in the full concert spring and autumn tours (around 3 weeks each) as well as in the Way of the Drum tours once or twice a year (around 2 weeks each).
In all these concerts and events I have played taiko, shakuhachi and shinobue.
I am a senior outreach instructor of Mugenkyo and the Mugen Taiko Dojo, teaching taiko classes in schools and to taiko groups across the country as well as locally in Scotland since 2011.