(b London, 1905; d Altrincham, 1985).
Eng. singing teacher, singer, and composer. London début as ten. and composer 1938. Served in Home Office 1939–45 (OBE). Worked in London 1946–9 with Joseph Hislop. Prof. of singing, RMCM, 1949–53, Prin. 1953–70 (Prin. Emeritus 1970). Head of Vocal Dept., TCL 1970–5. Chairman, London Orchestras Concert Board, 1970–5. Singing teacher at RNCM, Manchester, 1975–84. One of most distinguished singing teachers of his time. Pupils incl. John Mitchinson, Joseph Ward, Ryland Davies, Anne Howells, Elizabeth Harwood, Sandra Browne, Ann Murray, and many more. During his 17 years as Prin., opera prods. at RMCM achieved a standard which attracted int. attention and admiration.