At the Conservatoire John studied with Keith Darlington, joined the Chamber Choir and sung with and soloed for the Polytechnic Chorus. The Conservatoire also pimped out John to solo for many groups in the area and he had the joy of singing such amazing compositions as Stainers Crucifixion, Haydn Creation and Puccini Messa Di Gloria. (Only two of those are amazing but I let you work out which one isn’t).
John also took over The Paradise Singers and soloed for them singing Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Christmas Carol in Birmingham Cathedral.
John left the Conservatoire with a degree in music and a diploma in singing teaching.
Deciding that he had left university without enough performing qualifications John took a singing performing Diploma from Trinity College, London.
John also studied with Glenville Hargrieves during this time.
In 2007 John got tired of rain and moved to Spain to start a new life and a new company. Very soon he scratched the surface of Spanish life and found the cultural underground. He joined a Renaissance Choir and a Male Voice Choir (talk about contrast) and also started to teach privately.
He also started to perform for local groups and was asked to solo for the usual suspects of oratorio, masses and operatic highlights.