Qualifications certainly aren't everything but they definitely help! However, its the lessons I've learned and the people I've met along the way that have really counted for me - as they say, the real reward is in the journey and not the destination. So anyways, here's a few of the souvenirs I've picked up along the way thus far ...
Passed the highest graded Jazz Saxophone qualification (ABRSM) dropping only three marks and giving a performance described by the examiner as "sublime".
Passed the highest graded Clarinet qualification (Guildhall School of Music & Drama) with honours.
Passed the highest graded Theory of Music qualification (ABRSM).
Graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Music (BMus) from Christ Church University in Canterbury.
Achieved three AS levels and three A levels (including music); all A & B grades.
Achieved twelve GCSEs (including music) with 7 A* and 5 A grades.
Rickards Memorial Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Improvised Music.
Scudamore Composition Prize.
Up-to-date DBS Certificate (previously called CRB).
LMT (Licenced Music Teacher) Certificate from Kent County Council.
£10 million Public Liability Insurance.
Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (MISM).
Evidence for any of the above can be provided on legitimate request.