Colin has always had an active interest in musical education. He was Musical Director for the Gemini Youth Theatre (run by the ILEA) while at the Royal College. When working as assistant MD on Les Miserables his responsibilities included coaching the singers, and he had particular responsibility for auditioning and coaching the children in the show. He has since worked as temporary head of Music for St. Olave’s prep school in New Eltham, and also as vocal coach on the Theatre Music course at Chichester University, where he MD’d two shows. He teaches piano,  jazz piano and singing, and is currently on the peripatetic staff at The Maynard School, Blundell’s and Exeter school, where he also co-writes (with his wife who is head of English in the junior school) and MD’s the junior school shows. He has always taught privately. and continues to do so.