Upon completion of a Music degree at Huddersfield Polytechnic studying performance and conducting, Julian worked as a professional musician for several years. In the early 90's he decided to have a change of career and studied for PGCE at Bretton Hall College. Since then he has worked as a Secondary school music teacher, latterly as Head of Music at Marple Hall School in Stockport. Julian continues to work as a freelance musician performing in pit orchestras, Cabaret bands and orchestras.
He joins Calderdale Music Trust In September 2017.