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I am from Sandnessjøen, a small town in the north of Norway.
I was born there in 1977. My musical career started at the age of nine when I started playing the cornet in Alstahaug School Band. I learned a lot playing with them – and I learned even more through Alstahaug School of Music, NMF (Norwegian Band Federation), Toneheim School of Music and Tromsø Musical College. I finished my BA in music and instrumental teaching in 2003 with Arne Björhei as my teacher. I also studied composing and arranging with Bjarne Isaksen and Jørgen Mortensen.

After finishing my studies I moved to Stykkishólmur, Iceland, to work as a brass teacher and band director. After a year I was hired by NMF and the Field Band Foundation to teach and consult field-bands in South Africa.

After an exciting adventure in South Africa I moved back to Stykkishólmur, but only for four years. 2009-10 I worked as headmaster in Alstahaug and Leirfjord School of Arts. 2010-11 I worked as a band conductor and brass teacher in Namsos School of Arts.

I returned to Iceland in 2011 and I now teach brass at Stykkishólmur School of Music and conduct the schools two wind bands.

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