Composer James Tribble has been writing and playing music for about 30 years, gradually learning his craft. He taught himself piano at 14, creating a lot of bad habits, and he has performed and taught piano, violin and viola since then while improving his own technique.
Tribble went to college in London at the Kingston Polytechnic. There he was inspired by the instrument cupboard to enter the world of early music. He did this professionally until 1999, then moved to Scotland to bring up a family. Tribble currently works in Scotland teaching violin, viola and piano. He also composes pieces for his own amusement and performance by some of his pupils.