In 1989, John joined Roland UK www.roland.co.uk as a full time product specialist and demonstrator. Despite leaving the company in 1995 to become a full-time musician again, John continued to work for Roland on a freelance basis. Over the years his demonstration/clinician skills have taken him around the world to places such as Japan, Singapore, China, Taiwan, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, USA, Canada and Australia in addition to many European countries such as Hungary, Belgium, Switzerland, Malta, Spain and Germany where he often works at the annual Frankfurt Music fair.
His close working relationship with Roland also involves regular trips to Japan's R&D centre where John is a major contributor to new product ideas, music software development, programming music styles (keyboard patterns) for electronic keyboards and composing built-in demo songs.
If you are looking for piano scores of some of these demo songs you may find them at www.scoreexchange.com
1. If you own a Roland digital piano, chances are at least one of these guys behind me was involved in its design
2. Ever wondered how Roland started? It was with this truly remarkable man seated on my right, Mr Ikutaro Kakehashi
3. One of the many music technology clinics that I enjoy giving
4. Standing outside the Roland music school in Kuala Lumpur with my good friend and President of Roland Asia Pacific, Dennis Tan
5. Another enjoyable music technology clinic during my global travels
6. Performance at the Toronto CBC Glenn Gould studio in 2011