About Ian Gray
Ian Gray is a freelance musician and music educator. He is a pianist, accompanist, musical director and organist/keyboards player who enjoys working in a variety of styles as well as being a music educator with over thirty years experience.
He has a diverse piano teaching practice accommodating pupils within a wide age range and ability spectrum. Through this innovative teaching practice, he offers beginners to aspiring conservatoire students the opportunity to learn in both classical and jazz styles. As an ABRSM examiner, he works extensively both in the UK and overseas.
In his previous post he successfully led a number of Lancashire Music Service’s award winning initiatives including:
Ian lectures on the Music PGCE (Secondary) at the University of Cumbria and is a visiting lecturer on the PGCE course run jointly by Manchester Metropolitan University and the Royal Northern College of Music.
Ian believes that those who teach should be practicing musicians in a variety of contexts. Currently, he is involved as accompanist for a number of singers and instrumentalists undertaking performances and examinations, he is a rehearsal/audition/‘cocktail’ pianist and one of the organists at St Margaret’s Church, Preston. As a freelance Musical Director in Musical Theatre, past productions include:
‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ and ‘Hot Mikado’ (Preston Musical Comedy Society)
‘Magic of the Musicals’, ‘Titanic’ and ‘Oliver!’ (Blackpool Operatic Players)
‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (The Fame School)
‘Spamalot’ (Leyland Methodist Music and Drama Group)
ASHTON HIGH SCHOOL, PRESTON
Head of Music
1985 – 2001
2000 – Present
LANCASHIRE MUSIC SERVICE
Project Leader/Area Manager/Senior Leader
2001 – 2014
FREELANCE MUSIC EDUCATOR
2015 – Present
UNIVERSITY OF CUMBRIA
Lecturer (part time) Music PGCE (Secondary)
2015 – Present
Singer,Teacher, Choir Leader
Award winning film music composer/songwriter and jazz pianist/singer
Director of Musical Theatre and Teacher
Musician and Music Educator, Author of 'Piano Magic' and 'Abracadabra Piano'
I can’t recommend him highly enough.
Ian is always pleased to hear from anyone who may benefit from his expertise & experience as a performer, musical director, piano teacher and music educator.
Please get in touch with him using the enquiry form or contact details below, to arrange an informal, no-obligation conversation/meeting to discuss your needs…