Musical Futures
WCET
(Wider Opportunities)
Jazz/Popular
Music in the Classroom

Qualifications

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NEWCASTLE COLLEGE

Diploma in Popular Music: 1978 – 1981

GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA

LGSM (Piano Teaching): 1980

LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY (INSTITUTE OF POPULAR MUSIC)

MA (Popular Music Studies): 1994 -1996

NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY

Certificate In Education (Secondary Music): 1981 -1982
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Current Work

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)

Employment

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Feedback

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Contact

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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…