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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Opportunities available for learners

Piano Tuition

 

  • bespoke 1:1 tuition given to beginners, ‘improvers’ or ‘returners’ £35 per hour (£17.50 for 30mins).
  • lessons can be taken weekly/fortnightly.
  • lessons can be delivered face-to-face or online (or a mixture of the two).
  • lessons can be in conventional or more modern musical styles.
  • consultation/diagnostic for more advanced players/teachers can be taken on an occasional basis.
  • I have experience of dealing with pupils who have ‘unique talents’ and are looking for alternative teaching styles.

 

Piano Accompaniment

 

  • rehearsal and performance as required at £35 per hour (plus travel expenses if not in the immediate area).
  • choir/ensemble/soloists preparing for performances auditions or examinations.

 

Workshops

 

  • I am able to offer jazz-in-the classroom workshops in schools (all key stages).
  • As well as classroom ensembles I can work with school bands and after school clubs.
  • Prices for sessions of different lengths available on request.

 

School Productions

 

Productions and performances are an integral part of the musical life of any school but time is very pressing –

 

  • I can help with music rehearsal skills and advise on the optimum use of rehearsal time.
  • I have a wide range of musicians who could come and provide a band to enhance your production.
  • Pricing will depend upon the hours involved.

 

Musicianship/Theory/Musical “Building Blocks”/Arranging

 

  • I believe a lot of the teaching and learning of theory can be very biased towards the avoidance of things you can’t do – I strive to teach about the building blocks of music in a very positive way, pointing out the things that ‘tend to happen’ and how we can use them effectively.
  • £35 per hour (pro rata)

 

Aural and Sight Reading – Preparation for Exams

 

  • During my 20 years experience of examining I saw many very musical and able candidates under-achieve in these areas and have thoughts on how the skills required for success can be acquired.
  • Sessions can be on an occasional basis, or on the run-up to examinations.
  • £35 per hour (pro rata).

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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…