The Workshop

Over the past eight years I've been working on a workshop that "I"would want to participate in. The idea was sparked nearly fifteen years ago, in part, with my increasing frustration with attending "play days" with ensembles that were unstructured, uninspiring, were often lead by someone who wasn't trained, and were most frustingly of all, plain boring. It was as if music had sucked the soul out of them!

I quickly realised that when I attended these events, I wanted to learn something new, I didn't want to be lectured. I wanted to play challenging music, and be taught how to tackle it. I wanted to be encouraged, and not scolded for getting things wrong. Most of all, I wanted to have fun; so much fun that when I got home, I would want to tell my mum and dad about how much fun I had had.

Over the course of the past five years I've seen a great deal of success tutoring and developing ensembles such as the Cambridge Youth Wind Orchestra, the Vejle FDF Brass Band in Denmark, and visiting the Toneheim high school in Norway. More recently I was invited as a guest tutor for the Woodwind Orchestra Play-day at St John's Waterloo (London) where a whopping 117 woodwind players were in attendance.


I now want to share what I've learned with you, and your ensemble, and I'm proud to announce that I am now taking bookings!


If you currently play in an ensemble, and think that yourself and your peers would benefit from a fresh injection of ideas to help improve your orchestra or band, then don't hesitate to get in touch.


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