I am a Senior lecturer and module coordinator at Leeds College Of Music (LCoM) where I teach jazz/pop/contemporary piano and keyboard and Composition in a 1-1 situation alongside overseeing ensemble performances. I am also currently a lecturer on the BMUS OP course at the ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC for whom I was previously an external examiner.
I have also written and delivered lectures on Jazz Studies, Composition and Arranging in a lecture/seminar setting to BA students in HE and was on the M.A. validation committee at Salford University for their performance MA course. I have a Cert Ed and Degree qualification and have completed training courses in Safeguarding and diversity and equality whilst at LCoM. Currently I am undertaking qualification to become a Fellow Of The Higher Education Academy.
In October 2014 I undertook a visiting lectureship at Chester University.
One of my Piano students from Salford Uni is doing well for himself. Jamie Norton, writing for and touring with Take That, he was on their Circus tour and is featured in the video on piano being flown in to Wembley Arena.
Other ex students of mine include Matt Steele, currently playing with “The brand new heavies”
Nicko Bancio (Mexanines) ex LCoM.
James Sayer ex LCoM who has toured alongside Billy Joel and is writing an album with Michael McDonalds guitarist.
you can check some of his stuff below.
In MAY 2017 I gave a masterclass based on my work in Remixing at BIMM MANCHESTER. It was called Remixing. Reharmonisation, Rearranging and Stylistic Alteration. I am hoping to follow this Masterclass up with others around the country.
here is a pic:
eg’s of jazz arrangements and transcriptions in pdf.
Link to drums and bass backing for L.H chord voicing exercises
Great eg of dynamic range in piano accompaniment… Gino Vannelli
This is a track with various keyboard parts which became a remix. Lcom 2nd year keys/piano students transcribe parts to add to performance set task 3.
Organise 1.bass part. 2. Piano. 3. synth stabs. 4.String parts. 5. unison vocals