As a student, teacher and musician Martin has worked in a broad range of artistic activity as a trombonist, keyboard player, singer, composer and creative. He is currently teacher of singing and GCSE music at Summerhill School, one of the world’s oldest democratic schools. His previous professional education work has included 9 years as a tutor and music teacher trainer in Further Education for Access to Music, as a project co-ordinator for Norwich community education charity Future Projects, as Apprentice Scheme Co-ordinator for Aldeburgh Young Musicians and as a freelance peripatetic teacher and workshop leader. Training at Wells Cathedral specialist music school and then Colchester Institute, and completing his Certificate in Education teacher training at City College Norwich, he recently completed an MA in Applied Music Education at Roehampton University and is currently a student of the Doctoral School at University College London: Institute of Education where his work explores professionalism in music education, democratic music education and music-making with cared for young people.
As a piano teacher Martin specialises in working with beginners. He relishes the opportunity to work with students who are new to the instrument and for whom it is all very exciting! Training as a classical pianist but then moving to more contemporary forms of piano playing (particularly ones where you can improvise!) Martin has a good understanding of a range of approaches to learning the piano and recognises the importance of the instrument as one that provides a strong grounding for music more widely. He welcomes enquiries from beginning and early stage piano players of all ages looking to have fun, learn and expand their horizons.
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