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Edward has many years experience teaching and coaching pupils of all ages and abilities. For twelve years he taught music degree students the trumpet at Roehampton University; he has also taught for several different music services and at a variety of schools in the state and independent sectors.
He has contributed articles on music teaching to Music Teacher Magazine and presented CPD workshops for instrumental teachers.
He currently teaches at Reigate Grammar School, Box Hill School, Cranleigh School, Chinthurst School, Micklefield School, Hurstpierpoint College and Guildford School of Acting. He has coached and conducted a range of ensembles, including Roehampton University Wind Band, IAPS National Symphony Orchestra trumpet section, Hill House Prep School trumpet ensemble tours to Switzerland and numerous school brass and wind ensembles. He has also run music and trumpet workshops, notably for the Handel House Museum in central London.
Below is a pie-chart comparing the A-level results of musicians and non-musicians at Reigate Grammar School. While I wouldn’t want to draw any conclusions about causality, I think it’s safe to say that coming out of class lessons to have instrumental lessons, did not adversely affect pupils’ results.
Some interesting articles and links:
- Nobel Medicine Prize winner Thomas Sudhof’s most influential teacher was his music teacher – see here.
- Is Music the Key to Success? What it is about serious music training that seems to correlate with outsize success in many diverse fields – in NYTimes – click here.
- Click here to read article ‘Music Lessons are an IQ boost for Young Minds’ from Mail Online
- Click here to read article in Science Daily
- Music lessons include all-round education – click here
- Music pupils do better in maths, science and English – click here
- A child’s brain develops faster with exposure to music – click here
- Click here to read an article looking at how making music enhances other skills, by Professor Susan Hallam, Dean of the Faculty of Policy and Society at the University of London’s Institute of Education.
Music therapy can be a powerful tool to help children with disabilities and special needs. Click here for further information (many thanks to Alexa and Cailey in the USA for the link!)
The leading music therapy charity in the UK is Nordoff Robbins.