Vocal Tuition

February 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

Vocal Tuition is highly respected for and prides itself on its contribution and commitment to the foremost vocal methods, teaching, training and research in contemporary vocal genres. Frances James is a vocal trainer based in Exeter and London. The styles she teaches in modern music are pop, rock, jazz, R & B and musical theatre, plus any other variation in contemporary styles. Her methods are built on secure understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism in accordance with the realities of contemporary vocal styles. Students of all styles and standards are welcome. Fran also works with damaged voices and as a Vocal Consultant working closely with NHS Speech and Language Therapy units she can give advice on vocal health and self management for vocal abuse singing styles.

Website: http://www.vocaltuition.co.uk
Contact: Frances James
Address: 18 Coates Road, Exeter, EX2 5RW
Telephone: 01392 211139 M: 07791 854355
Email: via online contact form
Location: Exeter

Making Music South West

February 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Making Music represents and supports amateur and semi-professional music groups of all genres with a range of services and development opportunities. The South West region of Making Music has a thriving membership of over 300 voluntary music organisations including vocal, instrumental and promoting groups.

Website: http://www.makingmusic-southwest.org.uk
Contact: Rosemary Allen
Email: rosemary_allen@btopenworld.com
Location: South West, including Devon

Spencer, Piers

November 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

Piano Teaching: beginners to Grade 8 and beyond (classical and jazz)
Musical coaching: GCSE, A-level, undergraduate and postgraduate support
Theory of music examinations
Career: retired lecturer in music and music education at Exeter University
Presently works part-time as a music and music education tutor with the Open University

Contact: Dr Piers Spencer
Telephone: 01392 677950
Address: 54 Beacon Lane, Exeter, EX4 8LL
Email: spencerpiers@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: Exeter

Kagemusha Taiko

October 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

Our mission is to enrich people’s lives through the experience of taiko drumming.

We create and perform exciting, original repertoire, forging a new style of taiko here in England.

Through our extensive training programmes for young people and adults, we will give taiko a national presence, while enhancing understanding between cultures through international artistic collaboration.

We run public courses and workshops as well as education programmes in schools. We provide teacher training to enable people to start their own taiko groups. We have adult and award-winning youth taiko groups who have performed nationally and internationally, including venues such as Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, besides local theatres such as the Corn Exchange, the Barnfield and the Exeter Northcott.

Website: http://www.taiko.org.uk/
Contact: Kagemusha Taiko
Telephone: 01392 494486
Address: P.O.Box 128, Exeter, EX4 6YT
Email: info@taiko.org.uk
Location: Exeter

Jones, Elfyn

September 10, 2010 § Leave a comment

Elfyn is a composer, music animateur, musical director and pianist whose career spans a huge breadth of musical genres. He has particular experience in composing music for the stage, including opera and musical theatre. He is currently a Music Development Leader for Devon Music Service, one of a strategic team of six lead practitioners supporting young people’s music across the county. This includes leading workshops in voice, composition and percussion, including African percussion, samba and steel pan, and also advisory and consultancy work.

Website: http://www.elfynjones.org.uk
Contact: Elfyn Jones
Email: elfyn.jones@devon.gov.uk
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/elfynjones
Location: Exeter

Major Minor Music

September 1, 2010 § Leave a comment

Preschool music groups for children aged 18 months to 7 years. Based on Montessori principles and acting as UK agents for the internationally renowned Muiskgarten Programme. While Mervyn’s classes provide a full schedule during term time, we also run training workshops for early years teachers and promote quality, developmentally-appropriate resources. We also work collaboratively as children’s song writers and are passionate about the potential for learning through educational songs and rhymes.

Website: http://www.musikgarten.co.uk
Contact: Mervyn Bedford
Telephone: 01363 83583
Address: Major Minor Music, The Old Granary, Broomsmead, Lapford, Devon, EX17 6NA
Location: Exeter, Crediton, Topsham, Tiverton

Keynote Trust

August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

Advice and consultancy on all aspects of worship and music, including practical and technical help for singers, instrumentalists and leaders of worship.

Website: http://www.keynotetrust.org.uk
Contact: Andrew Maries
Telephone: 01884 34389
Address: Keynote Trust, Townhaven, Pound Square, Cullompton, EX15 1DN
Email: maries@keynotetrust.org.uk
Location: Cullompton

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