In association with
Mr Alan MacRae

BA(Hons) Band Studies
Wiltshire CRB certificate
Instruments: Brass
flugel horn
tenor horn
drum kit
snare drum
Genre/Style(s): Brass
composition and arrangement
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Alan has several original pieces and many arrangements published, has played brass and percussion at the highest level, as well as conducting. He is a member of the National Association of Brass Band Conductors, and has been Musical Director of several Brass Bands. As a recording engineer and editor he has produced several CDs of Brass Band music.

Alan has adjudicated competitions, mainly for children and youth bands, as well as solo, duet and quartet competitions.

Having coached many pupils, both previously and currently, in brass and percussion as well as theory. Was director of brass and percussion for a local Youth Band, has been Musical Director of a youth band in Oxfordshire, and professional Musical Director of Gillingham Imperial Silver Band, in Gillingham, Dorset. Alan is currently Musical Director of the Wootton Bassett Orchestra.

Alan has cCoached a candidate for BBC Young Musician of the Year beyond Grade 8 in Clarinet.

Alan provides One to one tuition, tailored specifically to the pupil. Weekly lessons review the progress since the previous lesson, and introduce new techniques for rehearsal prior to the next lesson. Pupils are encouraged to use lesson time for rehearsal advice on specific pieces for performance - whether solo or band/orchestral. Progress can be as fast or as slow as the pupil is capable of. No emphasis on Grade examinations, although these can be significant indicators of progress.

Contact Alan

Address: Corsham
SN13 9XD
Phone: 01249 712014
Mobile: 07854469981
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00

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