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Selection of Career Events

Royal Shakespeare Company -
Timon of Athens (Stratford Upon Avon)
A Winter’s Tale (Stratford Upon Avon)
Pericles (Stratford Upon Avon)
Secret Garden (Stratford Upon Avon)
RSC CD recording - John Woolf & Friends (2011)

Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (RPCO)
London & Manchester Concert Orchestras (Raymond Gubbay)

UK & European Major Productions/Tours
Barry Manilow (Lead Alto Saxophone UK Tours 2000 onwards) Gladys Knight (Lead Alto Saxophone)
The Four Tops (Lead Alto Saxophone and Soloist)
The Temptations (Lead Alto Saxophone)
Sister Sledge
The Supremes
The Three Degrees
Frank Sinatra Jnr
Jack Jones
42nd Street
Joseph & HisTechnicolor Dreamcoat Barnum
Copacabana
Guys & Dolls
Hello Dolly
Me & My Girl
A Chorus Line
West Side Story
Chicago
Phantom of the Opera
Singin’ In The Rain
Evita
Hairspray
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
The Wizard of Oz
Blood Brothers
Elf The Musical
Cabaret

London West End
City of Angels (Prince of Wales Theatre)
West Side Story (Prince of Wales Theatre)
The Shaughraun (Noel Coward Theatre)
Chicago (Adelphi Theatre & Cambridge Theatre)
The Pyjama Game (Shaftesbury Theatre)

TV/Radio/Recording:
Numerous BBC TV & Radio Sessions
Central TV (amongst other projects - resident musician Central Weekend)
ITV X Factor
Countless recording projects for a variety of independent
producers (advertising jingles, library music, artist albums, songwriter demos, etc).
A Garden Heritage - (Flute Soloist) a collection of BBC “Gardener’s World” programmes available on DVD
Saxophone/Clarinet Soloist - Recorded Music - ”While The Sun Shines” - Theatre Royal, Bath (2016)
Clarinet Soloist - ZDF Television (Germany) Primetime Drama - “Tanz Mit Mir” - TV Film (2017)
Clarinet Soloist - Recorded Music - “Driving Miss Daisy” - Theatre Royal, Bath and UK Tour (2017)

In addition to a high profile playing career as a “doubling” woodwind specialist, I am currently the Saxophone tutor at King Edward VI High School for Girls (KEHS) in Birmingham and, on occasion, provide cover musical direction for the King Edward VI School Senior Swing Band

In September 2014, I took up a position as Clarinet and Saxophone teacher at The Priory School in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Additionally, I teach Clarinet and Saxophone at Tettenhall College in Wolverhampton and I have been a member of the Sessional Woodwind Teachers Register at Services For Education in Birmingham.

I have worked extensively, as a sessional woodwind teacher for Staffordshire County Music (now Entrust),Warwickshire County Music Service and Birmingham Music Service (now Services For Eduction), teaching saxophone, clarinet, and flute from beginner to ABRSM/Trinity Guildhall Grade 8 standard.

The wide variety of teaching experience gained through work with music services and hubs has involved Junior, Senior and Sixth Form age groups teaching in both groups and individually.

As well as guiding pupils through both ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall external examinations, with a current 100% pass rate, I am very enthusiastic to widen a pupil’s musical experience by developing a sound technical facility upon their instrument and actively encouraging ensemble playing

With this in mind, I have been responsible for the setting up of many groups within educational environments to promote the skills necessary for playing with others (rhythmic accuracy, intonation, sight reading etc.) and to enable pupils to have an outlet for their hard work and diligence.

As a past member of the award winning Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra, I have had the honour of coaching associates of the organisation in not only sectional rehearsals but also as a full ensemble.

The academic year of 2010/2011 saw my active involvement in the Jazz Working Party within the Birmingham Music Service where the task was to accumulate and disseminate knowledge within the woodwind department to enhance the pedagogy of jazz tuition.

Throughout my educational career I have successfully taken on many organisational roles covering ensemble audition/assessment, performance logistics, external/internal examination support amongst other duties.

In addition to tuition within educational establishments, I teach, and hold consultations, with a variety of ‘private’ pupils of all abilities, including some overseas students using “Skype” and “FaceTime” technology.

In 2011, I was fortunate enough to collaborate with the world renowned American saxophone player, Eric Marienthal, on producing some “apps” for the Apple iPhone & iPad which educate pupils across the globe.The first app entitled Play Sax From Day One is aimed at the beginner and the second application entitled Tricks of the Trade focuses on jazz improvisation for advanced students.

The apps have proved immensely popular and this has led to me producing another series of iPhone/iPad apps providing a “playalong” practice facility for pupils learning ABRSM Grade Examination scales for saxophone.Again, these apps have proved popular and have received very positive reviews from users.

Contact Ian

Address: Midlands (West)
B31 2DA
Mobile: 07966 143 835
Fee (30 minutes): £16.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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