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Mr Paul Wardell
Mr Paul Wardell

Biography

I began learning the piano at the age of 7 and the organ at the age of 13 becoming organist at a large parish church at the age of 15. I went on to study music at Sheffield University gaining a BMus (Honours) degree and, at the same time, the Associate diploma of the Royal College of Organists. I then gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in music and have taught in secondary schools in Sheffield, Plymouth, Peterborough, Lincoln and mid-Wales. Many posts involved leading music projects with community groups and local primary schools - with ages ranging from 4 to 80 and over!

I also undertook a Master in Education degree, gained the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers and worked for a number of years as an examiner for GCSE Music.My final post was as Deputy Headteacher of a secondary school in mid-Wales where I continued to teach GCSE and A Level music.I am a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

I have a vast experience of teaching piano and organ with learners ranging from young to adult, beginners to advanced, coaching students for GCSE, ABRSM, TCL, A Level and Diploma examinations in addition to preparing students for auditions for university and college entrance.

I also have over 40 years experience as a Musical Director / Conductor for Musical Theatre Groups, Amateur Operatic Societies, Gilbert and Sullivan Societies, Choral Societies, Choirs, Orchestras and Brass Bands. I have also arranged and composed pieces for choral, instrumental and musical theatre performances. As a performer, I have been organist in a number of churches, keyboard player for big bands / jazz and swing bands, keyboard player for theatrical productions and accompanist / continuo player (harpsichord, piano and organ) for a variety of performances.

In my spare time I make table lamps from old and unloved clarinets, flutes, oboes and recorders; I also enjoy making musical gifts from salvaged instruments (usually pianos) which I sell with profits going to music charities - see my photo gallery and contact me if you are interested in making a purchase!

Contact Paul

Address: Powys
SY16 4JA
Phone: 01686 628803
Mobile: 07867 943810

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