TEACHER GUIDE 2016
This booklet contains details about the current peripatetic music teachers who
are available at The BRIT School for 2016/2017.
It is provided to help you find the most suitable teacher for your individual music
lessons whilst at The BRIT School. Please take the time to read through all of the
information and then choose the teacher you feel would be the most suitable.
We make every effort to ensure you have the teacher of your choice, but please
note that in some cases a teacher may be oversubscribed. It is therefore
advisable to list two choices of teacher when you fill in the application form.
Piano Matt Dibble Claire Tilby
Guitar Kevin Keating Ken Shaw
Bass Guitar Derek Baxter
Drums Andy Woodard Colin Woolway
Flute, Clarinet Saxophone Claire Tilby
BASS GUITAR/ DOUBLE BASS
Derek Baxter teaches all aspects of bass guitar from fingerboard harmony, bass line construction, sight reading and groove playing including styles such as funk (finger style and slap), pop, rock, reggae, blues, jazz (walking bass) and country. Specialist techniques such as soloing, chord playing and harmonics can also be included. Custom hand outs and backing tracks are provided to maximise the students practice time and progress. Derek also teaches double bass in the jazz walking and soloing style, incorporating jazz theory into the lessons.
Anton has been a musician all his life, starting piano and violin lessons in early childhood. In his teens he listened to classical, heavy rock and folk before discovering so-called black music. He was guitarist and songwriter in the funk band Vogue. When the singer in the band left, he thought he'd try his hand at singing, which led to two years of voice classes at Goldsmiths College. He subsequently enrolled on a post-grad Jazz & Rock course at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. On completion of the course, Anton continued performing live - now gaining experience singing as well as
playing guitar and piano and was backing singer for Paul Young on Wogan and Top of the Pops. Later (having studied with speech therapist Dina Harris and voice teacher Mark Meylan) he began to teach singing - first privately and then for various institutions including: Jenako Arts, Lewisham College, Bermondsey College, Croydon College and The London Music School.
When The BRIT School opened in 1991, Anton accepted the position of singing teacher and went on to devise and write the BTEC singing module for the school. Other teaching positions have included degree courses at Trinity College of Music, Roehampton University, Goldsmiths College and The Academy of Contemporary Music (Guildford). He re-wrote the BTEC singing module and gave masterclasses for The Academy of Music & Sound and for The Royal Academy of Music.
In 2002 he was approached by the London College of Music (Thames Valley University) to collaborate in writing the innovative Popular Music Vocals singing grades, and students at The BRIT School have been taking them ever since! In 2011 Anton was invited by the producers of BBC TVs The Voice UK to tour the UK as a vocal coach for the Series 1 show.
He continues to be a busy live performer in addition to teaching vocal technique and soul, r'n'b, blues, rock, pop and jazz vocal styles.
Visit: www.thesingthing.com - for more info on his teaching and to download his two tutorial CDs The Sing Thing 1 & 2, along with other singing resources.
www.antonbrowne.co.uk for his site as a performer. www.youtube.com Anton Browne
Matt studied Music at The University of York, and Jazz at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
He is a song-writer/composer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, and has released six solo albums as well as an EP. The album Around The Corner - released in October 2013 - reached number four on the Amazon Jazz downloads chart. He has had radio airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 6Music.
Matt plays the piano, clarinet, sax, and sings in the punk-jazz band DOLLYman, as well as with numerous function bands. These include Beach Boys Smile, considered one of the top Beach Boys tribute bands in the UK.
He has composed many pieces including two piano sonatas, four pieces for piano, various compositions for DOLLYman including Poke, Jam and Toast, and many jazz pieces including Minor Mood and At Home, as well as larger scale pieces.
Apart from teaching at The BRIT School, Matt has taught the piano, clarinet, saxophone and composition at The Sound & Music Summer School, Junior Trinity in Greenwich, The Michael Tippett School and Rose Bruford College.
VOICE AND PIANO
Carollyn Eden (soprano/singer-songwriter) was born in Ashton-under-Lyne and grew up in Leeds where from a very early age music became one of her greatest joys. At eighteen she won the Harrogate Young Musician of the Festival as a pianist and that year came to London to study piano at the Guildhall School of Music.
Om leaving the Guildhall she set out on the journey of becoming a singer, studying with many highly esteemed teachers such as Mary Hammond, Paula Anglin and Sally Burgess and studying acting at Richmond Drama School and with the inspired coach Delia Lindon. She immersed herself in all styles of music including classical, jazz, folk, celtic rock and musical theatre.
As a singer, Carollyn has performed a diverse cross section from early music to experimental projects, including performances at the Handel House Museum, Londons Waterloo Tunnels Theatre Space, the Brighton Festival, the Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA) and Sapporo, Japan. She has sung lead roles and written the libretto for two operas by composer Mark Glentworth which were premiered at the Dulwich Festival and the Tte Tte Opera Festival. She also performs original material as a singer-songwriter .
Carollyn's teaching reflects the wide experience of musical styles she has encountered in her own career. As a teacher her main aim is to give each student the techniques they need to be able to express themselves fully and find their own individual voice, whether it be through singing, piano or songwriting. Her teaching approach is very flexible and she works together with each student to find out exactly what they want from their lessons. Students can be entered into exams if they wish and Carollyn has many years of experience in successfully preparing students for their grades.
Carollyn is a founder member of the Nightingale Consort, an early music trio based in London performing programmes blending music and theatre from 16th-18th centuries, www.nightingaleconsort and also the Phantasia Ensemble performing Japanese and British music Phantasia Ensemble
Jenny moved to London in 1992 from her native home in Cork, Ireland. She began her career in the UK mainly working in Theatre. In 1994 Jenny joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra; she toured extensively with them in the UK and abroad, and appeared several times at Ronnie Scott's where she is featured on many of their live albums including Cottoning On, In Control, and A View From The Hill. She is also featured on the compilation album Nite at Ronnie's. Consequently she began working with Shakatak and toured Japan with
Jenny recorded the main soundtrack for the film The Brylcreem Boys, starring Gabriel Byrne and Jean Butler, and sang at the Cannes film festival, where it was premiered. Since then shes been featured singing in films including Dream, Hot Gold, and the James Ellroy film L.A. Sheriff's Homicide. She played the part of Mrs Croucher in the Spike Milligan filmPukoon, starring Elliot Gould and narrated by Sir Richard Attenborough. Other TV creditsinclude TFI Friday, BBC Hall of Fame, CH4 comedy series Barking, and BBC Looking Good. She has also done voice-overs for programs such as BBC's Ballykissangel, Falling for aDancer, the Channel Five series The Imperial War in Colour, National Geographic, and anAlpha Romeo commercial.
Downtime - a dance album released by the band Playpen - features Jenny singing lead vocals on two co-written tracks, and has been played on many ITV and BBC programmes. Jenny sung on the track Heaven on Earth with production outfit Shut up and Dance, and appeared at the Queen Elizabeth hall singing with a 45 piece orchestra in a show Rhapsody in Blue celebrating the music of Gershwin. Recent work includes sampling sessions for Yamaha and Roland, and she has also recorded the album Second Take.
Kevin Keating is one of the UKs premier guitarists and an experienced teacher. Kevin trained under his father - world renowned composer and arranger Johnny Keating - and amongst many other styles qualified as a Classical guitarist from Trinity music college.
Kevin has immense professional and teaching experience in all contemporary styles and is comfortable teaching everything from Rock to Jazz, Soul, Spanish and acoustic styles.
Kevin has performed and recorded with many well known artists and has performed as a session guitarist in many famous studios and venues in