Clare- Lead tutor
Clare is a fully-qualified teacher of Music and is a well-known instrumental and voice tutor. Having previously worked in a range of schools across greater Manchester and Lancashire, Clare now runs her own business teaching voice, woodwind and brass in the Greater Manchester area. Clare is an experienced performer and is the lead vocalist of the 8-piece soul and funk band Soul’d Out. She has helped build their enviable reputation and has played to packed audiences in live music venues and at weddings and private functions across the North West for over 6 years. Clare also performs as a solo singer for weddings and functions and is currently writing an album with a record producer, due to be released in the next year. Clare has a background in classical music, starting her career as a brass player at the age of 6 and grew up playing in brass and wind bands. She studied for her PGCE at the Royal Northern College of Music and often uses her skills to write custom horn arrangements for her soul band, as well as writing and arranging music for use in her teaching.
Stephen- Assistant Lead tutor
Stephen has been playing music from an early age and is a highly experienced professional musician and music teacher. After completing his popular music degree in 2004, majoring in performance and arranging at Salford University, he became a peripatetic music teacher. He has taught pupils of all ages and abilities, delivering lessons on drums and teaching band ensembles both privately and in schools across the Bury and Bolton areas. Inspired by his teaching, Stephen founded “Rock-Ed” in which he led a group of tutors who were hired in by schools, colleges and councils to run music projects providing band skills workshops to young people aged 12-18, teaching them rehearsal skills, composition techniques and performance techniques in a popular music set up. As a professional musician, Stephen has played in many original bands and has experience running professional function bands that have completed many successful contracts all over the U.K and abroad. He continues with his passion to play live music, and like Clare is also a member of Soul’d Out Band.