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Rob Murray - Brass, Violin & Piano Teacher

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Robert received trumpet lessons from Andy Stone-Fewings at Birmingham Conservatoire then successfully completed a BA (Hons) degree reading music with instrumental and vocal teaching at University of Chichester. Here he studied trumpet with Fraser Tannock and Paul Sharp, conducting and orchestration with Dominic Nunns and Crispin Ward.

As an orchestral player, Robert has played with the High Peak Orchestra, Derby Concert Orchestra, Derby Choral Union Orchestra, Staffordshire Festival Orchestra, Chichester Symphony Orchestra, The Edwin James Festival Orchestra, Lichfield Sinfonia, Solihull Symphony Orchestra, Central England Ensemble, Musique-Cordiale Concert Orchestra and Opera Orchestra.

Theatre work includes: Tamworth Assembly Rooms (Tamworth Arts Club); The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton on Trent (New Era Light Opera Company, Mellow Dramatics & Little Theatre Company); Minerva Theatre, Chichester (Chichester Amateur Operatic Society); The Alexander Theatre, Bognor Regis (Bognor Regis Operatic Society); Lichfield Garrick (Walsall Operatic Society & Lichfield Youth Theatre); Stafford Gatehouse Theatre; Derby Guildhall; Derby Theatre, Buxton Opera House; Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.

Robert has been Musical Director for Studio Six Productions, Vocalese Cabaret, The Mellow Dramatics, New Era Light Opera Company and South Staffs Musical Theatre Company.  Shows include: Footloose, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Kiss Me Kate, Hello Dolly!, Just So, The Mikado, HMS Pinafore, Return To The Forbidden Planet, Oliver! The Witches of Eastwick, Bad Girls, 9 to 5 the Musical, The Addams Family. He has also orchestrated music for numerous shows including: Liberation Day 2007 and 2008 (South Derbyshire County Council); Cole, Cabaret & Cocktails (Vocalese Cabaret); Gourmet Royale (Studio Six Productions); Musical Memoirs (Tamworth Arts Club); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (The Mellow Dramatics); Hit, Flicks and Broadway (Tamworth Arts Club).

Not only does Robert teach for Music Academy for Schools, but he is the brass teacher at St Wyston's Independant Day School, Repton, Denstone Prep School and Denstone College. Robert also teaches classroom music for Ashby C of E Primary School, Woodcote Primary School and Newton Burgoland Primary School as well as running a private tuition practice.

Television and other work includes: Ford Transit Van 2005 advert, celebrating 40 years of Ford Transit. Trumpet player for The Viva Tones Function Band. Regular performances at the National Memorium Arboretum.

Robert is a member of the International Academy of Performing Arts and Sciences, working as an ajudicator for the ENKOR International Chamber Ensemble, Brass and Woodwind Competitions.

"What age did you start playing and on what instrument?"
I started to play the violin when I was six. I then started the trumpet at seven, but was soon moved onto the cornet as I wasn't strong enough to hold the trumpet up!

"Where you nervous during your first concert?"
Yes, I was that nervous I mimed through the whole concert incase I played a wrong note and someone heard me.

"What is your favourite part of your job?"
All of it, I never get up in the morning not wanting to go to work...not many people can say that!

 

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Send Rob an email: robert@music-academy-for-schools.com

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