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The Mark Walker:
Funk & Gospel Piano Masterclasses

Mick Donnelly:
Melodic Improvisation and Scales Masterclasses

Nicky 3-min

Nicky Brown:
Putting the Groove Into Your Fingers

Bazil Meade MBE:
Gospel Piano

Dharimbar Singh MBE:
Indian Music

Piano masterclasses

Marcus Brown:
All You Need to be a Pop Pianist

Richard Michael BEM:
Jazz Piano Masterclasses

Will Todd:
Composition and Improvisation & The Secret Spice Rack

Piano masterclasses

Marcus Brown:
Logic Pro Masterclasses

performance anxiety

Daniel KR:
Performance Anxiety

Orchestration Course

Robert DC Emery:
Orchestration & Arranging

Our Masterclass Collaborators have performed with….

James Morrison
Mel C
Michael Jackson
Whitney Houston
Lisa Stansfield
Ellie Goulding
Pixie Lott
Will Young
The Jacksons
Alexandra Burke
West Life
Celine Dion
Joss Stone
Simply Red
Robbie Wiliams
Beverley Knight
and so many more.


Mark Walker:
Funk & Gospel
Piano Masterclasses

ii-V-Is, Bass Lines, Funk, Pop, Amazing Grace.

Possibly the finest gospel-pop talent we have in current times.

The Jacksons, West Life, Will Young, All Saints, Rob Lamberti, Beverley Knight, Simply Red, Young to 5ive, Anita Baker, Gabrielle, Corinne Bailey-Rae, Misia and more.

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An Interview with Mark Walker

Mark is widely regarded as the finest gospel-pop pianist to the stars in the UK.  

He is currently touring with The Jacksons, has recently been performing with Beverley Knight and has credits with literally everybody from Westlife to Simply Red, Will Young to 5ive, All Saints, Anita Baker and Gabrielle.  He plays by ear and incredibly talented.


This is an in-depth interview with Mark discussing his musical journey alongside detailed musical aspects of his style that make him unique.

Gospel, Funk, Pop Pianist to the Stars Teaser

Want to learn how to play keys for Westlife, Simply Red, Will Young, 5ive, All Saints, Anita Baker, Gabrielle and others? So do I!

The most amazing, gentle, kind, humble musician ever, Mark Walker, has created a stunning interview alongside several great masterclasses. He is an incredible session musician who gives great insights into his skills and breaks down his patterns on the keys for all to see.

Walking, Funk & Gospel Piano Bass Lines

1. This course starts at a level that all can appreciate – which notes fit well under a C chord.

2. The Walker Walking Bass is studied next, mostly using notes of the chords and adding some embellishments as we steer to the next chord.

3. ‘Mark’ed Funk creates some dynamic rhythmical elements and some amazing playing. Don’t worry, some structured exercises will get you there.

4. Elevated Gospel includes a few more triplet patterns and some inspired patterns.

This course comes with fully notated transcriptions and slowed-down tracks for you to follow Mark’s exceptional playing.

Gospel Piano II-V-Is

1. Locking in with the groove.

2. The II-V-I.

3. Funky bass line.

4. Right hand Gospel octave and triad solos.

5. Licks you’ve always wanted.

Plenty of notation and exercises starting from simple skeleton scores right through to Mark’s epic solos.

Variations on Amazing Grace

This course helps you find your own unique style, exploring textures, melodic embellishments and elaborations of harmonic progressions.

  1. The Bare Bones Method.

  2. Salon Jazz.

  3. Funky Bass.

  4. Flamboyant Accompaniment.

Fully notated solos and structured improvisation tutorial exercises.

Pop Piano Licks, Circles by Billy Preston, Full Studio Backing Track Inc

This course is great for beginners and advanced alike. It includes pop licks and starts with the simplest of pop piano textures, but also features some amazing advanced improvisation licks on Will it Go Round in Circles by Billy Preston.

A FULL band backing track is provided, created by Mark for you in his studio, to allow you to develop your RH solos over the top, as if playing in a band.


Mick Donnelly:
Melodic Improvisation and Scales Masterclasses

Learn melodic Improv on Piano from a Melodic Instrument. Saxophonist with Robbie Williams, Whitney Houston, Sting, Lisa Stansfield, Simply Red, Sammy Davis Jr, Barry White, Britney Spears, Sting, The Bee Gees, Ronan Keating, Kool and the Gang, Lisa Stansfield, Lulu, Shirley Bassey, Jr Walker, Princess, Tony Bennet, Desmond Decker, Gene Pitney, Steps, The Four Tops, Ben E King, Boy Meets Girl, Madness, Bob Mintzer, Spear of Destiny, Ian Dury, Imagination, Bobby Shew, The Temptations, Kiki Dee, Stuart Copeland, Robbie Willaims, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Swing Out Sister, Bruno Mars and many more.

Mick teaches you how to practice your scales and modes in a completely different way, and then create incredible solos from them.

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Natural Minor Scale

The Minor Pentatonic Scale

Technique & Knowledge: The Scale Exercise

Improv 1: Rhythm & Cumulative Note Method

Improv 2: Developing Coordination – 1 Note Melody

Improv 3: Adding Scale Notes, Same Bass

Improv 4: 3 Notes, increasing rhythmic complexity

Improv 5: Varied Repetition – Phrase Endings

Improv 6: Varied Repetition – Rhythmic Displacement

Improv 7: Starting on Different Beats of the Bar

Improv 8: Structure & b5

Further improv and songwriting techniques.

Blues Scale for Piano Improv

Celebrity Masterclass by Mick Donnelly, who performed with the likes of Sammy Davis Jr.

1. Learn the Blues Scale & Practice Strategies

2. Develop Coordination with Different LH Bass Lines

3. Learn Different LH Riffs

4. Use Different Walking Basses 

5. Develop Rhythmic Motifs Inspired by Mick’s

6. Use the RH Cumulative Note Method

7. Connect your Imagination (Inner Ear) Via Your Voice to Your Fingers

8. Develop Repetition using Mick D Motifs & Varying Phrase Endings 

9. Explore Phrases Starting on Different Beats of the Bar

10. Explore The Pick Up 

11. Learn Features of Making Longer Phrase Structures More Effective

12. Develop Tools for Improvisation and Songwriting 

13. Exclusive notated Mick D solo

Major Scale and Modes

Mick starts with the Ionian Mode (Major Scale). Then we explore Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian and Mixolydian in detail.

1. Exclusive Mick D Solo

2. Mick D Practice Method

3. Improvisation Practice Method: evolving licks, interval expansion, rhythmic variety, embellishments (turns and grace notes)

4. Scales v Modal Harmony

5. Crazy (Aerosmith)

6. Scarborough Fair (trad. & Simon & Garfunkel)

7. Thriller (Michael Jackson)

8. I Wish (Stevie Wonder)

9. Doo Wop That Thing (Lauryn Hill)

10. I Care (Beyonce)

11. A Place for My Head (Linkin Park)

12. Simpsons (Danny Elfman)

13. Man on the Moon (REM)

14. Human Nature (Michael Jackson)

15. Sweet Child of Mine (Guns ‘n Roses)


Nicky Brown:
Putting the Groove into
Your Fingers,
Rhythmic Piano Masterclass

Who is Nicky Brown? He is an absolute international legend and it is a huge, huge honour to have him on this platform. He has Musically Directed for: Boy George, Michael Bolton, Tom Jones, Beverley Knight and has worked with Earth Wind and Fire, Paolo Nuttini, Madonna, B52s, M People, Primal Scream, Stormzy, J P Cooper, 4 Weddings and a Funeral, London Community Gospel Choir, Emma Bunton, Jimmy Cliff, Rick Astley, Liam Gallagher. He has MD’d for, and written with Emeli Sandi.
That’s not the whole list by the way!
Nicky began his life as a drummer and had his first album release at the age of 12, three by the age of 14.  He recalls how great his drum teacher was and how he didn’t just teach him drums, but rather, he taught him “music” or “musicianship”.  This became the foundation for his development as a keys player.  Initially, he started playing keys for his church and the fusion of the ear that he developed through trying to work melodies and chords out with the rhythmic patterns he had developed on the drum kit allowed him to become the extremely wonderful musician that he is now and has given his talent on the keys life beyond what he could have gained from dots (notation) alone.
Want to learn with the best? You know where to come!
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Putting the Groove into Your Fingers

This course is about using drum patterns to create really rhythmical, exciting piano styles.  This is perfect for pop pianists, songwriters, composers and improvisers.  It’s one of those courses that rapidly ups your game in terms of how professional and polished your playing can sound.

Nicky references brilliant songs by many artists including Robbie Williams, Tina Turner, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Richard Tee (for Simon and Garfunkel), Scott Joplin, Carole King, Michael Jackson and Elton John.


Start with just one chord, sound amazing, move to the I-IV-V chords and then go full-on Gospel, Rock & Pop!

    1. One Chord Only 4/4 Time LH with emphasis
    2. Add Your RH syncopation
    3. 1 and 3 versus 2 and 4
    4. Stride
    5. More Chords Building to a Climax
    6. The Fats Domino, Little Richard Texture & Bass Lines (put the hi-hat in the RH)
    7. Break Your Hands Up
    8. The Internal Meter
    9. Rhythm As Your Hook
    10. Same Chord Prog, Different Groove (I-IV-V chords only)
    11. Exclusive Nicky Brown Solos with Different Grooves (more developed)
    12. Rhythm Tracks
    13. Conclusion


Bazil Meade MBE:
Gospel Piano Masterclass

Bazil Meade MBE talks very openly about directing London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC). Bazil co-founded this internationally acclaimed choir and both he and the choir had humble, local community begins. 

Born in the Montserrat, Bazil Meade is the charismatic and multi-talented vocalist, pianist and leader of Europe’s premier vocal ensemble, the London Community Gospel Choir. Moving to England at aged nine family circumstances caused him to leave home in his teens. His ambition was to bring the two fundamental aspects of his life together, his faith and music, to inspire and entertain audiences. Having built up a legion of dedicated fans the choir perform regularly to audiences all over the world. 

Many of the greatest musical artists have called upon the services of Bazil and the choir including Madonna, Sting, Sir Paul McCartney, Brian May, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross and Kylie Minogue. Bazil can turn his hand to any type of genre and his and the choir’s versatility have made them the first point of call for soulful vocals for high profile concerts and recordings. 

Awarded an MBE in 2018 for Services to Gospel Music. If you talk about British Gospel Music you are talking about Bazil! 

His Gospel piano style is famous throughout the industry.  Bazil doesn’t read music, he plays by ear and is self-taught.  His style is second-to-none and respected by all.

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Bazil's Gospel Bass Lines

This is a brilliant opportunity to hear great wisdom from Bazil, watch his fingers and keys and then develop your own bass lines to a much higher level.

How important are bass lines?  Bazil describes the bass as giving a song its own personality.

Does your bass do these things?  

(1) Add weight and depth
(2) Give personality to the song
(3) Give direction (you play it knowing where you are moving to)
(4) Lead to the melody note for the singer

Bazil uses a number of fantastic examples to give you a variety of his great bass line techniques.  Your left had is going to groove.  He references famous London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) songs and discusses influences from O Happy Day, Stevie Wonder, the Thompson Community Singers, Dietrich Haddon and Howard Francis. 

This course will cover the following areas:

  1. Give Weight to the Bass
  2. Walk to the Dominant (ii-V)
  3. Circle of 5ths
  4. Descending Grooviness
  5. Rests
  6. Stabs


Dharambir Singh MBE:
Indian Music Masterclass

Dharambir Singh MBE is known worldwide for his educational successes.  He is not only a highly respected Ustad (highly skilled expert) and Guru (teacher), but a significant name within cross-cultural musical performances and education in the UK.  It’s this work that led to Dharambir’s “MBE” award for the British Queen.  He is a stunning performer who also has the ability to explain what he is doing in the clearest of ways.

Dharambir’s favourite moment of his career was when he adjudicated a festival in Croydon. He felt that the talent was incredible and that these people were invisible and un-recognised. This led him to want to create a platform for them. The idea of beautiful instruments and coloured clothes on the stage became a reality. This dream became the South Asian Music Youth Orchestra (SAMYo). The first performance led to a standing ovation as he had never seen before.

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The Alaap as Melodic Unfolding

This is a wonderful course for people who want to learn about Indian music AND for those who simply want to develop their Western improvisation.  The way Dharambir teaches you to unfold your melodies works for all styles of music and is teaching is extremely clear.  The cross-cultural benefits are simply brilliant.

This course will cover the following areas:

  1. What is a Rāga?
  2. Rāga Vibhās
  3. Stopping Notes, Differing from The Tonic
  4. Mohrā and Structural Markers
  5. Upper Register
  6. The Emotion Behind the Notes
  7. The Antarā (2nd Part of the Alaap) 
  8. The Philsosophical Overview


Marcus Brown:
All You Need to be a Pop Pianist

Marcus is the most experienced touring keyboardist to the stars that you will find.

Marcus Brown is the man who initially made his career as Madonna’s keyboardist and has also recorded & performed with James Morrison, Seal, Tina Turner, Celine Dion, S Club 7, Donna Summer, Honeyz, Mel C, Celine Dion, Adam Lambert,  Mica Paris, and plenty more. 

Marcus takes you through his courses, “Everything you need to be a Pop Pianist”.

Pop Piano Masterclass: 12/8 Mumford & Sons

Marcus Brown, currently on tour with Chasing Mumford takes you from chords through to “Everything you need to be a pop pianist“. He uses Hopeless Wanderer by Mumford & Sons which has an iconic piano part. This piece is in 12/8, you’ll learn:

(1) 12/8 time,

(2) cross-rhythms,

(3) various pop piano textures,

(4) how to create a pop piano solo,

(5) Mumford & Sons chord progressions,

(6) how to play Hopeless Wanderer from a lead sheet

(7) and start your own improvisation or songwriting in 12/8.

James Morrison - Undiscovered

Marcus was the man who played keys and invented the short piano solo moment on the original James Morrison Undiscovered single. He tells you all about it and, through the course, you will also cover:

(1) Thinking of the sound/music first, then placing it “in the key”.

(2) Plagal, perfect, interrupted cadences

(3) 3 chord trick

(4) Gospel/soul elements

(5) Sus 4 chords

(6) Rhythmic pushes

(7) Pentatonic scales

(8) V11s (Dominant 11ths)

(9) Chord voicing: connecting piano parts to melody

(10) Enhancing your musicianship tasks

(11) Improvising, composing, songwriting inspired by features of this song.

(12) Published sheet music is inaccurate for this song – find some specific corrections in this course so that you play the song how Marcus would.

Slick Licks, Voicings and Grooves

Celebrity pianist to Madonna takes you through Pop piano licks, piano riffs, voicings and grooves and you apply them using John Legend, Dolly Parton, Ben E King, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna and James Morrison.

This wonderful piano riffs masterclass by Marcus includes

1. The Country Lick

2. Simplification of this Lick

3. 4ths & 2nds

4. Anchor Notes and Voicing

5. Clave Rhythm

6. Samba Rhythm

7. Rhythmic Restylisation

8. Musicianship Skills

9. Long Term Structure

10. Improvisation and Songwriting

11. Stand By Your Man (Dolly Parton)

12. Stand by Me (Ben E King)

13. Umbrella (Rihanna)

14. All of Me (John Legend)

15. Perfect (Ed Sheeran)


Richard Michael BEM:
Jazz Piano Masterclass, Get Your Groove On!

Richard Michael BEM was awarded the Royal BEM for his exceptional work. He was also winner of the “Scottish Jazz Awards Lifetime Achievement Award 2021”. He is an Honorary Professor of Jazz Piano at University of St Andrews and a BBC Radio Scotland Broadcaster. He was a major contributor to the development of the ABRSM Jazz Piano Syllabus. His publication “Jazz Piano for Kids” was Published by Hal Leonard.

Richard has an incredible ability to teach jazz piano in a way that makes everything seem easy!

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Take 5 with 5

Lay the Foundations

1.Move to the Groove

2.The 3 Note Groove

3.If You Can’t Sing it, You Can’t Play It

4.Ghosting and Articulation

Structured Practice Methods

5.Method 1: What Goes Up Must Come Down (Inversion)

6.Method 2: Play it Again Sam (Repetition)!

7.Method 3: Shift the Lick (Transposition)

8.Method 4: Tales of the Unexpected (Displacement)

9.Method 5: Space (and Breathe!)

10. Bass Lines

2 Chords 'n Blues!

Leading on from “Take 5 with 5” take your next steps to musical freedom!

Laying the Foundations

Grab your Claw: Triads

The Keys

The 12 bar Blues

Melodic Improv Method 1: Chord Notes

Chord Notes: Roots



Melodic Improv Method 2: Altered Pentatonic Scale

7. The Altered Pentatonic Scale

Melodic Improv Method 3: The Blues Scale

Blues Scale 1

Blues Scale 2 – Chord notes v Scale notes

Blues Scale 3 – RH Chords

I’m All About the Bass, ‘bout the Bass, No Treble

Chords into Bass Riffs: Basic Chords

Chords into Bass Riffs 2: Boogie & Blues 3rds

Chords into Bass Riffs 3: Walking Bass, 6ths & 7ths

Using the Walking Bass to make a Melody with 7ths

Additional Bass Riffs

Getting the Whole Picture

Telling a Story

Richard’s Pearls!

Final Words of Wisdom


3 Magic 7s

Laying the Foundations

Grab your Claw: 7ths

Chord Improv 1: Parallel 7ths

Overview: The 4 Diatonic Sevens!

Parallels: Oh When the Saints

Parallels 2: Pedal Points.

Chord Improv 2: The Major 7th Chord

Major 7ths: Gymnopédie (Erik Satie)

Major 7ths: Imagine (John Lennon)

Chord Improv 3: The Dominant 7th Chord

Dominant 7ths: Twist and Shout (The Beatles)

Dominant 7ths: Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)

Dominant 7ths: I Can’t Get No Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)

Maj 7th V Dom 7th: Kiss Me (Sixpence None the Richer)

Chord Improv 4: The Minor 7th Chord, Inversions & Voicing

Minor 7ths: La fille aux cheveux de Lin, Preludes Bk 1:8 (Debussy)

Minor 7ths: Another Brick in the Wall 2 (Pink Floyd)

Minor 7ths, Inversions & Voicing: Long Train Runnin’ (The Doobie Brothers)

Maj 7ths V min 7ths: American Boy (Estelle)

Chord Improv 5: The ½ Diminished & Diminished 7th

½ Dim 7th: Summertime (Gershwin)

Dim 7th: Michelle (Beatles)

Shapes: Simple 7th Chord Progressions

Major Key ii7-V7-I7: Perdido

Minor Key ii7-V7-i7 & Circle of 5ths: Autumn Leaves



Will Todd:
Composition & Improvisation Masterclasses

His anthem, The Call of Wisdom, was performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations with a TV audience of 45 million people.

His breakthrough work, Mass in Blue (originally titled Jazz Mass), has been performed hundreds of times all over the world.

His arrangement of Amazing Grace was performed at President Obama’s Inauguration Day prayer service in 2013 and as part of the BBC’s Nelson Mandela Thanksgiving Service.

1. Will's Spice Rack

Just how do you create a unique harmonic language that ‘sounds like you’?

This structured course will start you on your own voyage of discovery.

Tofu in C – Add Notes to a Triad.

Overlappy: Superimpose Triads.

What Chord Comes Next?: Lead Sheets.

Will’s 3 Chord Categories.

Connecting Chords by Step.

Shifting Chords by 3rd.

Connecting Chords Revisited: Dominant 7ths.

Transposition of Chord Progressions.

Escape your Default.

Familiar Progressions are OK.

The Bigger Picture: Form & Harmonic Sentences.


2. Playfulness

Learn how to compose melodies with one of the UKs leading international composers.

In this course, Will takes us through tasks and ideas that lead to melodic discovery, releasing the fun, excitement and spontaneity of our inner child.  He helps us find things that make us react or surprise us.  He generates excitement at sound and therefore truly stimulated our composition process.  He helps us compare ideas that create reactions that we expect and ones that don’t in melody and harmony.  He also supports us in discovering stylistic connections between rhythm, harmony, melody and composition. 

By the end of this course you will also have a range of strategies for when you struggle to feel creative.

The Discovery Play Channel

1.Playfulness: Find the Child in You.

2.The Rules of Melodic Character.

The Surprise Channel

3.In the Playground: Melodic Surprise.

4.Upset the Apple Cart: Harmonic Surprise.

5.Pushing the Boat Out As Far As You Dare.

6.Dissonance & Shape over Resting Chords.

A Sense of Style

7.Playful Rhythm & Style.

Pearls of Wisdom

8.Help! My Mind is Blank!

9.No Comparisons Here: Box of Chocolates.

3. Will Todd's in the Mood, Are You?

Learn how to be expressive, reflecting moods and emotions through your music making.

In this course, Will takes us through a much deeper concept of music and emotions via his improvisation, leading to more formal compositions.

The most significant thing that he teaches is the fact that emotions change and transition from one moment to another is important in music.  It’s really revealing how his music ‘moves’ and has direction because of his deeper understanding of people, their feelings, responses to situations, scenes and life in general. 

Will’s high level of emotional intelligence informs his skill in improvisation and composition.


1.The Composer: Moods & Emotions.

Static Trapped Emotions


3.Painting a Scene: Mountain Panorama

Early Emergence


Emotion as a Changing Event

5.Royal Fanfare to Relief.

6.Spacecraft Launch.


7.The Will Todd Sign of Lick.



Marcus Brown:
Logic Pro Masterclasses

Film composer and Keyboardist to Madonna and Many More.

Marcus Brown Teaser

Marcus Brown the man regularly on the Keys for Madonna, James Morrison, Seal and who has also recorded on tracks for people such as Tina Turner, Celine Dion, S Club 7, Donna Summer, Honeyz, Mel C and plenty more besides, takes you through creating his own “dreamscape!”

Marcus shows you how to create an awesome “Dreamscape” without using any samples from elsewhere.

This short clip will give you a flavour of his delivery style and the music in the background is the track that you will create with him through the course.

Sonic Avery 1

Dreamscape 1: Ever wondered how a celebrity keyboard player composes?

This course, the first in a huge celebrity series, is now edited and in final proofing stages. Into Music Technology and LOGIC? Oh yeah, this is definitely for you!

Creating a superior drone/pad with 1 oscillator on Logic Pro alongside an in-depth interview with Marcus about his career.

Sonic Avery 2

Level 2: A Logic Pro Dreamscape

Ever wondered how to take 4 notes and make them sound incredible? I mean, not just learn “how to” use LOGIC, but completely ‘boss it’ and use professional techniques to create something incredible?

Marcus is your man – he really has the trade tricks!

In this unit Marcus explores: sampling the drone, the space designer, tremolo, panning, chromaverb, bouncing and stems

Sonic Avery 3

Marcus now adds drums, bass, strings and midi synth to the work produced in Sonic Avery 2 to create the final movie score composition.

What pro-tips do we have here? Using bitcrusher, analog, portamento and guitar pedalboard settings to make the whole sound more ‘fluid’ and less static.


Daniel KR:
Performance Anxiety

Daniel has performed on some of the world’s biggest stages and now realises that there’s so much more to being a great performer than just his voice.  He is now a highly qualified, experience performance anxiety coach, ensuring that peoples bodies and minds, confidence in their lives and in themselves are all at an optimum.  

His clients have included Classical Brit nominees, famous actors and stars of the West End and opera stages. 

Things You Can Do Right Now

In this course Daniel gives you immediate, easy short-term strategies that you can apply straight away to reduce your levels of anxiety.

His calm manner, clear explanations at straight-forward tasks can be used by people of all ages and even in choir, band or orchestra rehearsals.  

Let's Evolve (Long Term Strategies)

Here Daniel takes us to the next level.  Just as an olympic athlete prepares his/her mind as part of their training for their big race, musicians can also train themselves as part of their daily practice.

Join Daniel on a journey in which you will embrace your inner self and become the best that you can be.


Robert DC Emery:
Orchestration & Arranging

Robert Emery is a stunning musician who developed an ear that’s second-to-none from an extremely early age.  As a young person he became involved in church choirs and from there simply grew into one of the most successful pianists and conductors of our day in the UK.

Incredibly, he won the regional BBC Young Musician of the Year twice and reached the best 10 pianists within the competition.

Since the age of 13 he has toured internationally as a recitalist and conductor.

He has released 2 solo piano albums, performed for the royal family and given private recitals for members of parliament

As a conductor, he has conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Japan, Royal Liverpool, Basel, National, Birmingham and Evergreen Philharmonic orchestras as well as others.

In terms of renowned singers, he has been the conductor for the orchestra for Russell Watson since 2011 and orchestrated plus conductor for the Bat Out of Hell musical for Meatloaf.

Robert now very much gives back to the community and is wanting to help people on their own musical journeys via which is a free platform that has details about instruments, lessons, what to buy and much more.  There is not intention to “sell” here, rather to educate and inspire.  He also founded a musical education charity, the Emery Foundation.

Robert’s website, includes video footage, articles and much more that are of great interest.

Professional Orchestration & Arrangement

Robert takes Summertime and rearranges it with different harmonies and chords – making this a great course for improvisers who want to restyle a piece.

He then orchestrates it to make it a Bond style film theme.  This aspect is also great for improvisers because there are quite a few “tricks of the trade” to embellish key melodic and bass elements.

As well as developing advanced arrangement and orchestration skills, there are also quite a few Robert DC Emery pearls of wisdom within this course!

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