Saturday 25th February 2017

Saturday 25th February 2017! This week we have the following lunchtime activities taking place: Piano Department Concert – 1.10 B05 String Department Concert – 1.10 B08 Mixed Student Concert – 1.10 Holst More »

UPBEAT – Spring 2017

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Sign up NOW for the Grade 5 Theory Booster Day at CYM

Sign up NOW for the Grade 5 Theory Booster Day at CYM This will be a booster, crammer day for musicians who are preparing for the ABRSM Grade 5 Theory qualification. The More »

Apply NOW for the LSCO Spring Course 2017

London Schools Chamber Orchestra String players of Grade 6–8 standard are invited to take part in this exciting project. March/April 2017 Course Directors – Hilary Sturt & John Kirby Rehearsals from 10:00–13:00 More »

Sign up NOW for the CYM Summer Music School 2017

CYM Summer Music Course 2017 The CYM Summer Music School will run from Monday 24th – Friday 28th July 2017 Please click on the Application form and Brochure below for more details More »

 

Guitar

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Guitar

Head of Department – Tim Pells

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Tim studied at the University of British Columbia, the Banff School of Fine Arts and the Royal Academy of Music, London.

From 1983 to 1990 he was guitar Organiser for the Inner London Education Authority and has been Head of Guitar at CYM since 1984.

He joined the English Guitar Quartet in 1984 and has recorded three CDs with them and toured in Australia, Canada, and Israel. He has also recorded with the Indian fusion group ‘Natural Waves’ and worked widely as a session player in the UK.

Tim has several publications to his name and works for the ABRSM as a CT-ABRSM Course mentor. He is Head of Contemporary Strings at the Colchester Institute Centre for Music and Performing Arts.

Guitar Department

The guitar is an instrument of huge diversity with professional guitarists working in virtually every aspect of the music industry today. At CYM our aim is to give guitar students something of the complete world of guitar. Working on acoustic instruments, our students study classical repertoire and technique, jazz theory and practice, composition and improvising, accompaniment and chordal skills. I believe that the future of guitar is as wide as the world of music.

All guitar students at CYM rehearse and play in a guitar ensemble. There are quartets and small ensembles, a large ensemble of 15 players, jazz guitar ensembles, and ensembles where the focus is in learning musicianship skills. A range of special skills and instruments are available to students, and our songwriting course is now attended by students throughout CYM.

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