About

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………..the best choral conductor with whom I have had the pleasure of working in over 6 decades!”

I leave on Wednesday nights feeling good, having worked hard and laughed a lot!”

Peter is unanimously admired by all members of the choir and has gained our respect by his ability to bring out the best in our voices through his talent, expert knowledge, humour and good nature and well-structured, systematic tackling of new pieces. Choir practices are always enjoyable learning experiences.”

(Chipping Norton Choral Society member)

Thank you for visiting. I am now working as a freelance conductor, teacher and choir trainer, building an independent career after leaving Berkshire Maestros in August, where I was Deputy Head. I now have a small teaching practice, helping adults to find and make the best of their voices. I also run a very successful Singing for Wellbeing group in Banbury for participants experiencing dementia, COPD and those who benefit from meeting regularly to sing. This began as a NHS service funded through Social Prescribing, offering arts activities to support medication.  

“A very good arranger – songs are attractive and accessible….Lots of different techniques here for introducing part singing without compromising on vocal quality and confidence of children.” (Conference delegate)

“This has done more for me than ever my doctor could” (Pauline – singer with COPD)

I regularly lead workshops and training at conferences and for music and education organisations, and conduct singers of all ages.

“Some very useful tips and strategies for encouraging greater participation of boys, but useful for all teaching.”

Can I help you? As a very experienced choral singer and trainer I can advise on rehearsal and conducting technique, repertoire for all ages and stages of singer. Please contact me.

“Fantastic useable ideas to take away; he made it seem so easy. I can’t wait to try it!”

 ”I have never sung with such an inspirational teacher before and learn something
new each term – wonderful stuff this singing! ”

Peter