Ray Gallagher BMus(Hons) - Instrumental and Vocal Tutor
About Me
 
My interest in music started when I was 8 years old learning recorder, guitar and singing in the local church choir.
 
Strangely, singing in the choir is the only one of the three that lasted any length of time. The recorder and guitar didn't last, which I guess goes to show that they weren't for me.
 
Later, when I started secondary school I began lessons on piano and trumpet, then later trombone. At the age of 15 I started having Organ lessons.
 
When I left school I studied Music at the University of Hull, from where I graduated in 1996 with a 2:1 honours degree.
 
My musical interests are vast and my experiences cover everything from singing in madrigal and plainsong groups, to playing keyboards in bands. I have many years experience of orchestras, both as a performer on piano, organ and trombone, and as a Conductor, (for over 10 years I was Musical Director of the Hull Philharmonic Youth Orchestra).
 
Until recently, I have worked as an Instrumental and Vocal Tutor at Sheffield College of Music. Currently, alongside my teaching work, I am the Organist and Choirmaster at Whiston Parish Church. I am also involved in a project to provide a choir for people with dementia in association with the Doncaster NHS, and am Musical Director for the Doncaster Amateur Operatic Society (DAOS) for the 2012 production which is a variety show called "The West End Tonight".
 
If you are looking for a singing teacher, or wish to learn piano, organ, trumpet, trombone, please contact me, my details can be found on the contacts and links page. I also help pupils with music theory training, either in addition to instrumental lessons, or as a stand alone subject.
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