Education & Outreach
”It was fantastic, it really made me think about my future and the skills I currently have. The main thing I realised was that I need to improve myself and keep learning new skills, as this would give me the best chance of going into many different professions"
Participant of a Gateways Workshop
Cameron is a passionate outreach co-ordinator and is currently a Widening Participation Fellow at the University of Manchester. As part of his fellowship he will work with the learning and widening participation sector of university to develop and deliver a series of workshops aimed at Key Stage 2-3 children. The ethos of Cameron's practice is tailoring the workshop to the needs of the class in order to establish a genuine connection to music and ensure each session is engaging.
Over the course of this year he has worked with a variety of local schools in the Manchester area, pivoting from solely online sessions to in-person events on campus. These ranged from working with Greater Manchester Hospital and working with in-patients to reflect upon the role of music within films, to 'Why Study?' sessions at Manchester Gateway's Events. The main purpose of these sessions was to allow music to become accessible to all and allow everyone to discover the joy of learning music!
Outside of Manchester, Cameron has delivered composition workshop and masterclasses to Myddleton College and Dauntsey's School. Alongside advanced theory sessions (ABRSM grade 5+), these classes regularly include discussions about the image of the composer figure, and graphic notation in order to promote an inclusive and diverse creative space. These workshops were aimed at GCSE and A level students to year 7-9 students, with the philosophy of enhancing the creative voice of the students, irrespective of genre and style.
Cameron is also a keen educator and has experience in tutoring composition, piano, theory as well as GCSE and A level Music. Some of Cameron's students have gone onto study music at University and junior conservatoires, where he aims to inspire students to make their own creative choices in music and to have the confidence to articulate their interpretation on a piece of music. Many of his students have achieved merit and above in their ABRSM and Trinity exams, where Cameron ensures each pupil enters and exam with confidence.
Prior to this Cameron was a Musician in Residence at Dauntsey's School, where he often provided sight-reading and aural test tuition for ABRSM and Trinity exams. These were crucial for the development of the student and ensured the pupils fully understood what was asked of them before entering the exam.
To enquire about a taster lesson: Contact Cameron Here