Trumpet / Cornet / Trombone / French Horn / Tuba / Euphonium / Tenor Horn / Teachers
Stephen Read BA(Ed), ARCM, LGSM, Cert Ed - Trumpet / Cornet / Trombone / French Horn / Euphonium / Piano
Stephen has been teaching music in the Wolverhampton area for over 50 years. He specialises in teaching Piano, Brass Instruments, Electronic Keyboard and Singing to diploma level as well as theory of music. Over the years he has worked for Wolverhampton and Walsall music services and for the last 22 years before his retirement for Staffordshire Music and Performing Arts Service. He also taught for many years at Vernon Lodge Preparatory School and the Royal Wolverhampton School and built up a busy private practice lasting for about 45 years.
He still teaches instrumental music three days a week at Wolverhampton Girls’ High School where he also runs the Brass Ensemble and accompanies the Vocal Ensemble.
He has expertise in composing, arranging, conducting and accompanying and has been a church organist for over 50 years. He is official accompanist and committee member for the Dudley Festival.
His hobbies include drama, photography and motorcycling and he is a member of Albrighton Players, treasurer of the Birmingham & Wolves Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club as well as being an accredited race marshal for motorcycle racing working for the British Superbike series as well as some club racing.
Mark Parry GDLM LTCL - Trumpet / Cornet / Trombone / French Horn / Euphonium / Piano
Mark studied at City of Leeds College of Music where I gained my graduate diploma and this was followed by a postgraduate course at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
During my time at both colleges I also took on freelance work,playing with the Halle Orchestra,BBC Philharmonic,Opera North,London Festival Ballet and Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet Orchestra.
For the last 30+ years I have been teaching at various schools across Shropshire and Mid Wales,covering the whole range of abilities,and during this period have been a tutor with the North Powys Youth Band.
I have also gained a lot of conducting experience,being the Musical Director of Porthywaen Silver Band for 7 years and Wellington Telford Band for 5 years,and have also MD`ed shows for Shrewsbury Operatic Society and TADLOP.