ALEX PAXTON

Composer. Improvising-trombonist.



Music for Concerts
Music for Operas (also music-theatre & vocal)
Music for Jazz
Music for Films
Music for Theatres
Music for Children

Album: MUSIC for BOSCH PEOPLE
Orchestrations & Arrangements
Discography
Educator
Albums
Art



(of Noggin and the Whale)

“I absolutely loved this, without reservation.”
- Judith Weir Master of the Queens Music



“Alex displays a virtuosic range of skills aimed at enthusing performers and composers of every age (novice infant to proffesional adult) and their ability to explore their creative and musical potential.” 
Royal Academy of Music

“ The works for young performers exhibit Alex’s experience, range and enthusiasm - they should be embraced and adopted by music groups and sound hubs nationwide
Royal Academy of Music
“ Alex’s ability to relate to a wide range of students, some with additional needs and behavioural problems is outstanding and to be praised highly.”
Royal Academy of Music

A phenominal teacher
Arts Revolution music service

Alex works as a lecturer, composition/ improvisation specialist, & project leader throughout many of the UK’s leading Further Education and Higher Education institutions. He has worked extensively as a Workshop Leader, Animatuer, Classroom-music teacher and Composition Tutor. Alex is currently lead compositon tutor at the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYO). He as also lead creative workshops with the main NYO orchestra and NYOinspire.
Creative lockdown workshop with NYO instrumentalists. Starting point was lookingat  Tyondi Braxton’s very excellent
Uffe’s Workshop.


Alex’s composition pupils have included those in undergraduate, post-graduate, Futher Education, A level students, singersong-writers and professional musicians. They have been awarded prestigious prizes and commissions available for young composers including the BBC Young Composers Competition, National Youth Orchestra, Tri borough Youth Orchestra and Sound and Music Summer School. Alex’s pupils have matriculated into some of the worlds leading music conservatoires and universities. including: RCM, RAM, TrinityLaban, RWCMD, Goldsmiths and Cambridge Uni.

“LA” -Singing original Solfeggio songs with young choir.
          Actual Photo of Mr Alex singin’ workshop with reception EYFS.
Alex has lead seminars, lectures, projects, creative-music workshops, improvisation workshops. composition classes/lectures, singing assemblies, choirs, orchestras, jazz ensembles, whole class music teaching, EYFS as well as having musical-directed large musical productions and operas (both original and canonical), in numerous educational and musical institutions throughout the UK including;

High leval Composition/ Improvisation 
Undergraduate, Postgraduate

National Youth Orchestra GB (lead composition tutor, seminars, workshops)
Royal Acadamy Music composition department
Guildhall School of Music Composition and Jazz departments
Royal College of Music post grad. composition department
Trinity Laban composition department
Purcell School composition department.
Royal National Scottish Orchestra
(young-composer composition tutor)


Creative Workshops with Teens

National Youth Orchestra  GB Insprie
(creative workshop leader)

National Youth Orchestra GB main orchestra
(creative workshop leader)
Trinity Laban creative workshop leader
Royal National Scottish Orchestra creative workshop leader
London Sinfionetta workshop leader

Making Music  workshop leader
Pegasus Opera Company
Trinity Academy, Brixton
Ensemble x.y Creative Music Making
London Philharmonic Orchestra Learning and Participation
Stoke Newington Choir


Musicianship

Pelican Music Service, Musicianship Lead London Russian School Music
Rachmaninov Academy of Music


Creative Workshops with
Primary and EYFS

Pelican Music Service, Curriculum Music Lead.
(Juinor orhcestra, Juinior Choir, Young Choir, EYFS, Jazz ensemble.)
Arts Revelution Music Service. Curriculum Music consultant
Song Monkeys
Sound-Works
Lontana Ensemble Outreach
Young Dessenters N16
Hanover Primary School
Soggy Arts Productions
Education Group
Music for All
Royal College Music Sparks
London Music Centre
Marden Primary School
St Stephan’s CE
St Stephan’s CE Nursery
St Peter’s CoE School
Strand on the Green Infant School
Good Shepherd School
Brackenbury School
St George’s Primary School
John Betts Primary School
Ark Beantworth School
Ark Conway School
Burlington Danes School
Stockton Primary School
Young Music Makers
La Sainte Union Catholic School
Junior Royal Academy of Music
St. Peters C of E Hammersmith Church
Chelsea Quavers Music school
Stafford House Study Holidays
Falcon Camps (CPAS)



Alex writes extensively for children and young people...


“We laughed a bit and didn’t worry so much about singing the wrong note. We felt we had actually taken a leading role alongside Alex in creating something – we had done this together, and somewhat to our surprise, we were delighted with the result.” - Making Music, Haslingfield Choir



TEACHING AIMS:
To inspire passion, belly-fire and life-long momentum.

To instil a physical and audible understanding of the building blocks of musical language. For use now and in the future.

To incite an immediate and personable relationship between students and creative music in all its glorious diversity.


NYO inspire musicians, lockdown workshop, based around Richard Dawson’s very excellentA parents address to his firstborn.


an interactive perfromance of Alex’s Trombone Concerto Od Ody Pink’d for Orchestra and Jazz musician.

Alex’s interview with Issie Barrat, artistic director of the National Youth Jazz Collective can be found here: https://fb.watch/3YZFFFtugO/



Alex leads Composition, Jazz, Ensembles & Choirs, EYFS and Curriculum Music at Arts Reveltution and Pelican Music Services. He has written numerous schemes of learning and National Curriculum Repatoire for classroom music lessons used in nursery, reception, KS1, KS2 and KS3 in numerous schools across London. He is in high demand as a leader of teacher training and CPD sessions in schools. 


Alex has also taught Composition, Musicianship and music history at Rachmaninoff Academy of Music, London Russian Music School, Junior Royal Academy of Music and other Junior Conservaotire institutions.



Alex is has delivered & designed curriculum music lessons/workshops in numerous schools across London and the UK. He is currently writing some explorative learning and participation projects that will be adopted by some of UK’s most exciting contemporary music groups; Ensemble x.y (eg: project on George Lewis’s ANTEHM)



“Wallflower” Playground song game at a Saturday composition workshop. 


SONG-RAP MANTRA
Together in strophe and song we are chorus
We call and respond, though we may not be flawless,
We promise our glorious voices
                                                        will flow through our hearts
And our heads to wherever we might like
To follow our passion, creatively lawless
The crest of a wave crashes forth under all of us
I am the egg man
They are the egg man
I am the walrus!

copyright©alexpaxton


Composer, librettest and head workshop-leader for Noggin and the Whale, working with the talents of 500 children.

portrait of the artist as a young man








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