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

Orchestrations & Arrangements
Music Leader

(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 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
Pelican Music

Alex has worked extensively as a Workshop Leader, Animatuer, Classroom-music teacher and Composition Tutor.



Alex’s composition pupils include those in Higher and Futher education, GCSE/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.  Alex is currently compositon tutor at the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.



“LA” -Singing original Solfeggio songs with young choir.
          Actual Photo of Mr Alex singin’ workshop with reception EYFS.
Alex leads creative-music workshops, singing assemblies, choirs, orchestras 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;

National Youth Orchestra
Song Monkeys
Pegasus Opera Company
Ensemble x.y Creative Music Making
London Philharmonic Orchestra Learning and Participation
Sound-Works
Lontana Ensemble Outreach
Pelican Music Service, Juinor orhcestra, Juinior Choir, Young Choir, EYFS.
London Russian School Music
Rachmaninov Academy of Music
Young Dessenters N16
Stoke Newington Choir
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...


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 art music.


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


Alex leads Composition, Jazz, Ensembles & Choirs, EYFS and Curriculum Music at Pelican Music Service. He has written schemes of learning for classroom music lessons used in nursery, reception, KS1 and KS2 in numerous schools across London.



Alex has also taught Composition and Musicianship 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


“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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