About Me

‘MooreNotes’ is a new and exciting venture for me.  I have been a music teacher for the past 27 years having taught in a variety of schools in both South and West Yorkshire and have experience of teaching music at KS2 to post 16.

Leading class and group projects, as well as composing for school ensembles and shows has given me an excellent foundation on which to base tailor-made workshops and activities. I am also an avid composer producing original works aimed at the young and the more experienced performer.

EXPERIENCE SINCE APRIL 2016

  • Extensive classroom teaching on a supply basis across West Yorkshire (KS1 – Post 16)
  • 1 to 1 tuition
  • Jazz workshops with Calderdale and Kirklees bands
  • Samba Workshop at Newsome High School, Kirklees
  • Song Writing Classes at Hope Works Academy
  • ‘A’ Level Music Composition marking
  • Composing music for Jazz and String ensembles
  • Playing bass guitar for Nyte Beat (Jazz Ensemble, Huddersfield)
  • Playing keyboards for Honley Dance Orchestra (Jazz Ensemble, Huddersfield)

CPD/WORKSHOP/ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCE UP TO APRIL 2016

1989-2016
Initiated, directed variety of ensembles including string, brass, wind, choir, steel band, jazz, percussion/samba

1995-present
Led steel pan, jazz and percussion workshops across Education Authorities including Primary School liaison/Transition

1.9.01-29.4.02
Led liaison projects in jazz and improvisation (Shelley College and feeder schools)

3.6.02-31.8.03
Delivering KS1 & 2 music/coaching and supporting non specialist Primary teachers within Bradford Education Authority

2003
Led CPD to secondary music teachers in steel pan workshop – Bradford Education Authority

2003-2013
Led CPD in self/peer assessment; creative use of data within Wombwell High School

2003-2013
Led steel pan workshops linking music departments across Barnsley schools

2013-2016
Led in Primary Theatre productions

COMPOSITION EXPERIENCE UP TO APRIL 2016

1980-present
Numerous songs composed, directed and performed

1983
Music written and directed for a performance of Oedipus Rex (a part of the National Student Festival). Directed, produced and co-wrote musical ‘Lonely Man’.

1985-86
Other compositions include The Selfish Giant (based on children’s story by Oscar Wilde), an Opera-Cantata.

Jun 2004
Directed, produced and written music for ‘Midsummer Nights Dream’

Feb 2006
Directed, produced and written music for ‘Cinderella’

Feb 2007
Directed, produced and written music for ‘Aladdin’

Feb 2007
Music written to commemorate ‘Lundhill Pit Disaster’: Steel Pan and Samba showpieces and song (produced on DVD)

Apr 2007
School Anthem composed and recorded ‘Everything Is Possible’

Feb 2008
Directed, produced and written music for ‘Snow White’

Apr 2008
School Anthem written and recorded ‘New Day’

2012-16
Songs written for Kirklees and Calderdale Music Service

Feb 2014
Miscellaneous songs written for ‘Our Day Out’

July 2014
School Anthem composed and recorded ‘Believe, Achieve, Succeed’

Feb 2015
Miscellaneous songs written for ‘Aladdin’

Mar 2016
Directed, produced and written music for ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’

2016
School Anthem composed ‘UBHS’ for Upper Batley Boys School

‘…..a lot of us were stressed out about improvisation but I think the way you did it was great when you’re really not confident, as we weren’t singled out’  Fran, Ten Sax player (Kirklees Jazz)

'Really enjoyed the experience of working with you on new piece. Felt that we (the band) were making a contribution to your music'  Trev,  Baritone Sax player (Farnley Tyas Jazz Group)

'An exciting and different sounding piece'

Amanda

Musical Director/Alto Saxophone, Honley Dance Orchestra

'The classes have helped to take an idea and turn it into a fully formed song'

Parent

'The pieces you write are really enjoyable to play and work really well'

Trev

Baritone Sax Player , Farnley Tyas Jazz Group

'Blow Away The Blues' has a great swing feel and catchy melody. A great way to introduce part singing and 12 bar blues classroom work, ideal for my Year 5s

Amanda

Wakefield Music School

I thought JT Blues was a really catchy tune, not difficult to sight read and were very enjoyable to play for the first time. We will practice this and include playing it in our future gigs

Lynda

Alto Sax, Nytebeat

'The song writing workshop was a really useful way to learn about techniques used in music'

Parent

'I enjoyed playing the new pieces and thought they would be a good inclusion in our March dance gig'

Tony W

Ten Sax, Nytebeat

'Makes You Happy' would be lovely for younger children using one part or more

Amanda

Wakefield Music School

Really good tune .... we really enjoy playing something that's different

Dave

Ten Sax, Farnley Tyas Jazz Group

'My son has really enjoyed attending the song writing workshop and now feels much more confident when he plays in his own rock band'

Parent

‘An explosion of Afro beats and catchy melodies, Jerry Moore’s ‘Africa’ keeps toes tapping and provides a refreshing contrast to our big band set’.

Amanda

Musical Director/Alto Saxophone, Honley Dance Orchestra

'New Day' would make an effective end of term song, particularly for Year 6 with its positive message

Amanda

Wakefield Music School

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