Kay Charlton - Biography

Kay Charlton MA, BA Hons, LTCL

I completed an MA on the ‘Teaching Musician’ course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2018 and was consequently awarded the Director’s Prize for Excellence in Music Education.

I took a music degree at the University of East Anglia, Norwich and started musical life in London in the mid 1980’s. Since then I have played trumpet with various groups, mainly the Bollywood Brass Band for whom I am arranger and Projects Manager, leading on our education programme.

I have worked in education for over twenty years – as a peripatetic and whole class instrumental teacher and as a curriculum teacher, workshop leader and composer. I am passionate about education, and have been a mentor for ABRSM and a workshop leader and mentor for the Trinity/OU CPD programme.

I am a workshop leader and composer, with pieces in Trinity College London’s Initial and Grade 1 Piano Syllabus – being originally selected from an open call for submissions.

Are You Ready? – a series of books for First Access teaching is published by Warwick Music.

My series of tutor books for brass and wind, Bollywood Blast! is published by Spartan Press; they also publish Tubalosity which was selected to be premiered by Kenyon Wilson at Indiana University, USA in 2014 as part of the Fifteen Minutes of Fame series.