Kay Charlton - Educator

Tuition and Workshops

‘Through her original compositions and arrangements Kay led an informative and fun session for local brass teachers’
– David Rose, Vice-Principal, Community Learning MK: Music Faculty

Kay delivers workshops for schools, Music Hubs, bands and ensembles, for young people and also INSET sessions for teachers. Her specialisms lie in creative music workshops, Global/’world’ music, instrumental work and primary music including whole class ensemble teaching (WCET)/First Access.

Book Kay to work with your tutors, band or orchestra.

News and recent creative project/presenter highlights

  • March 2024 – Speaker on Diversifying Repertoire at Bradford Music Hub Teachers’ Conference
  • February 2024 – ‘Inspiring Beginner Instrumentalists’ – session delivered at the Music and Drama Education Expo
  • January 2024  – CPD delivered for Music Hubs in Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Bradford
  • Education Director of Woolwich Primary Jazz Project 2023, Arts Council-funded jazz and improvisation project
  • Member of Music Mark conference discussion panel on Decolonising the Curriculum, 2022
  • Leader of Bollywood Brass Academy Progression Project 2020-2022, working with Hubs in Kent, Yorkshire and Birmingham
  • Guest lecturer on BMus Advanced Instrumental/Vocal Teaching course, Trinity Laban 2018-2023
  • Workshop Leader for Oi Musica weekend, ‘Training the Streetband Teacher-Leader’, Edinburgh 2019
  • Guest Lecturer on Instrumental Teaching, Leeds College of Music, 2019
  • Presenter at Oslo City Conference, Norway on ‘Music and Motivation’, 2019
  • Workshop leader for Malmesbury Schools Project at WOMAD Festival with Bollywood Brass Band, 2019
  • Co-leader of workshop at WOMAD UK 2018 with Bollywood Brass Band
  • pBuzz compositions nominated for Educational Resource of the Year 2018 (Warwick Music/Music Education Solutions) by the Education Awards
  • Leader of INSET session for LSO Discovery‘s KS2 schools concert – Voyager (summer 2018)
  • Presenter at the London Music and Drama Education Expo 2018. In association with Warwick Music – 100 delegates playing my beginner repertoire on pTrumpets
  • Workshop leader for Bollywood Brass Academy – sessions with young musicians in Slough Music Hub, Bedford Music Hub and Middleton Youth Brass Band in Manchester 2017-18

Conducting at Music for Youth Schools Prom