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Educator

John K Miles has led education projects for London Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Sinfonia Viva, English National Opera, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, The Roundhouse, B Sharp, New Dimensions, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Aldeburgh Young Musicians, Southbank Sinfonia, Spitalfields Festival,  Jazzlines THSH, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Anvil Arts, La Folia, Create, Bath Festivals, and City of London Sinfonia.

John was a Peripatetic Instrumental Tutor 1993-2003, Classroom Music Teacher 2000-2, Music Theory Consultant for ABRSM 2010-11, and Visiting Professor on the Leadership Masters course at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama 2008-18. He is currently the Musical Director of YMM a Saturday music school of some 350 students in North London.

Please see below for project documentaries, a project CV, and education posts held.

NMPAT 'Side by Side'
Soundstorm 'Compose' 
Luton 'Side by Side' 
Songwriting with B Sharp 

Education Project CV

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Song writing and composition (2022)

A song writing and composition project, collaborating with Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, NYJO ambassadors, Cardiff & Vale Music Service and Cardiff secondary schools.



Soundstorm

Compose (2019)

An open access project to develop composition skills.

Perform (2018)

An open access project to develop performance skills.

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Professor (2008-2018)

Professor on the Leadership Masters Course.

Tate St Ives and CYO (2008-9)

Tutor on 'Ben Nicholson' collaboration between Tate St Ives, GSMD and Cornwall Youth Orchestra.

Royal College of Art (2008)

Tutor on 'Map' collaboration between GSMD and RCA, at LSO St Lukes.

CPD Trainer (2008)

Tutor on GSMD CPD training for music leaders.

World in Motion South (2004)

A long running creative project based round a string ensemble, rhythm section, and wind section.

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Player and Leader Trainer (2008-11)

Providing music leader training for members of the orchestra and LPO freelance workshop leaders.

Concert Link (2008-11)

A series of creative projects, linked to a concert of standard orchestral repertoire. Working with members of the orchestra, secondary schools, and primary schools.

Player Link (2008)

An eclectic creative project working with members of the orchestra and primary schools.

The City of London Sinfonia

Bethlem & Maudsley Hospital School (2015-18)

Composition and performance projects with the patients, volunteers and staff at Bethlem Hospital School, supported by a professional string quartet.

Great Ormand Street Hospital School (2016-17)

Composition and performance project with the patients, volunteers and staff at Great Ormand Street Hospital School, supported by members of the orchestra.

First Time Live Concert Series (2013-17)

A series of professional orchestral concerts and creative projects, produced by young people for young people.

Wellbeing Through Music At St Josephs Hospice (2013-17)

Composition and performance project with the patients, volunteers and staff at the hospice, supported by a professional string quartet.

Concert Finale for the Essex-Jiangsu Festival (2009)

A creative vocal and instrumental project, inspired by 'Symphonic Poem' by Zou Jianping, commissioned for the concert finale of the Essex-Jiangsu Festival.

Sinfonia Viva

Jungle Book Reimagined (2019)

Composition and performance project for an open access youth choir drawn from local primary schools and 13 professional musicians ending in a multiple performances in 2019 at Derby Theatre & Darley Park.
 

Musical Magic (2018)

Composition and performance project for 2 special needs schools in Thurrock alongside a full chamber orchestra.

 

First Access Leicester (2013)

Composition and performance project for 180 young instrumentalists and 12 professional musicians ending in a performance at De Montfort Hall.

First Access Bourne (2013)

Composition and performance project for 180 young instrumentalists and 12 professional musicians.

Bright Sparks (2012)

A collaboration with Sinfonia Viva, Bright In The Corner and Glossopdale Community College at The Nottingham Contemporary.

Britten Sinfonia

Saffron Walden Ambassadors (2014-15)

A project with Britten Sinfonia, 16-18 year old gifted and talented musicians and primary schools, producing collaboratively composed performances in Essex.

The Roundhouse

Music for film (2010)

A studio based project for 16 - 25 year olds composing music for film.

Spirit (2009-10)

A project for young carers, composing, playing and recording music live to picture.

Music for the Moving Image (2009)

A studio based project for 16 - 25 year olds composing music for film.

 

Music Production for Film (2008)

An open access scoring to picture project for 14-19 year olds. The project included playing and recording music live to picture and producing a computer generated soundtrack.

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Young Musicians (2008-10)

Skills Building with gifted and talented young musicians from East Anglia.

English National Opera

Gadaffi (2006)

An attendant youth education project to the opera 'Gadaffi' by Asian Dub Foundation.

Anvil Arts

Plus (2009)

An eclectic creative project incorporating 5 primary schools, 1 secondary school, supporting professional musicians, community instumental band and community vocal chorus.

Triangle of Slavery (2009)

A creative world music project incorporating an entire primary school (Anton Juniors), professional double bass, traditional flutes, illimba, brazillian and world percussion, saxophone, guitar, mask making and dance.

Be Amazed (2008)

An eclectic creative project, heavily influenced by Reggae and Ska, incorporating a community band, a professional band and a secondary school.

Portway '7 Continents' (2008)

A creative world music project incorporating an entire primary school (Portway Jr), professional double bass, traditional flutes, illimba, brazillian and world percussion, saxophone, guitar, mask making and dance.

Cliddesdon 'Traditional Arts' (2007-8)

A creative project based around 'traditional arts'. Incorporating an entire primary school, professional double bass, traditional flutes, illimba, brazillian and world percussion, saxophone, guitar, folk violin, giant mask making and dance.

Ruminations (2007)

An eclectic creative project based on the poet Rumi, incorporating 2 primary schools, community band, community choir, professional jazz chamber ensemble, string quartet, visual artist, capoeira, and electronics.

Transitions (2006)

An eclectic creative project incorporating 3 primary schools, 1 secondary school, professional jazz chamber ensemble, string quartet, visual artist, and electronics.

Commomore (2006)

A Latin based creative project incorporating community scratch band, amateur big band band, anvil choir, 3 primary schools, and professional ensemble.

Carnival (2006)

A creative project incorporating an entire primary school, professional double bass, vocal leader, percussion, saxophone, and capoeira.

Create

Speak With My Voice (2007)

An eclectic collaborative music project, linking to a seperate creative writing project at Deptford Churches Centre (DCC). Working with people suffering from homelessness, alongside professional musicians.

Making Tracks (2006)

An eclectic creative music project with young offenders, as part of the 'Fathers Inside' programme at HMP Rochester.

B Sharp

B sharp Collective (2014)

A creative community music project in Bridport and Lyme Regis, incorporating local young people, trainee workshop leaders and guest professional musicians.

Hear Here (2011)

A large scale creative community music project in Lyme Regis, incorporating local young people, trainee workshop leaders, St Michaels primary school, Woodroffe secondary school, and professional musicians, collaborating with singer songwriter Billy Bragg.

Peer to Peer (2010)

Working with trainee music leaders on performance based creative music projects in Bridport, Dorset.

Humanity (2010)

A large-scale creative community music project in Lyme Regis, incorporating local young people, trainee workshop leaders, Charmouth and Mrs Ethelston’s primary schools, Woodroffe secondary school, and professional musicians.

Generation Freedom (2009)

A large scale creative community music project in Lyme Regis, incorporating local young people, trainee workshop leaders, St Michaels primary school, Woodroffe secondary school, and professional musicians.

Casa da Musica

Blue Pepper (2006)

Interactive concerts at Portugal's premier concert hall in Porto with Jazz Sextet 'Blue Pepper'.

Blue Pepper Jazz Project

East London Creative Jazz Orchestra (2010-11)

Working on several creative projects in collaboration with Barbican and Jazz at Lincoln Centre faculty (2010 –11)

Robert Glasper (2010)

Islington Transition projects (2007-10)

Several week long 'transition' projects between Islington (London) primary and secondary schools. Each project incorporated a secondary school and 3 primary 'feeder' schools, composing and performing songs / instrumental pieces on the theme of transition.

Southwark (2005-10)

A four year long project, incorporating numerous Southwark primary schools.

Finsbury (2007)

A term long project at Hanover, Moreland and Canonbury Schools in the Finsbury area of Islington, London.

Finsbury (2005-6)

A year long project at Hugh Middleton School, Islington.

UBS (2005)

Islington Project funded by UBS Bank.

Finsbury (2004-5)

A year long project at Winton School, Islington.

Epic (2004-5)

A year long project at Hungerford School, Islington.

Hackney (2004-5)

A year long project at several Hackney primary schools.

Laycock School (2004-5)

Islington primary project involving whole school.

Finsbury (2003-4)

A year long project at Winton School, Islington.

Epic (2003-4)

A year long project at Torriano School, Camden.

Epic (2002-3)

A year long project at Brecknock School, Camden.

Children's Music Workshop 'Midlands'

Midlands Folk Project (2006)

A folk music project based in Derbyshire incorporating several primary schools and a secondary school.

Spitalfields Festival

Spacetime Project (2004)

A project based in East London primary schools.

The Land

Tower Hamlets (2008-19)

An eclectic world music project based around a professional ensemble, facilitating composition, improvisation and performance. Working with East London primary schools Bonner, Globe, Bigland Green, Mowlem and Harry Gosling.

Beckford School

Beckford Jazz Project (2007-13)

A long term eclectic jazz project running for three full years between 2003 - 6, in which each school year group participated in a separate week long creative project. The project has continued with a large scale project for year 3 each Summer.

Laycock School

Laycock Jazz Project (2005-6)

A year long eclectic jazz project in which each year group in the school participated in a separate week long creative project.

East Staffordshire Borough Council

Music For The Masses (2007)

Leading music workshop training for local workshop leaders, incorporating numerous primary schools in the Burton Upon Trent area.

Sing Up Burton

Songs of the forest (2009)

A songwriting project with primary schools, using the local environment and history as inspiration, based in Burton Upon Trent.

Songwriting in Burton (2009)

A songwriting project with numerous primary schools in Burton Upon Trent, showcased at The Brewhouse Arts Centre.

Wiltshire Music Service

Wiltshire Music Service Conference (2008)

Leading creative workshop for instrumental teachers.

Amery Hill School

One World Orchestra (2011)

An eclectic creative world music project, incorporating Amery Hill School, 7 feeder primary schools and a professional 7 piece band, culminating in a performance at The Anvil concert hall in Basingstoke.


 

Education Posts

YMM Saturday Music School        
Musical Director (2022-Present)

Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Visiting Professor, Leadership Masters (2008-18)

Trinity Laban Conservatoire            
Visiting Professor, Flute (2015)

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)
Music Theory Consultant (2010-11)

Young Music Makers Saturday School        
Musical Director (2001-2003)

Beckford Primary School                
Music Coordinator / Classroom Music Teacher (2000-2002)

Stoke Newington Secondary School        
Saxophone Tutor, Ensemble Tutor (1999-2002)
  
Young Music Makers Saturday School        

Woodwind Tutor, Ensemble Tutor (1994-2001)

Central Foundation Secondary School        
Saxophone Tutor, Ensemble Tutor (1999-2000)

The Edgware School (Secondary)        
Saxophone Tutor, Ensemble Tutor (1999-2000)

Hackney Summer School            
Conductor, Hackney Training Orchestra (1998)

Lecturer Amersham and Wycombe College     
Lecturer HND / BTec Music (1994)

Haringey (London) LEA
Woodwind Tutor (1993)               
 

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