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Opening hours

  • Sunday

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  • Tuesday

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Wednesday

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  • Thursday

    4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Friday

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About the company

Alan Boxer

Musical director, composer and arranger, teacher of singing, piano, bassoon, music tech, music theory and GCSE, and a recording and production service

Tailored to Each Student

I'm keen to work from a student's interests and strengths, and to approach music making in a way that suits each person. Some are keen to be pushed along strongly, developing their skills and wanting to progress swiftly; others like to just enjoy music making in the lessons without getting too serious - both of these and a wide range of approaches in between are fine, along with any preferred musical style.  Although I trained classically at the Royal College of Music, I now work with students in a wide range of styles, and am passionate about opening doors for anyone who wants to make music, at whatever level.


I was making music from a young age, singing in choirs and small groups, playing piano, bassoon, french horn and guitar, exploring classical, pop, folk and jazz repertoire. Later I graduated from the RCM, studying bassoon, piano and conducting, and singing with David Willcocks in the RCM Chorus. After a few pro classical bassoon gigs, I turned my attention to teaching. I enjoyed a few years as an instrumental teacher in Berkshire with primary and secondary students, and then trained as a primary teacher, with music, maths and technology specialisms, becoming a deputy head teacher in Devon, and then a head teacher in Somerset in 1999. After two good school OFSTED reports I decided to quit my headship, feeling the pull of the performing arts once again. In 2007 I returned to full time professional music.

I now work with people of all ages and stages, teaching singing, piano, bassoon, music theory, GCSE and music tech. I lead several choirs, perform in classical groups and a covers band, musically direct and produce shows, and write songs and shows with children in schools. I have two grown-up children who are both wonderfully musical. My mission is to work alongside folk of all ages to help them access music making in all its forms, reaching as high a standard as possible while performing passionately and truly enjoying themselves.

Main Qualifications and Training in Music, Education and Leadership

GRSM Hons (Graduate of the Royal Schools of Music)

ARCM (Associate of the Royal College of Music)

RCM Post Graduate Cert (conducting, piano, bassoon)

PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education)

Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Maths (Maths Association)

NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship)

LPSH (Leadership Programme for Serving Headteachers)

MA in Vocal Pedagogy (currently in progress - 2020-2023)

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Top services

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3 hour recording session, and post-recording editing

180 min

3 hour recording session with you, and a further hour post recording production by Alan of quality recordings of your singing with live accompaniment from Alan or backing tracks.

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60 minute music lesson

60 min

A 60 minute lesson. Piano, Bassoon, Singing, Music Tech, Music Theory

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30 minute music lesson

30 min

A 30 minute lesson. Piano, Bassoon, Singing, Music Tech, Music Theory, GCSE

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90 minute music lesson

90 min

An extended, 90 minute lesson. Piano, Bassoon, Singing, Music Tech, Music Theory, GCSE


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