The Band

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A) Inspirational groups (multi genre/non musical) :

  • Why they inspire (music, personalities, working style/ethic , sum greater than parts etc)

B) The band leader :

  • What is required , gained, lost, traded to fulfill this role (RM opinion only!)

C) Reasoning :

  • What does the ensemble represent ?
  • Why do you want to begin one?
  • Future aims?
  • Dream lineup/ Consistent personnel/ flexible membership

D) Styles of running/rehearsal :

  • Historical info from well known /lesser known bandleaders and conductors,
  • RM personal experiences (as both leader and sideman, agent , promotor )
  • the band meeting
  • democracy : Some great ensembles sharing leadership.

E) Longevity :

  • Examples of / Reasoning for some great short/long lived ensembles.
  • Extraction/development of principles from these.
Book Your First Lesson Online to Receive Priority Scheduling!

Using the button below, you can place a deposit on your first lesson and get a priority choice of time slots. Deposits will cover the full cost of the first lesson. Bandleading tuition starts at £20 for 30 minutes, but longer lessons are available. Choose your preferred length, enter your location and timezone, and click “Book A Lesson!” For questions or concerns about education programs, contact Robert directly via this link. All who write to Robert using this link will receive a free chart download of “Priceless”, a tune from Robert’s 2007 solo release, Equinox. Newsletter subscribers will receive a free mp3 download of “Priceless” as well.

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