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Lessons offered by Mike
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Piano
  • Musical keyboard
  • Synthesizer
  • Jazz Piano
  • Harpsichord
Levels
  • All Levels

The best for everyone: fun, friendly lessons from one of the best most experiences internationally experienced musicians currently working in the UK!

Methodology

I teach every individual according to their personality, needs and tailor every lessons. There is never a 'one size fits all' - each student is an indivual.

Experience

Professional pianist/piano teacher. Joint Founder/Director British Georgian Music Academy (London & Tbilisi). I am educated to a very high level in music: I possess a PhD and my knowledge of all areas of my subject is extremely detailed, both in academic and practical terms. This knowledge and experience is not only based on Classical Music but also on most other genres, e.g. Jazz, Pop, Musical Theatre, Folk and World Music.

From the outset of my educational career I have held managerial and leadership positions that I believe have constantly developed my understanding of all matters musical, educational and business.

I believe that I possess excellent interpersonal skills based on a lifetime of engaging in both an international performing and an educational career with equal degrees of success. I am respected as both a very organised, self-motivated, informed and fair leader as well as adapting as necessary to the needs of a team. I can give advice and yet take advice as each and every situation arises: naturally, I want to elicit the best possible responses, effort and professionalism from my team. I try to never be (or appear to be) high-handed: I feel comfortable in roles of responsibility with whomever I work.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £130
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £275
Lessons offered by Mike
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Piano
  • Musical keyboard
  • Synthesizer
  • Jazz Piano
  • Harpsichord
Levels
  • All Levels

Mike's CV

Personal Details

Full Name: Michael Ward
Title: Dr.
Address: 32 Lambs Close, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Postcode: LU5 4QA
Nationality: United Kingdom
Date of Birth: 12th August 1961
Gender: Male
Phone Number: 07(concealed information)
E-mail Address: (concealed information)
Driving Licence (UK): Full
DFES No. (UK): 82/38152
National Insurance No. (UK): WL666344B

Education

Establishment: University of Leeds
Programme: Music
Award gained: PhD – Pass (No rewrites necessary)
Start Date: September 1997
End Date: July 2001

Establishment: University of Birmingham
Programme: Music
Award gained: PGCE (Music) – Credit in Teaching
Start Date: September 1982
End Date: July 1983

Establishment: University of Sheffield
Programme: Music
Award gained: B.Mus. (Hons) 2:1
Start Date: October 1979
End Date: June 1982

Establishment: Royal Academy of Music, London
Programme: Piano Teaching/Performance
Award gained: LRAM – Pass
Start Date: October 1980
End Date: April 1981

Awards

1985 - Fritz Gottlieb Memorial Scholarship International Award for Excellence in Piano Performance, London, United Kingdom
1992 - Joint First Prize International Musician of the Year Competition, Auckland, New Zealand

Recent In-Service Training/Certification

Certification: Understanding Pathways to Extremism and the Prevent Programme V4
Issuing Organisation: Safeguarding eAcademy
Number/ID: 3556991
Issue Date September 2019

Certification: Guidance for Practitioners Working with Children v2
Issuing Organisation: Safeguarding eAcademy
Number/ID: 3556991
Issue Date September 2019

Certification: Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - Core Refresher R3MV14
Issuing Organisation: Safeguarding eAcademy
Number/ID: 3556991
Issue Date September 2019


Employment History

Manshead CE Academy, Dunstable Rd, Caddington. LU1 4BB
Role: General Cover & Music Teacher (F/T Temporary Contract)
Ages taught: 11 to 18 years old
September 2019 – September 2020

Achievements: After having moved back to UK in July 2019 I immediately managed to secure this post for 1 year to provide an income for my family. In that time, I still managed to deliver all my administrative duties as the Founder/Director of the British Georgian Music Academy in Tbilisi Georgia. In addition, I have re-acquainted myself with all aspects of the UK education system and undertaken new training to gain 3 highly important certificates with regard to SEND, PREVENT and eSafety. Furthermore, I have delivered lessons in Music and most other subjects from Year 7 to 13, attended further training, meetings, parent consultations and all other aspects of the educational community in a prominent Secondary school with over 1000 students on role.

Reason for leaving: Temporary contract and a wish/need to re-establish myself in the UK.


British Georgian Music Academy, 29 Tskneti Highway, Bagebi, Vake, Tbilisi, Georgia. 0162
Role: Founder/Director of the British Georgian Music Academy, Tbilisi GEORGIA (F/T)
Ages taught: 4 to 30 years old
June 2016 – September 2020

Achievements: In my recent post as Founder/Director of the British Georgian Music Academy, as well as running a prestigious international educational establishment and all that this entails, I engaged in a very full teaching and performing timetable with students aged from 4 years old to 20 years old; both individually and in groups of up to 30 in a session. I maintained a choir, opera group, orchestra, chamber music groups and many amazing soloists who have gone on to win major prizes in international competitions and also gain places in higher musical education in various parts of the world. Several former students have taken full scholarships in prestigious music schools in the UK including the Menuhin School, Chethams and the Purcell School where I have managed to forge strong links.

My fundamental philosophy which I have expected of all the staff I employed is to try to motivate each and every student in a unique way; i.e. specific to their individual learning ability and educational need. This method of teaching and nurturing youngsters could be seen as a challenge but it is also a joy. Surely it is vital to instil in each individual a great love of music through whatever method can be devised by the teacher. My staff still adhere to this and continue to guide students from a wide variety of religious and ethnic backgrounds from countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, Georgia, USA, UAE, Germany, France, Venezuela, Iran, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. On a purely administrative level I have dealt successfully with all the Financial, Administrative, Human Resourcing, Equipment/Library and General Stock Suppliers, Media (Newspapers, Magazines, Television and Radio, etc.), Preparing for Live and Recorded Broadcasts, Concerts, Competitions, Festivals, Health and Safety, Outreach Programmes, Co-ordination of Governmental and British and Georgian Embassy Matters/Events, Forging links with other National and International Musical and Non-Musical Organisations, etc.

Reason for leaving: Georgia has become both economically and politically unstable.


Queen Ethelburga’s College, Thorpe Underwood Estate, Thorpe Underwood, York. YO26 9SS
Role: Senior Piano Teacher (F/T)
Ages taught: 6 to 20 years old
January 2008 – June 2016

Achievements: Successfully undertook full responsibility for all matters to do with Piano/Keyboard Studies and I developed/improved teaching and learning in all aspects of administration, performance and teaching. Furthermore, I was able to instigate a full and exciting programme of Chamber Music whereby young pianists became engaged in all manner of Chamber Music piano roles. In addition, I had a very active role as a piano accompanist for all events and examinations.

Reason for leaving: Move overseas to Georgia join my family.


Cundall Manor School, Cundall, North Yorkshire. YO61 2RW
Role: Senior Piano Teacher (P/T)
Ages taught: 4 to 13 years old
September 2009 – January 2015

Achievements: I came to this role at the specific request of the then Director of Music who knew of my success as both a performer and educator. I oversaw the re-development of Piano teaching in the school and managed to lay a firm foundation for future staff and
students. In addition, I had a very active role as a piano accompanist for all events and examinations.

At the time I already had a F/T role at Queen Ethelburgas' College so it was a very busy time!

Reason for leaving: Much more work/responsibilities at Queen Ethelburga’s College.


Queen Margaret's School, Escrick Park Estate, York. YO19 6EU
Role: Director of Music (F/T)
Ages taught: 11 to 18 years old
September 1995 – January 2008

Achievements: I started as a class teacher and gradually worked my way "up the ladder" to become the Director of Music in September 2001.

My route was as follows: Music Teacher, Piano Teacher & Accompanist; Chapel Organist; Examinations Coordinator; Deputy Director of Music & Year Head of Forms 1 & 2. (11 to 13 year olds) thence Director of Music.

I consider, amongst many new developments/programmes, that I managed to introduce the following particularly rank highly in my humble opinion:

My foresight/ability and organisational skills to develop, beyond recognition, all aspects of musical performance in ALL areas - vocal, instrumental and music theatre - in all genres; Classical, Musical Theatre, Opera, Church Music, World Music, Light Music, Folk Music, Jazz, Pop and Experimental Music.

Increase performance and achievement in school and public examinations: both Performance, Theory and GCSE, AS, A2 and University/College entrance.

The initiation of a new Outreach Programme to include all local State and Private Primary and Preparatory Schools.

I designed, ordered and oversaw the complete refurbishment, design and construction of a New Music School building.

Reason for leaving: There was a temporary but real downturn in the School's income and subsequent reduction in finances for certain departments so I accepted Redundancy terms.


University College, Salford, Maxwell Building, 43 The Crescent, Salford. M5 4WT
Role: Lecturer in Performance (P/T)
Ages taught: 18 to 30 years old
September 1994 – September 1995

Achievements: As a Lecturer in Performance Studies I became involved in all aspects of performance tuition on a different educational level – pre-graduate to Masters Level which afforded me the opportunity to draw upon my own extensive skills and experience as a professional performer (pianist, conductor and composer) with significant national and international experience in the concert hall, recording studios, television/radio etc. in order to help to prepare the students in their preparations for Diplomas, Undergraduate Degrees, Masters Degrees and possible subsequent a career in the music business of which I have a great deal of practical experience. I am pleased to say that numerous of my students went on to gain top jobs in a variety of musical establishments, ensembles and as soloists.

Reason for leaving: I was offered a more "competitive" position at an excellent Girls Boarding School with the possibility of true career development and near the beautiful city of York!


Mount St. Mary’s RC College, College Rd, Spinkhill (near Sheffield), Derbyshire. S21 3YL
Barlborough Hall RC Preparatory School, Park Street Barlborough, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S43 4ES
Role: Senior Piano Teacher at both establishments (P/T)
Ages taught: 4 to 21 years old
September 1994 – September 1995

Achievements: Quite apart from all the very satisfying piano teaching work plus many competition and examination successes that I helped my piano pupils to achieve at both establishments I managed to maintain strong links between the two places and develop joint
events in the spirit of the 'feeder' process. In addition, I developed a strong piano chamber music tradition and had a very active role as a piano accompanist for all events and examinations.

Reason for leaving: I was offered a more "competitive" position at an excellent Girls Boarding School with the possibility of true career development and near the beautiful city of York!


Wigan LEA, Gateway House, Standishgate, Wigan. WN1 IAE
Role: Head of Keyboard, Percussion & Vocal Studies and Area Team Leader (F/T)
Ages taught: 4 to 21 years old
September 1987 – September 1994

Achievements: I started as a peripatetic piano teacher and was subsequently offered (in 1994) the post of Head of Keyboard, Percussion & Vocal Studies. In addition, I took on the additional role of Area Team Leader with responsibility for 1/4 of all the Instrumental Music Provision throughout the Authority. I developed this new position to encompass all aspects of Music Provision, co-ordination between Primary, Secondary and College Level Music Education and ran extensive programmes in all musical matters for both staff and students. Furthermore, I organised/headed several successful musical tours to Europe including Belgium, Holland, Austria and Germany and had a very active role as a piano accompanist for all events and examinations.

Reason for leaving: The complete Music Service was axed and all the staff were made redundant or offered re-training as Primary School teachers; a route I did not wish to pursue at that stage of my career.


Watford Boys Grammar School, Rickmansworth Road, Watford. WD18 7JF
Role: Assistant Director of Music (F/T)
Ages taught: 11 to 18 years old
September 1985 – September 1987

Achievements: Assisting the Director of Music in all aspects of running a large thriving department in a school celebrated for its musical tradition. In particular, quite apart from all the usual teacher educational and administrative duties that I was obliged to undertake I was totally responsible for all the keyboard and vocal aspects of the school and I developed in a very short space of time an excellent chamber choir that toured extensively. In act I organised all aspects of an overseas tour within 6 weeks of my arrival in posts and as a consequence we did a highly successful French tour in the very first half term holiday! I also managed to help to develop the school orchestra to such a level that I was able to perform both Beethoven and Brahms Piano Concertos in public. Furthermore, I was able to develop the Choral Society to such an extent that I could present numerous public concerts with them and hire well-known solo singers to perform with them.

Reason for leaving: Personal family reasons dictated that I moved back to Manchester.





Referees

Mr Steven Jandrell,
Relationship Professional: My employer during my last main post in UK
Employer: Queen Ethelburga’s College, Thorpe Underwood Estate Thorpe Underwood York YO26 9SS
Job Title: Principal, Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate
E-mail Address: (concealed information) (concealed information)
Phone Number: 01(concealed information)
Mr Andrew McBurnie
Relationship Professional: My current employer
Since September 2019
Employer: Manshead CE Academy, Dunstable Road Caddington Bedfordshire LU1 4BB
Job Title: Headteacher
E-mail Address: (concealed information) (concealed information)
Phone Number: 01(concealed information)

Mr Stuart Nettleship
Relationship: Previous line manager at Queen Margaret’s School
I have known Stuart since 1995
Retired - Address: 1 Storking Lane Wilberfoss Pocklington East Yorkshire YO41 5NB
Job Title: Retired Director of Music/Senior Master/Independent School Inspector
E-mail Address: (concealed information)
Phone Number: 01(concealed information)

Mr Meurig Thomas
Relationship: Colleague
I have known Stuart since 1979
Semi-retired - Address: 8 Westbury View, Bath, BA2 8TZ
Job Title: Senior ABRSM Examiner & Retired Director of Music at Badminton School
E-mail Address: (concealed information)
Phone Number: 07(concealed information)




Additional Information

I am educated to a very high level in music: I possess a PhD and my knowledge of all areas of my subject is extremely detailed, both in academic and practical terms. This knowledge and experience is not only based on Classical Music but also on most other genres, e.g. Jazz, Pop, Musical Theatre, Folk and World Music.

From the outset of my educational career I have held managerial and leadership positions that I believe have constantly developed my understanding of all matters musical, educational and business.

I believe that I possess excellent interpersonal skills based on a lifetime of engaging in both an international performing and an educational career with equal degrees of success. I am respected as both a very organised, self-motivated, informed and fair leader as well as adapting as necessary to the needs of a team. I can give advice and yet take advice as each and every situation arises: naturally, I want to elicit the best possible responses, effort and professionalism from my team. I try to never be (or appear to be) high-handed: I feel comfortable in roles of responsibility with whomever I work.


Languages

English (Native fluency), French (Good), Georgian (Moderate)

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office: Word; Excel; Powerpoint; Sibelius; MuseScore; Noteflight; Pro Tools; Audacity; etc.

General Interests

Current Affairs; Georgian Culture; Travel; World History; Psychology; Sociology; People Skills & Management; Cookery; Classic English Novels; Historical Novels; The poetry of Wilfred Owen.



NB. Throughout my music educational career I have always managed to maintain the other side of my ‘dual career’ as a performer/composer. Indeed, each inform, feed into and nourish one another; both for my students and myself.

Details of my career as a pianist, conductor and composer can be found on my Musical Biography and the Internet.

Here are just a few links:

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DR MICHAEL WARD - MUSICAL BIOGRAPHY

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

Dr Michael Ward wrote his first musical composition when he was 7 years old; gave his first public piano recital aged 9; conducted his first major symphony concert whilst still only 16. In a career that spans some30 years of professional music making at an international level he has maintained his interest in all three areas of music making as well as passing his knowledge and skills on to countless of his students, many of whom have international careers themselves.

He is very proud to have founded in 2017, together with his wife the celebrated Georgian concert pianist Ketevan Ward (formerly Ketevan Asatashvili), the British Georgian Music Academy. Whilst both are now based in London they retain their roles as joint Directors.

Michael’s schedule is extremely full: with a very large repertoire, ranging from pre-Baroque to post-Modern music, he is regularly in demand both in the UK and abroad and has given concerts in many leading concert venues. In addition, Michael has made commercial recordings for Chandos, Doyen and Wilco Records as well as giving numerous broadcasts on both BBC and Independent radio and television and abroad.

CONCERT PIANIST

As a concert pianist, Michael has also given many recitals, concerto performances and chamber music concerts throughout the UK and abroad. With over thirty years of professional music experience as a recitalist and concerto soloist, Michael Ward is a pianist of outstanding gifts. In possession of a prodigious virtuoso technique, deep musical insight and thorough understanding of all the music he performs, Michael is in total command of his art and he uses all his considerable musical and pianistic skills to communicate the music he plays in a sincere and genuine manner to every member of his audience.

Michael gave his first public piano recital aged 9 and after a period of study with the celebrated pianist Danielle Salamon he won the International Fritz Gottlieb Memorial Scholarship for excellence in piano performance which resulted in two years study in London with Vera Yelverton. During this time he was offered recitals and concerto performances throughout the UK and consequently Michael was invited to study the piano works of Franz Liszt privately with the famous Hungarian concert pianist Louis Kentner.

Throughout his career, in addition to his concert activities as a soloist, Michael's skills as a piano accompanist and chamber musician have been much sought after by countless instrumentalists, singers and chamber ensembles in music from Baroque to the present day. As a consequence, in all three roles Michael has amassed a vast repertoire and he has given concerts throughout the world in many of the most prestigious venues as well as making numerous commercial recordings and playing for both Radio and Television broadcasts in the UK and abroad.

CONDUCTOR

Throughout his early conducting career Michael was guided by several highly regarded international figures including Sir Adrian Boult, Sir Charles Groves and Claudio Abbado. Following on from this he studied conducting with Adrian Leaper and then the late LawrenceLeonard (a pupil of both Eric Kleiber and Ernest Ansermet), piano with Danielle Salamon and the internationally renowned pianist Louis Kentner and following this Michael was invited by both Sir Simon Rattle and Raphael Frubeck de Bourgos to attend their rehearsals with the CBSO and LSO.

Michael had already conducted numerous orchestras, choirs and opera companies in Britain and abroad when he was appointed Music Director and Principal Conductor of Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra in 1990. It was at this time that he was fortunate both to be invited to spend time shadowing Yan Pascal Tortelier (at that time Principal Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra) and come into contact with the composer and conductor Luciano Berio.

In 1991 he was one of only two British conductors invited to participate in the prestigious Besançon International Competition and in the same year he had a similar invitation from the London Philharmonic Orchestra in their search for young conducting talent. Soon after he undertook a tour to Australia and New Zealand where, at the same time he won joint first prize in the 1992 International Musician of the Year Competition held in Auckland.

COMPOSER

After a period of study with the renowned English composer Philip Wilby, Michael was awarded aPhD in composition. In 1995, under the auspices of The Park Lane Group, his ‘Night Piece’ for Brass Quintet was given its world premiere by Onyx Brass at the Purcell Room on London’s South Bank and in April of that year he conducted the world premiere of his 1st Symphony, commissioned by Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra: another piece, ‘Music for an Imaginary Film’ was premiered by Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra in December 2000. In 1997 he completed a concerto for the internationally renowned horn player David Pyatt. Other works include a String Quartet, given its first performance in 1998 by the Sorrell Quartet, a Piano Sonata premiered in 1999 by the composer as well as ‘Paean’ for massive orchestral forces, soloists and chorus. His ‘Theatre Music’ for small orchestra and ‘Fire’ a ballet were both premiered in York in 2003. Whilst in 2004 he was asked to write pieces for the young Czech violin virtuoso Jiri Vodicka and internationally renowned Russian Concert Organist, Ekaterina Melnikova, who gave the Russian premiere of his piece ‘Shoah’ in Moscow during 2005.

FURTHER MUSICAL EXPERIENCE

Michael's vast experience includes having worked with over 50 orchestras, choirs and opera companies including musicians from BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera, Opera North, Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera. And he has given concerts at many of the major venues including RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester; Guildhall Concert Hall, London; City Hall, Sheffield; Fairfield Halls, Croydon; Free Trade Hall, Manchester; South Bank Concert Halls, London and Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

In 2008, after 18 years as Music Director and Principal Conductor of Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra he relinquished this post due to an increasingly demanding guest conducting schedule. During 2003, and to critical acclaim, Michael conducted the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra in the Czech Republic. Further invitations followed including concerts in Rumania, with the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Valcea, the Bucharest String Orchestra and concerts in Bulgaria. In 2005 he was engaged to make his debut in Russia with the Adygeya State Philharmonic Orchestra, in the 2006/2007 season he was invited to conduct Berlin’s Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra at the Philharmonie whilst in the 2007/2008 season he conducted the Bucharest Sinfonia and further engagements followed in Poland during 2009.

COMMERCIAL RECORDINGS/BROADCASTS

Commercial recording for Chandos, Doyen and Park Recordings. Live and recorded broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4 plus Independent television and radio broadcasts both in the UK and abroad.

LINKS TO COMMERCIAL AND LIVE RECORDINGS

LISZT, BRUBECK, CHOPIN and STRAUSS –

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COMPOSITIONS

MICHAEL WARD 'Reflections for Solo Oboe' –

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QUOTES FROM OTHER MUSICIANS

'Michael has innate abilities as a conductor, great experience as a player and real organisational skills. I have known him for many years and I have followed his career with the greatest interest – there is little doubt in my mind that he will achieve a most successful career. He is a hard and thorough worker, and has a straightforward personality that endears him to orchestras. Highly recommended.’
The late Lawrence Leonard - Internationally renowned Conductor

'Michael is determined and on the right road. With his experience one thing will surely lead to another.’
The late Claudio Abbado - Internationally renowned Conductor

‘Michael and I have performed recitals across the UK. I have also been fortunate enough to work with him as conductor in performances of Strauss and Mozart Horn Concertos. The same innate sense of phrasing, articulation and presentation which distinguishes his piano performances is present in his concerts as a conductor. When he is in front of an orchestra he treats both the music and musicians with the utmost respect. This coupled with a sound technical knowledge of music and technique lends his concerts a real sense of occasion. It is a rare privilege to meet such a distinguished and unpretentious musician. I have always admired Michael’s commitment
to music and he continues to inspire those with whom he comes into contact.’
David Pyatt - International French Horn Virtuoso and Principal Horn with the Royal Opera House Orchestra

‘Michael is an accomplished musician. As a conductor he gives firm direction yet handles his players with tact and understanding. I believe he will go far as a conductor. He is thorough in preparation, is dedicated in his work, and his seriousness is offset by a most acceptable sense of humour.’
The late Martin Milner OBE - Internationally renowned Orchestral Leader of Halle Orchestra

‘Michael is a first-rate musician. He is active as both a conductor and a pianist throughout the UK and Europe. He is an indefatigable worker and never fails to motivate others by example. He also has great presence therefore, in a concert situation he able to draw the attention of both audience and orchestra to focus intensely on the music…. Allied to a highly developed skill in balancing orchestral sounds, Michael, through a combination of intellect and instinct never fails to give exciting results … Michael has a wide musical knowledge, an ability to bring the best out in his players and a fine conducting technique.’
Trevor Green – CEO/Deputy Chair of Leeds International Piano Competition; Former Managing Director of The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

‘Michael is an accomplished conductor, who allows a soloist the flexibility to be spontaneous, whilst always ensuring solid support from the orchestra. He really encourages the whole orchestra to rise to the occasion in concerts, and certainly enables all the musicians involved to give of their very best. It is a pleasure working with him.’
Alexandra Wood - International Concert Violinist

‘Michael is very pleasant to work with, knows his scores most thoroughly, rehearses efficiently and obviously has an excellent rapport with the orchestra. I recommend him strongly.’
Martin Roscoe - International Concert Pianist

‘I feel we may have another Rattle!’
The late Sir Charles Groves - Internationally renowned Conductor

REVIEWS

“Brilliantly Done!”
(Performance of music by Grieg, Wilmslow Rex Theatre, Wilmslow Opera Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra, Manchester, UK)

“This was the first concert in which the orchestra was led by its new conductor Michael Ward. His work with the orchestra has produced a very musical and exciting sound.”
(Performances of Bizet, Parry, Wood, Elgar, Strauss & Mussorgsky, Winding Wheel Concert Hall, Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra, Chesterfield, UK)

“The performance contained moments of musical magic.”
(Performances of Debussy, Mozart, Holst & Elgar, Winding Wheel Concert Hall, Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra, Chesterfield, UK)

“…outstanding prowess…an excellent performance by Michael Ward.”
(Performance of music by Michael Ward, Central Concert Hall, Auckland, New Zealand)

"...great musicianship and flair for performance..."
(Performances of Mozart, Beethoven, Bruch & Haydn, Winding Wheel Concert Hall, Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra, Chesterfield, UK)

"...a lean, mean Messiah...conductor Michael Ward rose wonderfully to the occasion with a slimline, emotive and finely tuned new Messiah."
(Performance of Handel’s Messiah, Guild Hall, Cecilian Choir and Orchestra, Preston, UK)

“Wonderful performance ... highly skilled and with great sympathy for the music.”
(Performances of music by Beethoven, Lalo & Schumann, Dum Umeni Concert Hall, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, Zlin, Czech Republic)

“Dr Michael Ward’s talents and achievements are legion… Musical excellence… the sheer enjoyment of music.”
(Performances of Mozart, Rossini, Mussorgsky & Shostakovich, Winding Wheel Concert Hall, Chesterfield Symphony Orchestra, Chesterfield, UK)

“The British conductor Michael Ward seems to have total communication with both his musicians and the audience. He is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and talented international maestros to have conducted in Bucharest for many, many years.”
(Performances of music by Mozart, Saint-Saens & Beethoven, Cultural Institute Concert Hall, Bucharest Sinfonia, Bucharest, Rumania)

“Che un delizia! …musicale, pieno di bellezza e energia.” (“What a delight! ...musical, full of beauty and energy.”)
(Performances of music by Vivaldi and Warlock, Basilica of SS. Giovanni e Paulo, Poston Sinfonia and Choir, Venice, Italy)













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Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
at his home at your home By webcam
1 hour £30 £30 £30
5 hours £130 £130 £150
10 hours £275 £275 £300
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