Gill Eccles is a music teacher with over thirty years experience – both in schools and private practice. Between studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the University of Central England she trained as an Yamaha Music School (YMS) teacher – before working as a music teacher in high school, then as head of music in a specialist school for dyslexic pupils. Today Gill teaches in primary and secondary schools throughout South Staffordshire, whilst still running a very active music practice that caters to pupils from beginner to the final year of degree level. And, as if that weren’t enough, she also manages to fit in ‘sidelines’ as a cub and scout leader – as well as holding the position of local parish organist at St John’s the Baptist in Hammerwich.
It’s All In The Music – with Gill Eccles: Part 1
Fill-ins – the ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘how’: Having contributed mainly music theory based articles to Yamaha Club for the past five years music teacher Gill Eccles embarks on a new series in which she embraces a wider view of music and the Yamaha keyboard/Clavinova.
(Published in February 2020)
It’s All In The Music – with Gill Eccles: Part 2
Today I’m going to take a piece of music and use it to illustrate aspects of the music theory we’ve looked at over the past five years or so. In this way I’m hoping to give you an understanding of how the music is translated from the notes in the written score into an audible musical performance.
(Published in April 2020)