Peripatetic Teachers

Peripatetic Teachers




Ian Lang..........acoustic and electric guitar tuition

Ian has been teaching the guitar for 29 years and is able to provide high

quality teaching for any contemporary style. After leaving higher

education, Ian played in several bands, most notably Small Change, who

were signed to several major record companies during the late 1970's early

'80's. After leaving Small Change, Ian embarked on a solo career,

achieving top 20 singles in Scandinavia, Belgium and France. In recent

years, Ian has combined teaching with an acoustic solo career that has seen

a number 3 album placing in the UK Roots Chart and an annual tour of the

United States. Other than Malbank School, Ian teaches in several local

Secondary and Primary schools. Contact or

via his web site 



Norman Peate.   Malbank Piano and Keyboard Peripatetic Teacher

I have been teaching at Malbank for 14 years!

Although I did a rather formal B.Mus (Hons) degree at Cardiff University, we still had a practical studies element.

My main studies were Voice and Piano.

Studying piano can be a rather solitary existence, although I have always gone for some duet playing whenever possible.  My wife Alison also plays, so we sometimes play duets, and I have encouraged many of my students to play duets when appropriate.

My other way of involving piano work with others is to ‘accompany', whether it be for instrumentalists and singers for exams and concerts, or accompanying choirs of various sizes for rehearsals and concerts. Also playing for shows has an important place for piano/keyboard within the musical accompaniment.

Part of my teaching has been preparing many students for their Grade 5 theory exam (to enable them to go beyond Grade 5 in Practical).

My most recent extra specialism has been helping students prepare for their aural and sight-reading  requirements for Grade exams.

It's all been great fun! (Occasionally nerve-wracking!)




Alice Rowland. Woodwind Peripatetic Teacher

Alice Rowland is an experienced secondary school music teacher and woodwind tutor. She teaches Classical, Jazz and Popular styles of music to everyone from beginners to advanced players. She has played in many ensembles including Flute Choirs, Concert bands, Orchestras, Wind bands, and Jazz bands. Lessons are tailor made to suit individual needs and aim to build confidence by developing skills in music reading, performance, and instrumental techniques. Students can work towards exams or play just for fun.




David Gillson. Brass Peripatetic Teacher

 David has played at numerous prestigious concert venues throughout the UK including an appearance at the Royal Albert Hall BBC's Proms concert. He was principal cornet of the Territorial (National) Youth Band of the Salvation Army and also a former member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain where he studied under the guidance of conductor Bramwell Tovey.
In 2011 David started his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music under the guidance of Roger Webster and Richard Marshall where he completed a BMus degree. After initially joining Hebden Bridge Band as principal cornet, within a year David was approached by Grimethorpe Colliery Band where he played solo cornet and experienced one of the highlights of his musical career playing live at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in 2012. During his time at university David was a finalist on the BBC Radio 2 ‘Young Brass Award' in 2014 and 2015.
In order to gain more experience as a soloist David moved to the Fairey Band where he plays repiano cornet as well as covering on principal cornet