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Kay Charlton

Associate Trainer: Instrumental Teaching

Kay Charlton

Kay Charlton

Associate Trainer: Instrumental Teaching

Kay Charlton is a trumpet player, composer, teacher and workshop leader.

Kay has worked as a peripatetic trumpet tutor and music teacher in London for over twenty years and is also a workshop leader and composer for Trinity College London. She has been a mentor for TCL and has a mentor certificate from the Open University.

Alongside teaching, she plays mainly with Bollywood Brass Band, playing at venues and festivals, including at the BBC Proms, and for Indian weddings in the UK and India. As the band’s Project Manager, she has arranged and directed Indian film songs for various ensembles — school bands, wind bands, brass bands and for a performance by the Philharmonia Orchestra at the London Mela, 2012.

Publications include ‘Bollywood Blast’ – a set of tutor books and arrangements for brass and wind and ‘Tubalosity’ for solo tuba (both published by Spartan Press). ‘Tubalosity’ was selected to be premiered by Kenyon Wilson at Indiana University, USA in 2014 as part of the Fifteen Minutes of Fame series.

Kay has written for Trinity College London’s Music Tracks publications, and ‘Easy Living’ was selected for Trinity’s 2015-17 Initial piano syllabus, with two new tunes selected for the 2018 syllabus (Initial and Grade 1).

First Access/WCET teaching is a particular interest — ‘Are You Ready’, is a set of progressive pieces with backing tracks for whole class teaching which was published by Warwick Music in 2016.