About Tim

Tim Grant-Jones  GRSM  LRAM  ARCM  LTCL  MTC
Examiner for Trinity College, London

I studied piano, piano accompanying, trombone and euphonium at the Royal Academy of Music. After graduating, I studied there for a 4th year on a scholarship to concentrate on piano accompanying where I won the Kate Leventon Prize for accompanying and also gained the highest levels in harmony, keyboard harmony and aural skills.

 

Then I gained my PGCE equivalent (MTC) at London University Institute of Education. During this year I met and worked alongside Yvonne Enoch whose group piano teaching practice is world-renowned.

From then onwards, I have mixed my work with piano playing and teaching, Key stage 3 and GCE teaching, examining, composing and being a church organist. I have held head of music posts at 3 upper schools in Bedfordshire and worked with various choral societies and opera groups.

 

Many of my pupils have gone on to a career in music or music teaching. Most, I hope, still remember how to enjoy playing the piano later in life.

My work as an examiner is with Trinity (grade and diploma exams) and I have been involved in the training of new examiners, writing of the aural books, recording the aural book CDs, selecting music for syllabuses and marking theory papers. I also examine the Yamaha keyboard grade exams ‘Play for Keeps’ under the Trinity umbrella.

 

My work as a composer has ranged from creating piano trio arrangements (piano – six hands) to full-scale choral music with soloist and orchestra. Most recently was ‘Psalm 150’ in a unique blues-style setting for Bedford Choral Society’s 150th anniversary concert (April 2017).

 

As a pianist, I have accompanied voices and soloists of every instrument at every level, mainly for solo recitals, grade and diploma exams, GCSE and A-level performances and music festivals. I have played various concertos with local orchestras and know a large repertoire of music for two pianos.

I am active with the 8 day annual Bedfordshire Festival of music, Speech and Drama as music adviser and chief accompanist, as well as being organist of All Saints’ Church in Kempston.

35 Church Walk, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 7BH

01234 853399

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