Gwyn Pritchard is a London based composer whose music has been performed around the world. Detailed biographical information and examples of his work may be seen on his personal website.
Several established composers have studied with him, and his pupils include emerging professional composers, postgraduate and undergraduate university and conservatoire students, musicians from the rock/pop world who wish to broaden their musical understanding, amateur composers and teenagers needing assistance with their 'A' level composition element.
There are as many ways of approaching the teaching of composition as there are people wanting to study it, and Pritchard's approach to his composition students does not conform to any specific plan or musical 'philosophy', nor is it orientated in any particular stylistic direction. He is committed to helping each student develop his or her individual compositional ideas, and evolve the techniques necessary to explore and extend those ideas. His students are also encouraged to gain an understanding of the basic aesthetic principles that underpin all music, as well as to look at ideas related to their composing that may be found in the worlds of the visual or literary arts and beyond.
Some students also wish to receive coaching in harmony, counterpoint and analysis and these studies can also be accommodated either within a course of composition study or as a separate subject. Students also benefit from Gwyn Pritchard’s considerable experience as a professional conductor of contemporary music, as a performing 'cellist and pianist, and as Artistic Director of Uroboros Ensemble and of the London Ear Festival of Contemporary Music. He is a professor of composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
For details of lesson fees, or to arrange a consultation lesson (no fee) please phone 07714 193 108; alternatively send an email. Please note that in suitable cases the fee may be reduced to accommodate pupils with limited financial resources.
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and details of his professional career as a composer may be seen at www.gwynpritchard.com