Welcome to the Len Tyler Music School where music really happens!
The Len Tyler Music School was founded in 1994 and delivered music classes for children from pre-birth to upper primary until 2020. Teacher training workshops began in 1999 initially on behalf of the British Kodály Academy but subsequently for many schools, music services and other organisations across the country. In 2012 a teacher training event was organised in Kenya and since then further training has been delivered in Uganda (twice), Malta (three times), South Africa and Pakistan. Future events are planned for China and Poland as well as return trips to South Africa and Pakistan. Rose Tyler has been delivering instrumental lessons since 1989
It was in the rural village of Lubenham (Leicestershire) that Len Tyler had his first introduction to music when he joined the local church choir. He didn’t pick up an instrument until he arrived at secondary school when he had the opportunity to take up the trombone. A few weeks before his 17th birthday he joined the British Army as a professional musician, enjoying a 27 year career including 17 years as music director. During his military service he was able to learn to play all brass and woodwind instruments as well as spending a year running the percussion section at the Royal Military School of Music (Kneller Hall). As a young man he played bass guitar in a small combo. He held various appointments in charge of a number of bands and training establishments. During his military service he took part in many high profile state occasions including the investiture of the Prince of Wales in Carnarvon Castle, changing the guard at Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s Birthday Parade and the Queen’s Silver Jubilee service in St Paul’s Cathedral.
On leaving the military in 1994 he trained as a music educator with Colourstrings International, the British Kodály Academy, Trinity College of Music and other organisations. As well as his work with young children he is in demand as a teacher trainer and lecturer.
Len keeps his music up to scratch playing with two award winning wind bands, a symphony orchestra and a brass quintet where he is the resident composer. He keeps his baton sharp by conducting a wind band (Da Capo Winds) for adult beginner. He lives just outside Camberley with his wife, two daughters, one son in law, four dogs and eight chinchillas. One daughter is a vet ..!
Links as follows
British Kodaly Academy - https://kodaly.org.uk/