Kay Charlton is a trumpet player, educator and composer and teaches KS2 music, brass and WCET. She completed an MA in Music Education at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2018, and was delighted to be awarded the Director’s Prize for Excellence in Music Education. Kay has been guest lecturer on instrumental tuition at Leeds College of Music and Trinity Laban and has written resources for LSO Discovery and LPO Creative Classrooms. She is the author of ‘How to teach Whole-Class Instrumental Lessons, 50 Inspiring Ideas’ (Collins Music, 2020).
Kay plays trumpet with the Bollywood Brass Band who have toured and recorded extensively and she leads on their education work. Her passion for making music fun and accessible for beginners has led to the composition of Bollywood brass/wind tutor books (Spartan Press) and examination pieces for Trinity College London. Her book of WCET repertoire and backing tracks ‘Are You Ready?’ (Warwick Music) has been converted into a series of online tutorials by MusicGurus, and she has delivered workshops based on this repertoire at education conferences, the Music and Drama Education Expo and as CPD sessions for music hubs.