Mr Gazard

Mr Gazard

I am a musician and teacher who has been closely involved with music education for over 25 years. I am a former secondary school music teacher, including 12 years as Head of Music in a Performing Arts Specialist school, and have also been the Secondary Curriculum Excellence Advisor for Buckinghamshire.

I am a pianist, singer and percussionist, and am currently the Curriculum Lead for Buckinghamshire Music Trust, responsible for developing A Level Music Teaching online to schools in the county and beyond, and writing the course for the ABRSM Certificate of Music Education.

I have taught GCSE and A Level Music for many years and across a number of different boards, both in schools and as a private tutor. I pride myself on my eclectic approach to music, being equally happy in Bach or Bacharach: my specialisms are jazz and musical theatre.

I am an award-winning music education author, having written three books; the most recent of which, ‘Being a Head of Music: a Survival Guide’, won ‘Best Music Education Product’ at the Music Teacher Magazine Awards for Excellence in 2018.

I am also a professional composer and arranger, currently working for Glee Club UK as a vocal and track arranger, and have recently started a new role as presenter of The Jazz Hour on my local community radio station Wycombe Sound.

I am based in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire and am married with two children.

Watch me explain why you should study A Level Music at Cambridge Home School: