No More Music Lessons

When I was twelve two new music teachers entered the staff of George Green’s Grammar School. One looked like an older version of the other. The senior teach was Lesley Winter and the junior teach was a chap who become famous as a composer – Michael Nyman. They both had cropped hair and cropped beards and had a special way of teaching music, which reminded me of the selection and teaching methods that Eastern European Communist countries adopted at the time. Continue reading