Dave Buxton Jazz & Classical Piano Tuition

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    Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP26 3UG
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A practicing jazz educator, composer and performer with 35 years experience. His teaching practice was set up parallel with his performing career - a musically enriching experience and was priveliged to have performed with such great contemporary improvisors as Randy Brecker, Orphy Robinson, Mamadi Kamara, Dave Adams, Ernst Reisjeger, Han Bennink, Gary Valente, Chris Biscoe, Claude Deppa, Mano Ventura and Andy Sheppard, with whom he performed at major European and Scandinavian jazz and world music festivals.

His musical encounters and experiences as a performer nourish his teaching and provides his students with a platform from which to step into the language and performance of jazz.

High quality 1-2-1 tuition in: jazz, blues,composition, song writing, modern theory, classical piano to Grade 8 and classical theory to Grade 5 - ABRSM standard. Bass & Drums backing tracks are provided for jazz students - an enjoyable way to practise.

£15 1/2 hour
£30 hour


New Christmas Musical WHAT COLOUR IS CHRISTMAS? Written for Youth Musical Theatre - cast of 18 playing 37 characters - opportunity for a large cast . A magical fantasy set at the East Pole in Rainbowland; 15 catchy contemporary songs - Scored for 5 piece band or 17 piece orchestra or CD Backing Tracks

“What Colour Is Christmas? – The score is particularly professional and impressive, there is no doubt that these songs would appeal greatly to a family audience”. Paul Taylor – Performing Rights Director – Samuel French Ltd

“What Colour Is Christmas? – I loved it, wonderful songs and great orchestrations, thoroughly deserves to be heard”.  Dominic Walker – Head of A & R – BBC Music Publishing

New British Comedy Musical based on the classic novel 'The Diary of a Nobody' - POOTER THE MUSICAL should appeal to amateur groups with a well-balanced cast & potential for simple staging & costuming. Hilarious scenes, side-splitting moments, crowd-pleasing Music Hall style score of 18 catchy foot-tapping songs. 6 main roles 3m, 3f - 6 secondary roles 4m, 2f. Scored for 3 piece up to 8 piece band or CD Backing Tracks

As full members of PRS, we hold the Grand Rights for perfomance licences on both stage musicals.

Perusal materials: Libretto, synopsis, CD of songs

For all enquiries please contact Dave Buxton  



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