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Tuesday October 1st, 6pm to 7.30pm 

Open Day - for Parents, Pupils and Teachers - Instrumentalists and Choristers 

Saturday 26th October, 2pm to 4.20pm 

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Chick Lyall

Chick graduated with a BMus (Hons) from The University of Glasgow where he studied composition with Lyell Cresswell and piano with Gusztav Fenyo. He later studied with the composer and theorist Joe Maneri at the New England Conservatory in Boston (Massachusetts). He has since been active as a pianist /composer both in jazz and classical music. He has written music for various ensembles including SCO, Ecat, SNJO, Mc Falls Chamber and Academy Now. He has also written and performed improvised and Jazz music with many of the leading Scottish jazz musicians including Tom Bancroft, Colin Steele, Kevin McKenzie and Rob Hall with whom he has recorded five albums for FMR records.

In addition he was a founding member of the Electro-acoustic improvising ensemble Green Room who have released five albums to date. His recordings also include a solo piano album (Solitary Dance) and two albums with Scandinavian Saxophonists Tore Brunborg and Joakim Milder. He has also collaborated with musicians from varied backgrounds including the composer Bill Sweeney, trombonist John Kenny and pianist Steven Osborne.

In addition to his freelance performing activities, Chick Lyall teaches Classical Piano at Dollar Academy and has been a Jazz teacher at St Mary's Music school since 2007.

In 2004 Chick Lyall received a Creative Scotland Award from the Scottish Arts Council.

Chick Lyall

Qualifications

BMus Hons


Faculties

Keyboard
Jazz


Instrument

Jazz Piano


Additional Responsibilities

Jazz Skills

 
 
 

Instrumental Learning

Choir School

Saturday Music Classes

 

St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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