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Our Teachers

Sam graduated from Leeds College of Music with a specialist performance degree in saxophone (jazz improvisation) and currently teaches piano and saxophone at KTB Music while still performing all over the North of England both as a soloist and in various function bands and big bands.

He currently leads the KTB Band every Tuesday (during term-time), and heads up our new monthly Jazz Jam.

Sam French

Music Teacher

Katy Bradley singing

Katy Bradley

Katy has been teaching since 1999 and specialises in teaching using innovative techniques and keeps up to date with research.

 

As well as recently releasing her debut single, Katy often performs as an after dinner speaker, or an ambient background music lounge singer and has performed all over the north west including Blackpool Opera House, The Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool and The Lowry in Salford.

Singing Teacher

Sam French playing the tenor saxophone, November 2013 Sam French conducting the KTB and LVM Choirs at the KTB Music Christmas Extravaganza, December 2015

John Norton

Guitar Teacher

John is currently a lecturer of Music and part-time session guitarist based in the North West of England. He regularly works as a session guitarist for a major record label and performs within high-end musical theatre pit bands. He is a PGCE Certified teacher with a background in high school education and studied at Bristol Institute of Modern Music where he achieved his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance.

He is also the lead guitarist for popular Preston-based band The Accused, who regularly perform for high-end corporate functions and weddings. John’s areas of expertise range from Jazz and Country to Fusion and Rock. He is a music theory teacher and experienced with ABRSM, RGT and Rock School exam boards.

Kate Males

Singing Teacher

Kate Males is a fresh face to the teaching of singing and has been a part of the KTB Music team since March. Alongside her training with Katy on the job at KTB Music, Kate will also be training under Jenevora Williams through the national training organisation Voice Workshop, amongst others. As well as training as a singing teacher, Kate has also agreed to take up the baton at the KTB Choir, becoming assistant music director. Though Kate has been singing all her life, she is also a clarinettist and is currently undergoing formal training in piano accompaniment to add to her list of musical abilities.

Kate has performed at the Preston Guild Hall with the KTB Voice, as well as being a member of the KTB Choir for three years. She has an instinctive ability to nurture singers through confidence building, and through her formal singing teacher training, she will incorporate performing and vocal technique including vocal health tips wherever necessary.

John Norton posing with a guitar This One