About Chris Fower
Chris completed his undergraduate studies in jazz and contemporary music at Leeds College of Music and was a full-time, performance post-graduate at The Royal Academy of Music for two years as a member of the Advanced Course, during which time he was bass trombone with the European Community Youth Orchestra.
He has worked widely as a professional performer and educator for over twenty-five years performing in orchestras, big bands, music theatre and numerous diverse ensembles including Grimethorpe Colliery Band, The Creative Jazz Ensemble, Dame Shirley Bassey’s Orchestra and the Michael Nyman Band.
During his career in music education Chris taught extensively in one-to-one and group lessons at all levels in both state and private schools and the Royal College of Music Junior Department. He has tutored on numerous county level courses and was Musical Director of Hertfordshire Youth Jazz Ensemble. Chris has enjoyed a variety of other music education roles including working in Local Authority Music Services as both a Leader and Manager and working extensively as a mentor and teacher trainer, most notably as part of the face to face team for Trinity Guildhall in their delivery of the Open University’s “KS2 Whole Class Instrumental Music” training program.
Before working with pBone Chris’ work in the music industry included Executive Manager of the British Trombone Society and consulting to Edwards Instruments in the UK.