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Educational Publications

Christopher has been commissioned to author, devise, compose and arrange for over 150 educational titles, published by Chester Music, Novello, De Haske, Faber Music, Wise Publications, A & C Black and Aldeburgh Music.

These include writing instrumental tutors for the ukulele and ocarina and the ‘Easiest 5-Finger Piano Course’, and composing the cross-curricular educational pop songs ‘Choices’ and ‘Needs, Wants, Rights’ and over 180 backing tracks for ‘A Dozen A Day’ instrumental practice exercises. He has devised and designed novelty educational products including ‘The Amazing Music Funbook’ and a set of puzzles based on the life and music of Benjamin Britten. He also devised and co-authored the highly successful and innovative ‘Abracadabra Strings’ series of tutors for violin, viola and cello (2nd/3rd editions).

Educational Music Medley
(excerpts from ‘Needs, Wants, Rights’, ‘A Dozen A Day’ backing tracks and ‘Choices’, composed by CH)


“His musicianship, creativity, and professional delivery of each and every project never fails to amaze.”

“His meticulous nature and attention to detail in every aspect of his work give assurance that you are in very capable hands.”

“He can turn his hand to arrangements of any genre of music, he has a thorough understanding of the publishing industry and of the educational world, and these skills combined produce the desired outcome on every occasion.”

Ann Barkway   Music Education Consultant and Project Manager; former Managing Editor & Director at Music Sales