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  • Paul Harris's inspirational self-motivation is about asking
    those questions which revise and refine the notion of what being a good teacher really is
    Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Principal, Royal Academy of Music.
  • Paul Harris is one of the great reflective practitioners of our time.
    His fascination with the teaching process proves to be truly inspirational
    Colin Lawson, Director, Royal College of Music.
  • Not only is Paul Harris's music gorgeous throughout,
    but he gets his pupils improvising right from the beginning.
    Pamela Weston

  • Paul Harris's attractive workbooks are to be highly recommended
    Music Teacher Magazine
  • What is clear from this CD is that Harris has a knack of being able to shake lovely
    melodies out of his sleeve almost at will.
    Musicweb
  • The magic is about delighting in the endless potential of Paul's
    techniques and approaches.
    Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Principal, Royal Academy of Music

  • A Musical Celebration

    Now available at the great price of £7.44 on Amazon!

    Hugely delighted that Victoria's CD is now available. It would difficult to choose a favourite (there are so many) but if really pushed then it would have to be Robert Hardy's wonderful narration of The Unhappy Aardvark.

    We had a lot of fun recording the CD up at the studios at Keele University - see blog for a fuller story! Here are a couple of tasters - the first movement of the Divertimento for flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and piano and the last movement of Visions which is currently on grade 7.

    Click on the cover for a link to buy the CD! Available from iTunes as well!

    The Virtuoso Teacher

    Price £9.99

    By considering The Virtuoso Teacher and how a teacher might attain virtuoso status, renowned educator and writer Paul Harris delves into the core issues of being a teacher and the teaching process. A fascinating look at topics such as:

    • self-awareness and the importance of emotional intelligence
    • getting the best out of pupils
    • dealing with challenging pupils
    • asking the right questions
    • creating a master-plan
    • taking the stress out of learning
    • teaching for the right reasons.

    This seminal book is an inspirational read for all music teachers, encouraging everyone to consider themselves in a new and uplifted light, and transform their teaching.


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    Paul Harris List of Works

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    Associate sites & sites of interest

    Malcolm Arnold Festival Facebook

    The Official Facebook page of the Malcolm Arnold Festival.

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    The Official Twitter page of the Malcolm Arnold Festival.

    Malcolm Arnold Festival Website

    The official site of the Malcolm Arnold Festival.

    Royal & Dergate

    The Official site of the Malcolm Arnold Festival venue in Northampton.

    Queen's Temple Publications

    Official Website of Queen's Temple Publications

    Norfolk County Music Festival

    Paul is President of the Norfolk County Festival

    National Youth Wind Orchestra

    Paul is the NYWO's clarinet coach




    Simultaneous Learning

    Paul's Revolutionary Teaching Methods

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    Paul Harris discusses his highly imaginative approach to music teaching known as Simultaneous Learning.

    Teaching music is, incontestably, one of the most fascinating and stimulating of all professions. And as teachers we can inspire, encourage and help our pupils to develop that very special ability to play or sing music independently and so give them a skill that really will enhance their lives..


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    Educational Series (Grades 1-8)

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    Educational series: Improve your Aural!

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    The very thought of aural, especially in examinations, strikes fear into the heart of many young pianists and instrumentalists. But aural should not be an occasional optional extra, it's something to be developing all the time, because having a good ear will help you to improve as a musician more than any other single musical skill.

    Paul Harris gives an introduction to his acclaimed series Improve Your Sight Reading

    Paul Harris

    A collection of Published & Unpublished Articles

  • ...and another Malcolm! (December 19, 2005)
  • A blissful day (September 22, 2006)
  • A Class Act (June 27, 2010)
  • A festival and a quintet (December 23, 2006)
  • A forgotten partnership (March 22, 2009)
  • A host of octogenarians! (May 21, 2006)
  • A manuscript comes home (May 4, 2011)
  • A moment for reflection (December 1, 2000)
  • A tribute to Pamela Weston (1921-2009) (September 24, 2009)
  • A tribute to Thea King (September 26, 2007)
  • A trip through time (June 6, 2002)
  • An eventful summer (December 4, 2001)
  • Another flight of the gentle lark (December 24, 2010)
  • Ben and Benn (September 1, 2009)
  • British Clarinet Concertos (March 13, 2004)
  • Buried Treasure (March 5, 2002)
  • Dentists and Dons (December 25, 2009)
  • Do we need to Practise? (March 5, 2011)
  • Elegance and sophistication - some secret English repertoire (September 18, 2005)
  • Four short pieces? (December 31, 2008)
  • From Manchester to Berlin (March 16, 2005)
  • Great goings-on in the war years (September 30, 2008)
  • I have a theory... (January 8, 2012)
  • Important birthdays (March 20, 2006)
  • It’s all in the preparation… (January 5, 2011)
  • Karl Leister pays a visit: diary of a memorable weekend (March 24, 2007)
  • Lazarus, Thurston, Blackpool and the Eldorado Ice Cream Company (September 1, 2011)
  • Looking backwards and forwards (December 8, 2002)
  • Lost and found, the remarkable story of Malcolm Arnold's Wind Quintet (March 9, 2003)
  • More clarinet concertos (September 14, 2004)
  • Music fit for a Queen (September 7, 2002)
  • Musical treats from Bonnie Scotland (December 5, 2013)
  • Nash, Browne and 303 fingerings (December 27, 2007)
  • Nearer the light (June 10, 2003)
  • Nonagenarians anonymous (March 28, 2008)
  • Old and new (December 12, 2003)
  • Playing Scales (part 1) (September 6, 2011)
  • Playing Scales (part 2) (October 7, 2011)
  • Recollections on a Summer's Day (September 1, 2010)
  • Sir Malcolm (March 2, 2001)
  • Some foolish fancies (May 17, 2005)
  • Summer news (May 29, 2008)
  • Summer, songs and a glass of champagne (September 11, 2003)
  • Tales from up north (or what made you take up the clarinet?) (March 26, 2010)
  • Tea and Bagatelles with the Finzis (September 3, 2001)
  • Three for two (June 25, 2007)
  • Thurston's other pupil (May 23, 2009)
  • Two launches and a birthday (December 15, 2004)
  • What makes a good masterclass? (August 5, 2011)
  • What’s at the very heart of your teaching? (May 4, 2011)
  • Why am I a music teacher? (November 5, 2010)
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    Paul Harris

    Diary & Events: May 2014 onwards

  • Simultaneous Learning day for the School's Music Association

    Date Saturday 25th October 2014 (All day)

    LocationThe Bull Hotel, Peterborough

  • Malcolm Arnold Festival

    Date Saturday 18th October 2014 (18-19th Oct)

    LocationRoyal & Derngate, Northampton

  • 'The Virtuoso Teacher'

    Date Saturday 13th September 2014 (All day)

    LocationSt Mary's School, Calne

  • Inset for Kingston Music Service
    'Simultaneous Learning'

    Date Friday 12th September 2014

    LocationKingston

  • Inset at Cheadle Hulme School
    Inset on 'Simultaneous Learning'

    Date Wednesday 10th September 2014 (6.30pm)

    LocationStockport

  • Enfield Music Service

    Date Tuesday 9th September 2014

    LocationTeaching Inset

  • 'Virtuoso Teacher day' ISM day

    Date Saturday 6th September 2014 (All day)

    LocationBelfast

  • Inset at Exeter School

    Date Friday 5th September 2014 (All day)

    LocationExeter

  • Inset at Cranleigh School

    Date Thursday 4th September 2014 (All day)

    LocationCranleigh School

  • 'The Virtuoso Teacher' Inset
    Inset on 'The Virtuoso Teacher'

    Date Tuesday 2nd September 2014

    LocationStanford School

  • Inset for Herts Music Service

    Date Monday 1st September 2014 (All day)

    LocationHertfordshire

  • 'Virtuoso Teacher' Inset
    Inset on 'The Virtuoso Teacher'

    Date Monday 1st September 2014

    LocationBedford School

  • Coaching National Youth Wind Orchestra

    Date Sunday 3rd August 2014 (All day)

    LocationTudor Hall School, Banbury

  • Summer Rectial - Music for Voice, 2 clarinets and piano

    Date Sunday 29th June 2014 (5pm)

    LocationHartwell House

  • Piano Teachers Conference
    Talking about Simultaneous Practice

    Date Thursday 26th June 2014 (3pm)

    LocationStowe School

  • Inset at Berkhamstead School
    On Sight-reading

    Date Wednesday 25th June 2014 (5pm)

  • EPTA event

    Date Sunday 8th June 2014

    LocationBedford

  • Music Education Matters - Group Teaching

    Date Friday 30th May 2014 (10.45 - 12pm)

    LocationGlasgow

  • Inset for the Wolverhampton Music service - Creative Teaching

    Date Thursday 22nd May 2014 (All day)

    LocationWolverhampton

  • 'The Practice Process'

    Date Thursday 15th May 2014 (6.30pm)

    LocationForysth Bros. Manchester

  • 'The Practice Process'

    Date Wednesday 14th May 2014 (6.30pm)

    LocationMusic notes, Liverpool

  • The Virtuoso Teacher - ISM day

    Date Sunday 11th May 2014 (All day)

    LocationDu Pre Building, Oxford

  • Marjorie Humby Prize

    Date Saturday 10th May 2014 (10am)

    LocationRoyal College of Music

  • Abingdon Festival

    Date Friday 2nd May 2014 (2-4th May)

    LocationAbingdon

  • MalcolmArnoldFestival.comThe official

    Malcolm Arnold Festival 2013

    "I think of music in terms of sound"

    Sat 19th - Sun 20th October

    MalcolmArnoldFestival.com

    A celebration of Sir Malcolm's great music across many of his most popular genres, including music from the movies, ballet, music for children ensemble music and an especial focus this year on his concertos.

    • Purple Dust (iii) O'Killigans lilt
    • Scherzetto For Clarinet & Piano
    • Suite Bourgeoise: Movement No.5
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    MalcolmArnoldFestival.com

    Paul's Youtube Channel

    Victoria Soames Samek interviews Paul

  • The Virtouso Teacher

    By considering The Virtuoso Teacher and how a teacher might attain virtuoso status...

  • Simultaneous Learning

    Paul Harris introduces his transformational, imaginative and pro-active process of teaching

  • Sight Reading

    Paul Harris gives an introduction to his acclaimed series 'Improve Your Sight Reading'

  • Group Teaching

    Paul Harris considers group teaching

  • Paul Harris: An Introduction

    An introduction to the work of music educationalist Paul Harris.

  • Victoria Soames Samek interviews Paul

    Talking to Paul Harris about the new CD of his music...


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