International School Music Education Consultant

Professional Development

I provide international school music educators with tools for creating dynamic music departments. As an award-winning former Head of Whole School Music, I understand the complexities, challenges and incredibly rewarding outcomes of running a thriving international school music department. My research-backed techniques and frameworks for music department leadership, through-school music programming and performance (including musical theatre productions, whole-school orchestra concerts and pop music events) have helped music teachers and leaders all over the world.

Through-school Music Programming

Learn strategies to help build a context-rich through-school (K-13) music curriculum in your international school.

Music Department Leadership Training

Explore ways to effectively lead your music department, especially if you are working with a tricky mix of creative individuals!

Event Production

Work with Chris to develop frameworks for building impactful and inspiring Instrumental Programs, Concerts, Festivals & Musicals.

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Feedback about Chris' work

The discussion with Chris has led us from having no orchestral program in the school (except extra curricular) to running curricular orchestra programs in class.

The students really enjoyed his arrangements with parts for all levels. This has led to better personalisation, enjoyment and choice for students in KS3 music classes.

We have also improved uptake and interest in peripatetic lessons.

Michael W
Head of Music 

Chris strategizes music programmes for students while nurturing a multi-language environment and proactive team culture, facilitating knowledge-sharing and modern instructional techniques.

Based on Backwards By Design principles, he created a bespoke music curriculum from Nursery to Year 6, aligning curriculum standards with Learner Skills, whilst developing applicable Assessment and Reporting systems.

Kate G
Primary Music Teacher 

Other places you can find Chris' work

Podcast host

Music Teachers in International Schools Podcast

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You can also join the MTIIS Facebook community (600+ members), bringing together music teachers from all over the world.


Beginner Orchestra

Beginner Orchestra aims to solve one main problem for international schools with an orchestra program - write and arrange orchestra pieces written specifically for beginners. No more endless searching through massive databases. No more constant re-arranging. My team of music educators all around the world test and review every single piece making sure the scores and play-alongs are perfect for a beginner orchestra.

Articles & Videos

Read my latest articles and contributions to international school music education, music education research and music curriculum resources.