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« Peter is highly educated (to PhD level) and a leading, published expert in his field, the flute in jazz and world music. He is also experienced in ensemble coaching and teaching music at tertiary level. »
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Lessons offered by Peter
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at their home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Organology
Levels
  • All Levels

Experienced music Ph.D. teaches woodwinds, theory and music history in Merseyside area

Methodology

After so many years of experience, in so many parts of the world, I tailor my teaching to meet the needs of each individual student, whether it is in performance, repertoire or the needs of various qualifying exams, A-levels, etc.

Background

I have a Ph.D. degree in music, MA in education and have many years of successful teaching experience, both for individual students and in school and college classrooms in the UK, USA and India. GCSE and A-levels are a speciality.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 44/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $175
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $349

Details

24 hours notice needed for cancellation, otherwise need payment in full.

Lessons offered by Peter
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at their home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Organology
Levels
  • All Levels

Peter's Resume

CURRICULUM VITAE

Anthony Peter Westbrook, Ph.D.


SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

* Over 40 years of experience as performing woodwind artist in jazz,
classical and popular forms and music teacher both privately and in
college settings

* Broad background in the humanities including undergraduate work in history and
literature, master’s degree in education and Ph.D. in musicology

* Teaching experience on three continents, over more than four decades, on all grade levels from
elementary school to university, including classroom instruction, curriculum development, course
production, multimedia applications and distance learning

* Published writer and journalist in Europe, the USA and the Middle East

* Extensive experience in publishing and editing of books and articles for both print
and online media, Editor-in-Chief of major online journal

* Experienced TV producer, lecturer, performing artist and public speaker

DEGREE PROGRAMS AND OTHER EDUCATION

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, USA, 2001

Graduate studies, American Institute of Indian Studies, 1993-94, Fondazione
Giorgio Cini, Venice, 1992, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1980-82,

M.A., M.I.U./M.E.R.U., Fairfield, IA and Arosa Switzerland, 1976

B.A. (Hons.), California State University at Sacramento, 1974

Undergraduate studies, University of London, Aston University, 1965-68

Independent travel and research, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and India, 1968-70


ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND OTHER TEACHING


Lecturer in Future Studies, Carroll College, Westminster, MD, 2007-2012

Founding Chair, World Music Committee, National Flute Association (USA),
2010- present

Member, Jazz Committee, National Flute Association (USA), 2005-2010

Member, Board of Directors/Advisors, Alan Hovhaness International Research Center, Yerevan,
Armenia and Library of Congress, Washington, DC 2000-present

Adjunct Professor of the Humanities, MIU Fairfield, IA, 1999-present

Private instructor in woodwinds and music theory, in UK and USA, 1968-present

Visiting lecturer and curriculum consultant to World Music program, Birmingham Conservatory,
University of Central England, Birmingham, U.K., 1998-2002

Founder and president, Harmonia Institute, developing multi-media educational programs, 2001-
present

Independent lecturer in musicology, cultural history and future studies, offering lectures and
seminars in colleges and institutions in the U.S., Europe and India, 1996-present. Full colloquia listing
available upon request.

Consultant to Smithsonian Institution, performance programs in Indian and other
non-Western music, 1994-1995

Visiting lecturer in music, Bombay University, Spring 1994

Visiting lecturer in music, Delhi University, Fall 1993

Director, Gandharva School of Music, Washington, D.C., 1987-90

Lecturer in Future Studies, Bellevue College, Bellevue, Washington, 1981-83


EMPLOYMENT

Editor-in-Chief, International Flute Journal ((concealed information) 2014-present

Editor in Chief, (concealed information) January-August, 2014

Founder and owner, Harmonia Books and Music, developing, publishing and distributing books,
journals, sheet music and multi-media, 2010 - present

Regional Manager/Vice President, Primerica Financial Services, Seattle, Washington & Bethesda,
Maryland, 1980-2012

Guest teacher in English, writing, humanities and social sciences, Seattle, WA (1980-83) & Montgomery
County, MD (1988-2012), school districts

Lecturer in Future Studies, Carroll College, Westminster, MD, 2007-2012

Motivational and after-dinner speaker in music, future studies, offering lectures and seminars at
colleges and corporations in the U.S., 1996 - 2013.

Independent academic tutor, English, Music, French, Spanish, History,
London, Seattle, Washington, DC, Merseyside/West Lancs, 1971 - present,

Consultant to Smithsonian Institution, South Asia music and dance, 1994-1995

Visiting lecturer, Delhi & Bombay Universities, Autumn 1993 to Spring 1994

Director, Gandharva School of Music, Washington, D.C., 1987-90

Lecturer in Future Studies, Bellevue College, Bellevue, Washington, 1981-83

Independent software consultant for education and business applications, Seattle, Washington, 1981-
84

Computer programmer and systems analyst. Nordata, Seattle, WA 1979-81

Director of Educational Programs, Intonation Systems, Fairfield, IA, 1977-79

Elementary school teacher, Birmingham, U.K., 1963-66


PERFORMANCE

Leader, Jazz Flute Big Band-UK, London & Liverpool, 2016

Flute and saxophone, Maghull Wind Orchestra, 2015-present

Flute and saxophone, Ormskirk Symphony Orchestra, 2013-present

Member, Preston Flute Choir, 2013-2014

Member, National Flute Association Jazz Flute Big Band, Albuquerque, NM,
New York, NY, Charlotte, NC, New Orleans, LA, 2007-2013

Flute, saxophone, clarinet, Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, Maryland, USA, 2009-2012

Leader, Peter Westbrook Trio & Quartet, Birmingham, UK, Seattle, WA,
Washington, D.C., and Liverpool, UK. 1980-2012. Jazz ensemble

Co-Leader, The Linden Trio, 1994-2010
Unique combination of classical and jazz forms. Performance venues include Kennedy Center, British,
USA and French Embassies

Member, Sunset Royal Café Orchestra, 1995-1997
Washington D.C. orchestra specializing in early Ellington and other music of the 1930s & 1940s

Freelance Studio Musician, Delhi and Bombay, India, 1993-94
Music for Indian movies and Air India

Member, Parallax, jazz/rock ensemble, Washington, D.C., 1987-90

Freelance studio musician, London, U.K. 1970-72,1977-78
Flute and saxophone work on a variety of jazz, folk, popular and world-beat recordings

Member, Sattva, U.K., 1970-72
Popular London-based jazz/rock ensemble which toured Europe extensively. Played flute, soprano and
tenor saxophones.

Member, Spontaneous Music Ensemble, London, U.K. 1970-72
Groundbreaking ensemble in the area of collective improvisation. Tours of U.K., Germany, Holland.
Recordings for B.B.C.

Music Director, International Drama Festival, Birmingam Arts Centre, U.K., July 1968

Incidental music for theatre and film, including Three Plays of Samuel Beckett, University of
Birmingham, January 1968, Gobsmacked, Edinburgh festival, 1997


PUBLICATIONS/PRODUCTIONS

I’ll See You Again: Peter Westbrook Duo, Trio & Quartet, CD, 2012

The Flute in Jazz: Window on World Music Documentary film, 2012 Book -
Harmonia Books, 2011

“Unstruck Sound: Music and Forgotten Truth” Journal of Ultimate Reality and Meaning, University of
Toronto Press, Spring 2008

Staff and/or guest writer, record & concert reviewer, jazzreview.com, The Flutist Quarterly, Down Beat,
Saxophone Journal, others, 2004 - present

Music, Cosmos, Psyche, in preparation

Coherence: The Hope for Planet Earth, in preparation

Divine Harmony: The Life and Teachings of Pythagoras, with John Strohmeier (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley
Hills Books, 2000. Aspen Hill, MD: Harmonia Books, 2012)

The Divine Vina and the Divine Monochord: Musical Cosmology from the Rg Veda to Robert Fludd.
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park

Producer and on-air presenter/interviewer, TV series Perennial Philosophy: Spaceship Earth, Channel
19 Montgomery County.

Writer and co-executive producer TV documentary series, Superheroes of the Spirit, currently in pre-
production

Music columnist for Hinduism Today, 2000-2002. Articles on Pythagoras, time theory in Hindustani
music, Dhrupad, Steve Gorn, Pt. Raghunath Seth, Dr. Vidyadhar Vyas

CD Notes: Drimala Records, Water Lily Acoustics, India Archive Records, Capri Records, and others,
1999-present

“Ayur Veda, Samkhya and the Time Theory of Performance in Hindustani Classical Music.” Journal of
Indian Philosophy and Religion, Vol. 3, October 1998. Also online at: (concealed information)

“Universal Elements in Musical Cosmology.” Cosmos, Vol. 13, No. 2, June 1997

“Angelic Intelligences: The Music of Alan Hovhaness”, Down Beat, March 1982.
Also online at: (concealed information)

Music and the Science of Creative Intelligence: The Dynamics of Wholeness. Book and videotaped
lecture course for first-year core program (M.I.U., 1975)

LINKS

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divineharmony.com

REFERENCES

Prof. Tom Sykes MA, GCLCM, PH.D. The City of Liverpool College
Tel: 01(concealed information) Mob: 07(concealed information) (concealed information)

Professor Daniel S. Godfrey, Professor & Chair, Dept. of Music, Northeastern University, 353 Ryder
Hall, 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
E-mail: (concealed information)

Professor Joscelyn Godwin, Dept. of Music, Colgate University, 13, Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346-1398.
(concealed information) Email: (concealed information)

Professor Jonathan Shear, Dept. of Philosophy, Virginia Commonwealth
University, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2025; Editor, Journal of Consciousness
Studies. Tel/Fax: (concealed information) Email: (concealed information)

Anne Welsbacher, Editor, The Flutist Quarterly, 7213 E. Chelsea St., Wichita,
Kansas 67206 Tel: (concealed information)

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Peter is highly educated (to PhD level) and a leading, published expert in his field, the flute in jazz and world music. He is also experienced in ensemble coaching and teaching music at tertiary level.

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