James Reevell is an experienced teacher of Music and Music Technology based in Manchester, and is currently Subject Leader for Visual and Creative Arts at a sixth form college in the North West of England. As part of this role he is responsible for the leadership and management of both Music courses, Art, Drama and Dance.
He has over 5 years examining and assessment experience in Music and Music Technology and has set up both Music and Music Technology courses in a sixth form that went on to be graded as ‘Outstanding’ in its recent OFSTED inspection. He has worked as an INSET trainer for a leading exam board and is currently delivering training to improve teaching and learning in Music Technology with Keynote Educational.
James has also led projects and training on stretch and challenge, effective use of data and effective transition from GCSE Music to A Level. Alongside his teaching role, he has recently been appointed as a Bridge Fellow for Music and Music Technology at the University of Huddersfield. As part of this role he is researching how dynamic range, perceived ‘loudness’ and psychoacoustics affect perceptions of mixing.
In his spare time he still performs as a pianist and saxophonist for musicals, functions and weddings across the North of England.