James Reevell is a teacher, author and examiner with extensive experience in delivering Music and Music Technology A Level courses. He studied Music at the University of Durham, for his PGCE at the University of Cumbria in Lancaster and for a Masters at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has experience teaching in sixth form colleges across the North of England.
James has worked as a Subject Leader for Visual and Creative Arts with responsibility for courses in Art, Dance, Drama, Music and Music Technology at Rochdale Sixth Form College. In doing so, he built up his experience in subject improvement, self assessment, data analysis and leadership of an arts department. The college was rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2013, and students’ progress in music technology was described as exceptional. The college topped the sixth form college performance tables for value added for four consecutive years.
James currently teaches at Greenhead College in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, which has a national reputation for academic excellence and has a large, thriving music department. The college has approximately 2300 students on roll, and James delivers A Level courses in both Music and Music Technology alongside a wide range of enrichment activities.
James also provides services as a consultant and advisor for Music and Music Technology across the UK, collaborating with secondary schools and colleges to deliver CPD and to help with planning, resourcing, teaching and learning and assessment.
As an author, James has contributed to study and revision guides for A Level Music, Music Technology and GCSE Music for Rhinegold Education and CGP Revision Guides. He delivers nationwide training to teachers with a particular focus on Music Technology and Popular Music, alongside his commitments as an examiner and moderator.
In his spare time he still performs as a pianist and saxophonist for musicals, functions and weddings across the North of England, and with drum and brass group ‘Flat Cap Brass’. He also enjoys writing and arranging his own music.