Rob Rayner – MD West End / Broadway / Conductor Pops, Chamber And Pit Orchestras – Subject/Subjects Offered: Musical Direction / Repertoire Coaching For Singers / Rehearsal Piano Coaching – Classes Offered: One On One Lessons / Masterclasses
Rob studied Music (BA Hons) at the University of Chichester Conservatoire (Formerly University of Chichester), specialising in Musical Direction, composition and orchestration, graduating in 2011. During this time he studied under leading MD’s of West End and Broadway, whilst regularly conducting pops, chamber and pit orchestras across the south of England. Rob has worked as a vocal / repertoire coach, rehearsal pianist and Musical Director at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Arts Educational Schools (London), and Performers College (Essex). Rob is proud to have years of extensive continued association with The Urdang Academy, (London) where he is also a lecturer and academic dissertation supervisor, and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (London). Rob has built a solid career as a keyboard player and conductor in London’s West End and across the UK on various tours; with a strong belief in musical beauty and expression through absolute specificity, he is a flexible and versatile musician with experience of many different styles.
As Musical Director: Confessions – A New Musical for The Other Palace (London), Parade, Rent, A Man of No Importance, & Spring Awakening for The Urdang Academy, (London), Flora The Red Menace for Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (London), Cinderella, Snow White, & Jack and the Beanstalk for QDOS entertainment at The Wyvern Theatre (Swindon), Aladdin for QDOS entertainment at The White Rock Theatre (Hastings), Also Seussical The Musical, Little Women The Musical, Threepenny Opera, Our House, and Little Shop of Horrors.
As Assistant Musical Director: Blood Brothers (UK Tour), Elf The Musical (UK Tour and Channel 5 recording), Sunday in the Park with George (Embassy Theatre, London), The Magic of Disney In Concert (Hyde Park, London). Additional Keyboard credits: The Lion King (London), Wicked (UK Tour), The Sound Of Music (UK Tour), Grease (Leicester Curve Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK Tour), Ghost The Musical (UK Tour), Miss Atomic Bomb (St. James Theatre, London), Elf The Musical (Dominion Theatre, London and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin), The Songbook of Judy Garland (UK Tour), Shrek The Musical (UK Tour).
“Music, of all the arts, cannot be learned from books and apps alone – not even partly. It is learned through your dedication, drive and hard work … and mentor ship.”
Coach Language: English