I have a wide experience of education having taught in many different contexts to many different age groups. I also have entrepreneurial experience having established and managed successful business over the years. From 2007-2016 I was Head of Music at a Sixth Form College where I oversaw the delivery of A level music, music technology and BTEC music courses (Levels 3 & 2). I enjoyed 9 years of very successful results and saw the department grow substantially in this time, necessitating the need to move into a brand-new theatre complex complete with mac suite and recording studio. I am an accomplished pianist and have wide experience of accompanying students in their A level recitals as well as graded exams. As a composer, I have published a keyboard tuition book called Play it again! Which is also on the ABRSM’s music medals repertoire list. I am also published by JDV music and sound, a publisher based in America.
My music is frequently licensed for advertising / film placements with one of my most recent clients being Ralph Lauren, and the TV show ‘Amanda to the rescue’ aired on the Discovery channel. I also really enjoy running my own education publishing company, owned by myself and my wife for which I write resources specifically for Music A level and GCSE. I have also worked as an examiner for three major exam boards and as a standards verifier for Pearson Edexcel.
I currently work self employed as a visiting music teacher at a number of schools locally. I also enjoy running my own publishing company selling education resources to schools worldwide.
Claremont School (January 2020 – Teaching A level and KS3 music (analysis and composition)
Vinehall Prep School
(September 2016 – Present. Teaching 1:1 piano lessons and curriculum music)
Sussex Music School (September 2016 – Present. Teaching 1:1 piano lessons and curriculum music)
Anglo UK Summer School (June – July 2017 – ESL Teacher)
New Horizons Pupil referral unit (September 2016 – October 2016 teaching KS 1-3 music)
Standards Verifier - Pearson (January 2015 – present. Moderating and assessing work for BTEC music / music technology QCF & NQF)
(September 2009 – present. Examining A level & GCSE music and A level music for Edexcel, AQA, OCR)
Tempo Publishing managing director
(January 2007 – present preparing and publishing resources for teachers and students. Authoring of keyboard tutor book ‘Play it again!’)
Jason Boyd Music Licensing managing director
(January 2007 – present. Writing music for advertising and TV networks)
Music Coordinator Bexhill Sixth Form College
(January 2007 – August 2016 teaching A level music / music technology & BTEC music / music technology level 2 & 3)
Peripatetic keyboard / piano teacher East Sussex Music Service
(September 2001-December 2006)