Darren Poyzer

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Solo / Duo / Trio / Festival Compere
SEN Teacher / Music Leader / Youth Worker
e-mail: darrenpoyzer@gmail.com

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Music Leader

Darren Poyzer

CV 2019
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I have some daytime and evenings available for music education / music and arts projects / workshops and training delivery / preferably Greater Manchester / North Cheshire area.

I am also available for personal tuition, including young people and adults with special needs.

I have dates available to deliver a one hour presentation and / or a one day training programme titled 'Making Music Accessible'.

Please call 07866 507441, or e-mail for more information and / or to arrange planning meetings.

Garage Band / I-Pad

  • I am a youth work delivering music activities and live performances for Cheshire West Council's 'Buddies' / SEN Youth Clubs in Northwich and Winsford, working with Soundbeam and creating live performance opportunities.
  • I am Music Leader for a small number of community singing groups.
  • I am in reciept of a DBS Certificate (Criminal Records clearance)
  • I have a 2 Day Team Teach Certificate (in date until February 2018)
  • I can provide bespoke references and current CV on request
  • I am happy to provide a professional assessment / consultation, and undergo bespoke training
  • I am a Performing Rights Society member



Acoustic Guitar

Areas Of Work

My primary area of work is Special Needs Music Education, having been employed in a variety of roles since 2006. My work has included:

  • Delivering Therapeutic Music Activities
  • Delivering ASDAN and AQA Accredited Music Curriculum
  • Delivering ICT Functional Skills Curriculum
  • Delivering Mixed Ability Multi-Arts Projects
  • Facilitating and Managing Live Music Performances
  • Supporting Teaching and Care Staff in Outdoor Activities and Wider Social Settings

I have also been commissioned as Project Manager for Music Leader / Brighter Sound, working alongside Youth Music (UK). My role included:

  • Delivering and Programming Music Leader Training
  • Assessing and Delivering Regional Funding Bids
  • Commissioning Research

I have also facilitated and delivered mainstream learning and activities, either with groups or on a 1-1 basis. Job roles with places I have been commissioned for mainstream provision include:

  • BTEC Music Tutor, age 16+: West Cheshire College, Ellesmere Port
  • Music Group Leader, 11 - 18 years old: Bickerton Youth Music Group, Cheshire
  • Key Stage 1 / Digital Keyboard Tutor, 4 - 16 years old: Sandbach Music, Cheshire

In terms of specific music teaching skills, I can provide and deliver:

  • Songwriting and Sound Recording: Basic to Advanced Level
  • Singing: Basic to Intermediate level
  • Guitar Tuition: Basic to Advanced Level
  • Bass Guitar: Basic to Intermediate level
  • Basic Music Theory: Accessible activity-based approach
  • Key Stage 1 Music Classes
  • Music Technology

My complete history of working professionally in and around Music Industry / Local Community Arts, Design and Youth Work settings dates back to 1987.

For Accessible Web Design, I was invited to London and awarded a Visionary Design Award (UK) by the Royal National Institute of Blind People in 2003.