We were very lucky to welcome back former students and professional musicians, Liam Stevens and Alec Stockton, yesterday.
After completing his A-levels, Liam gained a degree from Middlesex University in jazz piano before going on to pursue a career in this exciting field. He has gone on to be a regular on the London Jazz circuit, performing at Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express and The Piano Bar, Soho.
As well as performing, Liam runs contemporary music classes and workshops all over London, and teaches at the Northwood Academy in Harrow. Along the way he has performed with jazz musicians from all over the world, along with artists from other genres of music such as The Eurythmics and Richard Hadfield.
Alec is a professional bass guitarist with a First Class degree in Music from the University of Hull. As a professional musician living in Manchester, Alec plays in a variety groups covering a plethora of genres. Alec studied under Michael Janisch and Geoff Chalmers whilst at Hull. Now well-established in the Manchester music scene, Alec spends his free time teaching locally to all abilities in Bass Guitar and up to intermediate level in Double Bass, Trumpet and Guitar.
Music students enjoyed a performance by Alec anjd Liam and had the chance to quiz them on what a career in the industry is really like.