Benjamin Howell ALCM, LLCM
Benjamin’s interest in music began at an early age from learning to play the organ, trumpet and piano. His reading of music developed through playing the church organ for services from the age of 13. He was educated in Norfolk and as a child took grades on piano, organ and trumpet.
In his late teens, Benjamin’s love of music lead him to tour the world as musical director, pianist and keyboard player, with experience that includes working on board cruise ships, a vast array of musicals, pantomimes and UK theatre productions. In 2005 Benjamin worked as musical director and keyboard player in the UK tour with Boldean Productions, in the critically acclaimed theatre show ‘The Johnny Cash Story’, with musician and entertainer Roger Dean.
Since touring, Benjamin has built a career as a successful piano, trumpet and music teacher and he now works in many schools and music organisations within Norfolk. One of Benjamin’s current roles is Lead Teacher of Peripatetic Music at Alderman Peel High School.
One of Benjamin’s interests is combining the love of teaching with travel. For the past four summer holidays, Benjamin has travelled to countries in need of volunteer teachers. These include Knysna in South Africa (August 2017), Sing Buri, Thailand (August 2018) and Madurai in India (August 2019). In November 2018, he trained to become a TEFL teacher.
On a local level, Benjamin is church organist across the area. He has been working with fellow musician and teacher, Matthew Preston as part of ‘The Missing Coda’, with the aim of encouraging students to pursue music in schools. 'The Missing Coda' have also taken on the challenge of becoming Regional Organisers for EPTA Norfolk.
*Winner of Secondary Music Department of the Year 2017 from The Norfolk Music Hub.
**Teaching English as a Foreign Language
*** Licentiate of the London College of Music