Charlie Beale

This is the website of Dr Charles W. Beale, international choral director, jazz musician, clinician and speaker.

'My growing frustration with Gareth Malone ...'

Exactly.  The essence of teaching, its central skill, is the ability to find people where they are, and empower them through their learning.

And see my earlier post from a year or two back. Again, while seeing the immense value of classical music, I could not disagree with Malone more, and think that all musicians in public forums should have a healthy respect for music of all kinds.