Conducting Lessons, Courses and Masterclasses
in central London, with John Landor
Whether you are a professional musician, student, teacher or choir director, John Landor's conducting lessons, courses and masterclasses are great opportunities to develop your work on the podium.
John Landor says "My aim is to teach the ability to direct the musical flow precisely as the student feels it - with no compromises. This is best achieved by physically embodying the character of the music, deeply connecting with the musicians and internalising the score. My teaching is based on the work of the great pedagogue of the St Petersburg Conservatoire, Ilya Musin."
John's approach recognises that technique and musicality are inseparable. All aspects of the art and craft of conducting, from 'the beat', to rehearsal technique, to the psychology of conducting and orchestral playing, are addressed naturally and organically in each session.
John Landor, MA Hons (Oxon), is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and Music Director of London Musical Arts Orchestra, a professional ensemble based at St Martin-in-the-Fields. He is also an international guest conductor of orchestras, choirs, and opera companies, in concert and the recording studio, with a career spanning more than 30 years. He studied with several of the world’s great conducting pedagogues, including George Hurst in Great Britain and Ilya Musin in Russia. He is a sympathetic and imaginative teacher, responsive, respectful and committed to his pupils.
'Many thanks for all your guidance and advice. I learnt a lot about how different kinds of gestures affect the sound of the orchestra.'
'John's guidance on technique and rehearsal strategy were very useful and he gave great responses to my questions. There was a definite difference in my performance by the time of the concert.'
'I found the whole experience extremely insightful, inspiring and enjoyable.'
'John is an inspiring teacher. He guides his students to concentrate on the music, to really listen and understand a piece. He teaches technique as something that evolves in relation to the music, and not an end in itself. John challenges and encourages you as a musician, and it's all about learning to feel and connect with the sound. I would recommend John's courses to any conductor, at whatever stage they are.'