Paul Dixon

Paul Dixon

Personal Profile

I am a dedicated musician who has a wide range of experience in the music field. I have excellent skills as a performer, band leader and teacher and I am able to organise and manage myself and others effectively. I have the ability to communicate with others both on an individual basis and within a classroom environment. I am a highly motivated individual who is committed to giving his best in any work offered. I work well in a team or from my own initiative.

Musical Experience

I have been working as a musician for 23 years, playing many styles of music on stage, television and radio, enabling me to travel the country and some of the world. The work has involved productions in the theatre and performing with named acts such as Laurel Aitken, Nils Lofgren, Leo Sayer and Edwin Starr. This has led to employment in the studio as a session musician helping to produce numerous projects and CDs. From these experiences I have amassed an extensive repertoire of contemporary songs.
I have worked in, fronted and managed numerous bands throughout my career and have written music for television and theatre productions, currently I am working on my second solo album.

Education and Training

  • 2005 – 2006 University of Northampton
    Music Leadership in the Community
    Mus 10.5
  • 1997 – 2001 Birmingham Conservertoire, Birmingham
    Bmus Honours Degree 2:1
  • 1995 – 1996 Soar Valley Music Centre, Leicester
    Access to Higher Education in Music
    ABRSM Music theory Grade 5
    Guitar grade 8
    Classical Guitar Grade 4
    Play bass, keyboard, drums
    Accomplished singer/songwriter
  • 1982 – 1984 Bosworth College, Leicester
    6 CSEs including English and Music at Grade 1
  • 1978 – 1982 Winstanley Community College, Leicester

Community and Education Experience

  • 2001 – 2006 Sly Community Arts
    Interactive music workshops in schools
    and prisons nationwide
  • 2002 – 2005 Youth Arts in Loughborough
    Composer of songs/music
  • 2001 – 2002 Bramcotes College, Nottingham
    Music teacher, GCSE
  • 2001 – 2002 Loughborough College, Leicester
    Music History Lecturer (wrote the course)
  • 1998 – 2001 Pied Piper Project, Yorkshire
    Interactive music workshops
  • 1997 – 1998 HM YOI Glen Parva, Leicester
    Interactive music workshops
  • 1994 – 2001 Soar Valley Music Centre, Leicester
    Guitar and Bass teacher

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