Kerry Milan has three spiritual homes, Glasgow where here was brought up, educated and married, Doncaster where he was born, and Stafford where he has lived the majority of his life.
He studied violin for seven years with Jean Rennie (leader of the Scottish National Orchestra) and had his first lessons in composition at school from Charles Mclean. After college, at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama with Louis Carus (and Margaret Evans for piano), he studied in Brussels with Maurice Raskin, and later privately with David Martin. As well as having his Royal Academy and Royal Scottish Academy diplomas he is also a Fellow of Trinity College London, and an Associate of London University Institute of Education.
As a performer, concert and broadcast performances range from Bach to Brahms to Berg, and he has been leader of the Janus Ensemble, Shrewsbury Orchestral Society, Cantemus Chamber Orchestra, and Staffordshire Symphony Orchestra.
He has written numerous articles, for the Strad magazine, Music Teacher, Times Educational Supplement etc, and was for ten years string reviewer for the British Journal of Music Education. He has also edited two house magazines for Staffordshire County Council, its Ad Lib music bulletin, and its ArtsMadd! magazine of the arts generally. He has served at local and national level on committees both for the ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians ) and for ESTA (European String Teachers Association).
Before taking retirement in 1993, he had been in charge of Stafford Music Centre, and also the County's school for talented young musicians (CSPTYM). And as well as undertaking much teaching and coaching, he composed a large amount of teaching material, which is now gradually being included on the web site, along side his more recent non-educational work.
He is a member of the Central Composers' Alliance, for a number of years serving on its committee and acting as web master.
Outside music his loves are his family, things Scottish, the AZED crossword, computers and French .
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