Kidko is excited to welcome back Christopher Norton for 2 very special masterclasses in the upcoming school holidays.
Chris will be touching down at Kidko on the 9th of July to give students the opportunity to play and workshop one of his pieces and participate in a group improvisation workshop.
Christopher Norton is now well established as a composer, producer, arranger and educationalist and has written stage musicals, ballet scores, piano music, popular songs and orchestral music as well as jingles and signature tunes for TV and radio. He lectures all over the world on aspects of his work and likes to integrate traditional teaching methods with aspects of modern technology. He has also found time to produce huge numbers of albums for the gospel market, with releases worldwide selling in excess of 1,000,000 units.
Christopher Norton began composing at the age of 14, and, by the age of 16, had an orchestral work performed and broadcast. Having completed an honours degree in music from Otago University, Dunedin, in 1974, he met with some success as a pianist in New Zealand, playing with the New Zealand Symphony orchestra and broadcasting on the Concert Programme. At the same time, he was teaching music in local high schools, beginning to freelance as a composer and arranger, and had also started to play keyboards in a rock band, having becoming interested in jazz and pop.
Places are strictly limited for our two sessions on the 9th of July from 1-3pm and 3-5pm. Book and secure your place in our registration portal.