Music and Science

Discover Music and Science is an interactive workshop which uses music to gain a greater understanding of key scientific principles.

Linking directly to the Key Stage 3 curriculum, this 90 minute session will allow Students to use music and group activities to gain a greater understanding of sound and light waves, volume and frequency in a unique and fun environment.

Mike Poyser

mike-poyserMike first played tuba with brass bands around his home town of Littleborough in the foothills of the Pennines.  Between 1999 and 2005 he studied at the Royal College of Music where he studied with Owen Slade and Lee Tsarmaklis. While there he has gained a degree in Physics and Musical Performance, a Masters degree in Musical Performance, and gained numerous awards and prizes, including the senior brass prize, the Directors Special Award, the Herbert Samuel Tuba Prize, and two concerto competitions.

Now working as a freelance musician, Mike has performed with many diverse ensembles such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Musici Brass Ensemble, the Southbank Sinfonia, London Concertante, New London Sinfonia, and the World Youth Orchestra. He has also performed concertos with the London Concertante, Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, and the Royal College of Music Wind Orchestra and given recitals across London and also in Geubwiller, Alsace. He is also a founding member of the London Tuba Quartet and Heavy Metal.