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Carlos Lopez-Real

Guildhall School of Music & Drama


Carlos Lopez-Real is a saxophonist, composer, improviser and educator. He has taught at the Guildhall School since 2005, where he is Programme Leader for the cross-arts BA in Performance and Creative Enterprise, and the Post-graduate Certificate in Performance Teaching. He plays a key role in developing collaborative and transformative teaching and learning approaches, being particularly involved with coaching and mentoring, Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process, video feedback and staff peer learning. He has recorded and toured extensively, composed music for silent film, curated several club venues and founded the E17Jazz Collective. He is published by Spartan Press, Saxtet, and Oxford University Press.


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