Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

Workshops and Courses in Cuban MusicJune 14th, 2010

NEW: Weekend intensive courses on Cuban popular music (all instruments)   directed by Sue Miller, with the percussion section led by Charanga del Norte percussionist Jack McCarthy: if interested contact Sue on the contacts page for more details…

Amadito Valdes and Sue Miller outside Bettys Tearooms Harrogate 2008 (Small)

My workshops in Cuban music are ‘arrangements-based’ catering for a big band line-up that also includes strings. I have written over 30 arrangements for brass, woodwind, piano, bass, percussion, strings and vocalists with the aim of teaching the Cuban styles of son, son montuno, danzón, mambo, chachachá, bolero, guajira and pachanga through practical ‘hands on’ rehearsal and performance.

My  ‘one off ‘ day intensive courses are run at Yorkshire College of music and focus on stylistic and cultural aspects of Cuban music and are tailored to the level of the students. I am assisted on these courses by Charanga del Norte percussionist Jack McCarthy

Here’s a percussion demonstration Jack did for my university students on 9 November 2009 :

My courses are tailored to suit professional musicians, university music students,  secondary school and sixth form music students and community bands, orchestras and ensembles.