- Junior Guildhall
Marek Maryniak graduated from Birmingham University in Music and Philosophy (1977). He completed his PGCE (1982) at Lancaster University where he was awarded the Eleanor Peel Trust Award, and subsequently took a Master’s degree in Education at Southern Connecticut State University, US, where he won an ER Newman Internship.Between 1988 and 1996 he worked as a music teacher and music therapist in a wide range of London schools, and at the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre, London. He also pursued a special interest in composition under the guidance of Antonin Tucapsky. In 1998 he graduated with distinction in Music Pedagogy from the Kodaly Pedagogical Institute of Music, Kecskemet, Hungary, and until 2003 taught musicianship at the Kodaly Music School, Kecskemet on the English Music programme. He currently teaches music in two West London schools and works with young musicians in Junior Guildhall, where he directs the Junior Choir, and teaches Composition, Theory and Musical Awareness. Marek has trained music teachers and conducted Musicianship workshops in Dublin, Warsaw, Budapest, Edinburgh, Birmingham and London. He also composes choral works for church, youth and children’s choirs.