Ted Hesketh has been making and teaching music for 45 years, having first picked up a guitar at the age of ten. In 1976 Ted taught music with District # 36 (Surrey B.C.) Ted is also an active Jazz Clinician in Western Canada and has conducted over 600 workshops in High Schools, Colleges and Universities specializing in Jazz Improvisation and Rhythm Section workshops. His book “POLYCHORDS” can be found in numerous High School, College and Public Libraries across Canada. This book has proven to be a valuable resource guide for many Music Educators as a vehicle for simplifying Jazz Chords and solving harmonic problems. Ted has also published an innovative music course entitled “EASY CONCEPTS FOR IMPROVISING.” which has also been sold to many schools across Western Canada, and has been incorporated into their music curriculum with great success.
Interactive and creative within parameters designed to encourage success.
Arts /Education award Richmond 2016(finalist) also nominated for S.F.U.Cmolik Education Award 2016
In 1973 Ted became the first accepted Classical Guitar Major at U.B.C. studying under Theo Bagchus, protégé of the late great classical guitarist Jose Thomas.Ted also studied jazz improvisation with Scott Reeves at Western Washington University and Jazz Arranging with Mike Revley at Douglas College in 1974.
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