Music Tuition

Our tutors are all volunteers and have satifactory CRB disclosures.

Lana Tingay    Andrew Richards 

Lana Tingay


Lana Tingay began to learn the Tenor Horn at the age of 12 with tuition from Rochdale Music Service.
She played for Kingsway Youth Band, Stalybridge Band and Rochdale Band before taking up the Conductors post at the tender age of 19 with Kingsway Junior Band. From there she moved to Friezland Band in Saddleworth where she spent 24 happy years as Conductor, taking them to the National Finals and on several tours abroad before her move to South Wales.

Lana joined the Abergavenny Borough Band in May 2009 as a Cornet player and also to work with the bands Training and Youth Programme. She has a BA in Music and a BA(Hons) in Brass Band Studies. Since moving to Wales she is a peripatetic music teacher for Gwent Music Support Services.

Lana is the Band's nominated child welfare officer and has sucessfully completed a child protection training course.


Andrew Richards


Andrew joined the band when he was 9yrs old and learned to play the cornet under the tutelage of Eric Powell. Andrew was one of the very earliest members of the newly formed Monmouthshire Youth Band (now The Gwent Youth Band). He played cornet for many years finally playing solo cornet until he left to study Life Sciences at Bristol University. On his return, Andrew found himself playing Euphonium and eventually Principal Euphonium for several years. In 1995 he volunteered to fill a vacancy on BBb Bass but now plays Euphonium again after 30years. Andrew has played in many competitions but the highlight of his contenting experience with the Band was when they played in the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall in 1985.

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