Services Available

Private Music Lessons

Lessons are delivered by AL Hodgson. He is based in Weybridge, UK. Lessons are available from beginner to advanced level on Piano, Flute, Saxophone, Music Theory and Music Technology.

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Lexana Publications

Launched in Easter 2017 Lexana Publications provide original music resources for schools,teachers and educators. Follow the link below to view the online store.

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Music Theory

Struggling with Grade V Theory? Wish that you could read music with more confidence? Don't know the difference between a tierce de Picardie and a German 6th? Then please get in touch.

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Music Software

Need help with CUBASE, SIBELIUS, FRUITY LOOPS, GCSE Composition, utilising MIDI, Song Writing or digital audio? Get in touch and let's see if we can help.

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Lexana Publications

Click on the links below and have a listen :)

An Easter Anthem for young choirs. Words from the poem 'Easter' by Edmund Spenser c.1552-1599 Duration c.2'.40" Visit www.lexana.uk for more details

A modern setting of the traditional text for Soprano + 2 x Alto + opt. Solo Soprano. Music and translation by AL H J Hodgson.Visit www.lexana.uk for more details

Beautiful setting of the Ave Maria text for Soprano and Alto. Perfect for a young choir as the vocal range is kind.Visit www.lexana.uk for more details

A nativity for children aged 6-9 years.A mixture of Rock and Jazz themed music + original and witty script.Visit www.lexana.uk for more details

Visit lexana.uk to see all music current available for young choirs. Visit www.lexana.uk for more details

Visit lexana.uk to see all music current available for young orchestras.Visit www.lexana.uk for more details

ABOUT Gigspanner.co.uk

Gigspanner.co.uk is a limited company founded in 2012. It is made up of two music oriented ventures.
Firstly there is Lexana Publishing. Lexana publishing supplies original and creative music resources for individuals, schools and educators.
Visit the online shop Lexana.uk to search for music and listen to demos.

And secondly we have music tuition by AL Hodgson. Lessons are available on Flute, Saxophone, Piano, Music Theory and Music Technology. This is also the place to go if you are looking for support with GCSE or A Level music.
Visit alhodgson.com for more details.
AL Hodgson is the driving force behind Gigspanner Music Services. He began his musical career at Lichfield Catherdral as a Chorister and then moved on to Shrewsbury School as the top music scholar. He then spent 5 years studying music at Reading University before working as a freelance musician for 10 years. During that time he played on TV, Radio, Cruise Ships, National Theatre Tours, Pantomimes, album recordings, musical direction and teaching in schools.

1998 saw a change of direction as AL became Assistant Director of Music at Danes Hill School, then Director Of Music at Barrow Hills School from 2003-2006 followed by his appointment as Director of Music at St George's Junior School, Weybridge from 2006-2012. In 2012 he went back to freelance work and now teaches, records, composes and arranges music from his studio in Weybridge. He has maintained links with St George's Weybridge and is currently teaching music at St George's College before taking up a new and exciting appointmnet in September 2021 - details to follow!

AL plays flute, saxophone, electric bass and piano as well as being an expert in
Sibelius and Cubase software. He is also very computer literate and builds/maintains his own websites.

AL is married to Louise, has 4 children and a mild addiction to golf.

References and DBS documentation are available upon request.

What People Say

Read reviews below. References available upon request. Do get in touch for more details.

Client

"Now had 5 lessons on how to use Cubase Elements and its been brill and yr so patient thank u so much"

- IzzyF (January 2021)-
Client

"So pleased you have been offering remote lessons AL. Gave great advice regarding scholarship interviews."

- Nathan G (January 2021)-
Client

"Lovely original Nativity (Mutton and Jeff) Our twins loved it."

- K and J (January 2020)-
Client

"Brilliant remote lessons. Thank you so much for keeping going"

- Mrs T (June 2020)-
Client

"My 3 kids had lessons with AL for 3 yrs but we've moved back to the US. He set an extremely high bar for them and they miss him :("

- Mrs N (August 2020)-
Client

"Was on his waiting list for 3 months. Worth the wait and way better than an app!"

- Mr G (February 2020)-
Client

"Helped our son with GCSE music. Very happy."

- Mr and Mrs K (June 2019)-
Client

"A dynamic teacher with a great sense of humour."

- James F (November 2019)-
Client

"Brilliant work getting my daughter through Grade 6 piano. She's over the moon with the result."

- Mrs K (December 2018)-
Client

"Never had a problem. AL has taught all three of our children a mixture of piano sax flute and music theory. Would highly recommend."

- Mr and Mrs W (February 2017)-
Client

"Provided good advice about GCSE music and taught me how to use Sibelius."

- DY Student(April 2017)--
Client

"Having obtained three glowing references my son started lessons. He's really enjoying learning the piano with AL"

- Mrs S (September 2018)-
Client

"A huge huge thank-you to everyone involved in the nativity today,the story line was hilarious,the songs amazing,with 15 nativities under my belt it was truly one of the most memorable."

- Mr and Mrs G (December 2018)-
Client

"Brilliant work getting my daughter through Grade 6 piano. She's over the moon with the result."

- Mrs K (December 2017)-
Client

"Never had a problem. AL has taught all three of our children a mixture of piano sax flute and music theory. Would highly recommend."

- Mr and Mrs W (February 2017)-

Contact Info

Gigspanner LTD is based in the UK Company No.08136826 Use the information below to make any enquiries.

  • Address

    Weybridge, Surrey UK

  • Phone

    07768 977800

  • Email

    enquiries@gigspanner.co.uk

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