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Alex Cockle has been involved in music since the age of four when his father taught him the harmonica. A lively and enthusiastic emphasis is always put upon the arts in general. Alex studied classical piano for twelve years and completed his grade eight piano exam.
He studied music at university and even enjoyed a scholarship year in America before graduating with a first class honors degree in music. He has since lived in London and worked as a professional musician throughout Europe, performing at many exclusive venues including The Royal Festival Hall. Alex has dedicated the last eight years of his career to music teaching, namely with the Catford Music School. The inspiration to plan Catford Music School occurred exactly one year after completing a transatlantic sailing trip from Falmouth UK to Saint Lucia in the Caribbean Sea. A family voyage covering 4500 miles during 2006. Manny, Sue, Victor and Alex were all crew onboard 'Thisbe', their faithful boat, a Nicholson 32 from Mylor in Cornwall. Many new paths in their lives have been forged as a result of such an inspiring journey. Alex felt it was necessary to bring together both of his lifelong pursuits and start another music school in Catford where he has many friends and relatives. Many existing students have shared that inspiration in learning and encouraged him to start his own school.