Laurie Blundell is a pianist, improvisor and composer. He studied at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and holds an honours degree in Piano Performance from Trinity College of Music where he also trained in the Kodály Choral Method as a conductor and teacher. He currently lectures at City University where he co-wrote the syllabus for the Musicianship module and works at The Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he teaches Piano, Choral Conducting and Musical Awareness. He has also taught at the Dartington International Summer School.
He works on the Dance Science Course at Roehampton University where he improvises and composes for classes and Choreographers. He has a wide knowledge of Classical and Jazz Harmony and has travelled worldwide to Cuba, West Africa, Mexico and Brazil studying the rhythmic traditions.
Laurie studied with Douglas Finch, the late Yonty Solomon and the late John Binhgam. Laurie received a scholarship to study with the internationally recognised Nelly Ben-Or as a pianist and Alexander Technique teacher. He now has two young children and lives on no sleep.