Teaching first in Grammar Schools then in Colleges of Education, music, or more particularly Music Education, has been my life and also that of my late wife Gill.

We retired in 1992 and spent twelve happy years amongst other things being involved in renovating two properties in the Dordogne, France.


Tony Crimlisk

Gill and me in Machu Picchu, Peru, October 2004

Curriculum Vitae

National Service in the RAF as a Radar Mechanic (1953-5)

Trained at Bretton Hall College, Wakefield (1956-8) and Trinity College London (1958-9).   Qualifications M.Ed; B.Ed (hons); Cert.Ed.; LTCL; ALCM

Head of Music at:

1959-63: Gillingham Boys’ Grammar School, Kent

1963-66: New Mills Grammar School, Derbyshire

1966-74: Ethel Wormald College of Education, Liverpool

1974-1992: Edge Hill University College, Ormskirk, Lancashire

Gill, neé Davies, (M.Ed; BA; LRAM; LTCL: Cert.Ed) trained at Bretton Hall (1957-9) and at the Guildhall School of Music, London (1959-60), taught at Levenshume Grammar School in Manchester (1960-61), Christchurch in Kent (1962-3), All Hallows, Speke(1969-71), St Cyrils Primary school, Netherly (1972-3), as Head of Music at Shorefield Comprehensive in Liverpool (1973-4), as piano tutor, and later lecturer, at the Ethel Wormald College (from 1971-85) and, from 1985 to 1992, as Senior Lecturer in the Music Department at Edge Hill University College, Ormskirk.

Now I spend my time enjoying the family, travel, wine, playing with computers and being involved in various activities in our local ‘University of the Third Age’ (U3A). 

The copyright of some of my early music compositions has now reverted back to me and these, together with songs from my three musical comedy scripts (see above), can now be offered for use by anyone free of charge.   I only ask that my authorship and copyright is acknowledged.

PDF versions of some of the pieces can be clicked on and printed.    Let me know if you enjoyed them; better still send me a tape, CD or email of your performances.   Have fun!

There’s also information about other publications, a basic family tree, and the origins of the surname Crimlisk.

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* To hear a selection of songs from my musicals click here *http://tonycrimlisk.wix.com/tonycrimlisksongs