From his postgraduate research in education, Leon Gray has created a range of resources that challenge many of the conventions associated with traditional private, and school-based, music instruction.
The Activated Theory Of Music (ATOM) programme, developed by Leon Gray Music centres on specially designed games, activities and motivation strategies that can be utilised in both private practice, and school classroom settings, to help students understand the rich and fascinating language of written music.
The Activated Playing Of Music (APLOM) programme, teaches developing keyboard players the skills needed to explore their own interest in playing written music, through simple sight-reading activities, simple exercises and seemingly easy pieces that gradually increase in complexity; all within a clearly-defined reward system that considers just how much practice an individual student actually wants to do at home.
"Research has proven that a charismatic approach increases student engagement and positivity in music learning, inspiring students to motivate themselves to achieve highly. My programmes cover exam material, but in no way depend on students having to do them. If a student chooses to do an exam, they're armed for it; if they don't, they can just enjoy gradually learning more and more."