Philip Taylor is a freelance teacher, examiner and pianist. He has been a classroom music teacher for more than 20 years, most recently as director of music at Rishworth School, Yorkshire. Since leaving full-time teaching, he has taught music education and keyboard skills at Huddersfield University. He is a repetiteur and animateur for the education wing of Opera North, bringing the world of opera to young people around the north of England. He has been an examiner since 1985, and a senior examiner since 1996. Philip is also the author of Rhinegold’s AQA AS/A2 Music Listening Tests (second edition) (Rhinegold, 2008).