About Len Rhodes
Music Director ~ Arranger ~ Composer ~ Pianist ~ Organist ~ Educator
Len Rhodes is a composer, arranger, pianist, organist, music director, educator, and author. He has worked as a professional musician since age 13 when he was appointed organist in Beckenham, Kent, UK. Len Rhodes has performed throughout the world including the Las Vegas MGM Grand's Hollywood Theatre, The Edinburgh International Festival, Cathedral of St. Sulpice in Paris, and London’s Banqueting House for members of the Royal Family. In Colorado, he performs regularly as Artist in Residence with the Summit Music and Arts concert series.
Len Rhodes has musically directed productions throughout the US and the UK including Mike Tyson - The Undisputed Truth, A Night With Janis Joplin (Broadway 2013), Beehive, The Rocky Horror Show, Leader of the Pack, I Do! I Do!, The Boyfriend, Private Lives, A Christmas Carol, Doonesbury, Marat/Sade, Something’s Afoot, and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
Len recently signed publishing deals with Music Sales: G. Schirmer. Arrangements include the score for The Undisputed Truth, A Night With Janis Joplin, and Summer In The City. He has also worked as composer and arranger with Trinity College London and BBC Radio. His compositions and commissions include The Adventures of Pericles (for the 10th Anniversary of the Virginia Shakespeare Festival); The Waterbabies; Bethlehem! The Journey; My Head and My Heart; and incidental music for A Christmas Carol; Salonika; and Private Lives. Len is currently Music Director and Organist at Eagle River Presbyterian Church in Avon.
Len Rhodes' teaching credits include music history at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and Colorado Mountain College; as well as public and private schools in the U.K. and U.S. He teaches piano, composition, ear training, theory and harmony in his private studio.
His organ mentor, Dr. Douglas Hopkins (1902-1992), who was Master of the Choristers at Sandhurst from 1971 to 1976, had previously been Sub-Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral, Organist of Peterborough and Canterbury Cathedrals and, immediately prior to his appointment at Sandhurst, Organist of St Marylebone Parish Church in London. Len considers Dr. Hopkins a significant influence; as were his piano professors - Georgina Zellan-Smith, and Ruth Harte. He received his diplomas from the Royal Academy of Music and the London College of Music. Len also studied composition at Morley College, University of London. Len is a Fellow and member of the The Incorporated Society of Musicians (UK), ASCAP, The Royal College of Organists (UK), The American Guild of Organists (AGO), and the Guild of Church Musicians (UK). His sheet music arrangements are published through Sheet Music Plus, Music Sales, G. Schirmer Inc., and his website www.lenrhodesmusic.com. His recordings are available through Amazon, Spotify, iTunes; as well as your favorite music streaming service.