Roy Tankersley in a music graduate of Victoria University and completed Post Graduate Studies at the Guildhall School of Music. He has been involved in Music education for over 35 years from HoD at Tawa College to Director of Music at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School. Most of his compositions are choral, instrumental and music theatre works for school and church use.
The family moved to Palmerston North in 2003 where Roy is now a freelance music teacher and performer on organ and harpsichord. Roy gives organ and harpsichord concerts, has guest conducted the Manawatu Sinfonia in programmes of New Zealand and Australian music, Musical Director of the parish of St Marks and St Andrews, the Manawatu Youth Choir and the Schola Sacra Choir of Wanganui. (June 2007)Source: Roy Tankersley, June 2007