Iain is active as a mentor and an educator sharing his musical, instrumental and compositional skills in a number of top music conservatoires.
For the last two years Iain has been one of three panellists to choose the finalists for the BBC's Young Jazz Musician of the Year. He has also been a member of NYJO's Music Steering Committee.
Ballamy was made an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (Hon ARAM) in 2014.
Ballamy is a visiting professor teaching saxophone and ensemble at:
Iain has also visited a number of conservatoires including:
Leeds College of Music
Birmingham Conservatoire, Birminham University
School of Music, Cardiff University
Rhythmic Music Conservatory / Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium (RMC), København
Norwegian Academy of Music / Norges musikkhøgskole, Oslo
Tianjin Conservatory of Music, China
Royal College of Music
Trinity College of Music
Private student musicians looking for guidance with technique and performance skills
Consultation lessons for students preparing to audition for music college
Graduate and professional musicians/teachers seeking a single or series of advanced sessions
Iain has mentored several exceptional students who have gone on to become significant players on today’s stage
Scottish National Youth Jazz Orchestra summer school, Skye