Our music teachers – scroll down for profiles

SCMT strives to give privately taught music a breath of fresh air.  We like to give local musicians choices and offer engaging, inspirational and dedicated teachers that differ significantly in their teaching styles.  Most importantly, we work to ensure that your enjoyment and progression is witnessed on a weekly basis.

SCMT is a musical community that plays, performs and progresses together.  If you join us, you’ll be provided with exciting incentives including regular concerts in beautiful venues.  You can find our regular updates and photos on our facebook page as well as on our news pages

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Francisco – violin teacher

‘I’m an individual with lots of positive ideas and enthusiasm who has done extensive research on violin methodologies and approaches…

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Joe L – guitar teacher

Joe has been playing classical guitar since he was seven, the electric guitar since he was eleven – and is currently studying for a degree in music at the University of Surrey.

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Emma F – clarinet & saxophone teacher

Emma is currently a student at the University of Chichester, studying Orchestral Performance.  

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Sarah P – piano & singing teacher

Sarah is studying for a BMUS in vocal performance at Chichester University. She began playing piano at the age of four and has attained her ABRSM grade 8 in both piano and classical singing.

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Molly – violin & viola teacher

Molly is a classically trained violinist and took lessons from the age of 8 years old. She graduated from the University of Chichester with a BMus Performance degree..

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Nana – piano & keyboard teacher

Nana is a natural soul jazz pianist, having been introduced to the piano at the age of 9.

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Meg –singing teacher

Meg is an experienced singer and vocal coach, having worked in the music industry for more than 6 years.

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Tom – piano teacher

Tom is classically trained on the piano. After graduating in May 2017 from Chichester University with a BA in music performance, piano & vocal teaching have been a huge part of his life.

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Bernadette – piano teacher, accompanist and performance coach

Bernadette is a specialist in her field, so we thought we’d share a little of her CV with potential students:

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Georgia – cello teacher

Georgia started playing the cello at the age of six with Sandwell Youth Music and has continued to pursue the journey ever since.

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Giedre – flute & piano teacher

Giedre is a highly enthusiastic and driven multi talented musician (flute, voice and piano) who has years of invaluable experience in performing on stage and developing unique talent…

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Alex F – guitar teacher

Alex is a Grade 8 contemporary Guitarist with seven years experience of playing. Currently studying Music at the University of Surrey and having recently completed a student exchange at the University of North Texas…

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Oliver – clarinet teacher

Ollie is a Grade 8 classically trained clarinettist currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Music at the University of Surrey…

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Nell – piano teacher

Nell (Hajnalka) started playing the piano at the age of 5. She passed her Grade 8 Digital Keyboard exam in 2013, Piano Teaching Diploma in 2015 and Piano Performance Diploma in 2017, all at Trinity College, London.

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Katie U – singing and piano teacher

Katie has been learning and practicing the piano since the age of 7, predominantly exploring classical repertoire but occasionally branching into other genres, such as Jazz and Musical Theatre.

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Philip – piano and music production teacher

Philip is a Grade 8 classically trained Pianist with 15 years experience of teaching Piano.

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Bethan – violin & viola teacher

Bethan is a classically trained Violinist and Violist studying at the University of Chichester for a Music Performance BMus (Hons) degree.

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Natalie – piano teacher & performance coach

Are you looking for someone to help you perform repertoire of the highest standard with confidence and ownership? Someone who can provide you with strategies to tackle common issues such as performance anxiety and procrastination?

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Emma D – clarinet teacher

Emma is a recent music graduate of Bath Spa University where she has been studying music for the last three years and has achieved a First Class BA Honours degree.

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Ruth L – violin teacher

Ruth has recently graduated in music performance at the University of Chichester. She was taught the violin by her mother from an early age and has worked her way through ABRSM grades 1-8 and grade 5 music theory.

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Stephanie – piano teacher

Stephanie has been teaching piano and recorders in the Bristol area for several years. She is enthusiastic and patient, and believes that learning music should be an enjoyable process that involves both hard work and fun, resulting in a sense of pleasure and achievement.

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Chris H – guitar teacher

Musically educated to Masters level at Goldsmiths College London, Chris has over 20 years of guitar teaching experience in music shops, schools and privately.

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Matthew O C – piano teacher

Matthew has over 17 years teaching experience from his home studio in Bedminster and passed the London College of Music Classical Piano Performance Diploma in 2006.

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Thomas – piano, guitar and accordion teacher

Thomas started his musical education on guitar in 2004 and switched to piano in 2008. He then chose to study at the University of Western Sydney and eventually turned his focus to folk music in late 2011 after picking up the piano accordion.

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Isabella P – singing teacher

Isabella is a BA Music student at the University of Oxford, specialising in performance.

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Robert – tuba, trumpet and music therapy teacher

Robert is currently studying for a BA (Hons) in music at Oxford University and is an Associate of Trinity College, London (Tuba performance).

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Myrddin – french horn (and other brass)

Myrddin is a french horn player who has been playing various brass instruments since the age of 8. He regularly performs as a solo player as well as within a wide range of ensembles (contemporary/fusion based genres to traditional orchestras and brass bands).

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Ollie C – piano teacher

Ollie is currently studying for a Music BA at the University of Bristol, specialising in classical piano performance – and regularly accompanies recitals for singers and instrumentalists.

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George N – piano teacher

George is a classical pianist currently reading music at the University of Oxford where he holds both academic and choral scholarships whilst studying the piano privately in London.

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Anna G – piano teacher

Anna is a classically trained pianist and has recently graduated with a BA (Hons) in Music from Bath Spa University.

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Francesca – piano and bassoon teacher

Francesca is currently studying for a BA in music at Oxford University.

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Zoe – piano and singing teacher

Zoe is the grandaughter of a professional jazz accordionist and believes that music is her destiny! Inspired by her grandad, she learned the piano from the age of 8 years old and has consequently achieved Grade 8 in both classical piano, and music theory.

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Jennifer S – violin and singing teacher

Jen is in her final year at the University of Bristol studying Music. She started the violin at the age of 4 and singing at the age of 13.

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Timothy – piano teacher

Timothy has been coaching pupils on piano (from beginners to professionals) for over a decade. He plays in and directs several ensembles, and is also an accompanist and choral conductor.

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Jane T – singing teacher

Jane has an infectious enthusiasm when it comes to singing, and she always ensures that lessons are fun as well as constructive.

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Jennifer L – violin & saxophone teacher

Jennifer is classically trained in both the violin and the saxophone, having achieved Grade 8 level distinction on both. 

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Lorella – piano teacher

Lorella is a classically trained pianist. She started playing piano at the age of 5 and graduated at the Conservatoire of Bari (Italy) at the age of 23 with a diploma in solo piano performance.

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David P – piano teacher

David is a composer and pianist reading music at Worcester College, Oxford. He is the President of the Oxford University Music Society, and holds an instrumental scholarship and a scholarship to perform with Ensemble ISIS – the university’s contemporary music ensemble.

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Hannah – piano and drums teacher

Hannah is a classically trained pianist with a BA in Music Performance from the University of Chichester.

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Elizabeth – piano teacher

Elizabeth is a classically-trained pianist with over 25 years of experience playing the piano and 10 years of experience teaching privately.

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Kerenza – singing, piano and violin teacher

Kerenza is a young and enthusiastic tutor, born in Cornwall and now studying for a BA in Music at Oxford University.

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William – piano, trombone, French horn

William has been playing the piano from an early age, and studied MA Music at the University of Bristol. At university, he frequently accompanied undergraduate performers in recitals and masterclasses, and was the rehearsal pianist for many operas, musicals and choirs.

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Emily S – piano, clarinet and saxophone teacher

Emily is a classically trained clarinettist and pianist, and has performed in a number of exciting concert venues in the UK and abroad. 

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Ollie M – piano and violin teacher

Ollie is a Grade 8 classically trained violinist who is currently studying Instrumental Teaching at the University of Chichester.

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Jasper – saxophone teacher

Jasper is a young saxophonist currently studying music at Oxford Brookes University.

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Monika – piano teacher

Monika started playing piano at the age of 4 and singing at the age of 7. Because she moved around a lot as a child, music quickly became her passion as it has no language barrier!

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David – clarinet teacher

David is a recent graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama where he gained a Masters in Clarinet Performance…

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Harry – guitar and piano teacher

Harry is a Music Student at the University of Bristol and has been playing piano and electric guitar for 12 years, both Classical and Jazz.  More to follow…

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Liam – piano teacher

Currently in his third year studying music at the University of Bristol, Liam has been working as a self-employed piano tutor for the last few years…

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Daniel – piano teacher

Daniel is currently a music student studying at the University Of Surrey, regularly learning new material there…

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Sam G – piano teacher

Sam is a classically trained pianist teaching out of his home in Woodingdean…

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Tristan – piano teacher

Tristan is a classically trained pianist currently studying a BMus in Creative Music Technology at the University of Surrey…

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James R – violin and bassoon teacher

James is studying for a Master’s Degree in Music at the University of Bristol, and is a keen violinist, bassoonist and conductor…

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Laura – piano teacher

Laura is a friendly, approachable and patient piano teacher for beginners who has been playing the piano for 13 years…

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Harriet – violin teacher

Harriet started playing the violin at the age of 6 and has been a keen classical musician ever since…

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Anthony – piano and music tech teacher…

Whilst also studying an MA in Music & Sonic Media at the University of Sussex, Anthony very much understands the processes of learning and practise…

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Michael – guitar teacher

Michael is a young and enthusiastic guitar tutor based in Bristol, and a graduate of The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London…

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Sarah H – piano and cello teacher

Sarah began learning the cello and piano at the age of six and has continued studying music ever since.  

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Eleanor – singing and piano teacher

Eleanor is in her final year of studying Music at the University of Bristol. As a Classical Soprano, she has performed at venues across the country with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain…

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Zhanna – piano teacher

Zhanna was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She started to play the piano at the age of 7 and…

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Ryan – guitar teacher

Ryan is a classically trained guitarist and an accomplished electric guitarist…

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Jack – piano teacher

Jack is an energetic and enthusiastic teacher with seven years of teaching experience…

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Penny – piano teacher

Penny has pursued an unusual career in piano, finishing school with distinction in Grade 8…

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Theo – trainee piano teacher

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Greg – piano and woodwind teacher

Greg recently graduated from the Royal College of Music, attaining a Master Degree with Distinction…

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Elizabeth – guitar teacher

Elizabeth is a graduate of ACM in Guildford and BIMM in Brighton. Having spent her early 20s gigging with various bands, she then landed a large pop tour with Charli XCX.

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Andrew

Andrew – violin teacher

Andrew is a Grade 8 classically trained violinist and has recently graduated with a First-Class BAHons in Music and a Foundation Degree in Professional Musicianship from the University of Sussex.

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Alice

Alice – piano teacher

Alice is a piano and keyboard tutor with a BA Hons in Music from the University of Chichester (2011) and over 15 years of playing experience, achieving distinctions in all ABRSM Jazz grades.

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Alison – piano teacher

Alison is one of our younger piano teachers, currently studying for a BA in music at Sussex University. She is thoroughly enjoying living in Brighton after moving from her hometown, Belfast.

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Amy

Amy – cello teacher

Originally a classically trained cellist, Amy became interested in more unusual playing styles while studying her Music degree at the University of Sussex. She now aims to incorporate her classical experience with her ever-growing interests in folk, pop and experimental genres.

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Claire – saxophone teacher

Claire has been teaching privately and in schools and adult education for over 25 years…

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Athina – piano teacher

Athina is a professional and accomplished musician. She graduated with a degree in Music and Teaching from the University of Athens

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Edward – guitar teacher

Ed is a Music student at the University Of Sussex who has been playing guitar for more than ten years and specialises in modern styles of playing.

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Red -singing teacher

Red is an experienced singer and teacher having worked in the industry as a performer and teacher for 20 years coaching all ages in a variety of musical genres (classical, jazz, pop, musical theatre).

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Theresa Elflein

Theresa – singing teacher

Theresa is a German-born multi-instrumental musician, vocalist and composer within the pop, rock, jazz and experimental genres.

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Zara – singing teacher

Zara is a singer, songwriter, producer and accredited vocal coach who teaches from her home studio near Preston Park, Brighton.

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Melissa – piano and singing teacher

Melissa is a classically trained singer and professional singer/songwriter recently graduated from studying Music at the University of Sussex

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Adrian

Adrian – singing teacher

Adrian has trained with some of the top singing teachers in the UK and participated in masterclasses with some of the leading performers of their generation.

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Philip

Philip – piano, guitar & singing teacher

Philip is a multi-instrumental musician, singer, songwriter, improviser and composer.

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Jordan – singing teacher

Jordan began professional voice training when she was 11 years old with Helen Landis, with whom she trained until her mid-teens…

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Adam – trumpet teacher

Adam started learning trumpet during primary school and very shortly afterwards joined the Bromley Youth Music Trust which very rapidly improved his playing. Adam also played with various school ensembles during his education and regularly with the Salvation Army brass band.

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Andrea – piano & violin teacher

As a classically trained pianist and violinist, Andrea is passionate about music of all genres and teaches students of all ages and abilities.

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Annalies – piano teacher

Annalies is a classically trained Pianist, who has recently graduated from the University of Sussex in Anthropology. Alongside her passion for classical and jazz piano, she also loves to sing, which regularly takes her out onto the streets of Brighton to busk!

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Arthur – cello teacher

Arthur started learning cello aged 5 with the North London Colourstrings Conservatoire and has recently graduated with a Music BA from The University of Sussex.

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Clare

Clare – piano teacher

Clare is a classically trained Grade 8 pianist, with over 10 years piano teaching experience.
Clare’s teaching style is relaxed, patient and encouraging.

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Dan – piano & trumpet teacher

Dan began playing piano aged 4, and achieved his ABRSM diploma aged 16, graduating from Oxford University with a degree in music as a performance scholar of St Catherine’s College.

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Diarmuid – piano and violin teacher

Diarmuid is a classically trained piano and violin tutor with over 10 years performance and teaching experience. He has attained Grade 8 on piano and a performance diploma on the violin.

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Ed – piano teacher

Ed studied piano at the Royal College of Music and is also a former All-Britain Solo Accordion Champion. He can be heard playing accordion on the film soundtracks to Shrek, Lord of the Rings and Hugo and also has appeared on TV with the Strictly Come Dancing Band.

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Mike – piano and studio production teacher

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Emma – clarinet teacher

Emma is a grade 8 classically trained Clarinettist and has a BA Hons Music from Southampton University.

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Hilary – piano teacher

Hilary is a classically trained pianist who has been teaching for a number of years… and particularly enjoy giving lessons to beginners and young children.

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Al Scott

Al – piano teacher

Al has been playing piano for over 20 years taking an interest in Jazz Piano for the last 10 years. He values the depths of melody, rhythm & harmony, the three main aspects in music.

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Hugh – drums & saxophone teacher

Hugh is a young saxophonist and drummer currently studying music at the University of Sussex and receiving jazz tuition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.

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Ian – piano and trumpet teacher

Ian is a pianist, vocalist and trumpeter who has been making music since the age of 6. He teaches a range of styles to pupils from beginner to advanced level, passing on his enthusiasm for all types of music

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James

James – guitar teacher

James is an experienced guitar player who is regularly involved with many jazz ensembles across Brighton and he has recently begun teaching for West Sussex Council.

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Jinny Smith

Jinny – piano and violin teacher

Jinny is a piano and violin teacher with over twenty five years’ experience working alongside children and young people.

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Jonathan Dear

Jon D – piano and guitar teacher

Jonathan is a classically trained pianist, professional bass player and guitarist with a BA(Hons) in Professional Musicianship.

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Joy – piano and woodwind teacher

Joy is a classically trained pianist and clarinettist and has recently graduated with a Master of performance degree from the Royal College of Music.

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Lee – guitar teacher

Alongside over a decade of experience in private tuition, Lee is currently visiting music tutor at Cumnor House School and University Of Sussex, where he also teaches on the Undergraduate degree courses.

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Leo – guitar teacher

Leo is an experienced electric, acoustic and bass guitar tutor, constantly active within the industry, having worked with artists such as Eliza Doolittle

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Louisa

Louisa – piano and flute teacher

Louisa’s pupils always praise her for her relaxed and friendly approach to teaching, putting the nervous at ease and ensuring everyone walks out of her class with a smile on their face and a sense of achievement.

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Mojca

Mojca – piano teacher

Mojca is a highly experienced classically trained musician (Music Academy Ljubljana, Slovenia) and is well regarded amongst her peers both as a professional pianist and as an accompanist for many students in regional, national and international competitions.

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Nicola – violin teacher

Nicola completed her performance studies at the RSAMD in 2005, graduating with a BA Hons degree and Advanced Education; with specialisms in Strings teaching and Applied Community Music.

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Norman – piano teacher

Norman is an insprational pianist who loves many different kinds of music and has a First Class BA Honours and MA in Music from the University of Sussex.

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Joe

Joe – piano teacher

Joe is a classically trained pianist (ATCL: distinction), accompanist and piano teacher living in Brighton.

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Priya

Priya – piano and flute teacher

Priya is a classically trained Pianist and Flautist who is currently studying a music degree at Sussex University.

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Richard – piano teacher

Richard is a pianist, composer and cellist. He has a BA in Music and has studied piano with Norman Beedie at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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Rosanna

Rosanna – piano and cello teacher

Rosanna is a classically trained pianist and cellist from Austria.

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Sam – cello and drums teacher

Samuel has made his name working alongside numerous independent artists and his love for collaboration has brought him to play at the likes of Abbey Road Studios…

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Sofie Kay

Sofie – piano teacher

Sofie is a young, enthusiastic and experienced piano teacher who has been teaching for five years.

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Sonja

Sonja – piano teacher

Sonja is a classically trained pianist with 15 years teaching and performance experience. She holds a Bmus (Hons) from Birmingham Conservatoire, where she studied piano and harpsichord, as well as a wide range of teaching techniques.

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Toby

Toby – violin and viola teacher

Toby started playing the violin when he was eight, and learnt the viola as a teenager. He nominally studied languages at university, but spent most of his time giving concerts and recitals.

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Stuart

Stuart – violin teacher

To learn to play an instrument well is of great and subtle benefit, firstly to the player, and the for others. Teaching violin allows me to pass on the necessary skills so that pupils can discover for themselves its many possibilities as their instrument.

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