Our music teachers –

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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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Joe L – guitar teacher

Joe is happy teaching both classical and modern styles of guitar, whichever students are most keen on learning, as well as any age or skill level. All are welcome!

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Eleanor – singing and piano teacher

Teaching in a range of genres (pop, classical and musical theatre), Eleanor understands the importance of versatility in the voice and aims to bring out a natural stage presence as well as improve the general musicality of her students.

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Emma D – clarinet teacher

Emma appreciates that different pupils have different aims and ambitions in their music – and is willing to guide and encourage students whether they want to work towards grades or simply play for fun!

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Laura M – piano teacher

Laura is a passionate, creative, highly motivated and dedicated piano teacher…

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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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Robert – piano teacher

Robert is currently in his fourth year of study at the University of Sussex, majoring in Music. He is a classically trained pianist with 19 years of experience….

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Bethan – violin & viola teacher

After being a member of youth orchestras herself, Bethan has returned to tutor students and lead violin sectionals. She has also had the opportunity to tour in places such as Chicago, Romania and France…

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Oliver – clarinet teacher

Ollie is keen to teach other young people in an exciting and engaging way and to help them reach their full potential whilst maintaining a relaxed, friendly and encouraging approach…

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Alex F – guitar teacher

Alex has a real passion for teaching and hopes to be able to assist in realising you or your child’s goals with music, professionally or casually…

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Matt – drum teacher

Matt is a fun and enthusiastic teacher who loves to celebrate the little victories.  Familiar with Rock school and Trinity grades, Matt has an impressive student exam pass rate, with almost all achieving a merit or distinction…

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Jennifer S – violin and singing teacher

While she is a classically trained singer, Jennifer also loves singing folk music and musical theatre.  She loves to pass on her experience and skills to new pupils and has an engaging and forthright approach…

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David – clarinet teacher

David is a graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama where he gained a Masters in Clarinet Performance studying with Leslie Craven (Principal Clarinet of WNO) and Bass clarinet with Alison Lambert and Lenny Sayers (BBCNOW)…

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Emma F – clarinet & saxophone teacher

Emma is looking to broaden her experience in teaching. With a fresh, engaging and enthusiastic approach, she believes her lessons to be both fun and consistently rewarding…

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Jo – cello teacher

Jo has decades of experience teaching cello to children and adults in and around Guildford.  Here is an excerpt from her mission statement…

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Leonie – violin and viola teacher

‘I am most interested in developing a student’s independence, working at technical and musical skills so that they have a real proficiency and command of their instrument…’

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Daniel – piano teacher

Daniel believes that progress goes hand in hand with fun, and makes his lessons as engaging as possible, trying to encourage talent through friendly and interesting teaching…

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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…

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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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Emily S – piano, clarinet and saxophone teacher

Besides performing, Emily’s passion for music also lies in teaching and in helping others understand and enjoy it: for the past few years, she has been regularly teaching clarinet, piano, music theory, and aural skills to school and university students…

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Francesca – piano and bassoon teacher

Francesca is an energetic tutor who believes that the most important aspect of learning an instrument is enjoying it…

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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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George N – piano teacher

Having been lucky enough to study and participate in master-classes with many inspiring, world-class musicians and pedagogues in London, Manchester, Oxford and Switzerland, George is keen to pass on all he has learned…

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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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Georgia – cello teacher

Georgia studies under the teachings of Matthew Lowe based at Eton College and has had the opportunity to go on various advanced study cello courses…

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Anna G – piano teacher

Anna is an enthusiastic and patient teacher and creates a relaxed environment during lessons… motivated to help her students work towards any particular goals they want to achieve…

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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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Charlie – piano teacher *NEW*

Despite it’s daunting complexities, I deliver fun and flare to my lessons whilst maintaining a productive and thorough syllabus…

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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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Harriet – violin teacher

Whilst her teaching will focus largely on the classical tradition, Harriet is open to exploring any genre of music that the individual student may wish…

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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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Isabella P – singing teacher

Isabella strives to provide students with a classical technique that will allow them the vocal freedom and stamina to sing in a variety of styles and to communicate effectively as a performer…

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Jack – piano teacher

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

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James R – violin and bassoon teacher

James encourages interest not just in learning the technique of an instrument, but in the music of the composer being played. He is passionate and energetic, and is dedicated to helping pupils of all ages and backgrounds…

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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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Jasper – saxophone teacher

Jasper is an advanced saxophonist currently studying music at Oxford Brookes University and his main focus is jazz study…

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Jennifer L – violin & saxophone teacher

Jennifer is an experienced solo violinist and orchestral player, having performed in prestigious venues both in Oxford and elsewhere.

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Jonathan – 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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Katie U – singing and piano teacher

Katie holds an enthusiastic, grounded and sensitive approach to teaching, tailoring her lessons to the individual to ensure their needs are met…

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Laura H – Hove 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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Liam – piano, theory and ‘conducting’ teacher

Liam has been working as a self-employed piano tutor for the last few years, taking on a range of pupils – from primary school children at Merchants’ Academy Bristol to adults…

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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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Meg –singing teacher

Meg specialises in contemporary singing styles and performance skills but also believes vocal technique is vital to success and progression…

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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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Molly – violin & viola teacher

Molly takes a very friendly teaching approach and has been specifically trained to work with children. All lessons are adapted to individual needs and are always fun and engaging…

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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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Myrddin – french horn (and other brass)

Myrddin is primarily a french horn player but specialises in all brass study!  He is currently the conductor of the Oxford University Brass Band, and loves working with musicians to create memorable performances whilst always having fun…

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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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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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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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Ollie M – piano and violin teacher

Ollie has a vibrant and infectious character, especially ideal for engaging young children on their musical journey…

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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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Robert – tuba, trumpet and music therapy teacher

Robert is able to provide the foundations for a successful musical education in a number of disciplines whilst also providing music tuition for enjoyment, to any child or adult…

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Ruth L – violin teacher

Ruth has had experience working with children and adults of all ages and abilities specialises in teaching beginners the violin. She has a friendly and patient approach to her teaching and wishes to tailor the lessons to the individuals in her care….

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Ryan – guitar teacher

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

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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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Sarah H – piano and cello teacher

Sarah was awarded Grade 8 distinction on cello at the age of 10 and went on to achieve ABRSM Diploma in 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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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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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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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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Tristan – piano teacher

Tristan is an enthusiastic and talented pianist, ready to share his knowledge with music lovers eager to learn the piano… as well as those who want to improve their skills!

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William – piano, trombone, French horn

William is a relaxed but passionate musician, and loves inspiring others! As well as improving at the piano, he encourages his students to develop as musicians, and helps them discover their own ideas and interests…

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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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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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Zoe – piano and singing teacher

Zoe’s own piano tuition as a child formed such a great part of her life and she desperately wants that for her own pupils…

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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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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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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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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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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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Phil J – piano and music production teacher

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

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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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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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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 – 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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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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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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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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