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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Sam – piano and singing teacher

Sam studied at the University of York for his BA and the University of Toronto for his MMus. In Brighton he works for Brighton Festival Youth Choir as their assistant music director.

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Sarah – piano and flute teacher

With DipABRSM in both flute and piano, Sarah is an experienced solo and orchestral player. She is currently the principal flautist of the Oxford University Orchestra and also holds a choral scholarship at The Queen’s College, Oxford…

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George – piano teacher

George has Grade 8 contemporary piano and is also currently completing his diploma in Classical Piano…. more to follow

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Tobias – singing teacher

Tobias is a young voice tutor, Musical Director and conductor…

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Emilie – singing teacher

… Emilie’s easy-going, enthusiastic teaching style focuses on learning correct and healthy vocal technique, developing and expanding the student’s voice and building self-confidence and performance skills.

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Isobel – piano and singing teacher

Isobel is currently reading music at the University of Bristol and teaches singing. She achieved a distinction at Grade 8 ABRSM singing and 100% in her A Level music performance exam…

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Jessica – piano teacher

Jessica has been enjoying teaching music and working with children since she was sixteen in multiple capacities, including one amazing summer of working in an American Summer camp accompanying a musical and teaching the songs to young children…

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Lily – piano and singing teacher

Lily is a music graduate from the University of Bristol who is currently completing her masters in music at the same institution, with a focus on vocal performance. She also has both teaching and performance experience in piano…

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Lei – piano teacher

Lei completed her undergraduate degree in Music-Piano Performance and double degree in Pedagogy in Beijing Normal University, China and completed Masters degree in Music Performance in University of Bristol with distinction…

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Leo – piano teacher

Leo enjoys exploring musical worlds as diverse as Jazz, Classical music, Hindustani classical music, free improvisation, and pop. He also composes his own music and writes songs, and enjoys playing the drums, tabla, and guitar, alongside his main instruments…

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Kate – guitar teacher

Kate’s teaching style is often described as patient and nurturing. She works hard towards tailoring lessons and teaching material to suit each student…

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Millie – piano, saxophone and singing teacher

Millie’s aim is to inspire and encourage children to learn while being patient, understanding and listening to them express any difficulties or concerns they may have…

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Ruaridh – piano and composition teacher

Ruaridh is a passionate and able musician, determined to help students reach their maximum potential.  He has spent 4 years at the University of Bristol studying Music, and in that time has worked with a huge variety of musicians as a performer, conductor, and composer…

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Molly – singing and violin teacher

Milly is eager to help inspire young people to learn new music and is a passionate, patient and friendly musician looking forward to working with new students!  

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Glorija – piano teacher

‘With one year of experience teaching younger children I have discovered how important it is to prepare engaging and fun lessons to excite and thrill them in the world of music.’  More to follow…

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Danny – guitar teacher

Whether you’re a beginner or already a confident player, want to take grades or develop your song writing, Danny will help you on your journey…

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Sara – piano and oboe teacher

Sara plays piano for improvised theatre company Degrees of Error and oboe in the Bishopston wind quintet, and is an active member and conductor of two choirs…

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Emma – piano, harp and clarinet teacher

Emma has grade 8 distinction in harp, piano and clarinet as well as an ABRSM diploma on the clarinet…

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Edd – piano teacher

Edd is a classical trained pianist from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, holding a BMus degree from King’s College, London, and is currently studying for his Masters degree in Music at the University of Oxford. More to follow…

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Eleanor – piano teacher

Eleanor graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BA in Music, and was the Musical Director of Oxford Brookes Big Band…

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Chloe – piano and singing teacher

Chloe has both a classical and contemporary musical background and training in piano and voice. She studied music at Kings College London, has two piano diplomas and a MA in Popular music…

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Ellen – violin teacher

Ellen is an experienced solo, orchestral and chamber musician. She enjoys the challenge of teaching young players and adopts a flexibility in her approach…

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Sarah – piano and singing teacher

Sarah is a friendly and encouraging piano and singing teacher with over four years teaching experience. As well as providing a fun and engaging learning environment, she has successfully tutored her students through ABRSM piano and theory exams.

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Alex – piano teacher

Having performed with and received tuition from a number of high-profile UK and international artists, Alex has a suitably broad musical background that aids his approach to music tuition…

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Andrew – cello teacher

During his time at the NYO, Andrew ran workshops in schools up and down the country engaging pupils in music from all types of backgrounds. Andrew believes an encouraging and positive environment achieves the best outcome when teaching…

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Federico – guitar teacher

With ten years of playing experience and two years of professional tuition experience, Federico can teach you Electric/Acoustic Guitar or music theory, composition and arrangement techniques…

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Marilena – piano and singing teacher

Marilena is an experienced pianist who has achieved an ABRSM diploma in Piano Performance and Grade 8 in Theory of Music.  In addition she has accomplished Grade 8 in Singing. She is currently studying at the University of Surrey, working towards getting her undergraduate Music (BMus) degree…

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River – violin teacher

River is a creative and engaging music teacher.  His unique approaches of teaching the fundamentals of music to a whole range of ages, allows students to explore their own style of playing and develop their own character and interpretation of the music…

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Harry – violin teacher

Currently in the first violins of the University of Surrey Orchestra and with 15 years of experience, Harry has a passion for classical music and an eagerness to teach a variety of genres to students…

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Stelios – guitar teacher

… and when it comes to teaching, Stelios is happy to either guide the student for a graded examination or teach with advancing the students’ technique and musicality as the primary focus.

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Jamie – piano and guitar teacher

Having been classically trained in piano and playing guitar in a number of different bands and orchestras, Jamie has experience in multiple genres and as a composer has had works recorded by the Lewes Symphony Orchestra…

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Alex – singing teacher

Alex strongly believes in the freedom of expression within any style of music, and the range of emotions music can invoke in anybody; he is always excited to share his passion for music with others in the enthusiastic manner which he embraces all musical opportunities…

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Faye – guitar teacher

Faye’s philosophy is to make music education enjoyable and satisfying because it can be difficult in the early days of learning.
She does this by setting short and long-term goals and personalising each lesson to the student’s interests.

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Ben – guitar teacher

Ben is currently continuing his musical career post-grade 8 by studying a Bachelors in Music as part as a 4-year course at the University of Surrey and has been awarded a scholarship prize for performance and contribution to the music department…

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Josh – violin and piano teacher

Josh believes that a relaxed yet structured approach to learning music, which is tailored to each individual student, can lead to lots of progress and even more importantly, fun, which is what learning music is primarily about!

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Kate – piano and flute teacher

Kate is an enthusiastic and experienced piano and flute teacher, performer and orchestral member…

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Victoria – violin teacher

Victoria has just completed her music degree at the University of Bristol and has achieved a first in her performance module…

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Josh – piano teacher

Josh’s piano teaching style can be summed up as adaptable, encouraging and purposeful…

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Mark – piano teacher

Having been taught by teachers from many of the top music colleges, Mark knows some of the best ways to help people improve their playing in a fun and enjoyable way…

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Gemma – singing teacher

Gemma specialises in musical theatre and pop, but she has also extended her study to Jazz and Classical singing…

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Philip – piano teacher

Philip conveys his love of music in his piano lessons, and looks for fun ways to enhance students’ techniques and abilities…

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Thomas – singing and piano teacher

Thomas has been teaching since he graduated his Masters’ degree in Performance February. He also had some specialist tutoring on becoming a teacher during his undergraduate degree at Bath Spa University…

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Freya – Piano teacher

Freya works at a pace which is comfortable for the learner, but is ambitious for her pupils if they want her to be….

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Dominic – piano and saxophone teacher

Dominic believes that you need a combination of fun and solid technical skills in order to engender a strong and lasting appreciation of music and a desire to achieve a high level of musicality…

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Enyi – piano and saxophone teacher

Enyi has a passion for teaching and helping others understand and enjoy music as well as helping students reach their potential. He is a friendly, relaxed but passionate musician who can’t wait to inspire a new set of students!

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Athina – piano teacher…

Athina is committed to delivering high quality teaching individually tailored for each pupil to meet their specific needs and to encourage them to enjoy learning their instrument and develop as a musician…

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Chris – violin and viola teacher

Chris is an experienced tutor of both violin and viola and has worked for the East Sussex and Brighton Music Services for a number of years…

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Rahul – singing teacher

Performance is Rahul’s passion, and he looks forward to teaching the art of vocal performance to students…

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Alex – drum teacher

Alex is friendly, engaging and fun… and will work with you in fulfilling your potential!

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Edward – piano teacher

Whichever direction you choose, the emphasis will always be on enjoying your playing while learning how you can give something unique and personal to a performance…

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Diana – piano and french horn teacher

´I want my students to enjoy learning in a fun way and develop their skills and creativity´

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Darrol – piano and saxophone teacher

Darrol combines expert knowledge of a range of musical styles with a patient, fun and encouraging approach…

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Sasha – piano and cello teacher

Sasha’s style of teaching maintains structure for progression whilst allowing space to develop a student’s individual musicality, enjoyment of the instrument and satisfaction of repertoire…

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Ivelina – piano teacher

Ivelina endeavours to bring out the best in each and every one of her pupils, encouraging them at every step so that they enjoy learning the piano and develop thoroughly as a musician…

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Luke – piano teacher

Having recently graduated from King’s College, Cambridge, Luke is an experienced pianist having played in many classical, jazz, musical theatre and pop settings…

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Emily – violin teacher

Emily is experienced in solo, chamber and orchestral performance, and has participated in many music festivals and orchestral courses…

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Peter – piano teacher

…’I have been teaching full time in schools for the last two years so I have considerable experience teaching students ranging from absolute beginners up to Grade 8 level’

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Emily – singing teacher

Emily is a professional operatic soprano and holds a master’s degree in music from Oxford University…

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Jess – piano and singing teacher

Jess’ musical interests are diverse: she has Grade 8 distinctions in classical piano and voice, she is currently studying Music at Oxford University as a choral scholar and is a member of the university’s premier chamber choir, Schola Cantorum.

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Nick – trumpet, guitar and drums teacher

Ncik has been teaching his instruments since the age of 16, and now at the age of 23, has had much experience tutoring all ages whether they are children, teenagers or adults.

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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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Pilar – piano teacher (child specialist)

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Dominic – piano teacher

Dominic believes that music is a treat to the performer as much as it should be for the audience and that performance study not only cultivates your grasp on the world and those around you, but can tell you things you didn’t know about yourself…

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Elena – violin and singing teacher

Elena is a passionate, dedicated music teacher. Her sensitive approach to teaching adapts the fundamentals of good technique to the individual’s physical make-up, personality, and learning style…

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Milly – violin teacher

Milly is a classically trained violinist, self-taught guitarist and Music student currently studying for a BA in Music at The University of Sussex…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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Anthony – piano and music tech teacher…

Anthony very much understands the processes of learning and practise. He is strongly of the opinion that it needs to be fun too, in order to get good results enjoyably…

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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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Claire – saxophone teacher

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

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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 – piano and singing teacher

Adrian trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, both as an undergraduate and postgraduate gaining MMus distinction and BMus(Hons) in voice. He also studied piano and attended the Guildhall’s prestigious 2 year Opera School programme…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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