Lesson Feesfrom $30.00 / 30 Minutes
British music teacher with over 15 years of professional teaching experience, offering a range of instruments for beginners to advanced players. Bespoke lessons tailored to your learning goals - work towards exams or just play for fun!
100s of pupils taught from the young to young at heart. If you want to start learning a musical instrument or further your understanding of your instrument, then get in touch and let's play some music!
I started learning and performing music at the age of 2 and have performed in 100s of concerts, playing over 200 gigs in 2013 alone. These include performances for celebrities and royalty, playing cello for HRH Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Phillip, as well as singing for HRH Price Charles and performing for the England rugby team.
I studied cello under James Halsey from the Royal College of Music and Music (BMus Hons) at The University of Huddersfield, studying conducting under award winning conductor Natalia Luis-Bassa and composition and performance under world renowned pianist Dr. Philip Thomas.
I have toured all over the UK and Europe, and have headlined some prestigious venues including; The NEC (Birmingham,) Aintree Racecourse and The Cavern Club (Liverpool,) as well as playing with some highly regarded ensembles including The Orchestra of The Swan as the soloist for their Snowman tour.
After university I founded and ran my own record label and recording studio, started the world’s first ‘Bandeoke’ band and have taught 100s of pupils in groups and 1-1 lessons.
I offers instrumental lessons from beginner to grade 8 in; guitar, voice, cello, bass guitar and double bass, and from beginner to grade 5 in; piano/keyboard, violin, drums, ukulele and music theory. I am a trained opera singer, studying under Chris Booth-Jones from the Royal Academy of Music, and have performed in many musicals and stage productions, taking the lead roles in; Oliver, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease and Oklahoma.
I have taught at many schools and colleges, starting my own courses and leading string groups, orchestras, choirs, theory groups and bands.
When I'm not teaching or gigging I work with musicians from all over the world as a freelance recording artist/session musician/composer/arranger/producer and technician.
For me there is nothing better than sharing my love of music with pupils. I love to see pupils grow in confidence, develop their musical abilities, enjoy making music and even take to the stage to perform!
In the 15+ years I have been teaching I have taught more pupils then I can count. I've shown pupils how to hold their instruments and guided them every step to taking their final grades, recording their first songs and even watching them perform with professional musicians. It is my honour and privilege to be a part of each and every one of their musical and personal journeys. I've seen shy, hide-away children blossom and perform their first solo, and brimmed with pride as groups of pupils (who had never played an instrument before) started their own bands and performed their first gigs.
I always keep the enjoyment of making music at the forefront of my lessons. My lessons are pupil-led - if there's a piece or a song that you want to learn, then we'll learn it! If you want to work through your grades then I'll push you and help you to get the best mark possible. I'm in your hands.