Emma (Piano & Keyboard Teacher):
Emma started playing the keyboard when she was just 4 years old after getting one for Christmas. By the age of 5 she started lessons with a teacher local to her in Chelmsford and she quickly progressed. She remembers learning my first combination of notes in my right hand and thinking that I was flying with it when she learnt my first chord in my left hand. She soon went on to do my first exam and carried on until I got to my teaching diploma which I passed in 2000 with The Victoria College of Music, London. In the middle of it all she also passed grades 1-6 in the Theory of Music. She loved every bit of learning to play and thinks that everyone should have the opportunity to feel the same no matter what age they are.
Emma has been teaching the Keyboard and Piano for over 17 years and enjoys teaching a variety of clients. She makes sure that every lesson is fun, progressive and with direction.
Rebekah (Piano & Theory Teacher):
Rebekah teaches the Piano and Musical theory from the age of 6. Her education has been through traditional ABRSM grades and in addition to her Piano grades she has also passed Grade 5 viola and Grade 5 violin. She is an experienced, sympathetic and progressive teacher. She has a background in graphic design and creates my own theory sheets which she uses as teaching aids, enabling her to deliver a more personalised experience to her pupils.
Lara (Piano, Flute & Theory Teacher):
Lara’s journey as a musician started when she was 6 little did she know that what started as a little hobby, was going to become a very major part of her life. It became very clear that she felt at home behind the piano and would spend hours just playing for enjoyment. After her dad took her to see Sir James Galway at the Guildhall, she chose the flute as well (or perhaps it chose her!), and had achieved ABRSM grade 8 on both by age 15.
Lara attended Trinity College of Music to gain her degree in piano performance, specialising in 19th century social history of the piano. She studied piano under the wonderful inspiration of Philip Fowke, and flute under the enthusiastic guidance of Lynda Coffin. After completing her degree, Lara sought a fresh challenge in the saxophone and achieved her ATCL performance diploma just 5 years later.
Lara holds over a decade of teaching experience. She combines traditional teaching methods with methods tailor-made to suit each individual student, whether they are learning for exams or just for enjoyment.
Melody (Piano, Clarinet & Theory Teacher):
Melody is a graduate of Colchester Institutes School of Music, where she studied Piano under Charlene Wells, Oboe & composition. She then learnt to play the Clarinet as a way of broadening her musical experience and to continue challenging herself.
She is an active local musician, being Assistant Musical Director of the Orpheus Singers Ladies Choir and playing in The Southend Wind Orchestra
Melody has over 20 years of teaching experience, developing and encouraging musicians from the age of 6 through to mature students, whether studying for exams or purely for the enjoyment of it.
James (Guitar & Ukulele):
As a guitarist of 12 years, James has over 5 years of guitar and ukulele tutoring experience on a 1:1 basis, and over a year of experience teaching music in schools. As someone that is genuinely passionate about teaching his instruments, James aims to always ensure that his lessons are friendly, relaxed and fun, regardless of whether his pupil’s are retired adults looking to finally concentrate on learning an instrument, or complete.
In addition to teaching a range of styles of guitar to pupils from the age of 7 onwards, James also teaches both 1:1 and group ukulele lessons for all ages, which can be a great way for under 7s to get started on a stringed instrument! James is also comfortable working from a grade-based syllabus, if that’s something that clients desire.