Emma Percival (Piano 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 20 years and enjoys teaching a variety of clients. She makes sure that every lesson is fun, progressive and with direction.
Melody Wallace (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.
Katie Gray (Piano Teacher) Katie is an established pianist who teaches from our littlest clients up to our adults. She's a very sympathetic and encouraging teacher. With her playing experience and knowledge she can carry you through your own learning journey from complete beginner to advanced.
Michael Hutton (Guitar & Ukulele Teacher)
Michael's passion is centred around music and playing the guitar and ukulele, particularly how you will feel as you achieve each step of your learning journey.
His mission is to get you realising your dream to play guitar or ukulele, enjoying the journey and the feel good factor associated with playing a musical instrument. By listening to where you are and where you want to be, and getting you to your goal.
With over 40 experience he prides himself on adapting with students of all ages and nothing gives him greater pleasure than being a part of helping you fulfil that dream.
Rebecca Kiff (Piano Teacher)
Rebecca is an approachable and encouraging teacher, with over 10 years teaching and accompanist experience. She loves teaching all ages and stages, from complete beginners to advanced. She enjoys playing various different styles and genres of music, from classical to pop and especially loves film scores, pop/rock and lyrical pieces written by composers such as Debussy and Einaudi. Rebecca has a relaxed teaching style and knows that different students have different wants and needs, whether that's playing for fun or doing the exam syllabus', or a mixture of both!
Tom Smith (Guitar & Ukulele Teacher)
Tom has been playing guitar for over 20 years, and teaching guitar both privately and in schools for over 12 years.
He has successfully completed the Diploma and Degree courses, both in Music Performance specialising in Guitar, at The Guitar Institute (ICMP) in London.
This led to playing in a progressive metal band with gigs across the UK, Holland, and Germany. Then it was on to the local cover bands scene, which he is still involved in, playing almost every weekend with various bands. Followed by a classic rock band with gigs in Belgium and Italy as well as the UK. Most recently, Tom can be found playing guitar in theatre shows touring all over the UK.Tom's passion for music knows no bounds, and he is always looking for new projects to collaborate on, and more importantly - He just loves playing!