Directory of Music Teachers

 

Students / Parents
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Piano / Keyboard Teachers

Andrew Eales B.Mus, ARCM (Piano, Keyboard, Theory)

Enjoy relaxed and friendly music tuition with one of the region's most highly qualified and widely respected specialists. A graduate of the Royal College of Music (London) and the University of Birmingham, Andrew Eales has the professional training and performing experience that is essential in order to deliver the highest quality of teaching. He is well known throughout the UK for his tuition publications and as a regular consultant to the leading educational organisations such as the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

Although trained as a classical musician, Andrew also teaches jazz and other contemporary styles. Many students enter ABRSM Grade examinations, with 100% pass rate and around 80% gaining Merit or Distinctions, well above the norm.

Andrew's students learn in his fully equipped specialist teaching studio in Heelands, close the the centre of MK. Parents and siblings can relax in the comfortable waiting area, which overlooks the teaching studio via glass panelled doors.

Andrew is fully CRB checked and has public indemnity insurance. He is a full elected member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians. An initial consultation is provided without obligation free of charge. To book your FREE consultation please contact Andrew. For full details visit Andrew's website.

Call: 07761 072619
Email: keyquest@live.com
Web: www.keyquestmusic.com

 

 

Catherine Houghton

PIANO KEYBOARD VIOLIN

Tel:
07961 161 023
Email:
cat.houghton@yahoo.co.uk

 

Alex Aitken BA(Hons)Cantab. LRSM LTCL ARCO

PIANO & THEORY

Tel: 07840 868440
Email: alex.aitken91@gmail.com
Web: www.alexaitken.co.uk

 

Jenni Smith

PIANO
Tel: 01908 510066
Email: jennialliss@hotmail.com

 

Elaine Kershaw BA (Hons) Music, LGSM Dip Ed

PIANO, FLUTE and THEORY

My aim is to inspire confidence to help pupils achieve their own unique goals, whether it is through the traditional route of ABRSM exams or a passion to explore their own musical potential. I also help students inprove their performance techniques and conquer exam nerves.

Some of my students have gone on to study music full-time: others have gone on to ensemble playing and some have continued to enjoy playing their music at home.

I welcome all ages and abilities, from six to ninety and teach from home in a purpose-built studio with a baby grand and an upright piano. My recording equipment enables pupils to listen to themselves critically, make CDs for audition and exam purposes or as gifts.

Tel: 01908 562596

Email:elaine1352@gmail.com

 

Julia Boon BA(Hons) Music, MA Community Music

Piano and Violin
Based in Leighton Buzzard
Telephone: 07460923119

Email: juliaboon89@gmail.com


String Teachers

Alex Nash

VIOLIN VIOLA

Tel: 07801 580973

 

Jenny Newman BMus Hons TTCT (Dublin)

VIOLIN VIOLA TRADITIONAL FIDDLE

Tel: 07923 495187

Email: jenny@3sticks.co.uk

Web: www.3sticks.co.uk

 

Julia Boon BA(Hons) Music, MA Community Music

Piano and Violin
Based in Leighton Buzzard
Telephone: 07460923119

Email: juliaboon89@gmail.com

 


Woodwind Teachers

 

Ben Westlake

Ben Westlake was a televised woodwind finalist in BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2010.  He has studied with the world's best clarinet players including Karl Leister (in Germany), David Campbell (UK) and Ricardo Morales (in Philadelphia) and is in a unique position to pass on their superb teaching. Ben initially studied with Paul Harris. He is currently finishing his music degree at the Royal Academy of Music. He recently successfully auditioned to join the BBC Symphony Orchestra as an additional player for a concert at the Barbican in 2014.


Ben teaches from beginner to Diploma plus. He has had excellent exam successes with students.


He charges £30 an hour (pro-rata for shorter or longer lessons). He teaches at weekends in Stony Stratford. You can see his playing on YouTube

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Contact Ben on:

Email: benwestlake@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 01908 564124  or 07580 091257  

 

 

Frances Thornton MA, PGCE, GMus, LRSM, DipABRSM

FLUTE

Tel: 01908 418631
Email: allthethorntons@hotmail.co.uk

Web: www.francesthornton.co.uk

 

Karen Bell

CLARINET

Tel: 01604 864822

Email: k.bell209@btinternet.com

 

Elaine Kershaw BA (Hons) Music, LGSM Dip Ed

See listing under piano teachers


Brass Teachers

Shaun Humphries MA (Performance), BA (Hons), PGCE

BRASS PIANO THEORY

Tel: 01280 860022
Mobile: 07703 569294
Email: shaun@shaunthemusicteacher.co.uk

 

Ian Facer LTCL

ALL BRASS (Trumpet speciality) THEORY
Tel: 07912 160 161
Email: ian@ianfacer.co.uk
Web: http://ianfacer.co.uk


Vocal Teachers

Cheryl Hawkins LRAM Dip RAM


SINGING (VOICE)

Tel; 01296 720787
Cheryl@soundperfect.co.uk
www.soundperfect.co.uk

Member of BVA, AOTOS, AESS and VCN UK.

Cheryl coaches singers from 7 to 77 year olds. They are enthusiastic amateurs to aspiring and established professionals.
Preparation for audition can be for Stage school, conservatoire entry, Choral scholarship and /or Amateur Dramatic shows.
Recent Performing Arts students have won places to Arts Ed, Urdang and Bird’s. Others are enjoying their time at Oxford , Cambridge and Kings.
Teaching speech quality, twang, sob, whimper and belt can be part of the work for music theatre but pure classical is the healthy starting point.

Effective breathing, healthy posture and a free, balanced voice will lead to an honest and emotional performance and this is Cheryl’s mantra.
She also coaches French, German and Italian repertoire.
Other Students are preparing for recitals and operatic roles.

Remedial work can also be offered.

Derrian Hind

SINGING

Profesional singer and teacher of the Italian Bel Canto technique, specialising in classical music and musicals. Adults and children accepted as students. Recent successes of students in the Milton Keynes Festival and ABRSM examinations. Teaching in Potterspury and Bletchley.

Call or email Derrian for further information

Tel:01908 543028

Mob: 07944 998736

Email: lebrunpowell@btinternet.com

Emily Haig ALCM

SINGING PIANO LAMDA Speech and Drama


Tel: 01908 504779 / 07540 689153
Email: emily.haig@hotmail.co.uk
Web: www.emilyhaig.com

 

Keylicious Music

SINGING PIANO


Tutor: Mrs Kirsty Morris Selley BA (Hons)
Email: info@keylicious.co.uk

Tel: 07842 586 297

Michael Reynolds

SINGING, PIANO, THEORY

Tel: 07563248207

Email: michael@ukvocalcoaching.com
Web: http://www.ukvocalcoaching.com

Bayo


Instrument taught Singing
Telephone 07968853577
Email bayothevocalcoach@gmail.com
Website address http://www.bayothevocalcoach.com

Kristina Oberzan MA (Jazz Performance), BA (Hons)

SINGING, VOCAL COACH, THEORY
Tel: 07955 358722
Email: info@kristinaoberzan.com
Web: www.kristinaoberzan.com

I am an experienced teacher and vocal coach, as well being a singer/songwriter/performer in my own right since 1999. I have been classically trained in saxophone and also in Jazz Singing to MA level at the University for Performing Arts & Music in Graz, Austria. I have performed extensively in my home country of Slovenia as well as in numerous other countries and have been coaching for at least 15 years. My students have ranged from 8 to pensioners and my wide-ranging repertoire enables me to create a highly beneficial learning environment for all of my students. I specialise in the 'sing as you speak' technique, known as 'Speech Level Singing', popularised by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake and even Luciano Pavarotti! I specialise in pop, soul, jazz, gospel, rock, country, musical theatre, etc. singing styles.

 

LOUISE CRANE  AGSM, PG Dip RNCM


SINGING TEACHER & VOCAL COACH

07768 817352

louise.crane3@gmail.com
louise-crane.com

Louise is an international, sought after mezzo soprano who has sung at
ENO, Glyndebourne, the D'Oyly Carte and Opera della Luna.  With over twenty
years experience as a voice teacher, she runs a flourishing private
practice, is a visiting tutor at the Birmingham Conservatoire and has also
taught at the Guildhall School of Music, the Arts Educational Schools in
both London and Tring, Epsom College, Wycombe Abbey and Wellington College.
She regularly gives masterclasses throughout the UK and sits on audition
panels at Conservatoire level.

Many of Louise's students are now enjoying careers in the professional
operatic world.

A qualified life coach, she prepares her students for ABRSM exams, grade 5
theory, choral scholarships to Oxbridge etc, entry to Music College and for
solo auditions, as well as working with business professionals who wish to
improve their vocal and presentation skills.  

Please see website for further detail.

 


Guitar Teachers

Learn Guitar MK

Learn Guitar MK's teachers are all professional guitarists who are graduates of the Musicians Institute and the Academy of Contemporary Music. Collectively they have toured Europe, released albums worldwide and played for some of the worlds most renowned musical instrument companies such as PRS guitars, Marshall, Vox, Yamaha, Randall Amplifiers and Korg.

Their teachers have thousands of hours guitar teaching experience and have taught hundreds of students of all levels and abilities. They have a real passion for music and for the guitar teaching craft. They teach any musical style including Rock, Metal, Blues, Funk, Pop, Reggae, Jazz, Acoustic, Folk, Classical and Bass guitar. The student can not only learn their favourite songs but also advanced music theory and techniques.

If the student wants to learn grades Learn Guitar MK teach trinity college London classical guitar and rock school electric guitar grades 1 to 8 and have a 100% successful pass rate with virtually every student achieving a merit or distinction.

All the teachers are CRB (now known as DBS) checked and have extensive experience teaching in schools and inspire kids to learn and in a safe and fun environment. They also teach adults of all ages and abilities from complete beginners to people coming back to the instrument after years of not playing. Lessons are guaranteed to be fun, effective and geared towards regular and steady improvement.

Visit the website for more information and to book your free taster lesson and to see the many testimonials from just some of their satisfied customers.

Web: www.learnguitarmk.com

Email: Info@learnguitarmk.com


Call:07870 545346

Mark Fenton (PlayGuitarMK)


Styles taught: acoustic (fingerpicking and strumming), Rock & Indie, Heavy Metal & Hard Rock, Blues, Classical & Flamenco.

Mark believes in helping students learn to play the music they are interested in, while also enlarging their experience of music and developing a broad knowledge and an appreciation for music in a wide range of styles.

Mark is CRB checked.

Please visit the website for details and to arrange a FREE consultation. You can also order lesson gift vouchers for xmas, birthdays or special occasions.


Tel:
07962 040329
Web:
www.PlayGuitarMK.co.uk

 

Richard Smith (El Moreno)

CLASSICAL GUITAR

Tel: 01908 643171
Web: www.elmoreno.co.uk

 

Ian Entwistle

ACOUSTIC GUITAR MANDOLIN


Tel: 07932 158106
Email:
guitar@ianentwistle.co.uk

 

Riffs & Rhythms Guitar School

RHYTHM, LEAD & BASS GUITAR


Tel: 07751 920303
Email: peterhincks@sky.com
Web: www.riffsandrhythms.co.uk

Jo Ormsby

CLASSICAL GUITAR

Tel: 01908 586747

Email: jo.brooks@open.ac.uk

Web: http://guitartutormiltonkeynes.uk


Drum/Percussion Teachers

Name: Ian Bee
Instrument taught: Drum Kit
Telephone; 07745 154746
Email; onesevensixdelta@hotmail.co.uk
Website address; www.ianbeedrums.com
Wording:

IAN IS PERSONALLY RECOMMENDED AS ONE OF THE UK'S PREMIER TUTORS BY PAUL WELLER'S DRUMMER, STEVE WHITE!
I've twenty years in the music business and drum teaching, am a visiting faculty tutor with the renowned  Echo Factory and a monthly columnist for Drum Head Magazine. I teach all styles and all levels from beginners to advanced level. Normally £16 per half hour lesson.
Each student is an individual, so that's how I teach them. Everyone is at a different stage with their drumming, into different styles, different music, left handed, right handed, tall, short, wants to read, doesn't want to take grades. So I ensure each student's programme is tailor made to exactly what they want! I specialise in beginners, getting them off to a really great start, but teach all abilities right up to advanced. I make it my priority to ensure every student is comfortable and at ease, and is never worried about asking questions or advice. The lesson should always be fun as well as educational, something a student should look forward to each week!

 

 

James J Wood

DRUM KIT

Tel: 07905 804502

Email: jjwodo@hotmail.co.uk