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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.
PIANO KEYBOARD VIOLIN
Tel: 07961 161 023
Alex Aitken BA(Hons)Cantab. LRSM LTCL ARCO
Tel: 01908 510066
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
Tel: 07801 580973
Jenny Newman BMus Hons TTCT (Dublin)
VIOLIN VIOLA TRADITIONAL FIDDLE
Tel: 07923 495187
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.
Frances Thornton MA, PGCE, GMus, LRSM, DipABRSM
Tel: 01908 418631
Tel: 01604 864822
Elaine Kershaw BA (Hons) Music, LGSM Dip Ed
See listing under piano teachers
Shaun Humphries MA (Performance), BA (Hons), PGCE
BRASS PIANO THEORY
Tel: 01280 860022
Mobile: 07703 569294
Ian Facer LTCL
Cheryl Hawkins LRAM Dip.RAM
- Voice Coaching and Presentation Skills
Cheryl Hawkins is a professional singer and singing teacher. She coaches classical as well as pop and rock singers and can demonstrate how to belt safely.
Students include young choristers applying for choral scholarships, those preparing for university or music college, enthusiastic amateurs and experienced professionals, all who may be singing repertoire ranging from Mozart and Schubert to Sondheim and Lloyd Webber.
Creating a free and expressive voice where the singer relishes the performing experience is her highest priority .
She is part of the Voice Clinic team at The MK hospital where she is often asked to apply remedial coaching for singers or speakers who have abused their voices.
Cheryl is a member of AOTOS [Association of Teachers and of Singing] , BVA [British Voice Association], AESS [Association of English Singers and Speakers] and is a tutor with the VCN [Voice Care Network UK]
As she also has LRAM in piano, she is able to play for students during their lessons. She records and videos them when necessary.
Tutor: Mrs Kirsty Morris Selley BA (Hons)
Tel: 07842 586 297
Emily Haig ALCM
SINGING PIANO LAMDA Speech and Drama
Tel: 01908 504779 / 07540 689153
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.
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
Richard Smith (El Moreno)
Tel: 01908 643171
ACOUSTIC GUITAR MANDOLIN
Tel: 07932 158106
Riffs & Rhythms Guitar School
RHYTHM, LEAD & BASS GUITAR
Tel: 07751 920303
James J Wood
Tel: 07905 804502