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Drum tutor Jack Nicholson 07707 984 684 jack@northlondondrums.co.uk Prices:

£25 p/30 mins
£40 p/60 mins
£69 crash course(two 60 minute sessions).
DBS/CRB checked.

Hello, my name’s Jack and I’m a friendly drum kit tutor with over ten years experience based in Muswell Hill, offering personalised one-to-one drum tuition.

My philosophy is based on teaching what you want to learn… I’ll also throw in what you need to know along the way!

I tutor students of all ages – from seven to seventy (!) – and with the rise in popularity of drumming amongst the adult population there hasn’t been a better time for anyone to start. My students’ aims range widely – from working through an academic grade syllabus, to live/session work, or simply playing for fun! My exam results are consistently high, with most students achieving distinctions.

To read testimonials and watch videos of my students you can visit www.northlondondrums.co.uk

Mark Young

07930 404 488


Songwriting Teacher

Creative and engaging lessons tailored to you. I believe everyone has the ability to write music a lot of people just haven’t been guided to achieve there musical voice.  Learn to create diverse and interesting music. Put your passion into performable pieces. From methods to further develop already existing material to complete songwriting for beginners. Why not come for a free consultation?

Composition also taught on request.

Also teach piano, guitar and classical composition.

Qualifications: Bmus Hons, have written over 60 songs for numerous people and projects in multiple styles.

Genres taught: Any and all.

Postcode: N22 7XN      (By Alexandra Palace)

James Mack

07766 141 483


I graduated from The Guildhall School Of Music & Drama last year, and have 16 years of experience playing the drums for different bands and orchestras. I’m looking for new pupils of all ages and experience.

I live in the Muswell Hill area and take lessons at my house as well as doing home visits.

Please don’t hesitate to get in contact

Simeon Boys-Layton

No contact information supplied

Hour Lesson are £25

30 minute lessons are £15

Block Lesson of 10 can be paid for with a 10% discount.

If your looking for a home visiting drum tutor I can accommodate your needs. I’m flexible with times. Currently the only days of the week I’m not available are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All other days of the week are available.

I’ve been playing guitar, drums and Bass for 8 years and currently teaching in a local school with students aged 11-18. I studied at Bristol Institute of Modern Music BA hons, I have a fully equipped portable studio if needed. I teach all rock school grades and start beginners on Alfred Music Teaching Method/ Material. I can also cater for different types of lessons specified in any subject. I’m a experienced Musician with 2 album releases and over a dozen single/EPs. I’m a recording engineer, Drum and Guitar Technician. So I can take care of any repairs your instruments may need or give you advise on purchases.

Norman Bailey

07855 891 659


Do you need a teacher to show you how to become a harmonica expert?
Fun lessons that will give you all you all need to know about playing the diatonic or chromatic harmonica in any style. For your own pleasure or for live performance.

I am a performing musician with West End experience and I’ve been teaching the harmonica to adults and children for 20 years. Whether you are a beginner or someone looking to improve your understanding of

Please contact me if you would like 1-2-1 classes at my base in Alexandra Palace ora place at my group workshop ‘ Learn to Play the Blues Harmonica’ at Jacksons Lane creative space, Highgate, London N6 5AA.

Melissa Parmar



Harp & Piano Tutor

Qualifications: BMus (Hons), MMus, LRAM Teaching Diploma (Distinction)

Tuition for lever or pedal harp and piano
All levels and goals catered for
ABRSM exam grade preparation
Lessons take place in Muswell Hill N22 or home visits are also possible.
Enhanced CRB checked.

Melissa is an experienced teacher covering all abilities from complete beginners to advanced, for children and adults.

She studied the harp under Professor Daphne Boden, completing the Bachelor of Music at King’s College London, Master of Music in Performance at the Royal College of Music with training also at the Cologne Conservatoire for Music, Germany. She holds the LRAM teaching diploma from the Royal Academy of Music where she also received piano training.

Melissa is a regular performer in London, both for solo recitals and is in demand as an orchestral player. Such performing highlights include being selected to play at the Queen’s Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace in 2013.

Matthew Linley

07940 149 844


£35 per hour’s lesson

I have over 15 years’ experience as a music teacher and believe lessons should be fun and creative!

I have a first-class music degree from Oxford University as well as a Masters Degree in Composition from Goldsmith’s College, London University.

I teach drum kit to all ages and abilities, beginner to advanced. All styles covered from Jazz to Rock and Pop.

I am happy to travel to the student’s home in the North London area. I also teach from home in the North East area of London.

I also teach Piano (beginner to intermediate levels) as well as theory and composition, especially for the GCSE and A Level syllabus.

James Holden

07749 156 430


A graduate from the Royal Academy of Music, I am living in London with four years experience teaching all levels of recorder, grades 1 – 8+ and theory of music (ABRSM). I teach medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Modern repertoire on a wide variety of recorders.

I make home visits to students of all ages all around London until I have my own teaching studio. Please get in touch as I am constantly looking for new students.

John Parker


The cost per lesson is £35.00 plus travel if appropriate

I have been Playing Double Bass for 17 year’s and have had a number of students over those years, teaching privately, helping with technique, musicality and instrument set up. I am a passionate Double Bassist and teacher and happy to work with beginners through to advanced double bassist’s in a variety of musical styles.
I’ve studied both jazz and Classical Music and have made my living as a very successful Singer songwriter and pop double bassist.
Lesson List
How to hold the bass, (standing and sitting)
Instrument set up, string set up, action etc…
Picking an instrument, amps, pick ups.
Working on your sound and the sound you want to produce from the instrument.
Left hand technique, Positions, correct left hand movement
Scales, arpeggios, scale studies, up to and including three octave scales, including modes.
Double stops
Warm up exercises and stretches
Bow technique, using various classical methods, Sevcik, Bottesini, Petracchi etc…
Jazz pizzicato, Right hand technique
Thump position
Classical pieces,
Jazz walking bass lines,
Good bass line construction
Accompanist skills, working with singer songwriters and in pop music.
Harmony, chord/scale relationship
Ear training
Music theory
Who to listen too, general knowledge of other double bassist’s
Other Info
Am willing to travel, am based in the north london area Archway and can also teach from my home

Alexander Thomas

07779 293 057



MA BA (hons)

Absolute beginners and advanced pupils of all ages welcome (grades 1-8). I specialise in classical music but with hugely varied experience from musical theatre to contemporary popular music and songwriting, folk, jazz and contemporary theatre. With several years diverse teaching experience with those learning a new hobby later in life to school-age student instrumentalists, I pride myself on a hard-working, focussed and goal-minded attitude but with a warm, open and pupil-specific approach.

Based in Muswell Hill, N10

I also teach the saxophone, flute, composition and music theory.

Rick Finlay

07831 376 175

020 8361 0265



£49 per hour, 30 and 40 minutes lesson pro rata for younger students.

Learn drums and percussion from an experienced professional
All ages and levels taught
Lessons take place in studio in East Barnet

• Develop your drumming for fun or with a professional career in mind
• Study on top quality instruments in a studio environment
• Play along to tracks on real drums and listen back to your recorded performance
• Develop your technique to the highest level
• No requirement to commit to weekly lessons: book the next lesson when you are ready
• Learn to read music, get to grips with music theory, learn how to write drum charts for quick learning of new songs
• Prepare for grade exams if that is your aim
• Learn hand percussion, congas, and mallet keyboard instruments like vibraphone and glockenspiel
• Get music business advice and insight from an expert with over 30 years of professional experience in studio, theatre and live work across all genres
• Collect a personalised library of reference materials prepared exclusively by Rick for the lessons

CRB certified
Full liability insurance
Waiting area for parents
Easy on street parking
Nearest station (3 mins walk): Oakleigh Park (First Capital Connect)

A full-time professional drummer and teacher for over 30 years, Rick Finlay’s performance & recording credits include an extensive career as one of London’s leading West End theatre drummers accompanying stars like Mel CNatasha HamiltonMarti PellowCliff RichardStephanie Lawrence,David CassidyDavid SoulSinéad O’Connor and Liane Carroll.

Television includes: Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night TakeawayParkinsonThe Jethro JunctionThe Late Show.

An innovative and enthusiastic educator, Rick has directed workshops in Jazz and Latin-American percussion, as well as the business of music.

He has taught at many schools and colleges including Trinity College of MusicMiddlesex UniversityMill Hill SchoolBelmont School, and QE Boys Barnet.
Over 200 pupils have studied privately with Rick and many of them are now professionals in their own right.

Rick writes, plays in and manages jazz/world quartet Just East and their record label Just East of Jazz.

Kirk Phillips

07773 941 409

020 8245 9569


I offer fun and friendly tuition for all ages and abilities.  With over twenty three years of experience I am still as excited about drumming and teaching as I ever have been. 

I teach many styles and techniques. Grades tuition also available.

I’m based in Crouch End and I can travel to you.

Fully CRB Checked

Tom Halpenny

07870 251 766


£30 in studio, £40 homevisit

Learn from professional jazz guitarist Tom Halpenny, fully qualified and with years of experience performing and teaching children and adults in both New York and London.

No experience or instrument necessary!
All styles including jazz, popular and classical guitar, flute and recorder. Also, music theory, composition, improvisation and blues.

I can prepare students for grade exams. I can also prepare students for A-level, GCSE music and for music college auditions.

Dominic Bentham

07801 561 498


£30 per hour, home visits an option

I offer double bass lessons tailored to the student’s needs and aims, including classical technique and graded exams, jazz technique and theory.

I am a professional player working in the jazz and classical fields, and an enthusiastic teacher. My qualifications include an MMus in Jazz Performance from Guildhall School of Music & Drama and I have studied with some of the best players in the world.

I live in East Finchley and I am CRB checked.

Rachel Wick

07968 808 595



£30/hour; beginner students would usually start with a weekly half hour lesson.

CRB/DBS Checked

Harps available for students to hire

BA Hons (Oxon), MA (RAM), LRAM

Rachel teaches the harp at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music, at Berkhamsted School and coaches for the National Children’s Orchestras. She also has an ever expanding cohort of private harp students, currently numbering around twenty five, whom she teaches either from her harp studio in High Barnet, or at a private house in Muswell Hill. In 2011 she was awarded the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM) teaching diploma, and is a graduate of St. Peter’s College, Oxford and the Royal Academy of Music.

Her private students attend many North London schools including Rhodes Avenue, Muswell Hill, Tetherdown, Fitzjohn’s and St. Michael’s primary schools, Fortismere, Dame Alice Owen, Highgate, Channing, Mill Hill and Latymer secondary schools. She also teaches university students from Kings College, London, and Imperial College.

As well as teaching, Rachel regularly gives workshops and interactive concerts for children, including solo recitals for the ‘Bach to Baby’ series and outreach work for the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Wigmore Hall and on behalf of charities including ‘Live Music Now’, the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust and ‘Music and the Deaf’.

As a performer, Rachel has played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of India, London Concert Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, and the European Union Youth Orchestra. She has recorded for both the Decca and Avie record labels with New College and Christ Church Cathedral Choirs, Oxford, respectively, and performed with Her Majesty’s Choir of the Chapel Royal in a concert at Buckingham Palace, which was broadcast on Classic FM on Christmas afternoon. She also played for Howard Goodall’s album, Inspired, released by Decca/Classic FM, and works regularly as a duo with a flute player, the Antara Flute & Harp Duo, giving music club recitals and playing in festivals all over the UK, including recently at St. David’s Festival and Cheltenham Festival.

“As an active performer, I demonstrate as much as possible in lessons, and hope that having a teacher who is busy giving concerts, as well as teaching, will be inspiring for my own students. I am fascinated by the learning process, and enjoy the challenge of finding new and creative ways of helping students to learn, appreciate the importance of practising and ultimately enjoy their playing. Making sure each child fulfils their own potential, and understanding what each individual is capable of accomplishing , will hopefully ensure that all my pupils feel a sense of pride and achievement in their harping life, however far they decide to take their playing.”

Petros Andreou

020 8368 6717

07790 712 273

Bouzouki Teacher

Whetstone area

Robyn Koh-Trosser


  • GRSM (Hons.), LRAM, ARCM
  • Very experienced, highly-skilled performer & pedagogue
  • Able to teach all abilities (total beginners to professionals) and all ages (children and adults)
  • Also solo harpsichord repertoire (including contemporary), continuo & repetiteur

Alumna of :




MOZARTEUM, University of Salzburg

  • CHAMBER MUSIC COACH (including Strings & Winds)
  • VOCAL REPERTOIRE COACH (Classical/Musical Theatre)
  • PREPARATION FOR EXAMINATIONS, AUDITIONS & CONCERTS (Performance, Analysis & Interpretation, General Musicianship, Theory)

Location especially convenient for London North/North-West Postcodes :

NW7/ NW4// NW6/ NW9/ NW10/ NW11/ HA/ EN/ N2/ N3/ N8/ N10/ N12/ N20

Yair Avidor

020 8340 2230


Whether you are a beginner or can play already you will make a rapid progress using your time efficiently and in a relaxed manner.
You will learn how to play the classical guitar in a variety of styles, combining correct technique with good musicianship and get a clear and solid introduction to music theory, chords, tab and notation.
From Bach to bossa nova and Jazz, the classical guitar is a wonderfully expressive instrument.
Those who are interested in doing the graded exams are also welcome.

Dimitri Batsis

Music Technology Specialist

07935 865 367


I am a recording artist, dj & musician with releases on acclaimed electronic music labels with an extensive experience in tuition of sound design and electronic music production.

I offer production lessons at your space customised to your needs. Whether you are a fresher or an advanced learner, I will be able to point out weaknesses and turn them into strengths in no time.

Feel free to drop me an email on dbatsis@gmail.com in order to discuss further details on lessons and special deals tailored to your needs. If you have any queries regarding Music Technology lessons (on Ableton, Logic X, Cubase or Reason).

Michael Doré BMus

07964 916 042


£30 per hour (Half-hour lessons available)

Based in Muswell Hill, I am a conservatoire trained (Royal Academy of Music) teacher of Double Bass and Bass guitar from beginner to advanced. I can teach a variety of genres and use ABRSM exams (grades 1-8) for Double Bass and Trinity Rock and Pop exams (1-8) for Bass Guitar.

For those who wish it, music theory can be included in lessons. I have a full CRB check for school work and I am happy to travel within the North London area.

Drum Teacher  Ian Rigby  
Prices are £45 per hour.
TOP LONDON SESSION DRUMMER- 40 years professional experience.
I have played with many stars: George Harrison, Dave Gilmour,
Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, Mari Wilson, as well as on TV's 
Come Dancing. As well as teaching I have recently recorded an 
album at Abbey Road Studios. I am a friendly and experienced 
drum teacher based in Muswell Hill and teach all styles and 
at all levels from beginners to advanced, including all 
school music grades and sight reading music. 
Whether you are playing for fun or with live/session work 
in mind I will be able  to get you there.