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All submissions on this page are written by the teachers themselves and they appear in no particular order.

Note that we do not ask for a CRB check or any proof of qualifications for teachers to submit to this list. Many of the teachers will mention if they are CRB checked but please bear in mind that we do not currently corroborate this.

If you are currently listed as a teacher and would like your details amended/removed or you would like to submit your details for inclusion on this list then please get in touch with us by using our Contact page.

Leon Mitchener

07809 877 537

pianoscope@gmail.com

Experienced CRB checked Piano and Keyboard teacher offers tuition for all ages and standards. All exam boards and grade levels catered for, or students can set personal study criteria and objectives.

Lessons take place in my well equipped studio on a modern grand piano, located just off Muswell Hill Broadway, behind St James’s church.

Graduate of Trinity College of Music, LTCL, DipTCL.

Mark Young

07930 404 488

markyoung12345@hotmail.co.uk

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)

Maren Boehme

07946 662 013

I am a highly qualified flute teacher (Masters Degrees in orchestra music and pedagogy for flute, and contemporary improvisation) with over 20 years experience of successfully teaching in Germany and England (Music services and Independent sector as well as privately). I welcome all levels and ages and encourage ensemble playing from the start.

I offer integrated theory lessons and teach fife or recorder for young beginners. I’m based in central Muswell Hill. I’m looking forward hearing from you.

Manuel Contreras

07443 064 724

manuelcontrerasguitar@gmail.com

** Pro guitar lessons around North & Central London, in-studio and in-home ** FIRST LESSON FREE ** COMPETITIVE RATES, SPECIALS & DISCOUNTS!

My guitar lessons are professionally tailored to each student’s needs, with a structured, modern, creative method and a friendly oriented approach.

“Work on the songs you love, learn in the healthy way & get to the next level without waisting time & energies!”

Would you like to learn how to play the guitar for pure enjoyment?
Would like to play with your friends or being able to join a band?
Do you feel stuck in a rut and really would like to get to the next level?
Do you want to pursue your dream and became a PRO?
… don’t look any further, if you are looking for friendly, fun and professional guitar lessons around North or Central London, with an expert, qualified and easy-going teacher, hit me up, I’m sure I can help you out in the best way!

I’m a Pro Guitar Player and a reliable, patient, qualified – RGT Registered – and CRB checked Guitar Tutor with 20 years of performing experience and more than 10 of teaching between Europe and the USA (in the past 4 years I worked as a guitar teacher and summer session music director for the Washington DC School Of Rock). I like to teach sharing all the experience I’ve gained studying and working with great musicians and professionals, healthy information and of course all my passion and dedication for music!

Electric & Acoustic Guitar
ALL LEVELS, ALL STYLES (Rock, Blues, Funk, Pop, Jazz, Fusion…)
From 10 up
LEARN HAVING FUN, playing the MUSIC you LOVE!
Gain the right tools, build an effective method and keep on playing by yourself!
Lessons in the comfort of YOUR PLACE or in the relaxed environment of MY HOME STUDIO in Southgate N14 (just 0.5 miles away from the Tube Station)
Flexible schedule (weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis – 1hr, 45 minutes or 30 minutes)
No contract to sign!
Visit my website – www.manuelcontrerasguitar.com – check my students reviews and feel free to contact me for any information. Don’t hesitate to ask about my COMPETITIVE RATES, availability, my SPECIALS and my DISCOUNTS, I’ll be happy to arrange an INITIAL LESSON AT NO OBLIGATION AND NO COST!

HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

• Build a solid foundation • Gain knowledge/awareness of your instrument • Learn and love music theory always hands-on • Improve your listening skills • Achieve your goal without waisting time & energies • Pursue Music Qualifications (exams, grades) • Build an effective method for organising your material on the guitar • Design a personalized practice routine • Unleash your musicality • Write your own songs • Practice with backing tracks, grooves & playing along with your music • Have fun working on the songs you love • Relax & enjoy rocking the music you’ve always wanted to • Take the NEXT LEVEL! • Don’t give up on your Rock and Roll dream!

DISCOUNTS if you book blocks of 4 or 6 lessons
DISCOUNTS for college students
DISCOUNTS if you refer me to your friends and family

START PLAYING GUITAR RIGHT NOW, WORKING IN THE RIGHT WAY, WITH A REAL PRO!

Looking forward to jamming with you!

Jack Blume

07985 904 496

jack@jackblume.co.uk

http://jackblume.co.uk

Tuition suited to: School students, GCSE, A Level, and adult beginners

Hi there! I am a composer and orchestrator with a Music degree from the University of Birmingham, where I studied Composition with Michael Zev Gordon. I have been working as a musical director on theatre projects, running workshops for all ages, composing and arranging classical and pop music for 5 years in various contexts. I am a very patient tutor, and will always make sure the learning process is fun – musicianship skills including theory, aural skills, harmony etc. are all invaluable and should be enjoyed, not feared!

As a composition tutor, I can help you learn new skills and enjoy writing and orchestrating/arranging music, whether for your exams or your own projects. In addition to being a composer, I am an experienced A Cappella arranger, and can teach lots about arranging songs for unaccompanied singers and vocal percussionists in many styles.

Visit: Yes! I will be able to travel to you within a reasonable area. Can also teach at home on evenings and weekends in Muswell Hill N10.

Qualifications: BMus Music Degree with a 1st in Composition. Specialised training in Conducting, Orchestration and Sound Recording.

Matthew Linley

07940 149 844

linleysound@googlemail.com

£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 Composition and Theory to all ages and abilities, beginner to advanced. All styles covered from Classical to Rock and Pop. I also teach the Composition and Listening paper for the GCSE and A Level syllabus.

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 drum kit (all levels) as well as piano (beginner to intermediate levels).

Nina Kanter

07732 626 235

ninakanter@hotmail.com

http://ninakanter.com

I teach piano and music theory to children and adults, from complete beginners up to grade 8. Lessons can be geared towards exams (ABRSM), or just for enjoyment and creativity!

My lessons focus on developing correct technique, understanding music theory, how to practise, exploring a variety of repertoire and more.

I read Music at Cambridge University where I gained a First Class Honours degree, hold an ABRSM Diploma in Piano Performance, and am also a classical and opera singer. I have worked with children, adults and vulnerable user groups in a variety of educational settings, through outreach work with arts charities including ENO Baylis and Create. I hold a recent enhanced CRB check.

I can teach at your home or from mine if you prefer. I am based in Crouch End (N19 3PR).

Alexander Thomas

07779 293 057

alexander-thomas@hotmail.co.uk

http://alexander-thomas.wix.com/alexthomasmusic

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

As well as composition and music theory I also teach the harp, saxophone and flute.

Jerome Heisler

020 8292 0546

07792 286 674

jeromeheisler@hotmail.com

£22.50 for an hour,
£20.00 for 45 minutes,
£15 for 30 minutes

Friendly, Relaxed Guitar Tuition at Affordable Rates

For more than 20 years I have been a regularly performing professional musician and guitar teacher. I have lived with and played music from a very early age. I’m happy to teach beginners to intermediate in pretty well any style.

Acoustic folk, pop singer/songwriter type stuff.
Improvisation theory for heavier blues/jazz type material.
Learn to read basic music notation.
Elementary to intermediate classical guitar.
I can also offer a lot of support with music technology, home recording, songwriting, midi, digital audio etc…….

All styles – rock, blues, folk, classical.

Acoustic / Electric.
Fingerstyle / Plectrum
Theory / Technique
Learn to read music or simply play by ear with reference to simple music theory where necessary. Everything from basic accompaniment for singing to more advance blues/jazz/rock improvisation.

CRB checked, beginners and children welcome.
Home visits considered depending on time of day and traveling.
I keep a few guitars and spare amps at my home address in Highgate. You don’t necessarily have to bring your own instrument for the lesson.

Jenny Bennett

No contact info provided

I teach from my home in Barnet, am CRB checked, and have a BMus degree from York University and an ARCM from the Royal College of Music.

My lessons are fun and focussed, and I teach children (aged 6+) and adults of all levels, from beginners to Grade 8 and beyond. I prepare my pupils for the Associated Board piano and theory exams.

I am passionate about teaching and also run the highly successful community choir, Choirs R Us in Barnet. In addition, I am a performer and accompanist, and I am also an Examiner for the ABRSM.

Jon Howells

020 8883 7757

07779 717 794

hovellie@gmail.com

£30 per hour (happy to do half hour slots)

Experienced CRB checked  teacher offers tuition for all ages and standards. Examination including G.C.S.E catered for. Students are also welcome to set there own study criteria and objectives, all styles catered for. Lessons can take place in my studio (just next to Highgate Tube) or I can visit.

Max O’Donnell

07891 853 349

maxodonnellguitar@googlemail.com

£25 per hour

Guitar teacher with 7 years of teaching experience based in east finchley (fortis green)

Offering Fun, constructive and effective guitar lessons. Lesson available to all ages young- old and all abilities beginner intermediate and advanced

Grades covered 1-8

wide range of styles taught such

Blues , rock, folk, acoustic, finger style, jazz, fusion, funk, soul, latin country and much more. Techniques covered: Music theory, Sight reading, composition, performance techniques, fret board techniques, aural and transcribing

I can help students study and prepare for GCSE, AS , A level and degree level coursework/performance exams. I have good experience of working with young children- I have a full CRB Check and public liability insurance

Qualifications:
Diploma in popular music performance
Bmus degree in popular music performance
LRSL licentiate in general teaching practices

I have equipment that students are more than welcome to use during lessons at my residence.

Beginner Bass guitar lessons also available

Home visits: yes

Peter Sander

020 8459 1781

peter@psander.demon.co.uk

http://psander.demon.co.uk

I am an active pianist and composer-arranger in all idioms, with 45 years experience. I have a Masters degree and a PhD in composition. I teach at my studio in the NW6 area (Queens Park – Brondesbury Park) I prefer an initial meeting for which I don’t charge. I don’t visit.

Laurence Cooper

020 8368 6253

I teach theory from Grade 1 to Grade 5. I live in Barnet/Southgate area. I am RAM trained,my qualifications
are GRSM,LRAM,LTCL and I am an ISM member

Ros Gilman

07429 272 503

rostislav.gilman@me.com

Award winning composer / songwriter and music producer available for private tutoring.

Specialities: Composition (classical, film, jazz) and Arrangement, Songwriting, Music Theory and Aural Training, Music Production / Mixing

Grades: ALL (1-8)

Qualifications: M.A., B. A. (Hons) – “University of Music, Vienna”, “Royal College of Music, London”

*first lesson is free*

Daniel Aarons

07980 267 192

danaarons@hotmail.com

£35/hour

Learn Music Technology with an experienced and enthusiastic tutor. If you are needing to brush up on A-Level Music Technology or just want to learn how to use a studio to produce music on a computer, then look no further. I can cover all aspects including:
Sequencing and production skills (logic pro)
Microphone Techniques
Recording Techniques
Mixing and Mastering Techniques
I am an experienced, degree qualified teacher of Music Technology and have taught Btec, A-Levels, and NCGE courses from level 2-3. If you need assistance in your subject area, I can help. If you are interested in learning how to compose, understand synthesis, produce, record, mix etc… and want to know more, then I can also help. I have my own studio which includes analogue and digital equipment to carer for all your needs. I am patient, easy going and will work at which ever level you require. I am based in North London.

Ross Merrin

020 8444 3778

http://rossmerrin.com

De-mystifying the process of writing songs is the significant feature of my approach.

You can do it!

Recording facilities on site.

Local to Muswell Hill.

Adam Johnson

07812 074 421

orpheusadam@gmail.com

MMus PPRNCM BMus

Specialist in Piano & Vocal Pedagogy/Opera Repetiteur
(Grade 8, Students, Graduates, Professionals)

Private Studio in Highgate, N6

Simone G Snyder

07720 330 566

simonesnyder@hotmail.com

Valid CRB

For Violin & Piano:
£22.50 / 30 minutes
£45 / hour

For Theory:
£50 / hour

B. Mus. (Hons.), G.R.N.C.M, P.P.R.N.C.M (Manchester University and The Royal Northern College of Music)

7 years+ experience

Teaches Violin and Piano Grades 1-8; preparation for Music College; teaches theory Grades 1-8

Nick Marshall

BA Hons Royal Academy of Music

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07956 538 740

nickmarshall1@gmail.com

http://nickmarshalluk.com/

£40 / hour

£30 / 45 minutes

£20 / 30 minutes

I play and teach a large range of instruments to a high level, covering pretty much any musical style.

Instruments I teach include:

All Guitars (classical, steel strung, electric (my speciality) and bass) and I have a fantastic collection of various guitars at my studio with different tunings etc.

Strings (Double Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin, Mandolin and Ukulele)

Piano / Keyboard (both classical and jazz)

Drums

Flute and Saxophone

I also teach Music Theory, including classical, pop, jazz or any style you may be interested in.

I have had students of all ages (young to old), abilities (beginner to pro).

Lessons with me can either take place at your home or at my studio in Southgate/East Barnet (EN4).

Please feel free to give me a call or send me an email if you have any questions or want to arrange a lesson.

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I’m available daytime Monday-Wednesday (sometimes Thursday & Friday when I’m not teaching at schools) and I can also do Friday afternoons and Saturdays. Sundays may also be doable on certain weeks. If you contact me I’m sure we’ll be able to arrange a time and location that will suit you.

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I’m also particularly interested in teaching ‘classical’ musicians how to play by ear and how to improvise.

If you’d like to free yourself from the constraints of the written page, be more imaginative and develop your ears for working out music (of any genre!) then you should come along to one of the workshops I host on Improvisation at Les Aldrich Music.

A little more information and the schedule is available here: http://lesaldrichmusic.co.uk/events/

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Finally a little background on myself:

I’ve been playing music every day since I was around 4 years old (1978!) and I’ve been teaching non-stop for the last 16 years. Much of my teaching over these years has been at a variety of schools in Haringey, Enfield & Barnet (both primary and secondary) as well as a very successful Rock & Pop course at the EBMC (East Barnet Music Centre) for around 12 years. Throughout this period I have also had countless private students.

I currently teach at Finchley Catholic Boys School (for the last 12 years) and privately (mostly at my studio) in the evenings and on Saturdays. When not doing that I am often composing and recording my own music, collaborating with friends, learning new instruments & caring for my son who is on the autistic spectrum – I also have extensive experience of teaching people with special needs.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you learn to play what you want in a way you enjoy.

Chris Williams BA (hons), MMus

07810 868 283

christianthomaswilliams@hotmail.com

MMus in Music Performance, BA(hons) in Contemporary Popular Music, Dip in Contemporary Music Performance

£30 – 1 hr
£24 – 45mins
£18 – 30mins

I teach both Contemporary (Rock, Pop, Blues etc) and Classical Guitar (specialising in ABRSM exams grade 1-5). I also tutor music theory Grades 1 – 8.

I worked as a professional musician for 8 years and toured around the world with a variety of different acts/artists. Currently working for the Royal Schools of Music in London.

I teach at the pupils own home. Based in North London but willing to travel zones 1 – 3