020 8883 5631



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.

My name is Sarah Perkins

Contact : 07722572735 or 02083411085

email: harassingsarah@hotmail.com

Rates: £36.00 per hour

Instruments taught : Clarinet and saxophone

I am an experienced and qualified clarinet and saxophone teacher who provides a holistic approach to learning, with extensive experience teaching in London schools and privately for over 20 years.

My lessons are tailored to the individual requirements of each student. I provide a nurturing environment which facilitates learning in a fun and dynamic way. Students discover ways to build a strong technique whilst developing an awareness and appreciation of music.

I believe it’s important to set all my the student up for success, instilling confidence whilst allowing them to feel supported.

Working in this way has produced wonderful results:

- Over 95% of my students achieve distinctions in their grade exams (jazz and classical) from grades 1-8. All others have been awarded merits.

· All students performing for their GCSE and A Level exams have        achieved the highest results

· All students who have applied for music bursaries at secondary schools have been awarded places.

· All students who have applied to study music beyond Grade 8 at University/Music Conservatoires have been offered places.

· All students are offered opportunities to perform, play in groups, compose and record their music (both in lessons and in recording studios.)

I am a graduate from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London (studying under Dame Thea King), with Graduate Diploma in Education (qualified classroom and instrumental teacher, equivalent to PGCSE) and Graduate Diploma in Performance (Australia) Testimonials available upon request. Please feel free to contact me if you would like any more information.

Saxophone Teacher
Christian Brewer
Lessons :£35 from  home or £40 local travel
Highly experienced jazz saxophonist and teacher (doubling on clarinet ) who has been performing / teaching for over 20 years .
Former Guildhall School of Music student with a jazz Diploma and a current  DBS,
I have performed as a jazz saxophonist on the Jazz scene for many years, playing at all the major clubs and festivals .
I have also taught at some of the UK’s  top schools such  as Bedales and Tiffin School for Boys as well as many schools across London.(I’m currently teaching at Fortismere School in Muswell Hill  on Saturdays)
I am familiar with the ABRSM classical and Trinity Guildhall syllabi  having guided many pupils successfully through their exams .
Local in Highgate and happy to travel .
Lessons :£35 from  home or £40 local travel

Flute Teacher

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

Woodwind Teacher

Geraldine Peach

07767 761 154

Hello. I teach in the North London area Monday to Friday from 3.30pm to 8.30pm. I look forward to hearing from you.

Flute Teacher

Anne Renshaw

07710 216 648

Flute Teacher CTABRSM

Studied in Britain and Sweden.  Private and Music Service teaching.  Coaches students for ABRSM Grades 1-8.  CRB checked. Will offer tuition at pupil’s home.

Saxophone, clarinet, flute and recorder teacher

John O’Neill

07790 715 940


I am a qualified teacher (PGCE) with over thirty years’ experience. I have written several books, including The Jazz Method For Saxophone (which has now sold over 100, 000 copies), Developing Jazz Technique For Saxophone, and similar books for the clarinet and flute, many of which have been translated into other languages.

My students range from an eight-year old girl learning the recorder to a seventy-year old man who plays the tenor saxophone. I teach a variety of styles, including jazz, classical and world music, and lessons may cover instrumental technique, reading, ear-training, theory, harmony or improvisation, according to the student’s needs. I place great emphasis on developing correct breathing, embouchure and articulation, since it is mastery of these techniques that lays the foundation for the student’s success and enjoyment.

I teach from my home on the south side of Alexandra Park (N8). I welcome enthusiastic students of all ages and levels of experience, from beginner to advanced.

Flute & Saxophone Teacher

Ian Marcus

07970 819 778



I have over 20 years of experience teaching flute to adults and children in all styles of music. This can range from classical to jazz improvisation. I have substantial experience in taking students through grades as well as working with students who are learning for pleasure. I provide a relaxed and flexible atmosphere in which my students flourish and enjoy their instrument. At present I teach at St. Helens independent school for girls. I am also a performing musician.

I’m based in Muswell Hill.

Flute Teacher and Theory

07956 431 449


I am a flute teacher with over 20 years experience, working currently in South Hampstead High School and St Augustine’s Priory in Ealing as a flute teacher, ensemble coach and conductor of large scale ensembles. I also teach theory upto Grade 5 level. My students range from 6 to 18 years old and generally do well in their ABRSM exams from Grade 1 to Diploma level.

I live in central Muswell Hill, and teach privately in my own home, where I have a piano.

Flute Teacher

Alexander Thomas

07779 293 057



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

Flute Teacher

Rob Hughes



BMus (hons)

I have a degree in music having studied at Goldsmiths.. I cover grades 1-8 classical plus I also teach the Jazz grades. I have taught since 1997. I have also written the book ‘Free To Solo’ which is published by Schott. The lessons will be in Finchley, but I do not visit .

I am a Sax player but due to time restrictions I am only offering Flute lessons at the moment. If you would like more info please email me

Saxophone Teacher

Lucy Thornton



£25 an hour or £15 for an introductory half hour to discuss the aims of the lessons.

‘Music Theory through Composition’ is a fun and interactive way to learn about music theory, helping to develop a well rounded and creative musician. The lessons I offer cover all aspects of the ABRSM examinations, but are demonstrated in a practical way that makes the learning of music theory exciting and useful. Composition and Improvisation are an important and often the most satisfying part of being a musician. It is a wonderful addition to learning an instrument.

I currently teach composition and music technology part time at Thomas’s Day school in Battersea. I run workshops every week, focusing on projects termly. The lessons are fun and focus on topics that children will engage with. Last term we covered the music of James Bond, where the children were able to play with the main Bond themes and compose their own. Through this, we cover aspects of music theory, composition and music technology in a fun, practical way. By the end of term each student has a finished piece of music on a CD to take home. All the children I have taught at this school have created some wonderful pieces of music, that they are proud of and are enthusiastic about.

Lessons available to all ages and abilities, from Grade 1 – 8.

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.


Master of Composition; The Royal College of Music, London

BA (Hons) Music Production 1st Class; Leeds College of Music

Grade 8 Alto Saxophone and Music Theory.

I have equipment that students are more than welcome to use during lessons at my residence. I will be based in a flat in Hornsey from June 2013 and can teach from here, or from the comfort the students home.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to book a lesson!

Flute Teacher

Stephanie Core

07773 135 819



I charge £35/hr and prefer if i can come to you. (will charge £5 expenses if more than 30 mins travel time.)

Hello! I am a Jazz saxophonist living in Highgate. I have a lot of experience teaching private students of all levels, from total beginner to semi-professional. I teach all styles of music and regularly enter students for both the ABRSM and ABRSM jazz grades, at which my students have been very successful.

Qualifications: Bmus Hons 1st class, Birmingham Conservatoire, Grade 8 tenor saxophone (distinction).

Flute Teacher

Sara Minelli

07786 039 353

£25 one hour lesson.

Highly experienced and passionate flute teacher. All ages and levels are welcome! All genres and styles. I also teach recorder and piccolo + piano to beginner students. Music theory lessons available. Conservatoire degree in flute, diploma of specialisation in flute and other advanced studies. Postgraduate in  music education. Teaching qualification. Based in Highgate, I am happy to travel to the student s house. Look forward to hearing from you!

Clarinet & Saxophone Teacher

Tom Challenger

07973 198 895


I have 10 years experience as an educator. I teach all aspects of playing the Clarinet, theory and also facilitate creative development (composition, improvisation, interpretation).

Grades Covered: 1-8 (Classical and Jazz)
Specialities: All musics – especially Jazz, Classical, Contemporary, Modern Popular…
Post Code: N6 5BB
Qualifications: BMUS Hons 1st Class (Guildhall School of Music and Drama)

Saxophone Teacher

Clive York

020 8348 7561

07977 978 542


I have been teaching in this area for twenty five years.Highgate N6

Reading,theory,improvisation. Beginners welcome!

Woodwind Teacher

James Wolfe

07957 466 693

I have 25 years experience as a woodwind teacher.

I am patient and very encouraging. I teach Clarinet, Flute and Saxophone for all levels from complete beginners to Grade 8. I have an excellent track record in Graded Exams. Qualifications FTCL, LTCL, LGSM

North Finchley Area, I do not visit

Flute Teacher

Anne Garner

07795 202 712

My flexible and fun approach to learning music brings confidence and encourages creativity. I also cover theory, improvisation and composition if required and can guide you or your child through Grades 1 to 7.

I live in Muswell Hill and can visit if you live locally.

Saxophone / Clarinet / Flute

Bob Sydor

07967 982 372

020 8458 5799

£15/half hour


I teach at all levels I specialise in grade exams and teach jazz improvisation and classical music. I live in the Golders Green area (NW11).

Saxophone Teacher

Joe Vetch

07833 455 545


£25/hour (will travel for an extra £5)


I’m a session musician with a PGDip at the Royal Academy of Music, currently playing in 4 different bands. Very passionate about imparting everything I know and inspiring pupils with methods that they can enjoy.

I teach all grades up to Grade 8 or will also teach people for pleasure. Exploring the Jazz/Soul/Pop repertoire working plenty of improvisation techniques.

I can also teach music theory.

Based in North London, N10 3NY.

Woodwind teacher – Flute specialist

Laura Bookbinder

07753 458 513


£30/hour – half hour lessons welcome.

I am a woodwind teacher with over 20 years experience, teaching flute, clarinet and saxophone. I teach all ages and abilities and I am CRB checked.

Specialist flute teacher having studied with principal orchestral flute teachers at music college.
I live in Borehamwood and at present teach for schools in Barnet, Hertfordshire and Harrow.

Prefer students to come to me, but will discuss home visits. Very child friendly, as I have young children of my own :)

Recorder & Music Theory

Lydia Gosnell

07954 583 595


I attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and gained a First Class BMus (Hons) degree and a Masters degree with Distinction, as a specialist recorder player.

I am an enthusiastic teacher and currently teach the recorder at all levels; in schools and at a Saturday music school. One of my private students won the Novice Recorder class of the North London Music Competition in 2013 and with my ensemble, I have given educational concerts and workshops at the Wigmore Hall. I give private lessons at my students’ homes and offer a 30 min consultation lesson for £10.

I also offer music theory lessons.

Clarinet Teacher

Shelley Levy

07950 917 041


£30 / 45 minutes
£21 / 30 minutes

I have studied clarinet in South Africa, Holland, Switzerland, and England and have taught privately in all of these countries. After many years of experience teaching clarinet and ensembles in schools and music centres in London, I currently teach clarinet at Camden School for Girls and the Camden Saturday Music Centre.

Dedicated to music both as a player and as a teacher, I have gained a lot of insight into working with children of all ages and different cultures. It is rewarding for me to use my skills with children in creative ways that will bring out each child’s individual musical and technical potential.

Most recent qualification are post graduate soloists diploma(Prix de Virtuosite premiere Prix from Geneva Conservatoire, Switzerland and a Post Graduate Orchestral diploma from Guildhall School of music and Drama, London.

Flute Teacher

Edmund Charles



I have played specialist, classical and jazz flute for thirty-five years. I trained originally with Barry Robinson Lead Saxophone with the BBC Big Band and with Kate Hill Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy 0f Music.

I have performed in a large number of venues in the past year including Ronnie Scotts, The Royal Festival Hall and the Natural History Museum; I have also played recently with some of the top jazz musicians in the UK including Alan Barnes, Jim Mullen and Henry Lowther.

After twenty five years in operational management in banking and with Thames Water I have for the past year entered the music business in a professional capacity. I have previously had pupils and following requests from a number of people for tuition I am seeking to further this and extend the amount of tuition that I have previously done.

I am best at teaching in a more informal style similar to the Suzuki method but am also happy to accommodate official graded teaching if that is required.

I will teach to all levels from beginner to advanced including Alexander Technique, Yogic breath control and advanced meditative practice techniques.

Nick Marshall

Flute & Saxophone

BA Hons Royal Academy of Music


07956 538 740



£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)


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.


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.


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/


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.

Clarinet, Saxophone, Recorder and Music Theory


Mary Tyler

I teach clarinet, saxophone, recorder and music theory. I am happy to travel to students. I plan thoroughly for my teaching in order to cover the variety of skills needed for exam syllabuses, whilst prioritising a good technical grounding in the clarinet and the enjoyment of learning.



Email: marytyler403@gmail.com

I am passionate about music and education. I currently hold three teaching positions at St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School, The Latymer School and Tiffin Girls’ School, alongside work in orchestral and chamber performance.

I am passionate about musical performance, and share this enthusiasm through teaching. Performance highlights include working with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and playing at Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Kings Place with Cavendish Winds Quintet.

Whilst being trained as a classical musician, I also enjoy jazz and popular music. I have performed at the Montreal and Ottawa Jazz Festivals as the supporting act to the Mingus Big Band, and worked with German pop musician Annett Louisan in open air concerts across Germany.


BA (Hons) Music, First Class from University of Oxford
Master of Arts, Distinction, Royal Academy of Music

ABRSM Performance Diploma on clarinet with Distinction

Four ABRSM Grade 8 distinctions (clarinet, saxophone, treble recorder, piano)

EduCare child protection course certificate