York Music Hub has an extensive list of Approved Tutors offering a huge range of instrumental and vocal tuition. They all have DBS clearance and have undergone safeguarding training. Approved Tutors also adhere to the York Music Hub Code of Conduct and are observed regularly to ensure quality.
The filter below can be used to show Approved Tutors based on the musical instrument they teach.
A number of our Approved Tutors are currently offering online tuition. Tutors marked with a currently offer online tuition.
If you would like to be included in our list of tutors, you need to be a teacher in the City of York, agree to our terms and conditions and complete the application form below. You will need to be part of the DBS update service, complete an online safeguarding training, and also supply an up to date photograph.
Emma offers online tuition
Emma studied music at Sussex University and continued her interest in Baroque music as a post-graduate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. As a professional musician and composer, she has contributed to a number of film, television and theatre projects as well as performing in many concerts around the UK as both a cellist and a recorder player.Emma has been teaching cello and recorder to individuals and groups of all ages for over thirty-five years. Based in York for the last twenty years and previously in London, she teaches in several independent schools and privately. In addition to teaching in person, she is also now able to teach pupils through video calling.Not everyone approaches music with confidence, even if they have a talent and enthusiasm that needs to be nurtured. Emma has particular experience and strengths with young people that benefit from a little more patience and encouragement. She has helped many pupils overcome their nervousness and grow into fine musicians.
BA in Music and Biology, PGCE in primary/middle school education with music as a specialism, ALCM in clarinet performance, G8 clarinet, G8 piano, G4 cello and G5 tenor horn. I have been involved in teaching music for the past 30 years, from PRESMA classes to KS3 class teaching, along with theory, group and individual instrumental lessons.I am happy to teach beginners to G5 inclarinet and piano and beginner to G3 in recorder. It is exciting to see children gaining in confidence as they learn how to play their chosen instrument and make sense of music notation. I adapt my teaching methods according to age and ability, and include listening games and singing in lessons.
Marcus offers online tuition
Marcus studied Violin with Haroutune Bedelian at Chethams school of Music in Manchester and with Erika Klemperer at the Guildhall School of Music in London. He studied Guitar with Fred T. Baker at the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music. He has worked as a freelance musician in both this country and abroad travelling as far afield as South Africa. He has been an instrumental teacher in York for the past 15 years and plays with several ensembles and orchestras including English National Orchestra. He has written and recorded string parts for groups including Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria) and Shed Seven. His quartet performed for the Queen on her recent visit to York and has appeared on BBC Television and Radio. His previous pupils have gone on to become professional musicians in both teaching, performing and record producing. Marcus holds an Associate of Trinity College London (ATCL) and is working towards a fellowship. He is a founder member of York Strings Collective.
Imogen offers online tuition
My name is Imogen, and I am a friendly and enthusiastic teacher, performing and working in the York and Leeds areas. As well as teaching privately, I currently teach violin and recorder in primary and secondary schools.
I am an experienced and well-qualified teacher. As well as teaching individuals of all ages, I am also happy to teach in small groups, for instance, siblings or friends learning together. As well as a Master of Arts degree in Music performance, I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal teaching.
I have experience in teaching both adults and children. My aim is to suit the lessons to each individual, and to ensure that each pupil gets the most out of and enjoys their experience. I always prioritise making sure that my students enjoy their lessons and the instrument they are learning.
I believe strongly that music is something that can be enjoyed by everyone. My teaching is focused on learning but also enjoyment and I feel that this principle is important for success. I incorporate Kodaly and Suzuki pedagogies into my teaching, for example, by including singing games and rhythms with younger pupils, and music theory and memory with older students, to develop well-rounded musicians. Please do get in touch with me if you feel I would meet your needs.
A mum of three young boys, Rachel Collins is passionate about teaching music to children from a young age. She has over 13 years experience of teaching singing both privately and in schools, chiefly Sheriff Hutton Primary School, Wetherby High School and Lakeside Primary Academy, York. She has a 100% success rate in entering pupils for ABRSM and LCM exams, with most pupils achieving Merit or Distinction. Rachel is an Approved Tutor for the York Music Hub.
Rachel began singing as a chorister in St Margaret's Church, Buxted and later joined the choir of St Dunstan's, Mayfield, under Kenneth Pont, recording several services for the BBC. Since moving to York, Rachel studied with Michael De Costa, sang in the choirs of Selby Abbey and Howden Minster, and gained her DipLCM (Honours) in Classical Singing in 2011. She is now studying with Valerie Parker and preparing to take an Associate diploma from Trinity College London. She has also studied the Bassoon, Recorder and Piano.
As an oratorio singer, Rachel has performed in France, Germany and Greece; credits
include Ein deutches Requiem (Brahms) under Sir David Willcocks, Messiah, Gloria and Stabat Mater (Poulenc), Magnificat and Gloria (Rutter), the latter in Notre-Dame de Paris, and Christmas Oratorio (Bach and Saint-Saëns). Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Translation (French and German), specialising in the
translation of lyrics in song and opera. She was a founder of Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company, for whom she performed the majority of the G&S principal soprano roles, and also directed Patience in Jorvik GSC’s debut production in 2009.
Rachel was a Pre-School Music Class Leader for Rhythm Time from 2019-20, and now combines teaching singing with working as a Teaching Assistant at St Wilfrid’s RC Primary School, York for which she holds a Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
Hannah offers online tuition
Hannah Jayne Crawford I am a professional freelance performer, instrumental tutor and community musician based in York. I specialise as a Violin tutor but I also regularly teach Trumpet, Ukulele, Guitar, Viola and African Drumming. From my own background and studies I believe strongly in everyone’s right to quality music education and in its proven beneficial connection to emotional and cognitive development, especially at a young age. During my time as a violin tutor, my students have achieved a 100% pass rate up to grade 7 ABRSM. I am the assistant conductor for the Junior String orchestra at York Music Centre; I run the Musical Development course at Converge based at York St John University; I run monthly sessions working with nursery children and I am the assistant conductor for All Seasons community orchestra. I like to draw influences from a full spectrum of musical styles to best inform my playing and teaching. As a classical violinist, I play in a professional string quartet; I play fiddle for a local folk/bluegrass group which performs at festivals and folk weekends and have performed as a session player for stage shows and in local recording studios. I studied BA (Hons) Music at York St John University and went on to study MA Community Music at the University of York. Alongside my studies I was fortunate to lead and perform in various choirs, brass bands, big bands and drumming groups; all of which has enriched my knowledge of music. It is my passion to pass on this knowledge and to encourage the new generation of musicians to achieve their full potential. In my spare time I ride a motorcycle. My adventures have taken me to Croatia and Portugal.
Tim offers online tuition
I teach piano, keyboard, flute and guitar. I teach all ages and standards and can teach in student's homes as well at my home in Acomb. As a performer, teacher, composer, arranger and conductor, I has been involved in a wide range of musical activities and roles through my education and career. Having studied at Huddersfield Polytechnic, as it was known then, Iwas awarded a Graduate Diploma in Music; then successfully undertook a Master of Arts degree at the University of York, specialising in flute.
At both Huddersfield and York I studied flute with John Barrow, who studied with Geoffrey Gilbert – one of the foremost English flute players of the 20th century – and has played in most British Orchestras. During this time I also continued my piano studies beyond Grade 8, played in various orchestras and ensembles as well as holding down a pub pianist job during term time. More recently I worked as Director of Music for Queen Ethelburga’s School, a position which I held for six years. This role involved leading choirs and instrumental groups as well as teaching GCSE, A Level and BTec music. It was a privilege to be part of the student musical journey and to see several students go on to study music at university and/or conservatoire.
Please visit my web site (www.timfarnhill.com) for more information or contact me to discuss your needs. I will help where I can or recommend others where I feel that would work best for you.
Alison offers online tuition
GRSM LTCL PGCE BA MA
Alison has over 30 years experience in music education, as a classroom and instrumental teacher, and as a director of music and arts services in York and Yorkshire.
She now focuses on giving fun and friendly lessons on flute, clarinet, saxophone and recorder.
Lessons in your school may be possible, or online lessons via Zoom if you prefer.
BA (Hons) in music, grade 8 guitar and grade 5 theory. I am a tutor at Rocks N Pops teaching bands and instrumental lessons in primary schools across York. I can teach a range of styles including rock, pop, ska, reggae, folk, blues, hip hop, metal and indie and all of the appropriate techniques involved. I play in various bands and perform regularly. Also in my work with Rocks N Pops (and outside Rocks N Pops) I record, engineer and produce music in the studio and my mobile studio. I am a big believer in helping students build a passion for music first and foremost. If they love what they’re doing they can do anything they set their sights on!
Andy offers online tuition
In 2002 I graduated with a BA in Jazz Studies from the Leeds College of Music and became a peripatetic music teacher specialising in brass instruments. My main instrument is trombone.
Simultaneous to my teaching I also performed in many touring shows and bands around the UK and Europe.
Teaching involved work in many diverse schools, but I also taught privately at students’ homes. My students ranged in age from a five-year-old to an eighty-year-old.
I prepared students for music exams, giving them the skills and confidence to ensure they would pass. Important music scholarships were frequently required for progression to higher education.
I had an excellent success rate as none of my students ever failed and most passed with merit or achieved the required entrance exam results.
As well as teaching on a one to one basis I also taught small groups of up to four, and rehearsed school bands with up to forty children participating. Much of this work was in preparation for school or public performance.
In 2011 I joined the Queens Room Orchestra on board the ocean liner The Queen Mary 2, and was appointed as band leader in 2013. My responsibilites included rehearsing the musicians, choosing repertoire and liaising with guests and crew.
I remained there until the spring 2020 when the Coronavirus epidemic terminated the cruise industry’s activities.
Since graduating from the University of Salford in 2004, I've worked as a professional/semi-professional musician and as a peripatetic drum tutor. I have been fortunate enough to have toured central Europe extensively and to have played as farafield as America, Canada and Mexico. I've played in venues from Murrayfield to Shepherds Bush Empire to Reading & Leeds Festivals, supporting artists such as Bryan Adams, Kings of Leon, Paulo Nutini and Elbow along the way. I also have TV and radio experience and have played live sessions on Radio 1 (Maida Vale Studios), Radio 2, XFM London and XFM Manchester. I have other studio experience including work at Monnow Valley and Chapel Studios have played on a variety of theatre productions too.
Lessons are designed to focus on what the individual needs and can cover a wide range of musical genres; from rock bands to orchestras and everything in between. From beginners to advanced, I tutor players of all ages at a pace to suit the individual.
With 30 years of experience accompanying and performing, I also teach piano and music theory. My lessons are centred around student’s goals, which can include anything from preparing for exams, learning to improvise, studying theory, composing your own music or playing pieces for enjoyment. I have a 100% pass rate for ABRSM exams. I teach individual and group lessons to students of all ages. I am currently completing an MA in Music Education at the University of York (2017).
Karen offers online tuition
Karen is a musician, writer and composer. She writes musicals for schools and books for children. She has been a primary school teacher for over 15 years and in 2012 decided to become a private and peripatetic piano and singing teacher. She has over 40 pupils ranging from absolute beginner to grade 7 standard. Her pupils range in age from 6 to sixty something. She has qualifications up to Grade 7 in piano and grade 8 in singing. Karen loves to encourage creativity in her teaching, so includes improvisation and composition in her teaching. She also teaches theory to grade 5. Not everyone wants to do grades of course, so Karen is flexible in her teaching methods and develops a unique pathway of learning for each pupil. She hosts a concert once a year to include as many of her pupils as want to take part, and a summer barbecue and open mic. She also encourages other opportunities for her pupils to perform throughout the year.
Rachel offers online tuition
BA(hons) in music, MA in music therapy, PGCE (secondary), LTCL (Teachers), ALCM (Performers). I am happy to teach piano, oboe, flute, clarinet, saxophone and music theory to Grade 8. I graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire in 1994 with a BA(Hons) in music majoring in piano and oboe. I then went on to complete a MA in music therapy. I obtained my teaching qualification(PGCE) in secondary music and went on to teach for a number of years in a secondary school in York whilst also teaching piano and oboe privately. I then joined the peripatetic music service in York as a woodwind specialist teaching oboe, flute, clarinet and saxophone and currently teach in numerous schools around the city and on a private basis. I also teach music theory to those pupils wanting to progress past grade 5 on their instruments.
Rosie offers online tuition
I’m an oboe specialist, classically trained. As an Approved Tutor through York Music Hub and York Arts Education, I teach beginners upwards in oboe, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone and recorder. I teach individually and in groups, both privately and in various schools in York. I combine structured aims with a sense of fun, allowing students to improve, experiment and enjoy playing music, performing in front of their peers, the school and parents on occasion.
I follow the exam syllabus for both ABRSM and Trinity, alternatively students of all ages can learn just for fun.
I am currently studying at York University for an MA in Music Performance Practice, with particular interest in Baroque Oboe. I have a BA Honours Degree in English Literature (2:1) from Lancaster University; I gained my dipABRSM in Oboe Performance in 2018, and have Oboe Grade 8 (Distinction), Oboe Grades 3-6, ABRSM Grade 5 Theory and GCSE Music. I started learning oboe in 1986, playing to Grade 8 standard by the end of secondary school, playing in various youth orchestras and wind bands along the way! After a break from playing (and four children later), I have played in York Light Orchestra for many years. I also play at weddings, both solo and in ensembles, the York University Baroque Ensemble and in musical productions for theatre groups.
I am committed to making music accessible for all and hope that my enthusiasm and encouraging approach will enable all my students to progress in playing their chosen instrument, in turn helping them grow in confidence in other areas of their lives.
Al offers online tuition
Education 1993 to 1997 Leeds College of Music BA Hons 2003 to 2004 Trinity College of Music London Post Grad Al started playing the guitar at age 16 and was influenced by Jazz and Blues. Al won a full scholarship to study at the world famous Leeds College of Music. He then attended Trinity college of Music in London on a postgraduate course in Jazz Guitar. Al has studied with noted Guitarist’s Mike Walker, Mike Outram, Dave Cliff and Tom Lippicott (University of Miami) Al plays guitar with his own 10 piece Blues Band - the ‘Al Morrison Blues Experience’. http://www.reverbnation.com/almorrisonsbluesexperience which has headlined at many Fesitvals and was nominated for a Jazz Yorkshire award. He is the guitarist in the Jaki Graham band plus has worked with Justin Timberlake, Roachford, Juliet Roberts, Chip Hawkes, Melanie Masson, Katrina and the Waves and tours with the New York Brass Band. Festival Appearances: Glastonbury (2016) (2017) Love Supreme (2017) Wilderness festival (2017) Cork Jazz Festival( 2016) (2017) Wigan Jazz festival (2017) Scarborough Jazz Festival (2017) Scarborough Blues Festival (2012) Rewind Festival Henley (2017) Burton Agnes Jazz Festival (2017) Cheltenham Jazz Festival (2004) Hull Jazz Festival (2005) (2011) (2017) Montreux Jazz Festival (1992) Bilbao Rock Festival (2011) York Jazz and Soul Festival (2012) Al can teach: Pop, Blues, Funk and Jazz styles. Modern Jazz harmony: The use of the melodic minor scale in Jazz, Blues and Funk music The use of diminished harmony in Jazz, Blues and Funk. Triadic pairs. II V I harmony and soloing concepts. Metronome practice. Comping ideas. 4 note drop2, drop3 voicings, ie Major 7th, Minor7th, Dom7th, Min7b5. Quartal harmony. Wes Montgomery chordal ideas. Bending techniques. Rhythmic Practice. Modern Blues Playing. Jazz Standard knowledge. Sight Reading. Pop Guitar techniques.
Les offers online tuition
Instrumental Teacher of 25 years, including Y.A.E., teaching all Brass, all Clefs, all Grades, with specialism in French Horn. Grade entries if required. Also teaching Beginner Rhythm Guitar, finger picking, and strumming, with optional vocals.
Les Vaughan. B.A. (Hons).