York Music Hub has an extensive list of Approved Tutors offering a huge range of instrumental tuition. As part of our 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.
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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.
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.
Craig offers online tuition
Craig is a local brass player and conductor. He works regularly with the Shepherd Group Brass Bands, playing principal Tuba with the championship section senior band, and is the Musical Director of the award winning Youth Band.
He holds an MA in Music Performance from the University of York, specialising in Euphonium. Craig also qualified in Secondary Music Teaching, achieving a PGCE in June 2018.
He has taught brass within the city for the past ten years.
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.
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.
Jonny is a York based guitar tutor who teaches all ages and abilities, either privately or in school settings and also provides rock-band tutoring. He has provided live performance session work playing acoustic guitar for pop singer Gareth Gates, also currently working closely with York-born artist and Producer David Lawrie both live and in the studio. Jonny offers private guitar tuition in the York area in the comfort of your own home, teaching electric, classical and acoustic guitar for all ages and abilities. He has been advanced D.B.S. checked and is a member of The Registry of guitar tutors (RGT) as well as being a York Music Hub approved tutor. From his time studying on the professional diploma course at BIMM Bristol Jonny consolidated his knowledge of rock and pop performance and was also able gain a real insight into how leading UK tutors Stuart Ryan (Guitar Techniques) and Jamie Hunt (Guitarist Magazine) delivered effective lessons, yielding results whilst making lessons enjoyable. As well as being a consummate performer and teacher of modern guitar styles, Jonny is also self taught to a high standard in solo classical and flamenco guitar and gives regular performances for Weddings and restaurants. He can offer classical guitar tuition up to grade 8. Jonny provides one to one and group classical guitar tuition at Wigginton primary (rated good by Ofsted) (9am-12) on Wednesdays and Scarcroft primary (rated outstanding by Ofsted) (12-3pm) in York through his private teaching business. In these schools Jonny offers one to one electric and classical guitar lessons and group classical guitar lessons and these are very heavily subscribed to in both. He also provides one to one tuition and rock-band tutoring in Burley Oaks and Ben Rhydding primary schools in the Ilkley area through “Learn to Rock” music tuition service. In the sessions the bands learn a range of cover material along with songwriting and working on performance skills. He has provided his band coaching and performance services in professional pit bands for Whitcliffe Mount performing arts Summer school productions of “We Will Rock You” and “Starlight Express.” Most recently he provided guitar for the Easingwold players production of “Our day Out” the Musical. Styles and techniques covered Blues, Pop, Classic Rock, Indie/Britpop, Progressive Rock, Metal, Classical/ Spanish guitar. Plectrum picking techniques (Alternate, sweep, economy, hybrid.) Legato playing and Tapping. Building chords and chord progressions Scales, Modes, Arpeggios, Super-imposition. Classical guitar fingerstyle techniques – rest stroke, free stroke, tremolo, Rasgueados. Music reading Rockschool / RGT electric guitar grades. Trinity guildhall Classical grades. Preparation for G.C.S.E and A level performance Exams.
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!
Traditional Snare Drum and Drum Kit Tuition. Rudiments, sight reading, hand development, improvisation, Grade pieces and exams. Beats and Rhythms. I recommend that students master the snare drum at the same time as working on the full drum kit material. A player must strengthen the hands and wrists in order to master control of the sticks. This involves a fairly intense practice routine involving Rudiments, Reading and Playing exorcises. As with all instruments daily practice is required whenever possible. I have played drums for more than 20 years now and I can honestly say it is the best thing I ever decided to do. Even though it can seem hard at first all you need to do is just keep going and you will steadily begin to notice improvement. After just a year or two I was forming bands with school friends and making new friends through playing music. If you take the time and learn to play Drums to a high standard then like me you will be able to play many different styles of music and can enjoy playing live music for your entire life.
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.
I am a specialist Music teacher with over 20 years experience in the UK and South Africa. I teach privately to beginners (both children and adults) and advanced students, as well as delivering Curriculum Music to children of all ages and abilities. I have always loved singing in choirs and have been the founder choral conductor of Dunnington Community choir (York) since its inception in 2001. I believe in the value of a focussed and fun education through Music and the Arts I grew up in South Africa so Music was very much a part of my life; from regular choral singing to the rhythmic African beats in all that I heard. I was fortunate to have a private education where I received awards for performance and Musicianship as well as the opportunity to play as principal flautist in the Provincial Wind orchestra. I completed a BA in Music and English at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. At university I received a bursary for merit in Music Education as well as awards for Best woodwind student. I sang as a regular member and soloist with the Rhodes University Chamber choir under the baton of Christopher Cockburn. We toured extensively in Southern Africa. I graduated from the university of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban with a Higher Diploma in Education and teaching method in Music, English and Drama. I worked as a company actress with the Natal Performing Arts Council in Theatre in Education projects before taking over the role of Music teacher at King's school, Nottingham Road, South Africa, where I lived and taught for 3 years. Here I thrived in a free and creative community where children from all over South Africa were encouraged to blossom as they explored the world around them and discovered their talents. I trained the choir, organised termly concerts, ran trips to cultural events and co-directed the annual Shakespeare / musical productions. In 1996 I came to England. I worked in a variety of schools in the greater London area, teaching Music wherever I could. I secured a permanent position at St. Paul's C.E. Primary in Walworth where I taught Music across the school from Nursery to Year 6. There I trained a number of choirs, instrumental groups, directed school plays, concerts and church services. Having moved to Yorkshire in 2001 and beginning my journey as a mother, I have, over the past 15 years, enjoyed a range of roles in Music and Education. Choral singing has been with me throughout and I have always enjoyed leading choirs of all ages and abilities. I have taught instrumental groups in schools too as well as being very involved with the direction of school plays and drama projects. From my earliest days back at university, I have always tutored musicians privately. I have loved learning so much myself along the way and am always looking for new ways to expand my own abilities and musical prowess. I have successfully entered many students through ABRSM exams over the years and continue to lead my choirs to new and challenging repertoire and performances. My musical credentials include: ABRSM: Advanced certificate in Flute performance : Grade 8 Flute :Grade 7 Piano :Intermediate Piano Ensemble UNISA: Grade 8 Recorder (Treble) :Grade 6 Singing
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.
I’m an oboe specialist, classically trained and 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 have a BA Honours Degree in English Literature (2:1) from Lancaster University; I have ABRSM practical oboe grades 3-6 and 8 (distinction), ABRSM Grade 5 Theory and GCSE Music. I started learning oboe in 1986, 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 the last 10 years and more recently for Thirsk Sinfonia. I also play at weddings, in various ensembles and in musical productions for theatre groups.
I care passionately about 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.
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.
After my music degree and teacher training I taught for over 30 years eventually finishing at Driffield School as Head of Music and Performing Arts. I taught piano privately during this time and currently teach piano at Manor CE Academy in York.