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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £30.00
Casual £25.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £25.00

Bass Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Casual £25.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £30.00
Casual £25.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Casual £25.00

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Personal Description:


I am a multi-instrumentalist based in South East London. I am just graduating from Goldsmiths University with a BMus Music degree. Alongside studies, I have been working as a freelance musician, incorporating composition, live performance and session work. Teaching music has fulfilled a big part of my life in the last 3 years in London, and I am always excited to take more students on board! Although classically trained, I also enjoy working in the fields of musical theatre, pop, rock and jazz music.

My compositional work includes two films, a feature length 'Tales Of the Apocalypse' (2019) and short film 'Reoccurring' (2020). I have also been the musical director of Slipshod Theatre, based in Winchester, for 3 years, writing an original score to the play 'The Babushka' (2017). Slipshod Theatre are known for their plays at Edinburgh Fringe Festival with SpaceUK each August.

Current compositional projects include an exploration of Just Intonation, and pulling microtonality into popular fields of music, under some mentoring from Michael Harrison, a composer in NY.

I also enjoy writing songs, and released my debut EP 'Don't Come Back' this year (2020). You can find it on Spotify/Apple/YouTube etc.

I love recording music and playing live with other musicians. I've had experience in pit bands for productions such as Bugsy Malone on bass, played guitar with Jazz bands such as Guernsey Jazz Orchestra and have toured across Germany, Spain and China playing guitar and singing. I'm currently cellist and vocalist on a European tour with Tom Rosenthal, although this is spread over many dates and doesn't interfere with teaching!

I have been offering private music tuition for 3 years in London, for cello, guitar, piano, bass and music theory up to grade 8, and love sharing my passion for music!

Peter Symonds HSMC course 2015-2017
Graduated from Goldsmiths University of London, holding the Ivashkin scholarship in 2020.
International Cello Gathering 2016
Classical guitar with Helen Sanderson 2016-2017; Graham Devine 2017-
Cello with Sue Lowe 2016-2017
Piano with Roger Owens 2015-2017

GCSE 12 A* 2015
A LEVEL 4 A* 1 A 2017
ABRSM grade 8 distinction classical guitar 2013
ABRSM grade 8 distinction cello 2014
ABRSM grade 8 distinction singing 2015
ABRSM grade 8 distinction piano 2016
ABRSM grade 8 merit electric guitar 2016
ABRSM grade 8 distinction musical theatre in production 2016

Tutoring Experience:

I teach students who want to take grades, as well as those who want to play more casually. Many of my students have taken ABRSM and Trinity exams in piano, cello, bass and guitar, or just worked through the grades for purposes of technique or structure.

For some other students, it is more interesting to play popular songs, and often they take the lead in deciding what pieces we learn!

For families or friends, I've happily taught joint lessons, where duets and trios can be a lot of fun!

Tutoring Approach:

Regarding my approach to teaching music, I understand the need to cater to difference preferences and learning styles. For those who want to take grades and progress as a classical music, I focus my efforts in improving sight-reading, musicianship and technique. For those who want to learn with a more laid back approach, I'll tend to focus on learning skill sets to play certain songs - for example barring on guitar or fingerpicking. I am also open for joint lessons for those who want to learn side by side, which can be particularly useful for siblings or friends who want to play together.

I often suggest a book for students to use, which I find most effective. However, if a student has already learnt previously with another teacher, or finds another book they like, I'm happy to continue with that! I think it's always better when some of the decisions are made by the students about how lessons are structured, and it's nice to have options.

With children, I often work with flashcards and musical games for engagement and concentration. I offer 15 minute lessons for younger children (3-5 years) which can increase to 30 minutes as they are able.

I tend to work on a 1 lesson a week basis as this seems most effective. However I am flexible to teach whenever suits you best- one off consultation lessons, or many students opt for fortnightly lessons around a busy schedule.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • ABRSM (2016) - Distinction Grade 8 Piano (Other) (✔ On File)
  • ABRSM (2015) - Distinction Grade 8 Singing (Other) (✔ On File)
  • ABRSM (2014) - Distinction Grade 8 Cello (Other) (✔ On File)
  • ABRSM (2013) - Distinction Grade 8 Classical Guitar (Other) (✔ On File)

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