Music Lessons

Music Lessons have been taking place on the first floor of the Promenade Music building since 1985. We are one of the largest private music schools in the area offering music lessons on a one to one basis by a team of highly talented self employed freelance teachers who all run their own private teaching practice.

We have students with a wide range of abilities from absolute beginners to potential music college or university students. All ages are catered for, from the youngest students of six, through to students who have retired. So whether you want to play for fun and relaxation, or take it more seriously please call the teachers on their numbers below.

Sandie Barker (Call 07905 846383)
Teaches: Piano, Keyboard, Theory, GCSE and ‘A’ Level Music Help
Sandie studied for her BMus (Hons) in Music at Lancaster University; PGCE Secondary School Teaching qualification at Bretton Hall; and holds an ARCM diploma. Sandie taught music at Morecambe High School and went on to work as a freelance teacher and pianist, building vibrant Music Departments and working as an organist and choir director. Sandie is an enormously experienced and versatile musician / teacher, who welcomes working inclusively with students of all ages and abilities. After spending many happy years teaching here in the 1990’s, it’s great that she re-joined us in 2017.

Kathryn Baines (Call 07974 505169)
Teaches: Piano, Keyboard and Music Theory
Katherine gained her place at London’s Trinity College of Music in 1985 and studied Piano and Cello. She gained her LTCL in 1987, and after leaving Trinity, embarked on her professional music career playing as a freelancer and regularly performing recitals and concerts. Always looking to improve her skills Katherine completed the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music CT ABRSM Teaching Certificate in 1999 which is recognised and highly regarded by educational establishments worldwide. Before joining us in 2005, Katherine spent eleven years teaching Piano and Cello in Hertfordshire.

Rachel Lucy Moore (Call 07855 257859)
Teaches: Cello and Double Bass
Rachel Lucy Moore is a British cello teacher, double bass teacher, and chamber music specialist. After completing her postgrad studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, Rachel Lucy began teaching at the RNCM at the age of 22, and still teaches there today as a tutor at the RNCM’s award-winning ‘Young Strings’, and at the ‘Junior RNCM’. Rachel Lucy also teaches cello privately; teaches at an independent school (Bolton School); is conductor and orchestral manager at the Bryanston International Summer School; a tutor at the Westmorland Youth Orchestra, and director of the Westmorland Youth Orchestra Training Strings. In the past, Rachel Lucy co-directed the Lake Districy Summer Music (also known as LDSM) Junior Strings Venture , and was a visiting teacher at Chethams School of Music in Manchester.

Tony Cox (Call 07376 647728)
Teaches: Acoustic Guitar
Multiple award-winning acoustic guitarist Tony Cox is known throughout South Africa and far beyond its borders for his work as a performer, recording artist, and teacher. Adept at many different styles of music, any student studying with Tony will develop a healthy appreciation of just how the guitar can straddle many different genres, among them folk, blues, pop, country, classical, rock, jazz and African styles. The theory of music as applied to the guitar makes up a big part of Tony’s teaching. Students who wish to go deeper into their guitar studies can expect to study in-depth guitar technique, reading (notes and TAB), keys, chords, harmony, improvisation, composition and arranging. Being a seasoned performer, Tony also teaches the ins and outs of what it is to be a great stage performer. Tony also offers accredited guitar grades 1 through 8 and beyond to licentiate through RGT (Registered Guitar Tutors) under the auspices of the London College of Music (LCM). Those students just wishing to have fun and simply learn to play songs are very welcome. Tony’s lessons are open to all, from raw beginner to the advanced player.

Eddie Waring (Call 07905 094070)
Teaches: Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Bass Guitar

Call 01524 410202 or email [email protected] for more information … Back to Promenade Music Services.

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