Brass. Andy began learning the trumpet at the age of 12 and has played a variety of brass instruments over the years, settling on euphonium as his specialist instrument many years ago. He has played at all levels within the brass band arena and says he is “extremely fortunate” to have performed at amazing venues [...]

Drums and Guitar. David has been playing the guitar since 1994, bass since 2000, drums since 2005 and piano dedicatedly since 2010. Formally studying the violin for 9 years and the trombone for 5 years while at school, he has worked constantly as a composer, arranger and performer for various groups and ensembles since leaving [...]

Keyboard and Piano. Dinah teaches keyboard, piano and music theory. Having studied and taught the LCM syllabuses for many years Dinah has experience in both teaching and performing skills, and become convinced that this curriculum format and content is an excellent way of encouraging musicians of all ages and ability to enjoy while learning. Dinah [...]

Jack Barrett

Guitar. Jack Barrett is a Bristol based Session Musician, Guitar Teacher, Guitarist and Producer. He began touring in various bands from the age of 17 and has worked in various roles across the industry since then. He has worked with record labels and artists, recording and writing with musicians in the UK. He was flown [...]

Drums. Joe teaches drums at Music Makers as well as Ashbrooke House school. He is currently studying a commercial music course at Bath Spa University. He is most experienced in Rock drumming however, throughout his time at university and college, he has collaborated with a range of artists including Jazz, Funk, House, Pop and Electronic. [...]

Senior Tutor – Accompanist and Acoustic Piano. Joshua teaches the piano to pupils aged 7 and above at all levels from beginner to advanced including coaching for Diploma preparation and theory of music. He is a professional accompanist and an International Examiner for the London College of Music. Joshua started learning the piano at the [...]

Julie Hipworth

Brass. Julie started playing the cornet at the age of 9, joining her local Brass Band and Orchestra. She quickly built a reputation for winning at solo and brass quartet competitions all over the southwest. He became Principal Cornet in the band, which gave her the confidence and experience to progress further. She studied music [...]

Flute, Piccolo and Recorders. Louise has been playing the flute and recorder since she was 7 years old and is an Associate of Trinity College London with a distinction in flute performance. As well as working for The Music Makers Academy, she works at an independent school near Bristol, at an academy school near Burnham [...]

Saxophone and Vocals. Lucy Blackburn BA(hons) & DipLCM(PV) is a singing and saxophone tutor who has been part of the team at Music Makers academy since 2017. Lucy is an accomplished performer, working as a lead vocalist in show teams and bands over the years in the UK and abroad. She has since carved out [...]

Drums. Matt studied music technology at Weston-super-Mare University and has been playing the drums since he was eleven-years-old. He is happy to teach all genres and all age groups, but his passion is for rock and blues. Comfortable teaching on acoustic and electronic kits, as well as the cajon, and a range of other percussion [...]

Acoustic Guitar and Ukulele. Matt Wescott (DipLCM) is the senior guitar tutor at the academy and has been with us for over a decade now. His teaching diploma backs up his expertise in teaching acoustic guitar which was also developed over years of being a solo artist, frontman and an award-winning songwriter (Director’s Award from [...]

Vocal including Music Theatre. Naomi is an award winning singer, vocal tutor and choir director passionate about nurturing young voices and unlocking a student’s unique vocal potential. She discovered her love for teaching whilst studying music at the University of Southampton when she was Musical Director of their pop and gospel choir Jazzmanix. Since completing [...]

Guitar. Ryan Davey is a young Bristol Based Session Musician, Guitar Teacher, Songwriter and Guitar Player. From an early age Ryan has been gigging around the country with a wide variety of artists and musicians which has always been a massive passion of his. This led onto recording with songwriters/musicians in studios such as Monnow [...]

Ukulele, Bass and Acoustic Guitar. Sean Booth Dip(LCM) teaches Ukulele, Bass, Electric and Acoustic Guitar. He has been a member of the Academy team since 2010. Sean has been teaching for over 10 years and has helped many students achieve fantastic exam results, through multiple exam boards, as well as helping others find the joy [...]