Teachers

Adam Hobbs

Guitar. Adam has been playing guitar since the age of seven and is currently studying for his ‘A’ levels with Weston College. He worked his way through his RGT grades whilst at the Music Makers Academy, achieving a number of distinctions and is presently studying towards his grade seven. Adam has performed in a number [...]

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, Violin 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Banjo and Guitar. Sam teaches guitar and five-string banjo. He has been playing professionally for eighteen years and teaching full-time for the last four years. He specialises in Classical, Blues, Folk, Rock, Country, Flamenco and Jazz styles on the guitar as well as Bluegrass and Old-Time styles on the five-string banjo. He is currently writing [...]

Ukulele, Bass and Acoustic Guitar. Sean graduated from Weston University Campus, where he studied Music Performance. During this time he gained vocational experience performing live with a variety of artists at many venues, including Bristol’s Colston Hall. Sean wishes to share his experience of music with aspiring musicians and help them onto the road of [...]