Lessons available: Piano, Organ, Singing, Vocal Coach, Aural and Music Theory.

  • All styles
  • All ages
  • Beginners to advanced level
  • Preparation for auditions
  • GCSE, A Level & University performance
  • Choral parts for choirs

Students can opt to work towards exams; usually taken through ABRSM. For any not wishing to take formal exams there is the choice of a Performance Assessment which provides students with an attractive Certificate and constructive feedback with no marks or grading involved. Exams and the Performance Assessment are not compulsory and it is absolutely fine to learn purely for leisure. 

Chris has 10 years teaching experience; teaching various age groups from  5 - 70 + years of age and has prepared students for both exams and auditions. He has a wealth of professional performance experience which he is able to use to enhance his lessons. He has taught several Music teachers and many Students have pursued Musical Careers.

He is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and an Accredited Music teacher for Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership. In 2021 Chris was delighted to be accepted on Penelope Roskell's Piano Teachers Course focussing on Teaching Technique. Penelope is an internationally renowned pianist and teacher and professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and visiting professor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

All lessons are tailored to meet students individual requirements and Chris works on building a solid technique, including Alexander technique in his lessons whilst also encouraging students to perform expressively and communicate the music. Chris' enthusiastic and patient approach helps create the ideal enjoyable learning experience. 

He holds frequent student concerts to allow his students the opportunity to perform with an audience and gain valuable performing experience, should they choose to take part. 

-DBS certificates
-Safeguarding in Music Education - Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership, September 2019.
-Accredited Music Teacher, Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership
-ISM Registered Private Teacher Status

Please note: You will be charged for any missed appointments and lessons unless sufficient notice is given or for unforeseen circumstances.




January: De Montfort University Graduation Ceremonies



25th June: Solo Voice Recital - Derby Cathedral - Bach, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Verdi, Schumann


November: De Montfort University Graduation Ceremonies




Due to Covid-19 all events have been postponed in line with official guidance. I am offering online lessons via various platforms - do get in contact for more details. Stay safe!


8th February: Bob Chilcott Workshop - Nottingham Hospitals' Choir - Accompanist


10th April: St John Passion, Bach - Derby Cathedral - Derby Cathedral Choir *Cancelled*



January - De Montfort University Winter Graduation Ceremonies 


March - Leicester Cathedral Lunchtime Concert


May - St Mary's, Nottingham - Elijah 


July - Worcester Cathedral - De Montfort University Chamber Choir - Daily services


Past Events - 2018: 


10th March, 19:30, Mahler - Symphony Nr 2 - Northamptom Bach Choir, New Leicester Youth Chorus. Organist: David Briggs.


Monday 21st May, 13:00, DMU Chamber Choir - Leicester Cathedral.


Saturday 26th May, 09:30-13:00, Choir workshop with Andrew Ashwin - Sawley. 


Sunday 10th June, 15:00, DMU Chorus - Choral and Orchestral Summer Concert. 


Wednesday 20th June, 19:30, EMSfF Summer Concert, featuring New Leicester Youth Chorus & Hall Orchard Primary school choir. Holy Trinity, Barrow upon Soar. Fee: £5.00 on entry. 


Saturday 23rd June, Conducting Masterclass - Dr Amy Bebbington. Dorking. 


Monday 25th June, 19:30, EMSfF Summer Concert, featuring Tenor Soloist, William Searle (Guildhall, London). Rothley Parish Church. Fee: £5.00 on entry. 


Friday 29th June, 19:30, EMSfF Summer Concert, featuring New Leicester Youth Chorus. South Luffenham Parish Church. Fee: £5.00 on entry. 


Saturday 30th June, 19:30, Nottingham Hospitals' Choir Summer Concert. St John the Baptist, Beeston. Fee: £10.00 on entry. 


Saturday 14th July, 19:30, East Leake Community Choir & West Park Music students Summer Concert with Soloists. All Saints' Church, Sawley. Fee: £7.00 on entry. 


9th & 10th August - Salisbury Cathedral - Daily services


21st October - Peterborough Cathedral - De Montfort University Chamber Choir -  Daily services


11th November - Nottingham Hospitals' Choir Remembrance service - West Bridgford 


2nd December - Royal Albert Hall, London - Messiah


9th December - Nottingham Hospitals' Choir Christmas Concert


10th December - St Peter's Church, Ruddington - Bass Soloist - Messiah - 7:30pm