Music tuition

We offer music tuition to all students and Loughborough University staff, from beginners to more advanced musicians. This means you can keep up your playing during your time at University or it might be the time for you to learn a new instrument.

We provide pianos in all our music practice rooms but for tuition in other instruments you will need access to your own instrument.

What

Tuition is available in singing, piano, violin, viola, cello, brass, flute, clarinet and saxophone.

When

8-hour block per semester. The duration and frequency of lessons will be agreed between the student and the tutor; it will depend on the availability and level of musicianship.

Where

In our music practice rooms, located in Martin Hall and Edward Barnsley Building (to the rear of the Cope Auditorium).

If you have access requirements, please refer to the venue access information.

Cost 

  • Loughborough University students - £200 (for 8 hours tuition)
  • General public and Loughborough University staff - £240 (for 8 hours tuition) 

How to book

Lessons are subject to the availability of the tutors and must be booked at the start if each semester. If you would like to take up music tuition or find out more, then please get in touch via email (luarts@lboro.ac.uk). We will start by putting you in contact with the relevant tutor for an informal chat about your level of playing and requirements.

Our music tutors

Singing: Jenny Saunders

Jenny was a Scholarship student at the Royal Academy of Music and won many prizes including The Great Grimsby International Singers Competition.

Jenny is a very experienced singing teacher, teaching all styles including Pop, Musical Theatre and Classical Singing and covering all Grades and Diplomas. She is also an Examiner for the London College of Music and is lucky enough to tour the country extensively examining.

Jenny has worked as a soloist with many distinguished conductors and orchestras, including Sir David Willcocks and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lazslo Heltay and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Neville Marriner and The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Ian Watson and the Mozart Festival Orchestra in the National Tour of Four Seasons by Candlelight.

Her international singing career has taken her to Japan, Norway, Brazil, America, Germany, Spain and France.

Piano: Fraser Graham

Fraser is an active teacher, accompanist and soloist and works across the Midlands and the UK.

Fraser enjoys working with large choral groups and has been accompanist for the Leicester Philharmonic Choir since 2013. Additionally, he performs a number of solo recitals each year and has appeared at the Dean and Chadlington music festival in Gloucestershire, Gateway Arts Steinway Fest in Shrewsbury and Steinway Hall in London.

Fraser was selected as a finalist in the Liszt Society Piano Prize in 2014.

Violin and Viola: Janet Hall

Janet Hall studied at the Birmingham School of Music with James Coles and Josef Aronoff gaining graduate diplomas in both Violin Performance and Violin Teaching.

She has performed with many professional orchestras, primarily Opera North and Sinfonia Viva, gaining experience of operatic, symphonic and chamber repertoire of all periods and has also led various amateur orchestras including the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra and the Helix Ensemble.

Guitar: Alan Thomas

Alan Thomas’s compositions and performances have been praised by Classical Guitar magazine as “the best of what’s being written for the contemporary guitar.”

Following guitar competition successes including winning top prizes at the Guitar Foundation of America, the USA Music Teachers National Association and the American Artistic Ambassador and Gaudeamus Interpreters competitions, Alan has pursued an active career as a recitalist and concerto soloist, performing in concert series and festivals throughout the UK, Europe and the USA.

In addition to his solo performances, Alan is in also demand as a chamber and session musician, performing with groups such as the Graham Fitkin Band, Apartment House and Lontano as well as with recording artists including Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins.

Cello: Maxine McGinnes

Maxine started playing the cello at the age of six and went on to study at the Royal College of Music in London, learning with Michael Evans and Joan Dickson.

During her freelance career, Maxine has played for the Queen at Claridge’s Hotel in London, and has played alongside Mstislav Rostropovich, Jose Carreras, Hayley Westenra and ‘All Angels’. She has also toured with Castleward Opera in Northern Ireland, played with the Ulster Orchestra and in the West End musical “CATS” in Zurich.

We also have Chris Groom who teaches brass and Bob Greenlees who teaches saxaphone and clarinet.