Music Lessons

We offer the following music lessons.....
  • Drum kit & Percussion
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Piano & Keyboard
  • Singing and Vocal Coaching
  • Music Theory
  • Music Production
All our Individual lessons are £15 for 30 minutes or £30 per hour. We deliver shared lessons in some circumstances and the cost is the same price per hour. Lessons can be paid for on the day or half a term in advance. Most teachers tend to have their own systems in place.
 
The Sound Garage Teaching Code
  • We have a range of experienced (DBS cleared) teachers delivering many different styles and genres of music, encouraging students to take exams (Rock School or Trinity/Guildhall/ABRSM/LCM) if and when appropriate.
  • We believe reading music notation is important as well as being able to play and improvise by ear.
  • Good teaching and learning is promoted using holistic and diverse teaching strategies to account for students different learning styles.
  • We promote personalised learning and encourage students' independent learning when practicing outside of lessons.
The Sound Garage Teachers....

Ben Garraway - Drum Kit & Guitar
Drums kit and Guitar lessons are delivered by Ben Garraway, professional musician and author of the best-selling tutor book 'Play Drumkit Timpani & Percussion'. He caters for all ages and standards of students from beginners to advanced players and has experience of many different styles and techniques.
 
Ben has over 15 years experience teaching percussion, guitar and music technology in schools and strongly believes that music should be enjoyed and celebrated by everyone. 

To arrange a lesson with Ben please call 07949 474661 or email thesoundgarage@yahoo.co.uk 

Steve Howard - Drum Kit (Tuesdays)
Steve Howard is a highly sought after free-lance drummer with a wide range of experience including Rock, Jazz, Latin & Funk. He studied at London's 'Drum Tech' for 4 years and is currently busy working with many functions bands and teaching for Bedfordshire's 'Inspiring Music' and 'Music for Bedford Borough'. 

Steve has over 15 years experience teaching including working for Yamaha's Music school.
  
To arrange a lesson with Steve Howard please call 07739 010011 or email drumsolo10@yahoo.co.uk

Chris Purser - Drum Kit
Chris is professional drummer and passionate teacher. He is a session musician as well as touring throughout the UK & Europe including the Radio 1 Rockshow with Hardcore outfit Khalo.

Chris teaches all styles of drumming including Pop, Funk & Metal. He is currently playing with his function band The Association, Alex Mills and the Karim Kamar Trio, a hip hop/ jazz project based in London, playing venues such as the London Jazz Café, Ronnie Scotts and more. 

To arrange a lesson with Chris please call 07715 368313 or email thesoundgarage@yahoo.co.uk

Flow Toulman - Drum Kit
Flow has been playing drums for around 30 years and teaching for the last 10. He's toured widely playing everything from Death Metal to Americana. He's performed at most major UK festivals with his former band 'CC Smugglers' and on numerous national radio stations.

He's stylistically very versatile and can either help you through your grades or work on a taylor made programme to suit you. 


To arrange a lesson with Flow please call 07876 358080 or email flowtoulman@googlemail.com

Drew Sheffield - Electric Guitar (Monday & Tuesday)

Drew Sheffield has worked in many schools for 'Bedfordshire Music' and 'Milton Keynes Music service' over the last 15 years. He is a very experienced player regularly giving master classes and workshops.

Drew usually concentrates on teaching advanced pupils and guides students through the Rock School grade exams.


To arrange a lesson with Drew please call 07891 007735 or email thesoundgarage@yahoo.co.uk



Marc Patching - Acoustic & Electric Guitar (Wednesdays)
Marc has been teaching guitar in many of the local schools and privately for over 15 years. He fronts the blues band 'The King Bee's' which tours nationally, as well as local function band 'Full Circle'.  He also plays jazz and performs as a solo artist.

Marc teaches all styles from beginner through to advanced but specialises in acoustic and blues rock. 

To arrange a lesson with Marc please call 07949 474661 or email thesoundgarage@yahoo.co.uk

Edwin Ireland - Acoustic, Electric & Bass Guitar (Tues& Wed)
Edwin studied Bass guitar at ICMP (Institute of Contemporary Music Performance) and he now teaches guitar and bass for Central Bedfordshire. 

Ed is an experienced session musician and is currently playing cello & mandolin in the 'Darling Mundaring', a local folk group as well as playing for many function bands on the Bass and Double bass. Ed teaches all styles from beginner through to advanced but specialises in Jazz and funk styles. 

To arrange a lesson with Ed please call 07946 467539 or email thesoundgarage@yahoo.co.uk

Billy Farr - Acoustic & Electric Guitar (Mon-Friday)
Billy is a professional Guitarist, Teacher and Composer based in Bedfordshire. He is a versatile player whose style is predominantly grounded in the soul, pop, funk and blues.

Over the past few years, Billy has been Touring the U.K and Europe with 'New Street Adventure', achieving plays on BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music. 

Billy has studied at the ICMP (Institute of Contemporary Music Performance) and is an experienced Guitar Tutor, teaching all styles from beginner to advance.

To arrange a lesson with Billy please call 07450 995738 or email Billyfarr@hotmail.co.uk

Henry Green - Acoustic, Electric & Bass Guitar (Saturdays)
Henry Green is a multi instrumentalist, singer/songwriter with a Diploma in Music.

He specialises in Electric Bass, Guitar and Music Theory and also works as a session bass player. His passion is Jazz although he teaches all styles of music.

 Henry is the co-founder/writer/arranger, bassist and backing vocalist for the rock band, Exit Black who tour throughout the UK.

To arrange a lesson with Henry please call 07857 108136 or email henryjamesgreenmusic@gmail.com

Adi Chase - Piano, Violin, Ukulele & Theory
Adi has grade 8 piano & violin and is currently studying Composition at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She also teaches ukulele, theory & singing and encourages students to take ABRSM grades when appropriate.

Adi is also the lead singer and electric violinist of the alternative-rock band, 'Near Moments'.

To arrange a lesson with Adi please call 07717 600446 or email thesoundgarage@yahoo.co.uk




For more information on any of these teachers or to arrange lessons please contact Ben on 07949 474661 or email: ben.garraway@yahoo.co.uk



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