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Teachers

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Jackie Chase

Piano >

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Jackie Chase has been teaching piano for 33 years having studied in Edinburgh and London.
Alongside her award winning baby and toddler music classes, she has taught piano to all ages individually and in schools.
She also enjoys teaching adult beginners, so any young mums who would like to start exploring the keys should get in touch via our contact page, or pop in and have a chat.

Violin >

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Harry is a violin teacher and performer based in Brighton.

He began teaching violin at university where he received an MA in Music & Sonic media.

Playing regularly with Gypsy Swing ensemble Beggar's Belief as well as acting as deputy violinist for a number of local bands, Harry draws on a variety of folk styles in addition to his classical training.

Harry Abel

Violin >

Henry Tomlinson

Guitar & Piano >

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Henry Tomlinson became an accomplished pianist and classical guitar player in his teens.

Following a BA Hons degree at Brighton Institute of Modern Music he joined the team at Under the Bridge teaching acoustic and electric guitar and jazz piano.

He has a remarkable skill with composition and improvisation which inspires his students, particularly those progressing in contemporary music.

He also plays keys in the much acclaimed band Town of Cats.

Tom Holmes

Guitar >

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Tom has a BA(Hons) from the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. He has played for twelve years and boasts five years of teaching experience. He is patient with beginners and thorough with advanced players, and takes a down-to-earth approach to tutoring, preferring to structure everything around the student’s needs, rather than a “copy and paste” approach using a predefined syllabus.

Singing, Theory and Piano >

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Debbie brings more than 20 years qualification and experience of teaching singing to all ages and styles (from opera to metal.) 

She performs and teaches both here and in London and also runs our Mum’s Choir - so let us know if you would like to get involved!

Debbie Ward

Violin >

Bjorn Dahlberg piano, clarinet, saxophon

Björn McAteer Dahlberg is a Swedish multi instrumentalist who has thoroughly enjoyed making Brighton his home since 2009.

He acquired a Masters in Education at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in 2004.

He has taught in several schools in Sweden and his private students range between the ages of 9 and 75 - a pretty huge span! 

Bjorn has played sell-out shows on stages like the Hollywood Bowl, The Royal Albert Hall, O2 World Berlin.

He is also a sought after session musician and has recorded with artists such as Mick Jagger, Arthur Brown, The Moulettes, The Swing Ninjas and more. 

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Piano, Clarinet & Saxophone >

Celina Tickner

Music Theory, Clarinet, Piano, Recorder >

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Celina Tickner is an accomplished clarinet teacher.

With her Masters in music theory and analysis she brings a high standard of music theory teaching to the team taking the advanced students through their ABRSM grades 5-8 and beyond.

Her enthusiasm and exemplary teaching skills have aided some children who find music theory a challenge to achieve great success.

Oliver Tcherno

Drums >

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Oliver is a highly experienced professional musician with a degree in music performance, specialising in drums. His passion for performance has driven him to play at events across the UK and Europe; including concerts, theatre shows, festivals, weddings, symphonies and many more.

He like's to strike a balance between fun and instructive in his methods in order to achieve the best results and to cater to his student's needs. 

Nicola Bates

Violin >

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​Nicola studied her  ​BA Honours​  and Advanced Continuing Education at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama​.

​​She achieved​ Endorsements in String Teaching and Applied Community Music​ ​​and won the ​John McInnulty Prize for Orchestral String Playing​. ​​

Alongside conduction the Brighton and Hove Junior Youth Orchestra and a wide range of professional playing engagements she teaches violin and viola.​

Amy Lowe

Music Theory club, Piano >

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Amy Low is well known to Under the Bridge parents for her wonderful performances of Chopin and Beethoven at our in house concerts over the last few years.

Having a achieved her ARSM diploma from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, she is teaching piano and steering our little ones through their grades 1-5 in music theory.

Freddie Willatt

Sax and Clarinet >

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Freddie is an excellent teacher. Drawing on his wide range of musical influences, and his own highly developed technical skills,  Freddie maintains a warm and humble teaching style. 

Angharad
Lyddon

Classical Singing, Musical Theatre & Aural >

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Angharad Lyddon is a Mezzo Soprano originally from North Wales. After studying at the Royal Academy of Music professional highlights include work as a soloist at ENO & Glyndebourne, recitals at Wigmore Hall & The Royal Albert Hall and performances with orchestras such as the LPO and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. In 2019 Angharad represented Wales in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition where she was a finalist in the Song Competition.

Angharad teaches classical singing and aural using the ABRSM & Trinity Laban boards as well as legit musical theatre through LCM. Angharad is passionate about performance & really enjoys helping her students to develop a better understanding of their voice and body to aide their vocal technique as well as developing performance and language skills in all kinds of repertoire.

Arabella Sprot

Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Music Theory and Jazz

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Arabella made her debut playing at Montreux Jazz Festival back in 2007. She then went on to study at Bristol University, immersing herself in the jazz scene in the South and South-west, as well as completing multiple European tours with the award-winning big band, The Hornstars.

In 2012 Arabella was awarded an Entry scholarship to study for a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance at Birmingham Conservatoire. Alongside this, she was nominated for a Postgraduate Performance Award from the Musicians' Benevolent Fund (now Help Musicians UK), which she successfully received the same year. She completed the Masters Degree with Distinction and went on to self-release 'Kafka's Dance' to fantastic reviews by London Jazz, among others.

A second album was released during a 5-year stint living in Berlin from 2014 to 2018. She co-led the band Earshot to release 'Tell No One' on Unit Records, which saw critical acclaim from Jazzwise, Concerto Magazine, Jazzthetik and more.

Arabella has over 10 years' woodwind teaching experience from beginners through to conservatoire level, with a specialism of jazz saxophone. This includes both private, 1-1 tuition and group lessons, with stints in specialist music schools and in workshops at universities. A compassionate and thoughtful teacher that ascertains a student's personal needs and works hard to help refine their skills and musical direction.

Available for:

Private saxophone tuition up to advanced level, including audition prep for university or conservatoire.
Beginners flute and clarinet lessons
Music theory lessons
Prices vary depending on level, but start from £30 p/h.

Specialist jazz tuition covers:

- Jazz harmony

- Repertoire

- Rhythm skills

- Ear training

- Transcribing

- Composing

- Band coaching

The Under the Bridge community

Contact us now to discuss tuition, arrange a taster session, or for more information on any of our activities!

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