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Peripatetic Music Teachers

 ​The Academy has a range of visiting peripatetic teachers who offer tuition on: strings; woodwind; brass; drum kit; piano; voice; guitar and bass guitar. Lessons vary in price depending on the teacher (please contact the appropriate teacher for further details). Students receiving instrumental tuition are expected to take part in at least one extra-curricular activity once an adequate standard has been reached. Subsidies are available – see Charging and Remissions policy (link) for more details.

The details of our Peripatetic Music Teachers are:-

Louise Mott - Singing

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Louise has been teaching Singing at Braunton Academy since April 2021. As well as teaching Singing, she is a busy freelance singer performing in opera, oratorio and recitals across the UK and abroad. Louise studied Singing & Vocal Teaching at the Guildhall School of Music, Opera at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio. As a classical singer she has performed with all the major opera companies in the UK and in most of the major concert halls and theatres around the country, as well as touring in Europe and further afield. She brings over thirty years of experience as a freelance opera and classical singer to the work she does with her students.​

Louise has been teaching Singing privately and in schools since 2005, and currently teaches at several schools in Devon, including Bideford College, West Buckland School, Pilton College, Southmead Primary School and Shebbear College. She has also been a choir leader at Chulmleigh College's CMAC and Okehampton Music Centre and runs education workshops for Diva Opera in schools around the country.​

Former students have gone on to study music, singing, acting and musical theatre at institutions including Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Birmingham Conservatoire, Durham University, University of Wolverhampton, Exeter College Centre for Creative Industries, Bath Spa University, University of Chichester, BIMM Bristol, Cardiff University, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and East 15 Theatre School.​

Louise says: "I aim to make learning to sing as fun and enjoyable as possible and whether students are interested in working towards exams or just singing for pleasure, I really want them to reach their full potential and discover what their voice can do. I teach a variety of styles, including classical, opera, music theatre, rock and pop, so there is something for everyone!"

Mrs J Spencer-Wortley - Violin and Viola

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Jenny teaches violin and viola from age 4 upwards, beginner to diploma level. Having had over twenty years of teaching experience, with students achieving grade 8, gaining places within music conservatoires and music degree courses at university, Jenny is an adaptive teacher who strives to bring out the best in each individual student. Lessons within school bring the opportunity to take ABRSM exams when the student is ready, exams are not compulsory but provide opportunities to build on essential skills with a target and also achieving points which can contribute towards places in further/higher education.

Di West BA Hons PGCE - Piano and Music Theory

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I teach Piano and Music Theory from beginners to advanced level, with the option of working through ABRSM Grades.

I am a qualified Primary School Teacher and have been teaching music for 30 years.


My lessons are tailored to suit each individual at their own pace.


Mobile: 07812 653487

Eirian Lewis - Guitar


As a teacher I want to nurture your unique passions and help you cultivate presence, inspiration and joy in playing.  

  • Weekly guitar lessons tailored to your individual goals.

  • Unlimited access to downloadable online extra-curricular material, including tips and tricks.

  • Unlimited print-outs/PDFs from ultimate guitar premium and my own arrangements.  

  • Support for Trinity/ABRSM/Rock-School exams.  

  • Weekly lesson notes via email.

  • Preparation/support for my termly student concerts and performance classes.

  • Preparation and support for school concerts and projects.



Jane Norris - Violin and Viola

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My name is Jane Norris. I am a violin and viola teacher at Braunton Academy. I teach all levels from beginners to advanced.

My lessons at the Academy are on Mondays every week, and I have spaces for a couple more pupils from September.

My email address is : so do contact me for more information, including lesson fees.

Here is a link to my profile on Music for more information about my teaching style:

Kind regards,


James Blofeld - Drum Kit Teacher

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I have been teaching Drum Kit in the North Devon area since 2005. After gaining a Grade 8 distinction through Trinity College London I received tutelage at the Drumtech Drums and Percussion School in Acton. I hold a Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators through Trinity College.


Because I work through IMS (Instrumental Music Services) it gives me access to regular social gatherings with other instrumental teachers and training sessions.


I have gigged in the UK and France, playing many different styles of music. I have performed at corporate events, weddings and festivals including the Glastonbury Festival.


Lessons are suited to all levels and abilities and I have many years experience preparing students for graded exams if this is something you would like to do.


Mobile: 07974849303.

Tim Parker - Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

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Mobile: 07792719848

I have taught music around schools in North Devon for over 25 years, during which time I have run music clubs as well as other school music activities. The clubs are not a substitute for lessons but for those pupils who have individual music lessons in school as well as those pupils who take an interest in music.


I have implemented a bronze, silver and gold badge award for pupils who come to lessons on time, bring their practice list, book and demonstrate a small focus to encourage them to practice and move forward.


I have had great success with the examination boards from rock, pop, classical etc over the years. I also award my own certificates at each level for those pupils who do not want to take exams and would like to learn for recreational purposes.


I am very passionate about music and teach a wide variety of styles, rock and pop being more popular these days, and I am classically trained to grade 8.


I am a qualified teacher after studying with Plymouth University for 3 years for my teacher’s qualification/ degree before I started teaching music in schools around North Devon as well as a professional musician playing in venues up and down the country for 20 years.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further information.

Karen Guy - Piano

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My name is Karen Guy and I teach Piano at Braunton Academy, Caen Primary School and from my home studio.


I offer Piano and Music theory lessons for all, from beginners onwards. The aim for my lessons is to teach piano whilst developing musical knowledge in a fun, progressive way.


Lessons are open to all, whether students wish to learn purely for enjoyment and develop a lifelong skill, for support with GCSE music performance and composition coursework, or to prepare for ABRSM examinations.


Mobile: 07786155542

Facebook – Karen Guy Piano

Carol Dewis - Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe and Bassoon

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I have been a North Devon Peripatetic Woodwind teacher for 38 years teaching Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe and Bassoon.

I believe that learning an instrument should be exciting, educational and above all fun.

Students are taught mainly on a 1-1 basis and they will have the opportunity to enter the Royal Schools of Music Exams grades 1 to 8.

For Year 10 and 11 Music Students, help and guidance is given with their performing and recording assessments.

Paul Moulton - Brass

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