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Paul Charlton
Principle Teacher, Guitar & Bass

A highly experienced guitar teacher, Paul began playing the guitar and studying music at the age of 9 and achieved passes in all of The Associated Boards of the Royal Schools of Music’s (ABRSM) graded exams.

Paul began working as a peripatetic teacher in 1986 operating in Newton-Le-Willows, St. Helens and Warrington. Paul quickly gained a reputation for providing first class tuition and became renowned for his ability to teach an extensive variety of guitar styles, including classical as well as popular varieties.

In 2003, Paul achieved his life-long dream of establishing an in-house music school when he opened The Music Rooms. As Principle Teacher, Paul successfully established a team of expert teachers and an environment that caters for the needs of all music students and provides pupils with opportunities to participate in regular concerts.

Paul’s philosophy of personalised, one-to-one tuition as the ideal way to learn an instrument for pupils young and mature has proved extremely successful. His reputation as an outstanding guitarist and teacher is truly well deserved.
Tony Abbott
Guitar & Bass

Tony possesses grade 8 in ABRSM classical guitar performance and 11 years experience of teaching guitar. He is a knowledgeable, all-rounder and his versatility enables him to teach all styles of acoustic, electric and bass guitar as well as music theory in a friendly, one-to-one setting. Students praise Tony’s patience whilst his proven track record as a guitar teacher makes him a highly valued member of the team at The Music Rooms.
Chris Brown
Drums

One of the North West’s most renowned percussionists, Chris has many years’ experience of playing and teaching drums. Chris’s friendly, professional nature and ability to personalise teaching enables his pupils to learn quickly and enjoy playing the drums. Many of The Music Rooms’ pupils have excelled studying the Rock School syllabus under Chris’s tutelage and have cited his patience and sense of humour as a key reason for their ongoing success.
Faye Davies
Clarinet & Flute

Fay has achieved excellence in clarinet, flute and voice examinations with the Associate Boards of the Royal Schools of Music. As a qualified primary school teacher, Fay is passionate about promoting music in Early Years education but her ability to play numerous instruments to the highest standards, combined with 16 years experience of teaching, enables Fay to motivate all students and successfully teach instrumental skills to pupils of all ages and backgrounds.
Fraser Johnstone
Saxophone & Piano

Fraser is an internationally renowned saxophonist and pianist offering one-to-one tuition that guarantees enjoyment and quick success. In addition to a first class degree from the Royal Northern College of Music, Fraser has extensive experience of teaching people of all ages and backgrounds, including those with special needs. Fraser’s patience and adaptability delivers exciting tuition and great results for all his students.
Dave Howard
Piano, Voice & Violin

An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, David possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience that makes him one of the areas most sought after piano tutors. Throughout his life, David has achieved excellence in music and has performed and taught throughout the UK, Ireland and the United States. A vast array of musical qualifications including a degree from the Royal Northern College of Music combined with his friendly, approachable nature guarantees that David’s pupils enjoy rapid progression and achieve musicianship of the highest standard.
Kwangho Lee
Piano & Violin

Kwangho brings a wealth of professional knowledge and experience to the Music Rooms. As a performer, collaborator, accompanist and an established tutor, his skills cover a broad and thorough range of musical disciplines. Kwang is highly qualified: he retains Master of Music degree at the Royal Northern College of Music; has Licentiate of Royal Schools of Music diploma; Certificate of Teaching ABRSM; and recently completed NSPCC Child Protection training course.

Kwang recognises that every student has individual needs and teaches them at a pace which he believes is most productive for them. He tailors his teaching methods to each student and enjoys developing new ways to approach obstacles and challenges that are inherent in learning a musical instrument.