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Clarinet Lessons Bristol

Hello my name is Gus, I am a professional Clarinet teacher and performer, based in Bristol I have pupils from all across the city and surrounding areas. Many pupils chose to travel to my home where I offer face to face lessons alternatively I am happy to offer Zoom lessons if pupils are not from the area.

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Gus Dolding - Professional Clarinet Teacher

Clarinet Lessons Bristol Teacher - Gus Dolding
My Mission

High Quality

I have worked as a professional musician and teacher for many years. Performing across the UK and other venues.

I am passionate about music and music education and try to make my passion of music infectious. Through encouragement, inspiration and years of teaching experience we can tailor your learning to your your own specific goals, should it be classical repertoire, jazz or even that one piece you have always wanted to play! Most of all we play for enjoyment. I have taught in schools, colleges as well as a big advocate for adult education and life long learning specializing in working with adults either new to music or returning after many years.


Clare Rd, Bristol, BS15 1PL

Clarinet Teacher

Gus Dolding
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My Lessons

Enjoy Playing

All of my lessons have a strong element of pulse and developing aural skills, through improvisation, ensemble playing and building confidence you will feel comfortable either playing on your own or working towards joining an ensemble.

Technique is very important, regardless of the style you want to play, technique takes the effort out of playing and allows you to fully focus on the music. I have a wide knowledge of repertoire for clarinet including classical, jazz and also New Orleans traditional jazz, I want you to experience how flexible and versatile the clarinet is.


£23 per 1/2 hour
£34 per hour

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I welcome students of all ability levels to take my lessons. I will make a lesson plan that suits you both as a learner and player.

Lesson Focus
Beginners Welcome

I will make a lesson plan that suits you as a beginner.

My Experience as a Teacher

Hello, my name is Gus Dolding and I teach guitar, tenor banjo and clarinet in Bristol. I have been a professional musician and teacher for over ten years, having been based in Bristol for the last six years. I play in a number of projects and specialise in early jazz, blues and folk music. I play tenor banjo, guitar and clarinet and I offer 1:1 tuition in Bristol to all ages and abilities.

Lessons with me will help you grow in confidence, expand your repertoire and knowledge of different genres, find your own personal style, improve your rhythm and learn how to improvise. I can help students wanting to improve technically, increase their music theory knowledge, gain performance confidence or work on their compositions. I help students establish solid practise routines and I keep my lessons fun and enjoyable.

I have extensive performance experience, from leading UK festivals such as Glastonbury festival, Shambala and Boomtown to events in Europe such as Ferrara Buskers Festival (IT) where I have performed as an invited act.

Lessons Focus
Advanced Players Welcome

I also welcome advanced players to take my lessons.

More About My Lessons

My lessons can help you to improve your technique, establish practise routines, learn new songs, grow confidence in playing, play music with others and understand your instrument’s role in a band, understand rhythm, understand music theory, challenge your skills and enjoy the process of learning and playing music.

The lessons will be fun and challenging and will allow you to focus on your own specific goals. Whether that be preparing a particular song or for a specific performance or audition, building confidence in live performance, to improve technique, to better understand the theory and mechanics behind the music you like or just to have some time focused on yourself and your hobby.

Each lesson is specifically tailored to you but will typically begin with warm up exercises and will progress to working on particular pieces of music as well as spending some time on technique and theory to understand ‘why’ as well as ‘how’ music may be played. The lessons are positive, fun and friendly and are focused on your needs and ability. I hold a DBS certificate and regularly teach people of all ages, abilities and walks of life.

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Clarinet Lessons Bristol Teacher - Gus Dolding
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I can help you to

I'm an experineced teacher and clarinet, guitar and banjo player in Bristol who can help you improve your playing in a matter of months. My lessons are built around the individual so we can work on both your weaknesses and strengths. I will always make sure our lessons are easy to follow and enjoyable. For more information, feel free to send me an email.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I charge £23 per hald hour and £34 per hour for all of my students.

I teach my lessons from a teaching space located in Bristol BS15 1PL, UK.

I teach both young learners and adults how to play. Please email for more information.

Weekly lessons are probably the best way to improve your playing. Some students also take fort nightly lessons.

Lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will still be charged full price for the lesson.

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Clarinet Lessons Bristol Music Studio Address


Clare Rd, Bristol, BS15 1PL
Teaching Space
I teach my lessons from a teaching space located in Bristol BS15 1PL, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer online and mobile lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my music lessons simply get in touch.
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Clarinet Teacher

Gus Dolding
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