Ed Brown

Ed Brown

Clarinet, Composition, Music Theory & Saxophone Teacher in Wells

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

I am a Wells-based Clarinet/Saxophone Player/Singer/Composer with 6 years of music teaching experience to students between the ages of 10 to 80. I began playing at the age of 8 and have since gone on to perform as a soloist, and in various ensembles, in the Bristol/Lancaster/Huddersfield areas.

Having been taught by a number of tutors over the years: Ben Waghorn, Paul Stinchcombe, Quita Colston, John Woodhouse, Sarah Markham, and most recently Joel Purnell, I am able to incorporate elements of the way they teach with the way I found comfortable learning.

Whether going through the grading system or just playing for fun, I structure lessons around the students’ own abilities and what they want to achieve. I encourage learning to play in various genres, improvisation, and working with theory too should the student wish to.

Music is such a creative and therapeutic skill to have; I believe it is a shared learning experience that everyone should have the chance to develop, in a fun and supportive environment, where the student has just as much said as the tutor.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:


  • Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) – Clarinet Grade 8 Distinction – April 2010
  • Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) – Saxophone Grade 8 Merit – September 2010
  • University of Huddersfield – Bachelor of Music (BMus Hons) 2:1 – August 2014
  • University of Bristol – Masters (MA) in Composition for Film and Television – February 2017


  • University of Huddersfield 2014 Woodwood Prize


1/2 hour£20.00
1 hour£30.00


I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Sheldon Dr, Wells, BA5 2HE. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my music lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

Rated 5 out of 5
May 17, 2021

Ed manages to easily target small areas for improvement each week and helps me to work out practice schedules. He can pinpoint even minor mistakes in technique, allowing me to correct them and fully enjoy playing. His teaching style is incredibly friendly and encouraging and I always look forward to my next lesson.

Rated 5 out of 5
May 17, 2021

Ed has been an excellent teacher. He is patient and always supportive, and gives good advice and tips on how to overcome difficulties in practice. He is knowledgeable and integrates theory into lessons in a way that makes sense. He is able to cater to interests in classical, jazz and other styles, and he makes an effort to keep the experience of learning an instrument enjoyable.

Rated 5 out of 5
May 17, 2021

Ed is a fantastic teacher. He teaches my 17-year-old son Saxophone, who has no music experience up until now. My son loves Ed’s lessons. I have found Ed to be reliable and very quick to get in touch with any information regarding times and any other relevant information.

Rated 5 out of 5
May 17, 2021

Ed is a great teacher, very approachable, happy to listen and tailors lessons to suit me. I would definitely recommend Ed.

Rated 5 out of 5
May 17, 2021

Ed is a very enthusiastic and encouraging teacher.