About Me


I am a qualified teacher and I teach a range of musical disciplines including academic music (GCSE, A Level and degree level), pianomusic theory, music technology and composition. I can also offer Oxbridge preparation sessions and personal statement support.

Prior to moving to Yorkshire, I taught Music and Music Technology from KS2 through to A Level at a large independent school in South West London. Previously, I taught Music at Victoria College, Jersey College for Girls, Jersey Academy of Music and Blackheath Conservatoire. I have also worked on education projects for the Barbican`s Creative Learning division and Oxfordshire County Music Service.

In addition to teaching and tutoring, I am an award-winning composer of music for theatre, film and the concert hall. My music has been heard in venues including Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, LSO St Luke’s and Abbey Road and Maida Vale Studios, and has been performed by ensembles including the BBC Singers, EXAUDI, PlusMinus Ensemble, the New Music Players and the Cavaleri Quartet.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • I hold a First Class degree in Music from the University of Oxford and a Masters in Composition with Distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • I am also a qualified teacher (PGCE)
  • I attained A*A*A in my A Levels (Music, Religious Studies and English Literature)


Instrument(s) Taught

Music Theory, Piano


Piano, Music Theory

Lesson Type


Lesson Prices

60 mins


30 mins




Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 18, 2021

“Toby has taught our 8 year old son the piano for the last year. He has been so encouraging and calm in his teaching approach that he has ensured that our son has remained enthusiastic and practices regularly. Our son really looks forward to his lessons with Toby. Toby is an excellent teacher.”

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 18, 2021

“Toby has taught our 10-year-old son for the last 12 months on a private one-to-one basis. The focus has been aural preparation for Grades 5 and 6. Our son has progressed enormously under Toby’s tuition and has grown in his musicianship. Toby has also taught aural to our 12-year-old daughter on a private one-to-one basis as she prepared for her Grade 7 ABRSM, in which she achieved distinction. Toby is an excellent musician and tutor. He has a very professional yet down to earth approach in his teaching and his passion for music is both obvious and infectious. It has been a real privilege to have had someone of Toby’s ability and character tutor our two children and to contribute significantly to their continuing development as musicians, and we cannot recommend him highly enough.”

Peter and Helen
Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 18, 2021

“Toby is a really excellent tutor, who has greatly helped our son in the months he has been teaching him. He has a warm and unintimidating approach, but at the same time is well-organised and focused, and plans very well what needs doing. Highly recommended.”

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 18, 2021

“Toby came in late in the day to help my son with his GCSE music and was of great help to him both academically and with his confidence. He`s an excellent tutor and I`d highly recommend him!”


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