Abbie Merry – Vocals, Piano & Keyboard Coach



Abbie started her career at the age of 4 when she started piano lessons 7 has continued playing various instruments ever since. This led to achieving a BMus at Cambridge University followed by further training at Leeds College of Music specialising in Jazz & contemporary music.

Abbie has now taught for 20 years & has covered most exam boards from ABRSM to Rockschool. She became a classically trained Yamaha keyboard teacher having worked them for 10 years. She also became a classically trained piano accompanist supported musicians in all genres & levels up to full degree. Having coached vocals in Italia Conti stage school in London she saw many students progress to star in West End & TV shows.

Abbie has taught for Stagecoach for many years & has been Musical Director for various productions. She also teaches in many schools in the Worcestershire area up to A level standard.

Her teaching will adapt to suit individual needs & suitable syllabus / exam boards & is an advocate of Speech Level singing which is used in the rock & theatre world.

IF YOU CAN SPEAK THEN YOU CAN SING!!

Abbie Merry – Vocals, Piano & Keyboard Coach

 

Having started her career at the age of 4 with piano lessons Abbie has continued playing various instruments ever since which has let to achieving a BMus at Cambridge University followed by further training at Leeds College of Music.

 

Samuel Brooks - Guitar Tutor

 


Samuel is an advanced young guitarist with many years of performing and recording under his belt. His range of music includes: Rock, Blues, Country, Pop, Jazz, Fusion.

Keith Alexander York - Drum Tutor


In addition to weekend drum teaching at Courtyard Music I am a music lecturer at Halesowen College having attained my teaching qualifications at the University of Worcester.

Mirron Webb - Guitar Tutor


Mirron started playing guitar aged 11. He graduated with Distinction from the Higher National Diploma in Music Performance. He specialises in electric guitar and has LCM Grade also with Distinction.

Si Trevitt - Drum tutor


Finding inspiration from John Bonham of Led Zepellin and Travis Barker of Blink 182, his style is hard hitting, ear blistering, fast and full on!

Tim Raybould BA (Hons ) - Guitar Tutor

Tim first became inspired to play guitar after watching a Led Zeppelin DVD. After a few lessons from RGT, Des Sherwood, he attended a local jam night where jammed with his friend Jack Bowles.

Gabriel McMahon - Drum Tutor

Gabriel started playing drums at an early age and at 13, was playing professionally in bands.  At 16 years of age, he was signed to the Mystic Records label with his older brother in their band, Virgil and the Accelerators.