Michael Deans

Before I became a woodwind tutor I was a professional musician. My work included session work , theatre, light variety productions , musicals , big band jazz , dance bands , rock groups , soul groups.

Over the years I have taught in many Glasgow schools , both secondary and primary. My main duties have included teaching flute , clarinet , saxophone and recorder from beginner to Higher grade and above ; preparing individuals and groups for competitions and examinations and competitions ; coaching wind groups and recorder groups of all sizes ; taking part in cooperative classroom teaching.

I have taught privately for many years , tutoring children and adults at all levels and entering them for Associated Board examinations. I am a very active musician and take pleasure in playing all types of music and providing music lessons in Paisley. I still enjoy teaching and hope to do so for many years to come. More recently I was a woodwind tutor at Paisley Grammar school on Saturday mornings.

Neil Brunton

I’ve played the piano and accordion for over 20 years.My students range from young children to adults and I teach any standard from complete beginners onwards.

I like to teach many different styles of music including classical, traditional, pop and jazz.

I completed a BA Hons degree in Commercial Music in 2005 and have been working as a musician ever since. I run a ceilidh band called Furory, playing at weddings and parties throughout Scotland.

I’ve completed a teaching course with the ABRSM (the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music) and am a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

Graeme Proctor

My name is Graeme Proctor I’m a professional drummer and I have worked at the Paisley academy of music for over a decade. My music career began in 1987 when I started learning to play the drums & trumpet.

I went on to pass standard & higher grade music and was awarded the schools prize for musicianship. During my time at school I participated in many varied musical activities including the school concert band, soloist competitions, brass bands, drama groups and more.

I studied music at college gaining NC – HNC – HND in music performance and promotion. During my time at college I gained valuable experience in playing live and recording as well as gaining a useful insight into the music industry.

I have worked with many bands over the years some of which have charted in the Scottish top 40 and made it onto national radio playlists also gaining coverage in other national media and also supporting established acts. I’m a versatile player and I enjoy playing most genres of music ranging from rock, pop, jazz & blues through to classical, traditional & military. I’ve worked with orchestras, show bands, cover bands, original bands, ceilidh bands and various other projects and groups.

Over the years I have developed a program that gives my pupils the rudiments & co-ordination exercises they need to become good players. I encourage music appreciation through listening to music and suggested YouTube videos for inspiration. I’m competent at teaching the current SQA curriculum as well as other materials used by schools i.e. Rockschool, Drums Live, Dave Hassel’s graded course for drums and more.

Cameron Miller

Cameron Miller is an artist and musician living and working in the Glasgow area. Growing up in Argyll he was surrounded by music from a young age and was given the chance to study the clarinet, piano and guitar.

He gained valuable musical discipline playing clarinet in the wind orchestra and got a good grounding in musical theory as he progressed through his piano grades and there was always the guitar in all its different genres and styles.

Traditional music has always been in his family and as time went on Cameron studied whistle and English concertina to keep the tunes going.

Cameron is now focusing his attention on composing new tunes and writing songs with a view to recording an album in his own style of scottish country blues.

Cameron has been teaching guitar, piano, whistle and concertina for the past four years and is always willing to get the instruments out for anyone who is up for a tune.

Anne Marie Lochrie

With 13 years experience in teaching and never one failed exam, you are in safe hands. All levels catered for, graded exam tuition available…rockschool syllabus a speciality as is early year beginners.

Annmarie teaches in both one to one and group lessons on request. First and main instrument is guitar, both acoustic and electric. Fluent in reading music and TAB, theory lessons available separately or part of your instrument tuition.

Bass guitar, beginner keyboard and drums also taught.

Ensemble classes, taster lessons and vouchers available. Fully qualified and enhanced disclosed Annmarie is child protection trained.

A relaxed and friendly approach to learning, grades and exams not a requirement for enjoyment and musicianship but welcome, well used and proven lesson plans provided. Regularly found performing original material and covers, stage craft instruction part of the syllabus.

David Wilson

David has over 20 years experience , covering Associated Board grades 1- 8 in Classical Guitar, – National , Higher , Advanced Higher grade Syllabus ( Classical , Electric Acoustic) and REIT Grades 1-7 Electric. He has a BA (Hons) First Class

David provides an enjoyable , structured and educational teaching Practice, promoting an interconnected awareness of most guitar styles and genre and indeed all things non – musical , relevant to music and expression. He promotes creative risk and objective understanding of necessary theory, also hightling the following;

– style specific right and left hand technique
– sight reading taught from first principle
– parent feedback / involvement envouraged
– beginner ( primary 2-3 incl ) intermediate , advanced
– learning difficulties , with understanding and method.

Alan Dee

Alan, a musician of 30 years first learned to play guitar at the age of 11, has over 30 years of experience working in schools, community projects and People with learning difficulties.

He also has outstanding practical experience having played with many bands over the years.

Alan favours a fun approach to teaching but also has an excellent record for supporting school work He has a jovial personality and gets a real kick out of helping people achieve goals. Favourite quotation:- ” I love it, when a plan comes together!”

He also plays the drums and keyboards to an extent.

Dez Murray

Dez has over twenty years experience teaching music to all age groups and abilities.

He has also worked with many well known musicians and has travelled to many parts of Europe, performing mainly rock and traditional music.

A patient approach makes him ideal for introducing beginners to the wonders of music.

Send us a message to discuss your music lessons with any of our experienced, Paisley based music teachers.