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Music Tutors

Music Centre Tutors

Peripatetic teaching staff give lessons in a wide range of instruments and voice. You can learn more about them here. If you're interested in taking lessons with them please contact the Music Centre office who will be happy to put you in touch. For more information about music tuition available please see here


Gaynor Keeble - Voice

Gaynor Keeble Mezzo Soprano B.Ed (Hons) ARAM ARCM ALCM.
Gaynor combines a busy performing career with both teaching and adjudicating. She has sung with all the major companies including Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and Opera North. She adjudicates regularly for the British Federation of Festivals and in addition to teaching at Warwick has an extensive private practice. She is vocal consultant to several choirs and gives both coaching and masterclass sessions.

Ros Roberts - Voice

Rosalind Roberts GRSM ARCM studied at the Royal College of Music gaining major prizes. During her career spanning over 40 years she has sung with some of the most illustrious names in 20th/21st Century music including Sir Adrian Boult, Lord Menhuin, Dame Joan Cross and William Lloyd Webber.

Ros thoughrally enjoys her association with the Music Centre at the University of Warwick and has collaborated with all five of the past (and current!) Directors of Music. Her first experience of music on campus was as a young soloist in a concert performance of Idomeneo with Graham Treacher. Many subsequent concerts with Dr. Roy Wales led to an invitation to join the teaching staff in 1979.

In 1993 she formed the award-winning Gaudeamus Female Choir- this year's winners of the Leamington Festival Courier Cup. They have toured extensively to USA, in Europe and UK.

In 2003 she assisted in the founding of Opera Projects and was the Director of its sell-out performances of Dido & Aeneas. With huge enthusiasm the students took over and ths society is now the extremely successful Opera Warwick.

Alumnae of both these groups are now working in the profession. Rebecca Ledgard in the Sing-Up programme and Voices foundation, Dr. Tamsyn Rose-Steel researching in Mediaeval French lyrics, Anna Bolton professional singer and very successful teacher at Lichfield Cathedral School, Lorna James touring in opera with the company Diva and Belinda Williams on the Tillett Young Artists Trust preparing to make her debut at the Purcell Room in the New Year. Sara Whichelow Dip ABRSM, seen on our Emerging Artists page is making a name for herself in Opera and concert work.


Llyndall Trotman - Voice


Peter Wilman - Voice



Helen Leek

Helen Leek - Piano

Helen has a varied musical life as both performer and teacher. So far this year she has performed classical concerts on Cunard's Queen Mary 2 in the Caribbean and the Norwegian Fjords, taught piano at the Purcell School and Royal Holloway, University of London, adjudicated the Young Musician of the Gulf in Bahrain, played for auditions for the London Philharmonic Orchestra, performed Palm Court Trios in Country House hotels, examined for the ABRSM grade exams, accompanied competitions at the Royal College of Music, given a series of chamber music concerts and masterclasses in the Far East and joined the staff at the University of Warwick. And the year's not over yet...



Sue Bradford - Piano

Sue Bradford BMus (Hons) P.G.C.E

Sue has been involved in music education for over 20 years, as a Head of Music and as a teacher of piano. A graduate of the University of Birmingham, she studied piano and trumpet at the Birmingham Conservatoire and was Musical Director of the University Chamber Orchestra. As a professional accompanist Sue has performed in the UK and abroad. She has taught piano at the University of Warwick since 1999 in both the Institute of Education and the Music Centre.

Tom Lindsay 

Tom Lindsay - Jazz Piano

Tom is a graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire's Jazz piano course, and has kept his ties with Warwick after studying here previously. He has performed all over the UK and Europe with Jazz groups of all sizes, including one performance on the same bill as Mercury prize nominee Kit Downes. Alongside teaching, he is currently working towards recording his own material as a pianist and vocalist.


Roger Coull - Violin (more advanced players)

Roger plays and is the founding member of the Coull Quartet, the University's Quartet in Residence.


Philip Gallaway - Violin (more advanced players)

Phil plays violin in the Coull Quartet, the University's Quartet in Residence.


Viola - Tutor TBC



Nick Roberts - Cello

Nick plays cello in the Coull Quartet, the University's String Quartet in residence. Prior to joining the quartet he has played with many top UK Ensembles and Orchestras.



Clare-Louise Appleby - Flute/Piccolo

Clare-Louise graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire in 1998 with an MA & BMus(hons) and has since gone on to teach and perform all over the World. She is currently visiting lecturer in flute at the Universities of Coventry & Wolverhampton as well as teaching flute here at Warwick. Clare-Louise has performed with many orchestras including Birmingham Royal Ballet, Opera North, English Symphony Orchestra and regularly performs with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her quintet, Serenata Winds can regularly be seen on BBC Songs of Praise. In 2005 she was awarded honorary membership of Birmingham Conservatoire in recognition of her services to music.



Simon Lenton - Trumpet

Simon H 

Simon Hogg - Trombone



Rowena Knight - Alexander Technique



Gordon Dunn - Guitar

Gordon is one of the UK’s leading and most versatile guitarists, an ‘effects maestro’ (City Life) and ‘Jedi of modern cross-genre music’ who specialises in extended and percussive guitar techniques. At the age of 16, he was accepted to study music at university, and later graduated with a Master of Music (performance) from the Birmingham Conservatoire.

Gordon has performed across Europe as a recitalist, concerto soloist (Aranjuez) and member of the classical/opera/jazz/minimalist/metal fusion group ‘String Theory’ who released their debut CD, Eclectic Protocol, in 2010. Another recent CD with contemporary music group Decibel, Dzama Stories (Quartz Music), received 5 stars in Musical Criticism as well as glowing reviews from International Record Review, John Zorn and Brian Irvine MBE.

2011 performances have included Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, Birmingham's Adrian Boult Hall as soloist with the National Youth Guitar Ensemble, and in comedian Tim Minchin’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book Matilda: The Musical with the Royal Shakespeare Company who Gordon has worked with since on stage performances with David Tennant (Dr. Who), Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek) and Oliver Ford Davies (Star Wars) in Hamlet.

Matthew Forbes - Guitar

Colin Touchin 

Colin Touchin - Composition and Recorder

Colin is the ex-Director of Music and as such has kept his links with the university as a peripatetic teacher. He is available to teach composition as well as recorder to staff and students wishing to take lessons.