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Music Heroes


Music Heroes tutors are all professional musicians as well as experienced tutors. They have been carefully recruited for their ability to inspire young people. Gayle Hickman founded Music Heroes in 2016 following the success of her private piano tuition. Gayle is a grade 8 classically trained pianist. Today, Gayle continues to deliver piano and ukulele tuition in primary schools as well as taking care the of the day to day running of Music Heroes.

There are now 11 Music Heroes Tutors. Jon Harvey leads the Drums tuition. Jon is the drummer with the Vertigo Band (recently voted the UK’s Number 1 wedding band) and brings a wealth of teaching experience, including special needs tuition, to the team.

Dave Sylva leads the Guitar tuition. Dave is a supremely talented musician and is extremely popular in our primary schools. Dave is the lead guitarist in the Vertigo Band. He leads a team of talented guitarists, including James Hickman, world-renowned folk musician.

Other members of the team include Ellie Williams, aka Redwood. Ellie is currently enjoying success with her album, The Radio. Ellie teaches piano and vocals for Music Heroes.

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