Guitar/Violin Lessons

Sophie Waller is an experienced private guitar and violin teacher, teaching children and adults from beginners to intermediate level. In guitar lessons, students are taught according to their own requirements or ambitions including learning to read music, TAB, chords and/or classical guitar. Violin lessons are taught according to the person’s learning style and ambitions.

Students have the option of taking ABRSM / Rockschool graded exams, which Sophie has very successfully (100% pass rate) taught and entered students for (Classical/acoustic Guitar Grades 1-4, Violin Grades 1-7).

Students also have the option of performing at one of the Captive Audience showcases alongside other musicians and singers if they wish. This is a safe space to perform in.

Lessons take place in the teacher’s studio on Saturday mornings although there is flexibility for home schooled pupils and those who are unable to make Saturdays, are individual and must be paid for half termly. Fees upon request.

For more information please call 07779 118834 or email captiveaudience@live.co.uk stating that you are enquiring about music lessons.

Testimonials from parents and students

Thanks to you! I’m so proud of him too… when I remember him being in bits in reception assembly and now look at him! Thank you so much for being his teacher… he can only achieve these things by feeling safe and secure and you’ve really connected with who he is and what he needs. Thank you. 

I can’t thank you enough for the difference you have made to [child’s name] life…

Sophie’s natural with my child. She brings fun to learning which has helped him to feel at ease but she also knows how to keep him progressing at the right level. He always seems to have fun which is vital to his development.

Useful links to other music teachers/music opportunities for young people

Fleet Arts

Derbyshire Music Education Hub