Tutor Showcase



What do our tutors get up to when they aren't teaching us?

Well, now is the time to find out....


Louise Balkwill

Tutor Louise is one of our multi-instrumental tutors, teaching voice, guitar, bass, violin and MORE!

During the 2020 COVID-19 locckdown, Louise decided she wasn't going to let being stuck at home get in her way... 

So she set up the Virtual Big Band.

(You may even be able to stop BDMA tutors Meg and Fraser in the string section!)


Tom is one of our piano teachers extraordinaire and he has a fantastic trio called Baba Ganoush - we would highly recommend giving this a watch...


Catch BDMA tutor Twm during a sound check on tour with his band Music For Maisha. If the soundcheck sounds this good we can't even imagine how electric the show must have been...


Singing, piano and cello tutor Meg once joined the circus! Spot her here in the trailer at the Roundhouse - did you spot her on the flying piano??


Drum tutor Joel definitely knows what he's doing - watch this...


Harp and piano tutor Glenda keeps a constant flow of amazing videos going on her social media, often covers of some major pop hits and honestly, we often prefer them on the harp!

Hear her here nailing the Camila Cabello hit 'Havana'...

Llinos Emmanuel

Singing tutor Llinos is also a phenomenal songwriter - spot her here with BDMA's Twm on guitar singing her original song Close To You...



Cello and piano tutor Fraser is known not only for performing with a whole load of superstars including Eminem and Dodie but ALSO for being a very accomplished contemporary classical cellist - see him in action here in this crazy cello and clarinet duet!



You all know Jess as the woodwind, singing, piano teaching wizard she is BUT see her creating some real musical magic with her wind quartet, Chameleon...


Ben is another multi talented member of our team. Watch with a whole host of students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in this amazing jazz fusion arrangement of Nirvana's "In Bloom", which Ben arranged, produced AND played bass for!

Did you spot BDMA's Joel on the drum kit there?



Watch BDMA's brass tutor superstar Tim having a jam session with our very own Louise...


Adam Woodcock

Catch BDMA drum tutor Adam with his band The Funki Ducks (top marks for band names) covering Never Too Much...



Another from super singer Llinos, this time with her band Archie performing with the incomparable Jacob Collier!


Freddie willets

We have quite a few talented songwriters in our ranks and BDMA tutor Freddie is definitely one of them!

Here he is at his EP launch singing "Always On My Mind"...



Speaking of songwriters here is BDMA's own Meg performing her original song at the final of a songwriting contest in London.

Did you spot BDMA cello tutor Fraser up there in the band?



Here is BDMA tutor Rob sharing some pretty phenomenal playing on his social media, playing Mike Brecker's solo on "Talking To Myself" - madness.

More coming soon...

COVID 19: We are pleased to say that as of September 2020, following the latest Government advice, we have now switched to a 50% virtual and 50% in person lesson routine, to limit contact while also getting to see our fantastic students! Find out more