About the School

Music Nation is the brain-child of guitar tutors Jonathan Vipond, Owen Griffiths and drum and percussion tutor Kevin Reid.

Formed in September 2012 in Leeds, the school follows the vision that learning about music is more than simply sitting in a room with a tutor for an hour every week.

Consequently the school aims to promote
musical development, appreciation, therapy and enjoyment through a range of activities that are as much about playing music and getting involved in music related activities as they are about learning and developing skills and understanding.

Visit the available lessons pages to find out more about how we can help you to be the musician that you would like to be.

Our Tutors

Our tutors have many years combined experience in teaching.

Jonathan Vipond


Jonathan is the founder of Music Nation having spent years honing his teaching craft as a private and group tutor in the Leeds and Bradford area.

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“He has lots of knowledge of how to help you overcome problems in guitar, he guides you along the guitar path rather than leads you. That's the sign of a good teacher.”
David Harper, Leeds

Owen Griffiths


Owen has been a student of guitar since he was 11 and having played in many bands went on to complete a BA honours Degree in Jazz at Leeds College of Music in 2003.

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“Owen has worked brilliantly with the students at Queensbury. His positive attitude, professionalism and rapport with the students has helped them to make great progress in Music.”
Barrie McCardle, Head of Music at Queensbury School

Kevin Reid


Kevin Reid has been playing drums for 17 years and holds a BA(Hons) in Popular Music from Bretton Hall in Leeds as well as a Certificate of Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

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“Kevin is patient and relaxed, and can adapt his teaching style to suit his different student needs making the sessions fun and informative”
Sally Bolderson.

How to Find Us

The school is located in the Farsley area of Leeds with good access to the Leeds ring road and Bradford. There is ample car parking on site as well as excellent security and lighting.

Unit 20C, Cape Industrial Estate, Coal Hill Lane, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5NA
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Available Lessons

Music nation offer a range of lessons for different abilities and styles for various instruments.

Guitar Lessons


We offer various guitar programmes for any level of experience or musical tastes.

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Bass Lessons


Our bass guitar program is designed to give you all the skills to be able to play great bass guitar quickly.

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Drum Lessons


Our drum program is essential for anyone looking to get to grips with drum kit or percussion instruments.

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Piano Lessons


Our piano and keyboard lessons are essential for anyone looking to get to grips with piano and other keyboard instruments..

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Vocal Lessons


Our vocal and singing lessons are essential for those looking to real get to grips with singing in a way that will help them to become confident singers.

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General Lessons


Additional lessons to complement your learning for your instrument.

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