About the School

Music Nation Leeds was founded in September 2012. The aim of the organisation is to promote music education and development in fun and engaging ways and to provide a variety of learning opportunities so that anyone can get involved in music, no matter what their current skills and aspirations are.

The school runs a variety of music programs that are as much about taking part and using your skills as they are about learning and developing them. Unlike the approach taken by many musical establishments and private tutors the school ethos is that learning and being involved in music can be much more than simply taking private lessons.

What's more, Music Nation Leeds is run from their own purpose created facilites in Farsley, Leeds. On the ground floor of one of the oldest mills in Yorkshire are the facilities that you need to make the most out of your learning. Visit our facilities page to find out more about this!

Our Tutors

Our tutors have many years combined experience in teaching.

Jonathan Vipond

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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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“An advert for Jonathan's lessons should come with every guitar sold!!!”
David Hargreaves, Bradford

Kevin Reid

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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's teaching style is top notch as he teaches me in a way that I understand.”
Tom, Leeds

Owen Griffiths

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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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“I got to see how a real band would work and record. The artists were really friendly, patient and polite, they were awesome!”
Tom Banks, pupil at Bruntcliffe School

Rhys Williams

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Rhys has worked with singers of all ages and abilities to improve their technique, power, confidence and all round vocal skills in all styles of music.

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“An advert for Jonathan's lessons should come with every guitar sold!!!”
David Hargreaves, Bradford

Tom Elliott

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Tom has been teaching guitar across west Yorkshire, providing lessons, advice and music therapy through guitar for 2 years

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“Kevin's teaching style is top notch as he teaches me in a way that I understand.”
Tom, Leeds

Francesca Murray

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Francesca Murray has been teaching Piano for many years. She plays Keys in bands, has performed live on BBC Radio, won numerous Piano Festivals and provides session work.

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“I got to see how a real band would work and record. The artists were really friendly, patient and polite, they were awesome!”
Tom Banks, pupil at Bruntcliffe School

David Jones

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Dave Jones has over sixteen years of drumming experience and holds a Bachelors Degree from Leeds College of Music with First Class Honours.

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“An advert for Jonathan's lessons should come with every guitar sold!!!”
David Hargreaves, Bradford

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

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

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Bass Lessons

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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

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

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Piano Lessons

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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

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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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Booster Classes

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Booster classes are a great way to learn, revise, revisit or practice essential skills.

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