Meet our tutors

All our staff at Music Nation Leeds have a great track record helping students to get great results in their lessons. Click on a tutor’s picture to find out more about them.

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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“Having worked along side Jonathan in various music related projects I have seen first hand that he has the qualities needed to be a good teacher.”
Trevor Darmody (www.flyingfingers.ie)

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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“I would recommend Kevin to people who want to learn how to play drums or get better.”
Sarah Bolderson

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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“Very good setup. One of the best opportunities offered to the kids. Full credit to Owen who gives excellent leadership and encouragement.”
Bally Flora, parent

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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“Having worked along side Jonathan in various music related projects I have seen first hand that he has the qualities needed to be a good teacher.”
Trevor Darmody (www.flyingfingers.ie)

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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“I would recommend Kevin to people who want to learn how to play drums or get better.”
Sarah Bolderson

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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“Very good setup. One of the best opportunities offered to the kids. Full credit to Owen who gives excellent leadership and encouragement.”
Bally Flora, parent

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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“Having worked along side Jonathan in various music related projects I have seen first hand that he has the qualities needed to be a good teacher.”
Trevor Darmody (www.flyingfingers.ie)