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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“As a complete novice guitar player, having no idea where to begin, Jonathan has provided me with an excellent start, facilitating direction and guidance with the perfect pace of delivery.”
James Padgett, Leeds

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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“Kev has helped me in so many aspects of my drumming, from his limitless knowledge of equipment and tuning, to how to approach my drumming mentally.”
Lee Vincent (Pulled Apart By Horses)

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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“My daughter used to find her old lessons boring and formulaic, Owen uses methods and material relevant to the people he teaches.”
Sian Vik, 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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“As a complete novice guitar player, having no idea where to begin, Jonathan has provided me with an excellent start, facilitating direction and guidance with the perfect pace of delivery.”
James Padgett, Leeds

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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“Kev has helped me in so many aspects of my drumming, from his limitless knowledge of equipment and tuning, to how to approach my drumming mentally.”
Lee Vincent (Pulled Apart By Horses)

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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“My daughter used to find her old lessons boring and formulaic, Owen uses methods and material relevant to the people he teaches.”
Sian Vik, 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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“As a complete novice guitar player, having no idea where to begin, Jonathan has provided me with an excellent start, facilitating direction and guidance with the perfect pace of delivery.”
James Padgett, Leeds