Music Lessons in Bristol


Jack Vaughan is a Bristol Piano Teacher and Music Tutor. He’s also a conductor, composer and producer, and is passionate about classical music, film music, jazz and folk – read more here.

Bristol areas: Clifton, Cotham, Redland, Southville, Bedminster, Brislington, Totterdown, Victoria Park, Ashton, Kingsdown and Montpelier.

First lessons are free for kids – call Jack on 07817 165 141 or book online for a 30 min music lesson at no cost.

View the pricing structure of all music lessons here.

Please get in touch, read some testimonials or feel free to read more about Jack. If you’re interested in a particular instrument or discipline, you can click on the different areas below.



Testimonials


‘Jack is a highly accomplished young musician. He is passionate about music and serious about developing his craft. He’s a lovely guy: personable, mature, friendly, and an absolute delight to work with. William Goodchild. Composer & Conductor.
‘Jack gets the best out of people and inspires them with his creativity and abundant musicianship. His calm and open attitude gets a really good response.’Jonathon James. Music educator & Speaker

‘Jack is an excellent teacher, patient and insightful. And perhaps as important, he is a lovely person and is always learning himself.’Tid. Bristol Old Vic Young Company
‘Jack is a highly accomplished young musician. He is passionate about music and serious about developing his craft. He’s a lovely guy: personable, mature, friendly, and an absolute delight to work with. William Goodchild. Composer & Conductor.
‘Jack gets the best out of people and inspires them with his creativity and abundant musicianship. His calm and open attitude gets a really good response.’Jonathon James. Music educator & Speaker

‘Jack is an excellent teacher, patient and insightful. And perhaps as important, he is a lovely person and is always learning himself.’Tid. Bristol Old Vic Young Company

Piano Lessons in Bristol

Now in his 10th year of teaching, Jack provides piano tutoring at all levels and for all ages – from complete beginner to advanced intermediate. Lessons cover the fundamentals of all major approaches to the piano from jazz harmony, classical theory & composition, sight-reading, improvisation and playing by ear.

Together we pursue your most comfortable way to learn and lay the foundations of musical awareness.

Lessons are held at Jack’s home studio in South Bristol, Brislington – very close to Totterdown and Southville. If you want to know more about piano lessons read the Piano Lessons page here.

Testimonials from Piano Students in Bristol

‘My 12 year old wanted to give up the piano when we found Jack, now he even practices without being asked most days. Jack just seemed to understand what was going on in his head.’Student's mother
‘My 10 year old has been visiting Jack for half a dozen sessions so far. This has been one of the easiest and best activities outside of school that we have done. Evening lessons for a tired lad can be tricky but my son knows Jack will not expect anything other than himself, no pretenses or pressure. The music happens on the back of the good relationship and so Josh learns on a much deeper level about whatever they focus on in a session. I feel really safe handing my son, even when really tired, over to Jack for a lesson so I benefit too.’
Tom Walmsley - Father of Josh
‘Jack has been teaching my 3 children age 10, 8 and 6 for several months. They were complete beginners. They all enjoy and look forward to their lessons with him and he adapts his style of teaching week to week to their individual interests, personality and level. More than anything he is fostering a love of music in them which makes me happy! Jack is a thoughtful, kind and patient teacher who is an excellent communicator, he is positive and encouraging with each of them. I would highly recommend him.’Ellie
‘Jack has been a teaching ‘breath of fresh air’ for us! My son is 9 and has been learning piano for 4 years. He started having lessons with Jack about 6 months ago and, since then, has regained his passion for the piano which had started to fade with his previous teacher. Jack’s approach is different and this works for my quirky and easily distracted son! Jack is friendly and enthusiastic yet, at the same time, can critique (thinking about exam pieces in particular) in a way that encourages students to improve and give them the strategies and belief to do this. He endeavours to tailor his teaching to suit each student and is patient, thinking of interesting and alternative ways to help understanding of theory. He is clearly passionate about music and this comes through in his teaching, bringing fun to the lessons yet students are still learning. I would wholeheartedly recommend Jack.’Claire
‘I would thoroughly recommend Jack to anyone interested in learning the piano. I started lessons at the ripe old age of 26 and thanks to his tailored approach and encouragement I have made more progress than I thought possible in a previously non musical adult. His lessons are very enjoyable and pack a lot into the time slot, he makes every effort to teach according to individual musical interest which I find very useful in keeping enthusiasm levels high! Lessons are very easy to arrange anytime online, a great benefit for people working irregular hours. Looking forward to my next lesson!’Sophie Ward
‘My 7 year old has been having lessons with Jack for nearly 6 months now – we could not ask for a better teacher. Jack has tailored lessons to my son’s personality and as a result the response has been remarkable. I’m amazed with the progress he’s made and how much he enjoys his lessons. He is developing a real love not just for the piano, but for music generally. Would 100% recommend.’
Karen Dawe. Mother of student.
‘Jack is a superb music teacher who I would highly recommend. Jack’s passion for music shows through his teaching which makes each lesson enjoyable. Jack’s lessons encompass a wide range of different musical skills, allowing me to begin to understand music at a deeper level than with previous teachers. Jack’s booking system makes it easy for me to book lessons in around work. ’Katie
‘Jack has taught my son for the last year and he’s loved it. Jack is a super-talented, flexible and empathetic music coach, very different from other teachers. I’d highly recommend him.’Sonja
‘I recently began piano lessons with Jack and I have to say that I’m really enjoying them. Jack is a really nice guy, and an excellent musician. Most importantly he really ‘gets’ where I’m at musically and what I want to learn and adapts his pedagogical style to suit. He is patient and flexible and doesn’t mind exploring different approaches to get the best result for me as a student. I have no hesitation recommending him to anyone – whether you’re a complete beginner or, like me, a musician looking to move onto a new instrument.’Simon
‘Jack has a very calming demeanour and an eloquent way of explaining concepts. Within 5 minutes I was learning things that really helped me improve my technique. I’ll certainly be coming back for more lessons.’Dale
‘I have been going to jack for about three years, and I have vastly improved in both piano skills and digital composing. I look forward to every lesson and Jack is fun and relaxed. I will keep going to him for many years into the future!’Laszlo
‘Despite playing for many years, I recently began lessons with Jack to improve my music theory understanding, and he has really helped me out. Jack is very patient and friendly, and lessons are packed with relevant information, that’s interesting and has really helped break down music theory for me, in a way that I can understand. Flexi lessons are perfect, as some weeks I have to work late and my free time can be quite irregular. Definitely recommend!’Dan P
‘I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jack based on my experience as a late starter to learning the Piano. Jack’s approach to teaching is interesting and flexible and tailored around my goals. He also makes good use of technology – the flexible lesson booking and Google Drive are great when you can’t commit to a regular slot.’Matt Lovell
‘I would absolutely recommend Jack as a teacher to anyone who has a passion for music and wants to learn. My 7 year old can’t get enough of his classes. She looks forward to it every week and is always sad when it ends. If she had it her way she would be there every day for the whole day! Jack personalizes his classes in a way that he brings the student’s own interests and personality within the class structure. Expect to have a super fun time with Jack :)’Norah. Mother of Malak.
‘My six year old sons favourite day of the week was the day he had his piano lesson with Jack! He loved his piano lessons more than any other club or activity last year and we can easily say it was Jack who instilled this love for music in him by always creating fun and relaxed lessons to suit his age. He was able to support my son to do his best in moments where he had his full concentration and he could instantly tell when he was distracted or tired then he would mix things up with fun rhythm exercises or practising songs from my sons favourite cartoons. Jack is lovely, kind and patient and relates very easily to his students. He helps them enjoy music and is a great role model for little people. We very very highly recommend him! :)’Saira.
Jack is a warm, inspiring and diligent individual. He has great musical expertise in both composition and across a multitude of instruments. If looking to pursue music in any capacity I’d encourage anyone to reach out to him: they’ll be in very good hands. …an intelligent, versatile and gifted musician.Thomas Solomon Gray. Jazz Musician, Composer and Educator.
‘It’s like going to see a nice big brother but you learn stuff too.’Student
‘I can thoroughly recommend Jack as a music teacher. He is a talented musician himself, and has genuine enthusiasm for all things musical. What has most impressed me is his versatility as a teacher – he can adapt to what his students need and want, and he encourages curiosity and fun in his lessons. He has taught my three children, aged 14, 12 and 10, all of whom need a slightly different approach to the piano. We all give Jack five stars!’Sophie
‘Jack has been teaching my 10 year-old son for 3 months. He is a fantastic teacher who doesn’t stay within the conventional teaching methods, but explores what is best for the student. His lessons are fun and enjoyable. Because of his deep knowledge of theory and technique, my son is learning something new every week. A highly recommended teacher!’Nobuko
“Jack is a fabulous teacher. He is patient and creative in his teaching which I find motivates me in my practice. I would definitely recommend him.”Kim
‘Carlsberg don’t do Piano teachers… but if they did, they’d definitely be Jack Vaughan.’Luke Trimmings
‘My 12 year old wanted to give up the piano when we found Jack, now he even practices without being asked most days. Jack just seemed to understand what was going on in his head.’Student's mother
‘My 10 year old has been visiting Jack for half a dozen sessions so far. This has been one of the easiest and best activities outside of school that we have done. Evening lessons for a tired lad can be tricky but my son knows Jack will not expect anything other than himself, no pretenses or pressure. The music happens on the back of the good relationship and so Josh learns on a much deeper level about whatever they focus on in a session. I feel really safe handing my son, even when really tired, over to Jack for a lesson so I benefit too.’
Tom Walmsley - Father of Josh
‘Jack has been teaching my 3 children age 10, 8 and 6 for several months. They were complete beginners. They all enjoy and look forward to their lessons with him and he adapts his style of teaching week to week to their individual interests, personality and level. More than anything he is fostering a love of music in them which makes me happy! Jack is a thoughtful, kind and patient teacher who is an excellent communicator, he is positive and encouraging with each of them. I would highly recommend him.’Ellie
‘Jack has been a teaching ‘breath of fresh air’ for us! My son is 9 and has been learning piano for 4 years. He started having lessons with Jack about 6 months ago and, since then, has regained his passion for the piano which had started to fade with his previous teacher. Jack’s approach is different and this works for my quirky and easily distracted son! Jack is friendly and enthusiastic yet, at the same time, can critique (thinking about exam pieces in particular) in a way that encourages students to improve and give them the strategies and belief to do this. He endeavours to tailor his teaching to suit each student and is patient, thinking of interesting and alternative ways to help understanding of theory. He is clearly passionate about music and this comes through in his teaching, bringing fun to the lessons yet students are still learning. I would wholeheartedly recommend Jack.’Claire
‘I would thoroughly recommend Jack to anyone interested in learning the piano. I started lessons at the ripe old age of 26 and thanks to his tailored approach and encouragement I have made more progress than I thought possible in a previously non musical adult. His lessons are very enjoyable and pack a lot into the time slot, he makes every effort to teach according to individual musical interest which I find very useful in keeping enthusiasm levels high! Lessons are very easy to arrange anytime online, a great benefit for people working irregular hours. Looking forward to my next lesson!’Sophie Ward
‘My 7 year old has been having lessons with Jack for nearly 6 months now – we could not ask for a better teacher. Jack has tailored lessons to my son’s personality and as a result the response has been remarkable. I’m amazed with the progress he’s made and how much he enjoys his lessons. He is developing a real love not just for the piano, but for music generally. Would 100% recommend.’
Karen Dawe. Mother of student.
‘Jack is a superb music teacher who I would highly recommend. Jack’s passion for music shows through his teaching which makes each lesson enjoyable. Jack’s lessons encompass a wide range of different musical skills, allowing me to begin to understand music at a deeper level than with previous teachers. Jack’s booking system makes it easy for me to book lessons in around work. ’Katie
‘Jack has taught my son for the last year and he’s loved it. Jack is a super-talented, flexible and empathetic music coach, very different from other teachers. I’d highly recommend him.’Sonja
‘I recently began piano lessons with Jack and I have to say that I’m really enjoying them. Jack is a really nice guy, and an excellent musician. Most importantly he really ‘gets’ where I’m at musically and what I want to learn and adapts his pedagogical style to suit. He is patient and flexible and doesn’t mind exploring different approaches to get the best result for me as a student. I have no hesitation recommending him to anyone – whether you’re a complete beginner or, like me, a musician looking to move onto a new instrument.’Simon
‘Jack has a very calming demeanour and an eloquent way of explaining concepts. Within 5 minutes I was learning things that really helped me improve my technique. I’ll certainly be coming back for more lessons.’Dale
‘I have been going to jack for about three years, and I have vastly improved in both piano skills and digital composing. I look forward to every lesson and Jack is fun and relaxed. I will keep going to him for many years into the future!’Laszlo
‘Despite playing for many years, I recently began lessons with Jack to improve my music theory understanding, and he has really helped me out. Jack is very patient and friendly, and lessons are packed with relevant information, that’s interesting and has really helped break down music theory for me, in a way that I can understand. Flexi lessons are perfect, as some weeks I have to work late and my free time can be quite irregular. Definitely recommend!’Dan P
‘I would absolutely recommend Jack as a teacher to anyone who has a passion for music and wants to learn. My 7 year old can’t get enough of his classes. She looks forward to it every week and is always sad when it ends. If she had it her way she would be there every day for the whole day! Jack personalizes his classes in a way that he brings the student’s own interests and personality within the class structure. Expect to have a super fun time with Jack :)’Norah. Mother of Malak.
Jack is a warm, inspiring and diligent individual. He has great musical expertise in both composition and across a multitude of instruments. If looking to pursue music in any capacity I’d encourage anyone to reach out to him: they’ll be in very good hands. …an intelligent, versatile and gifted musician.Thomas Solomon Gray. Jazz Musician, Composer and Educator.
‘It’s like going to see a nice big brother but you learn stuff too.’Student
‘I can thoroughly recommend Jack as a music teacher. He is a talented musician himself, and has genuine enthusiasm for all things musical. What has most impressed me is his versatility as a teacher – he can adapt to what his students need and want, and he encourages curiosity and fun in his lessons. He has taught my three children, aged 14, 12 and 10, all of whom need a slightly different approach to the piano. We all give Jack five stars!’Sophie
‘Jack has been teaching my 10 year-old son for 3 months. He is a fantastic teacher who doesn’t stay within the conventional teaching methods, but explores what is best for the student. His lessons are fun and enjoyable. Because of his deep knowledge of theory and technique, my son is learning something new every week. A highly recommended teacher!’Nobuko
“Jack is a fabulous teacher. He is patient and creative in his teaching which I find motivates me in my practice. I would definitely recommend him.”Kim
‘I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jack based on my experience as a late starter to learning the Piano. Jack’s approach to teaching is interesting and flexible and tailored around my goals. He also makes good use of technology – the flexible lesson booking and Google Drive are great when you can’t commit to a regular slot.’Matt Lovell
‘Carlsberg don’t do Piano teachers… but if they did, they’d definitely be Jack Vaughan.’Luke Trimmings

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