About Jack


Jack Vaughan is a Bristol music teacher, conductor, composer and producer, living in Bristol, UK. He is passionate about folk music, film music, jazz and orchestral. As well as a life of music, Jack’s other interests lie in Coaching, Business, Blogging (on LeanMusician.com), Psychotherapy, quantum-physics as well as running and going to the gym.

Jack started his musical life at the age of 7 with the saxophone, after having seeing a concert at St Georges Bristol. Since then he’s moved on to other instruments and has specialised in composition, audio production and conducting.

As a composer, Jack has written for theatre, film and television. He has arranged music for The Bristol Ensemble, and assistant-arranged for Charles Hazlewood, Ronni Size and for the BBC Concert orchestra. He has also performed at Glastonbury and WOMAD festivals. He has worked as an audio assistant at Films@59, and as assistant to film composer William Goodchild.

Past roles as Music Director and Composer include projects at; The Bristol Old Vic, The Colston Hall, Bristol University, Bristol Cathedral School and St Georges Concert Hall.

Jack is the founder of www.leanmusician.com – a blog, podcast and YouTube channel all about musical mastery.


What music qualifications do you have?

  • Grade 8 Jazz Saxophone, (High Hons)
  • Guildhall Advanced Jazz Course
  • Bachelor of Arts – MUSIC (2:1)
  • A level Music = A grade
  • A level Music Technology = A grade
  • NSPCC Qualified
  • Health & Safety Trained
  • Enhanced CRB Checked

What’s the minimum and maximum age you teach?H

No maximum, but I start teaching kids from the age of 8 years. Please get in touch if you’re interested in early music classes for your child and I can reccomend some.

How much are lessons?

Do you do home tutoring?

  • Unfortunately not any more.