Music Lessons at Combe Down

We currently offer piano, guitar and singing lessons at Combe Down Primary School.  You may also book violin lessons through B&NES Music Service. 


Guitar Lessons

Jimmy Goodrich, Guitar Teacher         

Mob: 07808 005903         

Teaches year 3 and up: £17.00 per half hour, individual only

Jimmy Goodrich has taught classical and rock guitar for over 10 years at Combe Down Primary School.

A seasoned performer in his own right, he has supported Amy Winehouse and Rufus Wainwright, and performed all over the world.

Students are taught everything from the very basics right up to grade 8 level examinations.

Jimmy holds an annual concert to showcase his student’s skills.

Piano or Singing Lessons

Paula Smagon MMus, PGCE Singing Teacher    

Mob: 07707 585466

Recording and Performing Artist Paula Jasmine James:
Paula Jasmine James

30min individual lesson £18.00 - Please note that the minimum age required is 8 years old.

Payments to be made at the beginning of term for the term ahead

Paula provides individual lessons, which are personalized according to students’ needs.

In singing lessons, students will develop vocal technique, which then will be applied in variety of songs with a broad range of genres from pop and folk to rock and jazz.

Paula has performed as a jazz singer throughout Europe and she understands the importance of skills such as improvisation and performance, which she teaches to the highest level.

She is a qualified secondary music teacher and teaches vocal to around 40 private students on weekly basis.

Lessons take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, during the normal school day.

Free 15min taster lessons are available at any point during the term. 

Violin Lessons through B&NES Music Service

Ana Lima is the violin teacher who currently comes to us through the B&NES Music Service each Monday.

From 1st September 2023, the B&NES Music service is merging and will be known as West of England Music Ltd.

If you are interested in instrumental lessons, please contact them at:

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