Music Tuition

Each year LU Art offers Loughborough University students the opportunity to enjoy subsidised music tuition in singing, piano, guitar (classical, electric and acoustic), violin, flute, brass, clarinet, cello and saxophone. Students are selected through informal auditions, and eligible students receive tuition for a significantly reduced rate.

Students who benefit from the scheme are expected to take an active part in the musical life of the University by joining groups such as the string orchestra, choir, jazz band or concert band.

Academic Year 2017/2018

There are two blocks of ten lessons that take place during the first two terms.  All our classes are led by experienced tutors who are experts in their fields. Each block is only £50 for students and the lessons take place in the music practice rooms in Martin Hall.  

If you are interested in gaining tuition please contact David Bell at to register your interest. There will be an opportunity to initially meet the tutor, for them to get an idea of what level you are at, in the second week of term.

Please note:

- Places are limited, and are offered on a first come first serve basis.

- Unfortunately due to high demand, we are unable to cater for beginners.

- You will need your own instrument, except for piano lessons.


Janet Hall - Violin

Janet studied at the Birmingham School of Music with James Coles and Josef Aronoff gaining graduate diplomas in both Violin Performance and Violin Teaching. After moving to Nottingham she was soon combining teaching at all levels with a busy freelance orchestral career.

She has performed with many professional orchestras, primarily Opera North and Sinfonia Viva, gaining experience of operatic, symphonic and chamber repertoire of all periods and has also led various amateur orchestras including the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra and the Helix Ensemble.

She has been the violin teacher at both Nottingham and Loughborough Universities for many years. She has taught at Trent College, Oakham, Uppingham and Ockbrook Schools and presently she teaches at Repton School.

Maxine McGinnes - Cello

Maxine started playing the cello at the age of six.  She won a County Scholarship at the age of ten and received an ABRSM Gold Award, for the highest mark in the country for her Grade 8, at the age of seventeen.  As a teenager Maxine learnt with Florence Hooton MBE and she went on to study at the Royal College of Music in London, learning with Michael Evans and Joan Dickson.

During her freelance career, Maxine has played for the Queen and has also played alongside Mstislav Rostropovich, Jose Carreras, Hayley Westenra and ‘All Angels’.  She has also toured with Castleward Opera in Northern Ireland, played with the Ulster Orchestra and in the West End musical “CATS” in Zurich.  She now works as a freelance player, teacher, sectional and ensemble coach in the Midlands where she manages, and plays in, her string quartet, “4tissimo”.

Fraser Graham - Piano

Fraser is an active teacher, accompanist and soloist and works across the Midlands and the UK. A graduate from Birmingham Conservatoire, Fraser took his first job as piano teacher and accompanist at Oakham School in 2005. In 2012 he accepted a position as teacher and accompanist at Loughborough University.

Fraser performs a number of solo recitals each year and has appeared at the Dean and Chadlington music festival in Gloucestershire, Gateway Arts Steinway Fest in Shrewsbury and Steinway Hall in London. Fraser was selected as a finalist in the Liszt Society Piano Prize in 2014.

In late 2016, Fraser was approached by a film company based in Los Angeles, who expressed an interest in licensing his recording of John Adams’ piano piece “China Gates”. This recording will now feature in the film “Call Me By Your Name”, due for release in the US November 2017. 

Bob Greenlees - Clarinet

Christopher Groom - Brass

Alan Thomas - Guitar

Jane Beven - Flute

(TBC - Singing)



Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

01509 222 881