What We Do

Music for all


Portsmouth Music Academy provides one-to-one and group musical instrument and vocal lessons to students of all ages and abilities. Our centres in Cosham and Southsea are both fully equipped to provide lessons in Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Piano / Keyboard, Singing, Ukulele, Banjo and Music Theory.

We believe performing live is an essential and fun part of learning any instrument and we’re proud to offer exciting opportunities for our students to perform live. Check out the Activities page for more details.

As well as offering private music lessons at our centres, we also provide peripatetic music teachers for Junior and Secondary schools across the South.

  • Ukulele Jam Night Christmas Special // December 2017
  • PMA Live // March 2018
  • Summer Fun Day // July 2018
  • Rock It Band Workshop Session
  • Summer Fun Day // July 2017

Our Awesome Team

Ollie B.

Guitar | Ukulele

Lewis C.

Guitar | Ukulele

Jon E.

Piano

David E.

Piano


Paul E.

Drums

Matt F.

Guitar

Carl F.

Guitar | Piano

Louisa G.

Piano


Adrian G.

Director | Co-founder

Chris G.

Head of Tuition | Co-founder

Gina H.

Piano

Shaun H.

Guitar | Co-founder


Mike H.

Guitar | Ukulele

Jack H.

Vocals

Jacob H.

Piano

Ben J.

Bass Guitar


Tom K.

Drums

Gill L.

Drums

Dave L.

Drums

Brady L.

Piano


Richard M.

Academy Manager

Izzii M.

Vocals

Pete O.

Guitars | Piano | Ukulele

Tom R.

Guitar


Josh R.

Vocals

Sam S.

Drums

Sarah T.

Piano

 

Ollie B.

Guitar | Ukulele

Ollie B.

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Lewis C.

Guitar | Ukulele

Lewis C.

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Jon E.

Piano

Jon E.

Bio coming soon


David E.

Piano

David E.

Bio coming soon


Paul E.

Drums

Paul E.

Paul started learning piano at 5 but gave up playing music until, at 11, he discovered the drums and loved it. He studied at the Academy of Contemporary Music in the early 2000s and has played with various artists including touring the world with the band Delirious. Paul has played with Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. And hugged him.


Matt F.

Guitar

Matt F.

Bio coming soon


Carl F.

Guitar | Piano

Carl F.

Bio coming soon


Louisa G.

Piano

Louisa G.

Bio coming soon


Adrian G.

Director | Co-founder

Adrian G.

Adrian is a co-founder of PMA and oversees all aspects of the running of the academy. Before launching PMA, he taught music privately and in schools for over 10 years, gaining a wealth of experience in teaching and a drive to bring quality music education to all ages in Portsmouth. This shared vision was what brought the founders together to form what is now the thriving PMA community.


Chris G.

Head of Tuition | Co-founder

Chris G.

Chris is a co-founder of PMA whose role is to oversee our tuition and courses as well as develop new programmes for the future. Since taking up the guitar at age 7, Chris has gained vast experience performing and teaching. He gained a degree in Music Performance from the Academy of Contemporary Music where he studied under some of the world’s leading music educators.


Gina H.

Piano

Gina H.

Proving that music is for all ages, Gina learnt her first piano piece, ‘The Way You Look Tonight’, at age 5. She worked through grades during school, achieving grade 8, and since then has worked professionally as an accompanist, a live pianist and teacher. She enjoys attending jazz workshops and composing and can regularly be found performing around Portsmouth.


Shaun H.

Guitar | Co-founder

Shaun H.

Shaun is a founding member of the PMA team and teaches all of the stringed instruments - guitar, bass guitar, ukulele and banjo! Since graduating with a degree in Music Performance, Shaun has had extensive experience both as a teacher and performer.


Mike H.

Guitar | Ukulele

Mike H.

Bio coming soon


Jack H.

Vocals

Jack H.

Bio coming soon


Jacob H.

Piano

Jacob H.

Bio coming soon


Ben J.

Bass Guitar

Ben J.

Bio coming soon


Tom K.

Drums

Tom K.

Tom began playing drums aged 12 and went on to gain a degree in music from Southampton Solent University. Tom’s career as a professional drummer has seen him tour Europe with a chart topping Spanish artist as well as working in a steel pan band and function bands. Tom’s been with us since 2014 and he loves seeing students grow in confidence as they learn drums.


Gill L.

Drums

Gill L.

Bio coming soon


Dave L.

Drums

Dave L.

After completing a degree in music performance at the Academy of Contemporary Music, Dave has played professionally for a number of well-known bands. He currently plays all over the world as Ringo Starr in top Beatles tribute band, The Counterfeit Beatles.


Brady L.

Piano

Brady L.

Bio coming soon


Richard M.

Academy Manager

Richard M.

Richard joined us in 2017 as administrator and in 2018 took over the role of Academy Manager. He oversees all of the day-to-day operations of PMA. A singer-songwriter himself, Richard has played all over the UK and Europe with his band and been featured on BBC radio.


Izzii M.

Vocals

Izzii M.

Bio coming soon


Pete O.

Guitar | Ukulele | Piano

Pete O.

Listening to Greenday and Guns ‘n’ Roses got Pete started on his musical path at 13 and he went on to study Popular Music Performance at Southampton Solent University. He has since recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and plays live with a rock/country act. Pete joined us in 2016 teaching one-to-one, group courses and in our partner schools.


Tom R.

Guitar | Bass Guitar

Tom R.

Bio coming soon


Josh R.

Vocals

Josh R.

Bio coming soon


Sam S.

Drums

Sam S.

Bio coming soon



Sarah T.

Piano

Sarah T.

Bio coming soon


Ollie B.

Guitar | Ukulele

Ollie B.

Bio coming soon


Lewis C.

Guitar | Ukulele

Lewis C.

Lewis began learning guitar at age 17 and studied music at Plymouth University. He is part of various function and cover bands and has also performed in classical recitals. Lewis joined the PMA team in 2016 teaching guitar and ukulele both one-to-one and in group courses.
“Seeing enthusiastic students progress is one of the most rewarding aspects of teaching.”


Jon E.

Piano

Jon E.

Jon started learning classical piano at 7 with a childhood ambition of being Showaddywaddy’s keyboard player! Having studied Jazz, Popular & Commercial Music at Newcastle College, Jon now has over 20 years experience working as a professional musician all over the UK and on cruise ships.



Paul E.

Drums

Paul E.

Paul started learning piano at 5 but gave up playing music until, at 11, he discovered the drums and loved it. He studied at the Academy of Contemporary Music in the early 2000s and has played with various artists including touring the world with the band Delirious. Paul has played with Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. And hugged him.


Matt F.

Guitar

Matt F.

Bio coming soon


Carl F.

Guitar | Piano

Carl F.

Bio coming soon



Adrian G.

Director | Co-founder

Adrian G.

Adrian is a co-founder of PMA and oversees all aspects of the running of the academy. Before launching PMA, he taught music privately and in schools for over 10 years, gaining a wealth of experience in teaching and a drive to bring quality music education to all ages in Portsmouth. This shared vision was what brought the founders together to form what is now the thriving PMA community.


Chris G.

Head of Tuition | Co-founder

Chris G.

Chris is a co-founder of PMA whose role is to oversee our tuition and courses as well as develop new programmes for the future. Since taking up the guitar at age 7, Chris has gained vast experience performing and teaching. He gained a degree in Music Performance from the Academy of Contemporary Music where he studied under some of the world’s leading music educators.


Gina H.

Piano

Gina H.

Proving that music is for all ages, Gina learnt her first piano piece, ‘The Way You Look Tonight’, at age 5. She worked through grades during school, achieving grade 8, and since then has worked professionally as an accompanist, a live pianist and teacher. She enjoys attending jazz workshops and composing and can regularly be found performing around Portsmouth.


Shaun H.

Guitar | Co-founder

Shaun H.

Shaun is a founding member of the PMA team and teaches all of the stringed instruments - guitar, bass guitar, ukulele and banjo! Since graduating with a degree in Music Performance, Shaun has had extensive experience both as a teacher and performer.


Mike H.

Guitar | Ukulele

Mike H.

Bio coming soon


Jack H.

Vocals

Jack H.

Bio coming soon


Jacob H.

Piano

Jacob H.

Bio coming soon


Ben J.

Bass Guitar

Ben J.

Bio coming soon


Tom K.

Drums

Tom K.

Tom began playing drums aged 12 and went on to gain a degree in music from Southampton Solent University. Tom’s career as a professional drummer has seen him tour Europe with a chart topping Spanish artist as well as working in a steel pan band and function bands. Tom’s been with us since 2014 and he loves seeing students grow in confidence as they learn drums.


Gill L.

Drums

Gill L.

Bio coming soon


Dave L.

Drums

Dave L.

After completing a degree in music performance at the Academy of Contemporary Music, Dave has played professionally for a number of well-known bands. He currently plays all over the world as Ringo Starr in top Beatles tribute band, The Counterfeit Beatles.


Brady L.

Piano

Brady L.

Bio coming soon


Richard M.

Academy Manager

Richard M.

Richard joined us in 2017 as administrator and in 2018 took over the role of Academy Manager. He oversees all of the day-to-day operations of PMA. A singer-songwriter himself, Richard has played all over the UK and Europe with his band and been featured on BBC radio.


Izzii M.

Vocals

Izzii M.

Bio coming soon


Pete O.

Guitar | Ukulele | Piano

Pete O.

Listening to Greenday and Guns ‘n’ Roses got Pete started on his musical path at 13 and he went on to study Popular Music Performance at Southampton Solent University. He has since recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and plays live with a rock/country act. Pete joined us in 2016 teaching one-to-one, group courses and in our partner schools.


Tom R.

Guitar | Bass Guitar

Tom R.

Bio coming soon


Josh R.

Vocals

Josh R.

Bio coming soon


Georgie R.

Vocals

Georgie R.

Bio coming soon


Sam S.

Drums

Sam S.

Bio coming soon


Sarah T.

Piano

Sarah T.

Bio coming soon


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