A: Our tutors are all DBS checked multi-instrumentalist music teachers and musicians. Several of them do private lessons face-to-face or online (Zoom; Skype; FaceTime, etc.). The tutor-to-student ratio is typically 1:4. Our senior staff have impressive stage and studio credits:

  • Atomic Rooster
  • Joan Baez
  • Belinda Carlisle (Go-Go’s)
  • Ray Davies (Kinks)
  • Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats)
  • Chris Isaak
  • Sir Tom Jones
  • Jefferson Starship
  • Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis (Prince)
  • Jools Holland’s Big Band
  • Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)
  • Moloko
  • Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley’s Band)
  • The Who
  • Paul Young

Our younger tutors are all enthusiastic young pro and semi-pro musicians who are keen to work in the tight knit team we have assembled. Band assistants are former FSOR students, and/or FSOR tutors in training.

Some of our staff perform locally (pre and post lockdown!) with:

  • Crouton Cannon
  • Dead Man’s Corner
  • Gwen & The Good Thing
  • The Hit Men UK
  • The Jimmy Cash Show
  • Jim Radford & The Jolly Jammers

All our staff love to share their expertise and enthusiasm with the next generation of musicians.
You can find out more about the staff here