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Paul Charlton

Manager, Owner
Guitar, Bass Guitar

A highly experienced guitar tutor, Paul began teaching in 1986 across Newton-Le-Willows, St. Helens and Warrington. He quickly gained a reputation for providing first-class tuition and became renowned for his ability to teach an extensive variety of styles, including classical, acoustic and
electric. Paul’s philosophy of personalised tuition is the ideal way to learn an instrument.

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Dave Mannion

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Flute

With over twenty years playing experience, Dave has toured the UK extensively and played numerous prestigious venues. He brings a wealth of knowledge to his lessons and is proficient in many styles; from blues, jazz, rock and metal, to classical and acoustic. Dave’s students praise his patient and professional teaching styles, as well as his ability to motivate students of all ages to pursue their musical goals.

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Tony Abbott

Guitar, Bass Guitar

Tony possesses Grade 8 in ABRSM and RockSchool guitar, with a total of twenty years experience in teaching. He is a knowledgable all-rounder and his versatility enables him to teach all styles of acoustic, electric and bass guitar; as well as musical theory. His versatility makes him a highly valued member of our team here at The Music Rooms.

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Chris Brown


One of the North West’s most renowned percussionists, Chris has many years experience playing and teaching drums. His friendly and professional nature allows him to personalise an approach to helping pupils quickly progress on the instrument. Throughout his time at The Music Rooms, he has helped students excel in examinations and many have cited his patience and sense of humour as a key reason for their success.

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David Howard

Piano, Vocals, Violin

An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, David possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience; making him one of the most sought after tutors in the area. Throughout his life, David has achieved excellence in music and his experiences in Europe and the US make him an incredibly well-rounded tutor. Combined with a degree from the Royal Northern College of Music, David’s approachable nature has ensured continued success for all of his students.

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Peter Howard

Piano, Vocals, Saxophone

Peter studied saxophone and piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Leinster School of Music in Ireland. He has played with a variety of genre-varied groups, touring Europe and the UK. While at Ulster University, he completed his studies and obtained a first class honours degree in music. An accomplished player and teacher, he is highly capable of helping students of all ages who strive towards musical success.

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Phillip Sharp

Piano, Violin

Philip studied at Chetham’s School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music, where he achieved a Masters degree and BMus; learning from the likes of Dr Murray McLachlan and Prof Frank Wibaut. Philip enjoys a busy schedule, playing solo concerts as well as regularly collaborating with instrumentalists and singers alongside his work as a teacher. Constantly praised by his students, his patient nature and versatility of expertise has allowed for continued success.

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Mackenzie Paget

Piano, Vocals, Saxophone

Mackenzie is a young, enthusiastic and very experienced teacher looking to train budding musicians of any age and ability. Some of his students have been lucky enough to gain places in prolific music schools such as Chethams School of Music, and obtain some of the highest marks in the region for exams. As a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, he is a highly regarded teacher and students continue to excel under his tutorship.

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Fay Davies

Flute, Clarinet, Vocals

Fay has achieved excellence in clarinet, flute and vocal examinations with the ABRSM. As a qualified primary school teacher, Fay is passionate about promoting music in early years education and her ability to play numerous instruments is restatement to her high standard of musicianship. Twenty-two years of teaching experience has enabled Fay to continually motivate students.

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Jan 2020.        Exam results have arrived.

Exam Results

ABRSM Summer 2019

Student Instrument Level Grade
John Marsh Guitar 2 Pass
Martin Knowles Guitar 3 Distinction
Jack Naylor Guitar 2 Pass
Lucas Tabern Guitar 3 Pass
Kellie Jo Mather Flute 1 Pass
Yasmin Abbott Violin 4 Pass
Noah Kelly Piano 5 Pass
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