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Music Lessons: Saxophone / Clarinet / Flute / Piano & Drums

Ric's Home Music Studio: Bitterne, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 5QX

Ric prides himself on his teaching and provides one to one professional music tuition either in your own home or in his home music studio (based in Bitterne (SO18 5QX), Southampton). Children and adults are both welcome from complete beginner (no experience in music), to the accomplished musician. Ric will cater his teaching for your needs so you learn your instrument quickly.


Lessons can be weekly or fortnightly or even completely ad hoc with different days and times each lesson to fit in with busy working or school patterns. Learn for fun or work towards grades with ABRSM & Trinity Schools of Music. Among his offers to new students Ric offers a free 30 minute taster session, where you can meet him, chat about your requirements and questions and try your dream instrument.

Ric in a nutshell: An active local musician & teacher within Hampshire, with music degrees and three professional musical instrument endorsements, including Theo Wanne - check out the rest of his website!

Tuition Nuts & Bolts

Lessons: £30 per lesson (30 minutes). First lesson free.

Currently Ric is offering Face to Face & online lessons

Ric’s music studio in Bitterne, Southampton, SO18 5QX

Contact: 07921 503617 /

Have a browse at Ric's current music studio setup. Everything any student needs from recording to sheet music to repairs and of course - instruments galore

How to start lessons with Ric


1. PAY AS YOU PLAY – Contact Ric and get going, paying for a lesson at a time.

2. FREE TASTER LESSON – If you’re after more advice, try a taster - where you can meet Ric, try playing various instruments and take it from there.

3. SPECIAL OFFERS – Open to all new students - various discounts. Check below or ask Ric. 

4. GIFT VOUCHER – Great for birthdays and other special occasions. Talk to Ric or read FAQ’s for more info.

5. ON-LINE LESSONS – For those with a busy lifestyle, not able to attend lessons in person or for learning on the go around the globe. Currently Ric teaches on-line to students across the globe with students as far away as Thailand. This is with complete ease and superb quality and connectivity due to a solid fibre optic internet connection.




Repair Workbench



Bay Windows



Beautiful Bremar 100 Year Old Piano



Instrument Collection



Sheet Music & Tech!

Special Offers For New Students & Gift Vouchers


If you know which instrument you want to learn then why not book in some lessons and get a little something...


1. Book and pay for 4 lessons and receive a free 30 day instrument hire of your choice.

2. Book and pay for 4 lessons and receive 1 extra lesson free.

3. Book and pay for 8 lessons and receive 2 extra lessons free.


Don’t have your own instrument?

hire one from Ric

More info on Ric's teaching...



Why learn with Ric:

  • 37 years old with 32 years playing, 19 years professionally teaching. Genuinely a multi-instrument professional musician and teacher. Holds an honours music degree (specialising in performance and composition whilst also studying conducting and improvisation). Ric holds grades in various instruments including grade 8 in saxophone and grade 8 in jazz flute, so lessons are available in all genres from Classical to Jazz and Blues, to Irish and Japanese world music.

  • Ric is an endorsed artist by Theo Wanne and an ambassador and representing artist for Nuvo Instrumental. 

  • Previous endorsing artist of Antigua Winds

  • Ric is a member of the Musician's Union (MU), a registered teacher with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), and holds a DBS (viewable upon request).

  • 100% pass rate with practical examinations for both Trinity and Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Learn for fun or with targets and examinations. Your choice.

  • Ric runs, arranges and conducts a community Jazz band, student quartets and trios. It is great to learn an instrument – and even better to actually play and perform with it.

  • Ric attended the University of Huddersfield & Manchester Metropolitan University in conjunction with the Royal Northern College of Music – specialising in performance, composition and conducting. He is highly qualified.

  • Ric hires woodwind and brass instruments out. Want to learn but don’t want to invest yet or know what to buy? Hire an instrument and try it.

  • NAMIR professional Repairer; Woodwind Instrument Repair & servicing technician – having lessons with Ric means you will get easy access to repairs and can have a professional look at your instrument whenever you want. A student learning may often think there is a problem with their playing when it is in fact a small repair needed on the instrument. With Ric as a tutor you will never have this problem.

  • Ric believes music should be inspiring and fun.

  • Ric is extremely passionate about music – this makes him an exciting and friendly teacher to have!

  • Ric creates his own lesson plans and targets with each individual student so that each person can grow in their musical understanding in the best possible way and achieve what they have always wanted.

  • Both adults and children welcome from beginners to degree/diploma level standards to fully professional.

  • Ric uses his own successful teaching program to train new students and beginners into developing the crucial techniques needed on each instrument. This promotes great playing.

  • Having studied music to Postgraduate level Ric takes pride in his success rate in his students – 100% pass rate ABRSM exam entry.

  • Ric’s teaching is both friendly and professional; giving each student careful consideration in which methods of teaching to apply.

  • Ric sees each student as an individual with different musical needs and requirements, that’s why no lesson will be exactly the same for two students.

  • The only thing Ric requires from you is a willingness to learn, the determination and motivation to practice and to always try your best. If this happens then you will progress quickly and smoothly.

  • Ric creates music courses focussing on specific musical aspects, which as one of his students you can choose to take if you wish. Some of the many courses include:

16 hour beginner’s course…

10 hour beginnger's improvisation course…

4 hour scale course…

2 hour ‘How to practice’ course…

7 hour Transposition Course...


For any more information - please do ask, get in touch and say hello.

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