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High Ongar Primary School

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Music Tuition

Private keyboard, guitar, ukulele and woodwind lessons are available from our Peripatetic Music Teachers.


Please contact the office for further details.


Keyboard - Juliet Orchard

I am a qualified musician and teacher, having a Master’s Degree in Music and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I am DBS checked.


I started my career as a full time piano teacher, then spent 20 years in secondary class music teaching, my last secondary school being Chelmsford County High School. Now I am enjoying teaching Piano, Recorder and class music in Primary schools in the Ongar area.


In my last school OFSTED inspection, I was awarded ‘outstanding’ in every lesson observed and was described as an inspirational teacher.


I am also teaching my own daughter piano and recorder which has given me an insight into pupil practise and progress from the other side of the fence!


Music For Schools (Woodwind)

The Music for Schools Foundation is a charity offering subsidised instrument rental and tuition for pupils. Lessons are available in trumpet, cornet, clarinet, flute and saxophone. Visit for more details.


Guitar and Ukulele - David May

David has over 35 years experience as a player, mostly in theatre bands and has been a teaching Guitar since 2009 making the cross over to Ukulele in 2015. He is a member of the Registry of Guitar Tutors ( affiliated with the London College of Music providing school and private lessons for electric/acoustic guitar and Ukulele customising lessons to the needs of the student. Grading study is offered to all school students and also those private students who wish to follow that path following the relevant syllabus from the Registry of Guitar Tutors.

Currently teaching both instruments in four schools across the area, David also has over 16 years experience providing fun and educational experiences for primary school children as Assistant Cub Leader with the 23rd Chelmsford Cub Pack. For more information you can visit David's website at


Music Tuition

The Music for Schools Foundation
Thursday afternoons


Guitar and Ukulele with David May
Friday mornings


Keyboard with Juliet Orchard 
Monday mornings

Bridge Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07663795.

Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

Tel: 01245 202 937

Email: [email protected]