Neath, Swansea, Port Talbot & nearby

United Kingdom & International



I offer lessons in a range of instruments, for all abilities, for children and adults. 

Lessons can be completed online and face-to-face*, whichever you prefer!

*Subject to Covid-19 restrictions

COST: Private lessons are based on Musician Union rates and are set by HHMusic LLP.

Lessons through schools and whole class teaching can be negotiated.


"Neil is an excellent teacher with a great sense of humour. He makes learning music lots of fun. I can really hear the imporvement in my son's technical skills since he began lessons and he is always motivated to practise the pieces that Neil has set. He looks forward to his lessons. Neil sets very clear targets so my son always knows what to do to progress."

Susan H

Sheet Music and Guitar

100% pass mark in all ABRSM exams

with over 60% achieving Merit or Distinction!



My name is Neil Southgate and I am a freelance music teacher with brass specialism based in and around the Swansea area.  Online Tuition is nationwide!  I also teach beginner woodwind, piano, guitar, drums and music theory.

I have experience teaching individual, group, and whole class lessons for children of primary and secondary school age.  I run classes and ensembles for adults and have experience working with students with disabilities and with SEN (D).

I accept beginner to advanced levels in the study of the cornet, trumpet, baritone and trombone, though would consider tutoring students on other high and low brass instruments.  Woodwind tuition includes the recorder, flute, clarinet and saxophone.


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