Music Teacher
and Performer

Music teacher

Welcome to my Website

I have been involved in Music Education for the last 17 years and teach at many good State and Private schools in Surrey and Hampshire and across the South East. I am also a freelance keyboard player and performer, and work professionally with some of the country’s top Function bands.

I specialise in contemporary Rock & Pop keyboard and Piano styles giving students the opportunity to play the music they enjoy as well as coaching them to high standards of musicianship through the grades structure.

Why Choose Me?

  • 17 Years’ Experience of Music Tuition to many pupils from beginner to advanced level
  • Electronic Keyboard and Rock, Pop and Classical Piano specialist
  • Fully set up for Video Online Lessons on various platforms Zoom, Skype, FaceTime
  • I can make home visits or you can attend my home studio
  • Fully DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checked with Certificate
  • Areas covered include Farnborough, Aldershot, Fleet, Camberley, Farnham

“ I’ll teach you what you want to learn ”

Read more details about the music lessons service I offer, including tuition prices, locations and Music Grade exams…

Learn about my background, qualifications and experience including bands I’ve played with and my instruments…

Since the late 90’s I have played in many function bands including most recently in Hyde Park for the Royal Wedding…


As an established music teacher with over 15 years experience, I have successfully taught many people, some of whom are still with me. Here are some comments from some of my valued clients:

Jim is professional, committed and approachable music teacher, who combines high standards of teaching skills with an informal teaching style that is very appropriate for the needs of young music students. Over the last two years, he has successfully developed my son's keyboard skills, being particularly supportive in preparing him for his first formal music examination. My son looks forward to his music lesson every week!”

HG, Fleet, Hampshire

My son has been taught keyboard by Jim for a number of years and describes his teaching qualities as patient, kind and thoughtful. He says "for instance, if I want to learn to play a particular tune, Mr O'Neil will often look for that music or listen to it and bring the score along with him for the next lesson which is great." From my view as a parent, he has engendered my son's enthusiasm for playing whilst ensuring he puts in the work for his grades! Both of us have no hesitation in recommending Jim's work.”

CHS, Finchampstead, Berkshire