Location: Wiltshire/Gloucestershire
Associate Provider
Guitar & Bass

Music Theory
Songwriting / Composition
Digital Music
Music Production
Teaching Models:
One to One teaching
Small / medium Group Tuition
Informal workshops
Performance opportunities
Online tuition
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Bob Ball


I have been teaching Guitar/Bass in schools and privately since 2005, I have a wealth of experience working in both Primary and Secondary schools on a mainly one to one/pairs basis, although as and when needed I do teach small groups and ensembles.

I have studied at the Guitar Institute in London (2003) and am a grade 8 (distinction) on electric guitar and am efficient on acoustic guitar, Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Synths and drum machines.

I work with Devizes Musical Theatre as a pit musician and play in a couple of Rock bands that perform regularly around the country.

What I / we help young people achieve

I aim to help my students get the most out of their music, I work with primary school students up to GCSE/A level students and help to prepare them for performances and final exams. In addition to following the school curriculum I encourage my students to work towards Trinity Rock and Pop/Rock school grades, I have a 100% pass rate with the majority of students getting much higher.

Above all, my aim is to ensure that students enjoy playing an instrument, I encourage creativity through songwriting and improvisation.

Opportunities for children & young people

  • To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
  • To create / write music and / or lyrics
  • To play, perform music with others
  • To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
  • To work with and support other young musicians
  • To develop their wellbeing

Also Works With

Swindon Music Service (Swindon Young Musicians)
Bradon Forest School (Secondary)
Matravers School (Secondary)

Nova Hreod (secondary)

Swindon Academy (secondary)

Aloeric School (primary)


  • Term Time
  • After School
  • Weekends
  • School Holidays

Working with special needs

I teach several students on the Autistic spectrum and a Partially sighted older student.  I keep my lessons very inclusive and am able to adapt the lessons to the students individual needs.

Taught Instruments

  • Guitar & Bass

  • Ukulele
  • Music Theory
  • Songwriting / Composition
  • Digital Music
  • Music Production

Ages Taught

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16+

Level Taught

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Tasters

Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught

  • Instrument grades
  • Rockschool
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award

Musical Clusters Covered

  • Chippenham
  • B-on-A / Corsham
  • Calne & Melksham
  • Trowbridge (CSL)
  • Salisbury / Wilton
  • Marlborough & Pewsey
  • Downton
  • Malmesbury / WB / Purton
  • Amesbury
  • Devizes
  • Warminster
  • Westbury
  • Mere & Tisbury
  • Tidworth

My Training & Development

I am subjected to regular performance reviews at all schools in which I Teach, this is part of ongoing quality assurance.  I liaise with classroom teachers to keep me updated with the current curriculum so that I can tailor my lessons accordingly.

I have undertaken online courses (Artemis) regarding child safety and protection, this was by request of the Swindon Music Service.

I attended the Prevent training course at Bradon Forest school.

At Matravers school, I have attended a child protection course.  This included policies specific to the school as well as more general advice.

I have attended a Seminar regarding music teaching and autistic students.

Previously Worked With

Severn Vale school, Malmesbury School, Wanborough School and The Guitar School.