Location: I teach in the South West of England, namely, the county of Wiltshire.
Associate Provider
Guitar & Bass

Singing / Voice
Piano / Keyboard
Music Theory
Songwriting / Composition
Teaching Models:
One to One teaching
Small / medium Group Tuition
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You can email Kay Haycock at kayhaycock1@gmail.com or use the options below.

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Kay Haycock


I have been working with children for the past 16 years. I have experience of teaching students piano and guitar. I can also teach singing technique and prepare children for performing (instrumental and singing). I can teach grades if required. I teach in a confidence building way, offering praise for even small steps of effort and for improvement. I also , endeavour to motivate my pupils, by means of finding what they want to achieve with their music development. I aim to pass on a love for playing/singing and to instil the habit of regular practice, even if as short a time as 10 mins per day a few days a week. This will have benefits if continued.

I teach a variety of styles, modern, jazz, classical and also enjoy teaching my pupils to write their own lyrics and music. This can be done at a basic level so all ages can participate. I encourage gradual development in my teaching methods and use a lot of praise/rewards. I have a friendly nature, and am able to put children at ease, and help them to achieve their best; hopefully overcoming shyness and helping them to become more confident; this is especially important if the child would like to use their skills in performance.

I have worked with children both in primary schools, (private and state) and teaching from my home. I still offer both services.

My educational background, is a degree in History. Grade 7 in Piano, Grade 6 in Music Theory, Grade 5 in Singing. I also am a singer, songwriter and musician and perform my songs as well as well-known mainstream songs, around the South West area. I also am involved in leading worship in churches throughout this area.

What I / we help young people achieve

I have seen pupils, grow in confidence and ability, through encouragement and patience. I am a pragmatic teacher and will find what works best with each student. I work at the student's pace and I do not rush or pressure them. I like to make lessons fun and interesting as well as tailored as much as possible to the individual. I take time to find out, what type of music the pupil enjoys. Depending on age, I may enquire what aspirations they have for the future regarding their musical development.

Opportunities for children & young people

  • To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
  • To learn to sing
  • 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


  • Term Time
  • After School
  • School Holidays

Working with special needs

I have worked with children with special needs, especially with retention problems.

I have a circular learning approach to this: where I teach, the pupil practices this supported at first, then independently. After this, I will re-visit this learning topic and check for retention of what has been taught. If it is forgotten , even in part , I will go over this , but in a fresh /interesting way.

Taught Instruments

  • Guitar & Bass

  • Singing / Voice
  • Piano / Keyboard
  • Music Theory
  • Songwriting / Composition

Ages Taught

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Level Taught

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught

  • Instrument grades

Other Qualifications

I can teach the Royal Schools of Music Piano/Theory/Singing Grades
Also will teach piano/keyboard, Music Theory/Singing for enjoyment and/or performance.

I can teach guitar for beginners and early grades, or for performance and/or enjoyment only.

Musical Clusters Covered

  • Chippenham
  • B-on-A / Corsham
  • Calne & Melksham
  • Marlborough & Pewsey
  • Malmesbury / WB / Purton
  • Devizes


I have a number of references from parents of children I have tutored. These are available on request.

My Training & Development

Child Protection online training – Refresher course completed Sept 2019

Previously Worked With

Have worked within the state primary school and private school (have also taught privately at my home or the pupil's home.