Location: Mostly in West Wiltshire, also Bath and Somerset. Website: ralfdorrell.com
Associate Provider
Guitar & Bass

Curriculum Music (Secondary)
Music Theory
Musical Director / Conductor
Songwriting / Composition
Teaching Models:
One to One teaching
Large group / ensemble tuition
Remote / distance tuition
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Dr Ralf Dorrell


I am a part-time music lecturer at Bath College and have several other musical projects ongoing, but am also interested in one-to-one online music tuition. This may be instrumental [double bass (jazz) or bass guitar], music theory and composition, or jazz improvisation, or academic tutoring [GCSE, A level or degree level]. I am also very interested in any paid composition or arranging work, for professionals or amateur musicians. As a composer with a lot of experience working with and conducting ensembles of young and community musicians, I am particularly interested in any composition projects aimed at this level of musical ensemble.

I have worked in music education for over 35 years as an instrumental teacher (double bass, bass guitar and all brass instruments), secondary school class teacher and music lecturer at University and FE College level. I also work regularly in Community Music projects (Jazz Factory and Bath Community Big Band) in the West Wilts and Bath areas. I also have 30+ years of experience of organising, planning and delivering music workshops (mostly in jazz improvisation or composition) for a wide variety of Arts organisations in the SW. (Please see my website: www.ralfdorrell.com for further details).

I studied for a music degree at Sheffield University, followed by a PGCE teaching qualification. I also have a masters degree in composition and in 2018 completed a PhD (also in composition), both awarded by Bath Spa University.

What I / we help young people achieve

I have a long track record of improving the musical skills, of both individuals and groups, in the Wiltshire and Bath area, in a organised and structured way, whilst maintaining a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
On several occasions I have taught the children of people that I originally taught when they were children, at the start of my career.

Also Works With

Also the director of Bath Community Big Band

and leader/bass player/composer for ‘Snappersnipes’ Anglo/Welsh new jazz quartet


  • Term Time
  • After School
  • Weekends
  • School Holidays

Taught Instruments

  • Strings
  • Guitar & Bass

  • Curriculum Music (Secondary)
  • Music Theory
  • Musical Director / Conductor
  • Songwriting / Composition

Ages Taught

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16+

Level Taught

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught

  • Instrument grades
  • Rockschool

Other Qualifications

GCSE, A-level and degree level music
(ex-Bath Spa University music lecturer)

Musical Clusters Covered

  • B-on-A / Corsham
  • Trowbridge (CSL)
  • Devizes
  • Warminster
  • Westbury


See my website: www.ralfdorrell.com for further details

Previously Worked With

See my website: www.ralfdorrell.com for further details