Private Tuition

friendly, focused instrumental tuition

From Fife and Recorder through to Flute; lessons cover technique and musicianship leading to exams or just for fun.

Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone Jazz saxophone lessons include technique, reading and improvisation

Lessons are usually one-to-one and can be in person or via Skype or FaceTime

They are charged as follows:

£36 - 1 hour

£18 - 30 minutes

£12 - 20 minutes

Diane Arthurs. Dip. Mus. Ed CT.ABRSM


Certificate of Primary Music Education 

Diploma of Music Education

Certificate of Teaching from the Associated board of the Royal Schools of Music

Enhanced DBS

Up-to-date safeguarding training

 Lessons despite COVID-19 


Face-to-Face tuition at Cygnet is resuming but with a few measures in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING and reduce transference of potentially harmful aerosols WHEN PLAYING WIND INSTRUMENTS the government guidance is 3 meters distance or 2 meters + (other risk reducing measures).  I will therefore be teaching behind a Perspex screen, and the room will be set to allow clear and easy access for the students.


  • Lessons will be scheduled with 10 minute gaps between to allow for the cleaning of music stands and door handles etc.  This will also give me time to switch between Face-to Face and the online set up.


  • Students must arrive at their lesson time and leave / be collected promptly.  We will not be opening the rest of the house to waiting students or parents


  • Siblings and other combinations of students from the same household must be together in the studio


  • Students must bring their own music, pencil, notebook etc.

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DISAX logo. Purple line art showing Diane Arthurs playing tenor saxophone.