Philip Donovan

I have been a visiting music teacher in Wiltshire since 2007 and I now enjoy working with a large group of schools in the area. It has been an incredible experience and one which I now want to continue in North Devon.

I started my career in music tuition as a guitar teacher and as my working relationship developed with the schools, my role has increased over time and now includes, music nurture groups, whole class music theory and ukulele tuition and a job as a music specialist consultant to ensure that the curriculum requirements are being met in an exciting and inclusive way! Along side these roles I have launched a morning school club called ‘Music Masters’, this gives students an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the world of music!

I believe that learning an instrument should be an exciting and joyful experience and I do my best to ensure that this is the experience that my students receive.


  • Electric Bass
  • Guitar (Classical)
  • Guitar (Pop /Rock /Jazz)
  • Inclusive music
  • Music technology /production
  • Music theory
  • Song-writing/composition
  • Voice (Pop /Jazz)

Teaching types

  • Adult Learning
  • Curriculum Music
  • Ensembles/group music-making
  • Individual lessons
  • Large group lessons
  • Small group lessons
  • Supporting those with additional needs
  • Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET)
  • Workshops

Legal documentation

  •   Enhanced DBS Disclosure with Children’s Barred List
  •   Child protection/safeguarding training certificate
  •   Public Liability Insurance

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