William Barnardo

I am a musician, performer, teacher, and workshop leader with over 15 years of professional experience. I have lead, rehearsed and played in a group that toured the UK as well as composed and performed for various award winning ensembles, short films, and radio plays.
I received first class honours studying music from the University of York, and completed a year long scholarship in the Indonesian conservatoire ISI Surakarta studying classical Indonesian music (Karawitan/Gamelan).
I currently run the Ashburton Arts Centre Gamelan for children and adults, and before that the Sharpham Community Gamelan Gadhon.
I have worked for several charities and facilitated workshops including teaching young children to write music, and facilitating deaf and severely handicapped children to play Gamelan.
I have grade 8 piano and can teach aurally or theoretically, and I have a good grounding in western music theory from studying musicology as well as an outsider perspective from studying Indonesian music.


  • Guitar (Pop /Rock /Jazz)
  • Music theory
  • Percussion (Tuned)
  • Piano/Keyboard
  • Song-writing/composition

Teaching types

  • Adult Learning
  • Ensembles/group music-making
  • Individual lessons
  • Large group lessons
  • Small group lessons
  • Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET)
  • Workshops

Legal documentation

  •   Enhanced DBS Disclosure with Children’s Barred List

Contact William Barnardo

William Barnardo prefers to be contacted by email: Barnardo.w@gmail.com