Steve has been a professional musician and Peripatetic teacher for 22 years. He studied Double Bass and Piano at London College Of Music, and has worked professionally on both instruments. After graduating Music College in 1998, Steve started working as a musician for Holland America and Carnival UK, becoming a Musical Director in 2005. In… Read More


REMEMBERING KEVIN KEATING (16/06/1957-31/01/2020) Kevin Keating is one of the UK’s premier guitarists and an experienced teacher. Kevin trained under his father ‐ world renowned composer and arranger Johnny Keating ‐ and amongst many other styles qualified as a Classical guitarist from Trinity music college. Kevin has immense professional and teaching experience in all contemporary… Read More


Derek Baxter is Head of Education and Head of Bass at the London Music School. Derek was a founding member of the LMS and was instrumental in writing our curriculum and spearheading our modern style of education.  Derek first entered the world of music as a trombonist but was playing bass guitar professionally by the… Read More


Gary Balwin is Head of Keyboards at the London Music School.  Gary is one of London’s top piano/keyboard players and is renowned for his B3 organ playing. Gary has worked with the likes of Jimmy Smith, Portishead and Joss Stone and plays regularly at the world famous Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club in London.  Gary teaches… Read More


Paul has been playing drums since the age of 10. As a teenager, he became only the 2nd drummer to obtain a place on the junior jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music, and after finishing school he was awarded a place on the Bmus (Hons) Jazz degree at the Guildhall School of Music… Read More


Pete Grogan is Head of Saxophone at the London Music School. Pete is one of the UK’s top sax teachers and has worked all over the UK producing some of the country’s most talented players. Pete began playing sax in school and following his initial musical education studied Jazz at Middlesex University. He has built… Read More


Jack began teaching at just 15 when he was invited to deliver a series of weekend workshops at TLMS exploring “modern electric guitar technique” by Kevin Keating, a teacher, mentor and a friend Jack made whilst studying at The Brit School. Jack continued to teach a long side his studies at Brit and ultimately I.C.M.P,… Read More


Bob Haddrell is a Keyboard Teacher at the London Music School. Bob is one of the top jazz, funk and blues players in the country and has been playing professionally in the UK and Europe for many years. Bob is an experienced teacher and chairs most of the group workshop at the School. Bob has… Read More