Soundbox Music Academy

Learn Play Enjoy

They say 'those that can't, teach'. Well our tutors 'can' - and they teach.

Check out our tutors performing at live events.

About Soundbox


We offer 1:1 private tutoring for drums, guitar, piano and vocals. Our new studios in Watford have three purpose built teaching rooms with air conditioning, sound proofing and brand new instruments, designed with student safeguarding in mind.

From beginner to professional, from 5 years old to 105 years old, we offer tuition to suit your skill level, ambition and musical tastes. Learning is done at your speed, with your choice of music, at times to suit you. You can come to our studio to learn face to face, or learn at home with remote lessons via zoom or facetime; or a combination of the two.

If your child is in school, we can provide lessons during the school day in their school, with additional lessons or holiday clubs out of term time.

Our philosophy is to make learning fun; to teach at your speed; and to embed the basics well so you can progress quickly. If you want to take grades we teach Rockschool syllabus, or we can work to others if you choose.

All lessons are 1:1 with your tutor. We just don't do groups - you learn at your speed not someone else's.

We pride ourselves on picking tutors from differing musical backgrounds, who can teach not just play, but who also keep current by gigging alongside their teaching.

Open seven days a week, in our own modern studios with ample free parking, we will provide a teaching experience that will get you started or take you to the next level. We have flexiblity on lesson times from 9am to 10pm seven days a week.

Try a free 30 minute lesson to see if we fit your aspirations.

We look forward to sharing the joy that playing an instrument can bring.

Tuition & more


Meet your tutors


Gareth Tyler

Owner / Drum Tutor

From as young as I can remember, I found myself hitting pots and pans creating rhythms wherever and whenever I could. At age 9 I finally sat down in front of my first drum kit. I was always looking for inspiration and trying to imitate my favourite drummers, from Buddy Rich to Travis Barker. By age 12, I was gigging up and down the country.

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Jon Russell

Guitar Tutor

Jon first started playing guitar at the age of 10, studying both classical and electric throughout his formative years and in 1998 was a finalist in Guitarist magazine’s “Young Guitarist of the Year”.

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George Moorhouse

Piano & Drum Tutor

My upbringing was surrounded by musical talent; my nan and aunt were Opera singers and my uncle was a professional pianist. This was the perfect situation for any young musician.

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James Cook

Drum Tutor

James started playing drums at the age of ten having been bought up on a steady diet of live music thanks to his parents.

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Tommy Webb

Guitar Tutor

Tommy has played in many different bands as a session guitarist, performing at Ronnie Scott’s, The Jazz Cafe, The BBC, and many more, as well as recording with chart topping, globally recognised artists and producers.

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Kyle Lowen

Drum Tutor & Bookings

From playing around the city of London in underground club gigs with punk rock bands, to dressing head to toe in sequinned outfits playing for private events around the word, Kyle has been performing live since the day he picked up a pair of drum sticks.

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Lucrezia Perletti

Vocal Tutor & Social Media

Lucrezia is an Italian singer, performer, backing vocalist, and vocal coach based in London since 2014.

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Mary Hall

Piano Tutor

Mary loves teaching beginner piano as she has played since the age of 6. It's a valuable life skill and so many adults still say how they wished they'd learnt when they were young. Having said that..it's never too late to learn!

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George Styles

Guitar Tutor

George has been playing gigs with various bands since he was a young teen.

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Booking and Contact


  • Greenhill House, 26 Greenhill Crescent, Watford WD18 8JA, UK