This Charming House

This Charming House

Whether you're after music lessons, song production, live music for your event or to pass an exam, come to This Charming House. You're welcome here. No problem!

This Charming House is one of the leading music services, providing professional peripatetic one-to-one and paired tuition to primary and secondary school students, at school, in our downtown studio or at your home. We cater for all ages and circumstances, including special needs and gifted and talented. We teach a wide range of instruments covering classical, contemporary. And, if we don't yet te

Operating as usual


Playing ALLLLLL the Christmas hits tonight at The Eagle Arundel and I’d LOVE you to join me from 9pm 😍

I’m going to bring a spare G***k so you guys can play “that bit” on Last Christmas with me 😘😘😘


The morning after the night before 🎄🌟 ❤️

Last night we held our annual This Charming Christmas show to celebrate the amazing young people my team and I have the pleasure of working with. It’s an event that I’ve made a festive staple for the last 9 years and last night felt more poignant than ever.

I set This Charming House up in 2012 in somewhat of a daze. I kind of had a plan: I didn’t want to to leave music behind.

For years I’d ploughed away in various bands alongside school jobs that allowed me to go to London on a random Tuesday and all of a sudden it just stopped. Not sure really why, but perhaps a realisation it just wasn’t the path for the time.

Since then we’ve got alongside countless young people to try and teach music but differently. I always believed there was deep connect between the arts and the way we feel about ourselves. I’m no genius, it’s everywhere. I always feel that the music comes, but it’s secondary to the person that plays it.

This has always been the constant. Through highs and even lower lows it’s been the only thing that never changed. Why? Because of you. At times I was rubbish. Tearful, low, distracted but always real. And at other times, over the moon. Getting married, having kids and celebrating the England team. We’ve journeyed together. As clients have become friends, we’ve become TCH family.

For the last five years, I’ve slowly figured out exactly why I feel TCH is still here. It’s about connection.

I’m so glad that I’ve been able to stand alongside your ‘ones’. See them go to their own battles and come out victorious. Witness them grow literally a quarter taller than me. I don’t want to be *just* a teacher. This is a 2 way experience. Because of your young people, I’m learning to be a better person for all people ❤️

Last night, I half planned to suggest it was to be my last show. This year has been professionally so tough, and I’ve had to deal with defeats of all kinds and I’ve questioned whether my approach to work is wanted. But last night you reminded me that this isn’t about a product that’s good or bad, it’s about seeing the individual and wanting them to fly 🤍

Thank you for coming for ride x


Soooo, I need someone to teach me Canva 😂😂 but my wonderful friend Anna Soffe wanted me to shout that I was coming to her town so here we go…

If you’re about over the weekend and fancy something not to serious then I’ll be singing other peoples songs to fund writing my own at the following places:

Thursday, (w/ Electric Feel) - Casablanca Club, Brighton, 11:30pm

Friday - The Red Lion, Arundel, 9pm

Saturday - The Hopp Inn, Selsey, 9pm

It would be wonderful to see some familiar faces, to spend the summer ☀️ together 🫶😘


Happy new half term 🎉🎸 🎹 🥁


Get in touch today - [email protected]


WOW 🤩 What a night! 🎄 it wasn’t quite how we’d imagined it but it was almost even more Christmassy! It was such a privilege to join with some of our students and play some Christmassy tunes in front of the most incredible stable and tree!

Thank you 🙏🏻 to all you amazing families that have stuck by us throughout the weirdest 2 years. I promise there will be a proper show and that this was just a bit of a stopgap, but I hope it made you feel as warm as it did, me 🌟

A huge shoutout to & the returning Jack from for all their help putting on an amazing show!

And to for providing the space 🙏🏻

Merry Christmas 🎅🏻 from us all at TCH x


Hi all,

Thank you for your patience in regards to the outcome of our survey about the concert. It's been an extremely tough decision to make but I have decided based on the outcome of that survey that it is indeed best to postpone This Charming Christmas. Please keep hold of your tickets as these will be re-issued at another date. I appreciate that this is going to be very sad news for the kids who have been working their socks off. I, too, am feeling very upset about it but I think with it only being a week before Christmas, I would feel awful if any of you ended up in isolation because of it.

However, I was struck by a comment that I heard the comedian Jason Manford say the other day about how we've spent the last year adapting and changing things at last minute. As creatives, a lot of us have gotten pretty good at finding creative solutions to be able to continue to do what we do. And so I'm delighted to announce that on Sunday (19th December) we have a plan are all invited to join us outside for a This Charming Party from 6-7.30pm!

We are going to set up as a band outside the front of Wick Hall and we would love you all to come in your family bubbles and have a festive sing-song with us. Kind of like an open mic, us teachers will play a lot of the songs from the show, for us all to sing together, safely. Children are welcome to bring their guitar to play along with the songs they know, and the drummers/piano players could maybe join us on stage for a song. A completely informal event, no need for tickets, or tell us if you are or aren't coming....just a way of us saying we're sorry that it's not the event you were hoping for. If your child wants to perform something, I'll have a sign up sheet and they can play to everyone! Does this sound cool?

We will have the AMAZING Barista Bros on hand for hot drinks and amazing snacks (bring your pennies), and it's still a chance to celebrate the amazing families of This Charming House.

It's hopefully just a way of us giving something back for the last 2 years, and a promise that we WILL do a proper concert again as soon as we can. Until then, see you outside Wick Hall, on Sunday 19th December, in your family bubbles at 6pm. I really hope you'll come.

Thank you so so much,

Joel, Ed & Sam x

Christmas Concerts | Chichester Festival Theatre 06/12/2021


I have 2 tickets for Chichester Festival Theatre’s Christmas Concert tonight at 7.30pm with Royal Marine Band Orchestra…I’d like to gift these to a music lover. Please, please let me know if you’d like them. Last minute festive date night perhaps???


Christmas Concerts | Chichester Festival Theatre Christmas Concerts

This Charming Christmas 11/11/2021

FAO GLEE PARENTS - tag any glee people :)

Hey all,

Thank you for handing over your email addresses today, that was really appreciated. If you didn't do so, please ping me an email at [email protected]

I just wanted to confirm the 2 performances that GLEE will be involved in. Could you please reply to this email with their full to confirm that your child can/can not take part in both shows? This was I have a list of names that I'm expecting. A formal letter will follow.

December 13th - 6pm
Summerlea Carols by Candlelight
This is a school event and there will be a letter home next week.

December 19th - 6pm
This Charming Christmas
This is the annual concert that my music school put on and the GLEE club will be singing as part of the 2 hour show. This will be a mixture of trad carols & festive songs alongside a live band. This is NOT a school event.
Tickets for this event go on sale tomorrow via this link:
There are only 150 tickets available so I'm going to ask that people try and limit themselves to 2 tickets per child as I don't want people missing out.

I'll send a further email out after i finish teaching tonight with more info but this was just to whet the appetite! I'm afraid I won't be replying to emails about tickets etc as there are about 70 students taking part in the show and I need to concentrate on the creative side of the event. But I am so thankful for your children and the GLEE club, it's the highlight of my week!

Thanks so much,

Joel & team x

This Charming Christmas The annual TCH Christmas concert is back and it’s bigger and better than ever!


Super super super proud of our SummerGLEE group in their debut performance this weekend! You sang yourselves proud 🥲 I cannot wait to get back in the rehearsal rooms to start prepping for CHRISTMAS 🎄

Love it 🥰



🌧 ☔️ I know it’s raining but we are still going ahead with Glee in Littlehampton town today!

Bring a coat 🧥 👍


HUGE congratulations 🎉 to Saxon who just passed his Grade 2 guitar 🎸 exam! A lot of dedication has gone in to it and he was amazing 🤩 well done, mate!


WOAHHH! Go Fynn! This guy only went and scored a MERIT on his Grade 5 (goodness me!!!) guitar 🎸 exam! We are beyond proud of you 👏 🌟


Some of our tutors are providing the musical entertainment at The Windmill Inn, Rustington this Sunday.

Why not pop along for some last of summer holidays fun?

🎵 🎸 🥁


Live music from Electric feel this August bank holiday!!

☀️ 🍺 29th August from 15:00!🍺☀️


Meet Sienna! This girl only just went and smashed her GRADE 6 singing exam! Officially the most heavily graded student we have at TCH ❤️what an incredible journey, and an even better talent! We are so so proud of you Sisi!


Really excited to be playing a public gig this weekend! Join on Friday early evening at for their Cider & Gin Festival 🍺 🍸 with 🍕

It’s meant to be a scorcher ☀️ ☀️ ☀️

6pm onwards, so one to bring the kids to!


I couldn’t practice over half term because…

“I had to go to the bank” 🤦🏻🤦🏻🤦🏻🤦🏻

Anyone can top that excuse? 🤣🙈


Half term! 🎉🎉

A welcome week off for us teachers and I’m sure students too. Finley has been working SO hard on his grade 5 guitar exam and I thought it would wonderful to share a clip with you all!

This boy is going to go far in whatever he chooses to do. Year 6 and playing like this 🤘🤘🤘



This is Alek, he’s been learning piano since the beginning of September and started working towards his first exam last week...this week we began preparation of his final piece for said exam (!!!!) 🤩🤯😎 that’s 3 pieces in 2 weeks! 🎹 AMAZING.

Well done, Alek, you’re a star 🌟

What do you think of this one? ⬇️⬇️⬇️


Summer ☀️ is coming!


Happy Thursday folks!

Here’s a little clip of our student Dan who must be the hardest working guitarist in the UK...he sets himself four half hour slots to practice A DAY.

This is his new electric, tackling some of grade 3 🎸


Happy Wednesday folks! Why not start the day in good spirits with Martha singing one of her songs in preparation for a grade 3 singing exam.

How good is this?

We love to share our wonderful students with you and hope to share with them some lovely feedback, let us know what you think below 🌟 🎵 🎤


And just like that, we’re almost already outta this first quarter! It’s been so nice to see you all in 3D again 😜🤣

Happy everyone 🎹


Wow! Start off your weekend in a beautiful way with Esme’s solo piano rendition of ‘Everglow’ by

Show her some ❤️in the comments 🙌



How good is Sienna?! Those pipes 👌👌 This girl has been with us for about 5 years and has consistently made me cry with her voice 🙈 it’s just incredible!


And we’re back 🌟🎉🎹

A smiley Benjy to welcome our first face to face lessons back in school! 🏫


Really amazing performance by Sara Hughes who secured a Distinction on her initial piano grade! Go Sara! 🎹🌟❤️


Student Shoutout 🎉 🌟

Hip hip hooray! Katherine and her mum, Sara have both passed Grade 1 and Initial exams this week, with merit and distinction respectively! Sara has sat and watched Katherine’s lessons and essentially got her very own BOGOF deal after taking on an exam in her own time!

Katherine has completely owned lockdown by completing 2 (!!!!) exams solely through online lessons. But we cannot wait to see what happens now we’re back together in the studio 🙌 🎹

Here’s Katherine playing a piece for you! Go Kit Kat! Drop by this evening to see what her mum can do too!

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STUDENT SHOUTOUT! This is Alek, he’s been learning piano since the beginning of September and started working towards hi...
Happy Thursday folks! Here’s a little clip of our student Dan who must be the hardest working guitarist in the UK...he s...
Martha - Don’t Know Why
Esme - Everglow 🌟🎹
Sienna - Skyfall (Trinity Grade 6 Vocals)
Mother & Daughter PT 2 ✌️
Student Shoutout 🎉 🌟 Hip hip hooray! Katherine and her mum, Sara have both passed Grade 1 and Initial exams this week, w...
Anyone Can Play Keyboard!
Lockdown Live; Guitar Hero!





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