Sophie Golby Music Tuition

MA and BA(hons) teacher of piano, singing and acting through song for children and adults of ages

Operating as usual



Here is Heidi!! 🎶🎵🤩

Heidi is my oldest student, having started having lessons with me when she was only 6 years old! When she first started, we had singing lessons and piano lessons, but over time we started to focus primarily on singing. A few months ago, Heidi mentioned that she would like to start accompanying herself, by playing piano or perhaps guitar. We started incorporating both instruments into our lessons, and pretty soon Heidi was getting confident on both piano and guitar, whilst singing at the same time!!

Heidi practises so so so hard!! Her mum often messages me and sends me little videos of Heidi learning a new song, or teaching herself some new chord shapes, and each week she comes to lesson with something new to show me that she’s been working on: sometimes on piano, sometimes on guitar… As well as continuing to practice and prepare for her grade 4 pop vocals exam!

This week she came to lesson with the song ‘Me’, by Taylor Swift & Brendon Urie, and so we arranged this little duet during our lesson! This is the first time we have both played and sung together, and it was fabulous🤩

With the lessons I offer, it is never just the 30 minutes or 1 hour a week of lesson time. I am regularly in touch with all of my students or their parents, to check in on practice, confirm next lesson details, or to see if they are struggling with any set homework. I am constantly looking for material for my students, to make sure I keep their lessons interesting and engaging.

Do you know someone who wants to learn to sing? Or someone looking to rekindle an old hobby? I offer lessons in piano, singing, musical theatre, acting through song, pop, and song writing. I also offer exams with LCM, ABRSM, and Rock School. I teach at my house or yours, as well as over zoom, so you can learn from the comfort of your own home. Message me today to discuss a free trial session at a time that suits you 🎶🎶



It’s time for me to introduce Amy🎶🎵🤩

Amy is my newest student, having started taking lessons with me a few weeks before the summer holidays. She LOVES playing piano, whether that be technical work, pieces from her exam book, learning from tutorials on YouTube, or creating her own compositions!

Each week I set Amy a new compositional target, and each week she impresses me with her new piece. She creates her compositions in different ways, sometimes taking inspiration from a classical piece of music she’s heard, or sometimes using a title as inspiration. We then discuss her compositional target for the week ahead, and continue the lesson with her exam work: technical work and pieces.

This piece is called ‘Dark Forest’, and Amy created it all by herself. We were focusing on dynamics, staccato notes, and pedal use. Well done Amy!!

I am a big advocate of providing not only piano lessons, but music lessons. I believe it is so important to learn to play WITH the piano, not just to learn to play the piano. Students access the instrument in different ways, and I cater to each student’s learning style. Each lesson is bespoke and tailored to the individual.

Do you know someone who wants to learn to play piano? I offer lessons in piano, singing, musical theatre, acting through song, pop, and song writing. I also offer exams with LCM, ABRSM, and Rock School. I teach at my house or yours, as well as over zoom, so you can learn from the comfort of your own home. Message me today to discuss a free trial session at a time that suits you 🎶🎶

Photos from Sophie Golby Music Tuition's post 28/07/2023


It’s time for me to introduce Elsie🤩

Elsie has been having singing lessons with me for a few months, along with her older sister, Ivy. Elsie loves singing all things musical theatre!! She and her sister are also dancers, and often compete in local competitions with their dance school.

Elsie has been working really hard on her vocal piece for her latest comp, and a couple of weeks ago she won not only her class, but also won overall first place for her vocal performance!! What a superstar⭐️

Here she is with her medal and trophy. Elsie and her sister are both super hardworking girls, and are both looking forward to taking their first musical theatre singing exams with me in the winter term.

Well done Elsie!!💜

Do you know someone who wants to learn to sing? I offer lessons in musical theatre, acting through song, pop, and song writing at my house or yours, as well as over zoom, so you can learn from the comfort of your own home. Message me today to discuss a free trial session at a time that suits you 🎶🎶



I have some catching up to do!

I have been incredibly busy this spring / summer term, with lots of new students starting lessons with me, discovering their passions and furthering musical talents.

So I have a few ‘stars of the week’ from the past month that I feel deserve to have their achievements celebrated!

First up is Broedy.

Broedy has been having piano lessons with me for a few months now, and he loves his sticker reward chart in his book. He loves completing extra bonus practice challenges for extra stickers, and works hard towards his goals.

When he reached 10 stickers in his chart, I gave him a little treat for working so hard! So here he is with his big smile, his stickers, and his Freddo.

Well done Broedy!! Keep up the good work and enjoy lots of practice over the summer holidays!

Do you know someone who wants to learn piano? I offer lessons at my house or yours, so you can learn from the comfort of your own home. Message me today to discuss a free trial session at a time that suits you 🎶🎶


💚 Want to try something new?
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I offer singing, piano, and acting through song lessons to children and adults aged 6+. With my 100% exam pass rate, students can enter singing and instrumental lessons through my teaching! I am based in WF6. I can also teach lessons online.

Get in touch today to secure your trial! Places are filling fast🤩


So pleased and proud to announce that my student Heidi has secured a distinction on her grade 3 pop recital exam!! She has worked so hard for this and it is a very well earned achievement. Happy new year!!


Introducing Grace!
Grace has been having lessons with me since Christmas, and in that time we have been discovering the joy of accompanying yourself singing with piano.
Grace is an AMAZING student - she works so hard, is very attentive, and picks up songs by ear. A joy to teach 💖


Liv has been working really hard over Christmas on this popular song, can you guess what it is?
Great work Livs!!🤩


Looking for something a little different for Christmas this year?
How about the gift of music!!🎶
I’m offering a special Christmas discount, get 10 lessons for the price of 9 when you book for Christmas!
Message me or email [email protected]


HUGE congratulations to my student Will, who has passed his Grade 3 performance exam in piano!!


Want to try lessons in singing or piano, but not sure where to start?
I offer a free trial session to first time students, as well as in person or online lessons, making it easier than ever to try something new!
Get in touch today by messaging this page or emailing [email protected]


Brilliant news!! One of my students, Martha, has passed her grade 1 musical theatre singing exam with a distinction🤩 very proud teacher moment💖

Photos from Sophie Golby Music Tuition's post 28/05/2021

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Wow! Three years ago today🌟
This just popped up on my memories, 3 years ago today I entered two of my amazing students into the local music festival competition, and both gained a second place award!
Entering my own students into a competition I’ve taken part in since I was their age was so exciting, I loved being able to watch them perform and compete! Here’s to many more of these experiences in the future🤞🏻


Want to try something new in lockdown 3?

I’m still offering piano and singing lessons over zoom, all ages and abilities welcome.

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Introducing Martha!!
I’m so proud of how much Martha has progressed since having lessons with me. I can really see a massive improvement in her confidence and technique. This is a song she’s working on for her grade 1 musical theatre exam.
Well done Martha, keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing what other pieces you choose to sing for your exam🤩💖


Will has just had his results back, and he has passed his grade 2 exam with a merit!! What a superstar🤩
I’m so proud of my students for achieving such amazing things this year💖


Such an exciting time at the moment! I’ve got students filming exams to be handed in next month and students overcoming personal barriers & preparing for their next grades, feeling very grateful to be able to teach such talented children🤩


I am thrilled to announce that Millie has received the results of her grade 3 exam today and has achieved a distinction!!

Top marks once again😁 well done darling, all the hard work payed off💜


Millie is one of my longest students, having started with me in 2017! She has been preparing for her grade 3 singing exam, which has been filmed and submitted as we can’t take an ‘in-person’ exam at the moment. She’s done so well adapting to zoom lessons and working in front of a camera, I’m so proud!


Happy Sunday everyone!

Here is a clip of another of my students, Will, who is currently preparing for his grade 2 exam.

He’s been working so hard in lockdown! I’m so impressed with his progress and wanted to share a short video with you all💖


Hopefully there’ll be more photos like this soon! I’m really missing actually being in a room with my students and seeing them in person, but Zoom has been a saviour for teachers and pupils during this time.

When I do start teaching face to face lessons again, I’ll still be offering zoom lessons for those people who don’t feel ready just yet☺️

Timeline photos 27/07/2020

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Here is a little video of one of my sudetns, Liv, who is working on a grade 4 piece called 'Warm Up'. She's been working really hard during lockdown and the progress she has made is fantastic.
If you're interested in piano or singing lessons via zoom, please drop me a message! I still have a few spaces available.


A little message from the mum of one of my students! (I’ve been helping Eva with her homework☺️)
Please message me for more info on my homework/tutoring sessions!

‘Sophie has been helping with my 8 year old daughters homework for the last year. Sophie is enthusiastic, fun, knowledgeable and patient. Eva enjoys her sessions with Sophie and looks forward to her coming. As a result Eva’s progress at school has been fantastic I would highly recommend Sophie to any parent looking for a some help with home schooling’


I am now offering piano lessons and singing lessons over zoom!
If anyone is looking to start a new hobby during lockdown, or build on their skills, I’m here.
Please drop me a message for prices and to arrange a session☺️

I am also offering tutoring and homework help sessions to students in KS1 and KS2, if this is of interest please message me!


Just taking a moment to reflect on what a brilliant, bonkers year this has been, and we’re only 7 months in!
Today’s concert was so much fun, and it was a brilliant way to celebrate the success and talent of my students, who’ve worked so hard.
Thankyou to all of the parents for trusting me to teach and nurture your children. It has been so much fun and amazing to watch them grow in confidence and ability!
I’m sad to be stopping teaching for now but I’m sure I will continue in between university, and my students will surely continue to shine in everything they do, just as they have with me.
Thankyou to everyone who bought me presents and cards, I’ve had countless bottles and flowers too!

I’ll see you all soon, please stay in touch!
London College of Music here I come❤️


The results are in...
100% DISTINCTION pass rate in the Summer London College of Music examinations!
Very well done to all of my hardworking, dedicated students😁
I’m a very proud teacher! I’ll be in touch with your individual marks🎶


And just like that, the summer exams are over!
Very well done to all of my amazing students and a massive Thankyou for working so hard.
Next up, the summer concert in 2 weeks!😁


Well, that’s it! Last lesson taught today before the exams on Sunday☺️
Good luck to each and every one of my students, I know you will all do amazing. Just enjoy it, and shine like the stars you are!🤞🏻❤️


What brilliant few days back to teaching after Peter Pan! It’s lovely to see all of my students working so hard on exam material❤️

Photos from Sophie Golby Music Tuition's post 27/04/2018

Absolutely thrilled to announce that not only have I won the Piano Open Class at Pontefract Music Festival, but my student Lea has also come second in the Beginner-Grade 1 Piano Class!

This afternoon another student of mine, Millie, is performing in the singing categories, and I’m competing again this evening🎶


PETER PAN- 16th-19th MAY

I’m hoping to see lots of friendly faces in the audience of my latest show, Peter Pan!
All of my students have received letters about this wonderful show, and I know a few have already booked their tickets!
Don’t miss out on what promises to be a magical show🧚🏻‍♂️


Good luck to all of my students next weekend ❤️

Very successful end to a very busy day, winning Solo Acting Comedy class with a distinction grade at Pontefract Music Festival!
Looking forward to next weekend, where not only am I competing but also a lot of my students!
Wish us luck💪🏻☺️


A clip of one of my fabulous students Abi, playing a piece she learnt last week.
Abi has been having lessons with me since May 2017, and is quickly improving! She is hoping to take her grade 1 exam sometime soon.

If you or someone you know would be interested in learning piano or singing, drop me a message on here. I have vacancies Saturday mornings and various week days after school.


Do you or your little one want to start a new hobby in 2018?
Or perhaps you’re wanting to improve your own passion?
I only have a couple of spaces left for Piano or Singing tuition!
Message if you would like to book a session.
£10 per half hour. LCM exams are available 🎹🎤🎼


I currently have a couple of vacancies for Piano or Singing tuition. Message if you would like to book a session. £10 per half hour. LCM exams are available if required. 🎹🎤🎼


It would be lovely to see some of my students at Acorn Youth Theatre's 'West Side Story'.
It's on from the 27th to the 30th of September!
Message me for tickets☺️

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Guess the song!
One of my students, Liv






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