Di teaches saxophone and performs with aint misbehavin jazz and swing duo

DISAX a.k.a Diane Atkinson _ Music Tuition in School

Music and Education  07530 360919

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Diane Atkinson:

Work in Schools

Flute lessons with KS2

Individual or small group tuition on Clarinet and Flute for KS2 pupils.

I also teach alto saxophone to yr. 5/6 pupils if they are physically big enough!

Start your pupils musical careers early with small group fife tuition (Y2 /3 pupils)


I believe it is essential to teach musicianship alongside instrumental technique and to provide as many ‘performance opportunities’ as possible.


The students need to provide their own instruments.  It is worth noting that if the child is eligible for free school meals they can also have FREE INSTRUMENT HIRE from Gloucestershire Music.  Many of the local music shops, including secondwind in Cheltenham offer a hire Purchase scheme


Lessons are charged at £30 p/hour and this can be through the school (preferred) or direct billing to the parents.  This means that...


If the children are taught in a group of 3 for 30mins the bill per child per 10 week term is £50

If the children are taught in pairs for 20 minutes the bill per child per 10 week term is still £50


Individual tuition is charged at a proportionate rate...

20minute lessons once a week for a 10 week term = £100

30minute lessons once a week for a 10 week term = £150


I carry Public Liability Insurance through the Musicians Union

I have an enhanced DBS certificate

Contact details for Diane ATkinson who lives between Cheltenham and GloucesterUp Arrow: Back to the TOP

Diploma of Music (Ed)

Cert H.E. in Primary Music Education.


(Certificate of Teaching from the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music)



I began private teaching in 1998, both at home and in an independent prep school.  I worked for Gloucestershire Music between 2000 and 2010 through whom I worked in many different schools, and with a wide range of class sizes. .  I was also on the percussion Wider Opportunities Team for Gloucestershire Music, helping to write the syllabus and teaching the 10 week course for several years. 


My continuing professional development has included the staff training offered by Gloucestershire Music and independent courses such as the CT.ABRSM refresher course, group leadership workshops and attending music courses through the schools holidays both as a participant and leader.

Woodwind Tuition KS2


Flute and Clarinet: yrs 3, 4, 5 & 6

Saxophone:  for Yr 6 pupils

Fife:  for yr 2 and 3



£30 p/hour


(equates to £5 per lesson per child in a group of 3 for 30 min or group of 2 for 20min.)

Clarinet Transition


Designed for pupils who have started through the “Wider Opportunities” programme

10 week syllabus in groups of 6


£30 p/hour


(equates to £2.50 per child per 30min lesson)

Whole Class Fife


An introduction to the Flute using Fife (provided) for pupils in Year 2 /3


New songs and games each week with video support lessons for continuation is school if desired


£200 for 10 weekly sessions including hire of instruments.