Instruments: Flute, Recorder, Piano, Keyboard


Grade 8 Flute ABRSM

Grade 6 Music Theory ABRSM

Personal Message 

Learning an instrument not only provides a child with a unique skill,  but can also be a great way to make new friends, build confidence and ultimately, could even lead to a very rewarding career path. 

My teaching method focuses not just on the practical element of music - playing the instrument, but music theory - knowing how a piece of music should sound by reading the music. This is done in lesson and at home through fun homework sheets.

I encourage all pupils to practice at least 10 minutes per day at home for optimum results.


"Emma has progressed well since starting her recorder lessons with Lydia. She really enjoys her sessions and looks forward to them every week" - Julie Cushion, Parent of pupil at Hampton Hargate 

"Lydia has been teaching my daughter the Recorder since September. My daughter really enjoys her classes and Lydia is very patient and nurturing with the children. She also is great with communicating with parents, with me often receiving emails with either a little bit of feedback or suggestions of new books to work from. We are very leased with the tuition we are receiving" - Jodie Sloan, Parent of pupil at Hampton Hargate 


Having enjoyed playing recorder at primary school, I started learning the Flute aged 11 and progressed through the ABRSM exam system passing grade 8 flute and grade 6 theory by age 17. Despite Majoring in Philosophy, I kept up my flute playing through University and joined the Welsh Philharmonic Orchestra and Cardiff City Wind band. My further studies in Manchester meant I was lucky enough to be a member of Manchester University Wind Orchestra for 2 years.

Since moving to Peterborough in 2014 I have been a dedicated member of Whittlesey Wind Ensemble and more recently Peterborough Flute Choir. In the summer of 2017 I took a career change from Marketing to Music Teaching and I have been teaching recorder and flute since September 2017. 

Schools with JMP Music

Hampton Hargate