about the musical box


Our history

We’re proud to say that we are one of the longest standing independent music schools in the country. Now in our eleventh year we’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings with one room, one man and a drumkit!

Now we have 13 teachers, two studios, 8 rooms and have taught well over 1000 students as well as teaching within schools across Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Phew!

This year we’ve launched our group sessions - fully interactive workshops that cover a range of important musical skills like:

  • Playing in a band
  • Recording in a studio environment
  • Songwriting
  • Stage craft
  • Home recording

WE OFFER SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A MUSIC LESSON...... every student who joins TMB gains real experience and training in every aspect of being a musician!

 

Our team - Click on each teacher for more info!

TIM KIRKHAM

TMB Founding Director

PAULA BACKWITH

Studio Manager and Finance
(and Founding Director)

DAN SMITH

Drum tutor

GUY BICKLEY

Guitar / bass guitar tutor
and band specialist

 

JACK BLACKMAN

Guitar / bass / ukulele tutor
and music theory tutor

 

SCOTT HARDWICK

Guitar / bass / uke guitar tutor
and recording know it all

KEV LOMAS

Bass guitar tutor
and band specialist

TOBIAS NAPLETON

Piano / keyboards tutor
 

JOEY COHEN

Guitar tutor

 

BRAD THORNBOROUGH-BARLOW

Vocal tutor and choir master

BENJAMIN BRANNELLY

Drum tutor

NIKOS GOURGIOTIS

Piano / keyboards tutor

EMMA DOUPE

Singing / piano tutor / School accounts manager

GARETH BARRICK

Drum tutor

MATT FLETCHER

Occasional Cover teacher

LOTTIE FINCH
 
Drum teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re expanding!

We’re always on the lookout for the right people to start new studios in other areas. If you’re:

  • Fun
  • A music lover
  • Wanting a career in music that doesn’t involve flaunting yourself on X Factor / The Voice / BGT
  • Looking for a successful and interesting franchise opportunity

...then get in touch - we’d love to hear from you!

about the musical box


Our history

We’re proud to say that we are one of the longest standing independent music schools in the country. Now in our eleventh year we’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings with one room, one man and a drumkit!

Now we have 13 teachers, two studios, 8 rooms and have taught well over 1000 students as well as teaching within schools across Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Phew!

This year we’ve launched our group sessions - fully interactive workshops that cover a range of important musical skills like:

  • Playing in a band
  • Recording in a studio environment
  • Songwriting
  • Stage craft
  • Home recording

WE OFFER SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A MUSIC LESSON...... every student who joins TMB gains real experience and training in every aspect of being a musician!

 

Our team - Click on each teacher for more info!

TIM KIRKHAM

TMB Founding Director

PAULA BACKWITH

Studio Manager and Finance
(and Founding Director)

DAN SMITH

Drum tutor

GUY BICKLEY

Guitar / bass guitar tutor
and band specialist

 

JACK BLACKMAN

Guitar / bass / ukulele tutor
and music theory tutor

 

SCOTT HARDWICK

Guitar / bass / uke guitar tutor
and recording know it all

KEV LOMAS

Bass guitar tutor
and band specialist

TOBIAS NAPLETON

Piano / keyboards tutor
 

JOEY COHEN

Guitar tutor

 

BRAD THORNBOROUGH-BARLOW

Vocal tutor and choir master

BENJAMIN BRANNELLY

Drum tutor

NIKOS GOURGIOTIS

Piano / keyboards tutor

EMMA DOUPE

Singing / piano tutor / School accounts manager

GARETH BARRICK

Drum tutor

MATT FLETCHER

Occasional Cover teacher

LOTTIE FINCH
 
Drum teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re expanding!

We’re always on the lookout for the right people to start new studios in other areas. If you’re:

  • Fun
  • A music lover
  • Wanting a career in music that doesn’t involve flaunting yourself on X Factor / The Voice / BGT
  • Looking for a successful and interesting franchise opportunity

...then get in touch - we’d love to hear from you!

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Telephone Number:*
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Location of Show round:*
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire Fritwell, Bicester, Oxfordshire