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Hayto Home Music School

…is a small group of like minded teachers of most instruments with a positive approach and emphasis on inspiring and motivating students by making learning fun and productive. By spotting and encouraging their individual strengths we have found that all our students are surprised with what they can achieve.

What we do for you

We will find you an instrument teacher, of any instrument, that is a good fit for you. We liaise with you and set up an initial lesson at your home with a teacher based on your needs. All the teachers are DBS registered (formerly CRB). The teachers James uses are always through people he knows and trusts and he believes in their teaching styles.


Contact us via the website to find your teacher. We will arrange for an initial consultation lesson.


Liaise with us by phone and email to make sure you’re always getting the best service.


HhMS will enter you for any exams, offer advice and provide support when needed.


Enrol in workshops, to have the opportunity to play with other instruments and students.

” My daughter loves RockJam. It’s a great chance to play with others and work on producing music together in a fun environment “

Hilary (Mum Of Milly)

” Alex is so patient with my daughter, she loves her piano lessons and is practicing more than ever “

Ali (Mum Of Ella)

“The most inspiring guitar teacher we’ve come across in years, lessons with Stephen are such fun!”

David (Dad of George)

β€œStephen is a great teacher. He allows our kids to lead with their musical interests – they look forward to their lessons and are inspired by him.”

Daniel (Dad of Ava and Hector)

” Very experienced accommodating teacher, allows children to learn at their own pace and can adapt teaching style to suit the pupil.. “

Sarah (Mum of Maya)

“Creative Adaptability Is The Key To Successful Teaching.”



James built up a successful teaching business based on this bespoke approach to tuition. As a session musician he has toured or recorded with Massive Attack, George Michael, Tina Turner, Kylie Minogue, Shirley Bassey and Il Divo to name a few.Β He has performed hundreds of Arena gigs all around the world and performed on tv shows such as David Letterman, The Jay Leno Show, The Jonathan Ross Show, Parkinson and Top Of The Pops many times. He was in a Rock band called Grace signed to EMI records for a few years with whom he released a critically acclaimed album.

He conceived and organised the First Hornsey Music Festival in 2013 aimed at helping small business and the arts in his local area raising thousands for a local charities. He also has his own alternative band with Irwin Sparkes from the Hoosiers and they’re working on a new album.

This widespread knowledge of the music industry means he’s in touch with what’s happening and has a good feel for what inspires people to play an instrument in the first place. The teachers he uses are always through people he knows and trusts and he believes in their teaching styles.



Marta comes from a background of business management.

As well as working in the housing sector, she coordinated a team of over 100 people in a restaurant in Londons West End.Β 

A big Elvis fan, she worked with The UK’s Official Elvis Presley Publication endorsed by the Presley estate. A valuable member of the team , this involved organising charity events, liaising with Pricilla Presley and other figures attached to the estate whilst also contributing to the magazine itself.

A keen appreciator of many styles of music, Marta came on board in early 2019 and has transformed the business with her marketing, organisational skills and creative thinking.

Being a mother to two daughters, one of which has lessons with James gives her a great perspective on the needs of other parents. Put simply she is the engine that drives the school.


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