Music Tuition

Music Tuition 2017 – 2018.

We are now taking bookings for music tuition across a variety of instruments. The sessions are 30 minutes long and you can currently sign up for single or paired sessions splitting the cost. The sessions are £12 for one session and the sessions run in blocks of 10.

All our Tutors have been selected after volunteering to work in the school in some capacity. They all share our love of learning, making and will be working closely with the music department to build on studio and school experiences.


Our Tutors:

Allison Cooper – Head of Music

(Piano, singing, clarinet, recorder and saxophone. I will also be offering music theory and also music therapy sessions.)

Available:  Mondays 4-8pm, Tuesdays 5:15 – 8pm, Wednesdays 4-8pm, Fridays 4-8pm

I am multi-instrumental musician, singer, songwriter and composer and trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in Music and Education and completed an MA in Music Therapy.

My personal musical path has been about building my own self esteem, confidence, courage and self-discipline as well as studying the technical aspects of music. A lifelong musical path has given me the experience and understanding to be able to help students break through any creative blocks to find their unique musical and vocal self-expression and to be the best they can be.


Rosemary Babichev (Violin)

The violin is an instrument that can make children into acute listeners, learning to find the right note by comparing the sound they make with sounds they make before or at the same time by others. A good sound must be worked at, but with daily practice your child can develop their skills as far as they wish, opening up a vast range of music and musical experiences to be enjoyed, from playing in orchestras to folk bands.  I have played in both of these, and performed at Plymouth’s Barbican Theatre and at festivals in the South West.  I have ABRSM grade VIII and grade V theory, so will provide the grounding in reading music that is essential to access most of this repertoire. Lessons can be individual or shared between small groups.


Jack Toy (Drums)

Available: Mon 4-8pm & Wes 4 – 8pm.


I have been playing the drums for twenty years, teaching and playing professionally for the last 10 years. Drumming has given me the vehicle to travel the world, and has been my soul purpose and calling since I was a boy.

I studied at Guildford’s Academy of Contemporary Music, under some of the best drummers in the country. Achieving a first class degree, I then went on to perform and tour in the principal Show Bands and Orchestra’s of the worlds leading Cruise lines; Celebrity cruises, Royal Caribbean and Holland America.

I travelled 5 continents playing in all manor of settings and genre’s, from Jazz, Big Band, Show Band, Rock, Pop, Funk, RnB, Latin, Motown and just about everything else. After the ships spent a year in New Zealand touring with theatre productions.

I am passionate and about technical drum kit playing, progressive and fusion styles of Music, and continue to practice and push myself on the instrument. I am constantly inspired to play, share, and teach.

I am excited to be here, PSCA is phenomenal learning facility and extremely unique.


Jacob (Keyboards)


Available Mon -Thurs 4 – 8pm

Jacob is a prodigious song- writer, with several albums worth of material; his forth coming solo project will feature guest vocals from world renowned musicians including Vince Lee, and Michael Mathieson. His song, ‘Find your Way,’ written for Antimatador has been used for the Looe festival promotional video. Jacob has several years teaching experience, and a Grade 8 in classical piano.



Ryan Smith (Guitar)

I am a music graduate fascinated by composing, performing and world music. Having been part of the Music team at PSCA as a volunteer for over two years, I’m wholly enthusiastic about music education where I am now currently undertaking teacher training (PGCE) at Plymouth University.

My passion is helping people learn their favourite music and introducing new material that will expand and improve guitar technique. I have plenty of knowledge and experience weaving theory into guitar lessons so that you can create music that reflects and builds upon inspirations.



Nathaniel Truscott (Guitar, bass guitar and voice​)

My name is Nathaniel Truscott, mainly known as Nat. I am a self-taught musician, that specialises in Guitar and Voice and I have just started Volunteering at PSCA.
My love for music started from a very young age. Through my recent years I studied a two year Music Performance diploma at City College Plymouth, before committing to further studies at Falmouth University, to eventually receive my degree in the Bachelors of Arts Honors degree in Music. I have a wealth of knowledge of the current music ongoings in the Plymouth
Music scene, as well as further up country which has provided me with performing, touring, event
organising, composing and songwriting experience that has given me opportunities in the past to do freelance business as a Wedding performer, a house musician and a Session musician. I have a passion for most styles of music and find most if not all influential, but I specialise in Blues, Folk, Acoustic and Rock as well as various sub-genres of rock. During my time at PSCA I wish to help encourage students to challenge and question my knowledge of music, so they may better understand the theoretics of music as well as the need to know it and also I will assist the teachers with helping students understand the importance of music.

Available Mondays and Thursdays 4-6pm

How to book

To book sessions please email Allison Cooper Please then forward the full payments to Allison prior to the first session starting. Please note, payments must be received 24hrs (or more) prior to the first session starting.

Sessions will be £12 for 30minutes in blocks of 10 sessions (please note single tasters are available upon request)



Payments must be in clearly labelled envelopes stating:

Your full  name

Students name

Music Tutors name

Amount paid

A contact number