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Sian Hughes Tuition

Looking for a dynamic learning environment for your child? Or to unleash your creativity by learning a new instrument?  

I am an experienced primary and music tutor based in Shipley, West Yorkshire, offering personalised individual and group lessons. 

Click on each subject to find out more:
- Primary curriculum (Years 1-6)
- Piano, Recorder and Music Theory (kids and adults)


Hi, I'm Sian. 

I'm a primary and music teacher based in Shipley, West Yorkshire.

Music has always been a huge part of my life. I began learning Piano at the age of 6 and Flute at 10. Most of my teenage years were spent rehearsing with my local county youth orchestra - I even met my husband there! 

I was a primary school teacher for 12 years, during which time I was maths lead, literacy lead, deputy head and acting head. Since I began tutoring nearly four years ago, I have taught more than 1500 hours of primary and music lessons. I am also a SATs KS2 Reading Specialist marker.

My philosophy is the same whether I am teaching primary curriculum or music. I want to immerse children and adults in the wonderful world of learning, to inspire and ignite curiosity, and to build that all-important confidence.  


2019 - present

Primary and Music Tutor

I teach all primary year groups (Years 1-6). I have prepared students for KS1 and KS2 SATs in all curriculum subjects and helped those on grade boundaries achieve both expected standard and greater depth. I also have experience with preparing a student for the 11+. She succeeded in gaining entry to a prestigious selective school.

I teach piano, recorder and music theory lessons to adults and children. I have a 100% pass rate in ABRSM examinations.

2013 - present

Piano accompanist for Thornton Singers Choir


Primary School Teacher and Deputy Head

Peripatetic Music Teacher


I currently accompany Thornton Singers at their weekly rehearsals. 

Previous experience includes accompanying ABRSM examinations, music recitals, and ballet/tap lessons.

I am an experienced primary school teacher who has been deputy head and acting head as well as both maths and literacy lead.


I led music across several schools, which included planning whole school curriculum, training staff, running choirs and music groups, and organising nativities, performances and shows.


Highlights include two performances at Young Voices Sheffield and taking part in the Bradford Schools' Prom.

I taught individual and group lessons to children and adults in schools, music centres and at home. I entered and prepared pupils for ABRSM examinations, concerts, and GCSE/A-Level performances.


I also taught GCSE and A-Level Music. 

Kodály Musicianship Education (Kodály UK, 2019)

PGCE primary (Bradford College, 2007)

BA (Hons) Music (University of Huddersfield, 1992)

Grade 8 Piano, Flute and Music Theory (ABRSM, 1985-8)

I have an enhanced DBS check and extensive safeguarding training.

Primary Tuition

Thanks to my academic background and considerable experience, I can ensure all lessons are appropriately pitched to your child’s age and ability, balancing challenge with reinforcement. Your child will feel positive about their achievements and gain a clear understanding of their next steps. 


I use a lot of games, practical activities and discussion-based work in my lessons. Each lesson is bespoke and designed specifically for your child. This is something no teacher can do in a school setting, however much they may wish to. 

Please contact me for more information about any of the below services. 


Individual Tuition

Individual tuition available for students in Years 1-6

Preparation for KS1 and KS2 SATs in all curriculum subjects and the 11+

Curriculum-based lessons with a focus on creativity for home-educated students 

Continuous tuition or one-off revision sessions 

Weekday and evening availability

Online and in-person

Pencil and notepad

Marking and Feedback

KS2 reading, writing and maths


Assessment-style papers for your child to complete at home

Written feedback and improvement points 

Price to be agreed based on

number of papers

Music Tuition

Learning a musical instrument is the start of a life-long enriching journey.


Whether you are new to music or returning after a break, I can design a programme of lessons to help you achieve your goals in an enjoyable and engaging way. 


I will focus on the core skills you need to access a range of musical styles from classical to contemporary, country to pop and jazz to rock'n'roll. These skills will include developing your musical ear, learning to read and notate, music theory, improvisation, technique for your instrument and so much more.

If you are looking for music lessons for your child, I have a wealth of experience to offer. As a fully qualified primary teacher, I have a good understanding of how children learn and can adapt my materials to suit their age, learning style and interests.

Please contact me for current rates and availability. 

Piano Keys

Piano, Flute and

Lessons for children and adults

Beginners to advanced

A bespoke programme designed to suit your goals whether it's fun, personal enrichment or ABRSM examinations

Lessons in Shipley, West Yorkshire

Fees payable weekly or monthly

Musical Notes

Music Theory

Preparation for ABRSM Grade 5 Theory examinations

Theory lessons to support your instrumental lessons

Lessons in Shipley or online

Fees payable weekly or monthly

Flute Player

Piano Accompanist

Available to accompany singers, instrumentalists and dancers

Considerable experience as an accompanist for concerts, examinations and competitions

Summer Holiday Tuition

Why not take up a musical instrument this summer? Or finally get on top of your music theory? The summer holidays is the perfect time to prioritise your hobbies. Book a taster course today for you or your child for an introduction to the wonderful world of music. 

For children, I am offering curriculum boot camps in Maths, Reading, Writing and Spelling to give them a head start come September.


See my Primary Tuition and Music Tuition pages for more information about my teaching style. 

I have a wealth of experience to offer as both a music teacher and fully qualified primary teacher. I have a good understanding of how children learn and can adapt my materials to suit their age, learning style and interests.

All lessons available online or in Shipley, West Yorkshire.

Please contact me for current rates and availability. 

Flute Grungy

taster course

3 lessons for you or your child at a discounted price

£30 for individual lessons or

£15 per child for group lessons (no more than 4 per group)

Choose from recorder, piano, keyboard or flute

Music Notes

Music Theory
crash course

All levels accommodated including preparation for ABRSM Grade 5 Theory examinations

Bespoke package designed for your needs 

Marking of papers and ongoing support available if required

Art Class


August workshops in:


Reading and Writing

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Creative bootcamps designed to boost learning and help your child build confidence ahead of the new school year

All ages and abilities welcome

Individual and small group sessions available

Contact Me

Contact Me

For more information, please don't hesitate to get in touch. 


Phone: 07772476104

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