VJ School of Music

Music tuition in Hartlepool, Greatham and Murton

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VJ School of Music offers a rounded musical education with a variety of teaching options available from piano lessons which will be the predominant area of teaching plus other music teaching areas available to you.

The founder of VJ School of Music Vivienne Neville has a varied teaching career and personal music career with much experience. Vivienne is an established Piano teacher with 90% of students gaining merit and distinction level for all exams.

Vivienne has been a college tutor teaching music technology, and also a teacher in secondary and primary education teaching the Music Curriculum and also after school classes including Keyboard, guitar, choir, and individual singing lessons. In school, she formed a large children’s choir who took part in Durham Cathedral year 6 leavers school services and who also performed at many special events accompanied by The Band of The Kings Division Army Band.

Music tutor Hartlepool - Vivienne Neville

Vivienne Neville - Music Tutor

Keyboard tuition

Piano or Keyboard Lessons

Piano lessons are available from age 7 upwards.

Have you always wanted to learn the piano? Vivienne is very keen to encourage adults into all forms of music but particularly piano lessons. Take up piano if you’ve always had a passion to do so. Many adults think that children learn piano skills quicker than adults, that is just not true, it is the opposite, adults learn quicker than children.

Piano lessons are available from age 7 - 80+ Vivienne has taught people of all ages and finds adults really enjoy their lessons playing music they love. Whether you progress slowly or fast you will love your lessons and make progress week by week.

Music theory

Music Theory Children and Adults

Vivienne will teach you music theory alongside your practical piano pieces. Also, you may be a guitarist or musician who can’t read music and have always wanted to have a foundation in music theory. So whether you are a beginner or an established musician you will enjoy learning all aspects of music theory.

Composing music

Composition and Song Writing

Vivienne is a published singer songwriter and has had much success. Her music is available on all platforms worldwide, check out Amazon or Spotify or whatever music platform you access your music on. She is a Singer Song Writer and Producer and has toured all across the UK, many states in the USA and areas of Ireland. If song writing is an area you would like to work on or develop further Vivienne offers composition and one to one song writing lessons. One of your skills may be in writing poetry. Many poets collaborate with musicians to add music to their poetry.  If this is an area you would like to develop, Vivienne would be happy to work alongside you to add a musical dimension to your poetry.

Piano lessons in Hartlepool and Murton

Piano Exams or Playing for Pleasure

Do you want to learn how to play the piano or keyboard and work towards exams or purely play the piano for pleasure? After an initial foundation course in piano skills, you will quickly progress to playing music that you love whether it be Pop, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Indie, Great Classics from the 20s to 2020 your choice. If you work on the styles of music you love listening to, you will enjoy very much learning those types of piano pieces and you will progress at a good pace.

School Curriculum

There are also lessons available for children and young people who may need extra personal one to one teaching to help boast their school studies. Vivienne is a qualified teacher and can help in all aspects of music teaching.

Lesson prices

30-minute lesson £15

The lessons may be shared by two people adults/children 15 mins each equalling 30 mins overall £15

Piano, theory, song writing, school curriculum, composition all lessons 30 minutes £15


Lessons in Hartlepool

The Staincliffe Hotel
The Cliff
Seaton Carew
TS25 1AB

Lessons in Greatham

Greatham Community Centre
19 Front Street
TS25 2ES

Lessons in Murton

The Salvation Army
Cookson Terrace

Xmas special offer


Vivienne Neville BA, PGCE, FSCO

Vivienne is a qualified Music Teacher PGCE | Cert Ed Post 16 Education.
BA Hons Degree Music

"I have taught Music in Educational settings and Private Lessons for over two decades, I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to begin or develop your gift of Music further"


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Music tuition in Hartlepool, Greatham, Murton and surrounding areas