Music Rooms Pontcanna 

Sophia House

28 Cathedral Road



CF11 9LJ

© (2019) Music Rooms Pontcanna

Music Lessons

Classical and Jazz Piano

Piano and keyboard lessons are taught by Frances Jenkins MA BA (Hons.) who has a 100% practical exam pass record in both the ABRSM classical and jazz syllabuses.

Frances welcomes both traditional sheet music students or those who learn solely by ear. Frances combines the Russian Method with the Suzuki Method and has taught over 250 piano students privately in Wales. Frances believes in teaching students what they want to learn, once the basics have been mastered. Her teaching style is very friendly and patient, but also technically thorough. Frances is studying advanced pedagogical techniques and is developing a comprehensive method for online music lessons as a researcher at Falmouth University in collaboration with Cornwall Music Service Trust.

Please note that all students that are studying at Grade 6 level and above will require a weekly 90 minute lesson.

£400 / 10hrs

Vocal Coaching

Vocal lessons are by Frances Jenkins MA BA (Hons.) who is a former Soprano in the BBC National Chorus of Wales. Frances has also performed in many productions and is a session musician; radio commentator and voice actress. Frances can teach both classical and popular styles including musical theatre.
Performance and confidence coaching is included within the lessons and Frances can help singers develop perfect pitch.  Recording and microphone technique-training are available for advanced students. Frances encourages active listening in the form of the students recording themselves and critiquing their own work.
Frances can accompany singers to auditions and even create backing tracks for them at negotiable extra cost.

£450 / 10hrs

Music Production

Taught by Benjamin Jenkins BSc. (Hons.), students will learn how to produce their own music and how to put together a home studio according to their budget.
Benjamin has ten years experience of producing music in the studio and has been a live sound engineer in many of the venues in Cardiff. Ben can show students how to navigate the complex world of computer-based music production using DAW Softwares like Ableton. He knows all the 'rules' for composing the various dance music genres. Ben is also a qualified electrical engineer so can guide you in the science of electrical installations as well.
A musician who can record themselves will save a fortune in studio fees eventually, and at Music Rooms Pontcanna we can show you how to achieve this. 

£350 / 10hrs

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MU, Pontcanna

I didn't think it was possible to learn so fast, Frances has a real ability to break down pieces into chunks to make the learning process so much easier. I got a merit in my Grade 1 and I'm really happy with my progress. Thank you! 

RT, Blaenavon

Having had to call upon Ben's expertise, I can only say that you wouldn't get a better tutor - a very knowledgeable, affable and extremely patient gentleman who has helped me greatly - thank you, Ben

IH, Gwaelod Y Garth

Fran and Ben are very patient and very supportive and help you acheive the results you want in less time than you expect. What else would you expect from such inspiring musicians?