Hi! I’m Jess and I’m from “up North” in Manchester. I graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London a year ago (with a first!), studying clarinet and saxophone, and I am currentlying studying my post graduate degree at the Royal Northern College of Music. I perform regularly in the North West in orchestra, pit bands and with my multi-instrumental group Chameleon. I teach beginner to advanced piano and woodwind and beginner to intermediate voice. Outside of music, I love being active and have become the biggest fan of Pilates! It means I feel less guilty and eating my favourite chocolate fudge cake.
I studied Popular Music & Recording at The University Of Salford where I graduated with a First. Since then I have been an active musician and tutor around Manchester, focussing on Guitar, Bass and Keyboards. Performing has given me the chance to travel far and wide with an array of bands & musicians – I spent the past year busking my way around Australia just to name one recent adventure! Somehow though, I always find myself coming home to Manchester (mainly for the Eccles Cakes!)
Hi, I’m Sophie and I studied music at the University of York (1st class Hons) before continuing my studies in violin performance at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, graduating in 2016. I am now an active and enthusiastic teacher based in Manchester, and I mix my many teaching commitments with regular performances in various ensembles and orchestras around the country. I teach violin and beginner to intermediate piano for the Becky Dell Music Academy. My interests outside music include speaking French, playing netball and eating chocolate orange! I wouldn’t say no to a slice of my favourite cake either – carrot cake for the record.
“Sophie’s enthusiasm for passing on her obvious love of music to the children is infectious. My children often ask if today is a “Sophie day” because they can’t wait to see her again. She is teaching them to love learning about music without it ever feeling like homework!” Sally, parent
The rest of the team
Becky Dell, BMus (Hons) – Director
Hello! I’m Becky and I started up the Becky Dell Music Academy in 2012. I love music and I love making it fun, so I pass this ethos on to my tutors and students.
Jess Tomlinson, BMus (hons) – Manchester Manager
After being Becky’s PA and woodwind and piano tutor for 18 months in London, I am now ready to help set up and run the Manchester division of The Becky Dell Music Academy! First Northern England… next – the world! …
I am a graduate of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and I am currently studying a masters at the Royal Northern College of Music, alongside a varied freelance playing career. As professional development, I am looking into the physicality of playing, music in a health setting and pedagogy.
If you do not see your instrument here, please contact Jess as we are hiring new tutors all the time.