Rachel Monk is an experienced private guitar and piano teacher based in Lowestoft, Suffolk. She is happy to help people just starting to play or those looking to improve their existing skills.

Resources / Student Area

A number of useful links and resources are listed below. If you are a student, and would like to access the student-only area, please click here.

General Resources

ISM - Incorporated Society of Musicians

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is the UK's professional body for musicians, supporting musicians nationwide. Rachel is an approved private music teacher, registered with the society.


Spotify is a great resource for listening to music for free, legally.

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama

The Guidhall School of Music and Drama is a leading school based at the Barbican in London. It has over 800 full-time students, representing over 40 different nationalities.

Guitarists I Respect & Admire

Adrian Azuelo

Adrian is a passionate classical guitarist.

Andres Segovia

Helped bring the classical guitar into the mainstream of musical performance, and inspired so many other excellent guitarist.

John Mills

A former teacher of mine.

John Williams

Still one of the most accomplished performers. I still remember, too, going to see him in his band "Sky"!

Roland Gallery

Another excellent teacher and performer.

Xufei Yang

In my view, one of the brightest stars currently on the performance scene.

Other Musicians to Watch Out For

British Police Symphony Orchestra

One of my favourite orchestras to play my double bass for - especially in Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

I was lucky enough to go to hear this orchestra regularly as I grew up. I was always inspired by this outstanding ensemble, and remember watching Sir Simon Rattle when he was a very young man - exceptional even then.

Emma Graham Harpist

A longstanding friend, and superb hapist.