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I offer lessons in piano, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, singing, music theory, musical composition, improvisation and general musicianship. You can take grades with ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall, RGT and Rockschool or simply learn for pleasure.

Arrangements and compositions
I write original music and arrange music under licence primarily for choirs, but also for flute choirs and mixed wind bands. Click here for a full list on this website. You can also see a full list of my arrangements on Sheetmusicplus.com.

About Me: I have been teaching piano and guitar for many years. I have an ALCM(TD) diploma, 'A' level music, ABRSM Grade 8 in Theory and Grade 8 in Singing with both ABRSM and Rockschool.

I am used to performance as I have played guitar, keyboard and vocals in a rock band for 10 years, playing to audiences around Suffolk, as well as singing in various choirs. My experience in arranging grew from collaboration with others in songwriting for original musical productions.

Lessons are normally weekly, and take place at my home studio, based in Martlesham, local to Ipswich, Kesgrave and Woodbridge in Suffolk.

For further information please contact:
Carolyn Goates ALCM(TD)
Tel: 01394 384530
Mobile: 07759 745730
E-mail: carol.a.goates@gmail.com

Other things I do:


I am Musical Director of Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir

Essentially Swing

I am also Musical Director of the mixed wind jazz band Essentially Swing

Ipswich Flutes

I am the musical director of Ipswich Flutes


I arrange songs under licence with Sheetmusicplus.com. Click here to see my publisher page. Sheetmusicplus.com.

Felixstowe Harmonies

I work closely with the musical director of the female choir Felixstowe Harmonies.

Keysound Music Piano

And last, but not least, have the pleasure of playing tenor saxophone in the Community Light Orchestra

Carolyn Goates ALCM (TD)

Tel: 01394 384530

Mobile: 07759 745730

E-mail: carol.a.goates@gmail.com