Meet the Tutors

Graham Coldwell

Graham Coldwell

Course Leader


Graham studied at the London College of Music followed by a postgraduate course at the National Centre for Orchestral Studies. He teaches Violin, viola, piano and keyboard. Graham conducts HAYSO and can regularly be seen playing professionally in orchestras for opera, choral societies and musicals in the local area.

Christina Clay

Christina Clay


Since completing a degree in music specialising in performance and qualifying with a PGCE in secondary education Christina has been teaching the flute. She joined Create Music (formerly East Sussex Music) in 1999 and has an excellent record for pupils attaining distinctions and merit in ABRSM exams up to and including ABRSM performance diploma.


Michael Pilley


Michael teaches trumpet, trombone, french horn and tuba, and the Hastings & Rother Music Centre’s Wind Band. He is an Australian trombonist who has performed in venues around the world. 

Also an arranger and composer, he has a YouTube channel called Super Bone which showcases trombone music, and leads the South Coast Trombone Choir.