Welcome to Music Lessons in Rugby.
Welcome to Music Lessons in Rugby.
Music Lessons in Rugby
 Music Lessons  in Rugby

"Music Lessons in Rugby"

Dr Ben Cliffe,

21, Elsee Road,

CV21 3BA

Tel: 01788 577948

Mobile::  07786 852909

Email: drbenedictcliffe@gmail.com




I also offer cellos for sale in Rugby, as well as digital pianos; I currently have a 4/4 and a 3/4 cello in stock,  and I also build electric cellos to order!


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Welcome to "Music lessons in Rugby." I am Dr Benedict Cliife, and I offer cello lessons, piano lessons, singing lessons and music theory tuition from my Rugby music room; ABRSM Grade 5 music theory is a speciality!


This website is designed to tell you a little more about what I offer as a music and singing teacher, and to help parents and students (including adult pupils) to find appropriate music teachers in Rugby and the surrounding area.


Adult students are particularly welcome, whether to re-kindle their enjoyment of playing or, as in many cases, to begin a new or first experience in music. All lessons are taught in my Rugby music room. I am sorry, but I don't travel to other venues.

PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE ON ADULT BEGINNERS in the ADULT PUPILS SECTION (About a third of the way down the page!)


At "Music lessons in Rugby," I use the most appropriate teaching methods to suit the individual learning needs of my students. I am able to advise on the purchase of individual musical instruments, and can supply these in some cases. I use both a grand piano, and the latest Yamaha digital piano which is their "top of the range" model for teaching and accompaniment.


Recording facilities are available to enhance the learning process, and also to provide backing tracks and CD’s with varying speeds of accompaniment to assist with practice.


My wife and colleagues are also able to advise and potentially put you in touch with music teachers in almost every other instrument/discipline. 

Whatever your needs, please get in touch and I will do my best to help.



Subject Areas I Teach


I teach Cello, Piano, Singing and Music Theory in Rugby from beginner to Grade 8 and beyond.

specialise in courses for Grade 5 Music Theory, whilst also teaching theory to all levels.


All pupils are encouraged to combine some music theory work with their main instrumental study, and many also combine singing as a secondary discipline.

All pupils are encouraged to aim towards Grade 5 theory as appropriate, and I offer the necessary support for Associated Board (ABRSM) exams and Trinity exams, from beginner to diploma.


Help is also available for certain areas of GCSE music exams (or equivalent) and also A level music.


Through my network of professional colleagues, I am able to put parents and students in touch with many teachers of other instruments. Most of these are qualified professional teachers, and all will hold current DBS/CRB paperwork. Please contact me if you need advice or help.

ABRSM recent exams over the past five years:

100% Prep Test successes.

100% Grade 5 Theory passes

ABRSM Honours include 100% Pass rate with:

  • 85 Merits
  • 40 Distinctions and
  • 2 Diplomas

Well done everyone! 


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