Professionalism, training and certification

Recent Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, as well as annual Child Protection & Safeguarding training, give you peace of mind and confidence when booking.


Our Mission

At East London Music, we aim to offer bespoke courses to students, tailored to your particular strengths, weaknesses and goals. We offer tuition on all styles, incorporating the holy trinity of technique, music theory and performance (song-learning). Lessons should be fun and engaging, since guitar music is extremely rich and diverse: there will always be some technique, song, lick or sound out there to inspire you. Our job is to find that inspiration.

Brilliant guitarist and a very good teacher
— Colin Tyler, professional musician

What We've Achieved

  • The director of ELM, Patrick Hinds, has a PhD in musicology from Durham University, along with a Masters of Music, Post-graduate Diploma and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Surrey.

  • We have over 15 years of teaching, recording and performing experience

  • Patrick is a professional performer; he has played with Rick Wakeman and Sue Perkins in the Orion Orchestra, performed with the Albert Hall House band and with the Royal College of Music Orchestra and is a frequent performer at the Scala, Hilton Park Lane, Charlie Wrights and many other venues.

  • Winner of an Arts and Humanities Research Council award for PhD study

  • Fully operational studio available in Canary Wharf, with high-end hardware and software as well as video recording capabilities.

  • Patrick has recorded with various artists and labels in studios including Metropolis, Premises, Chapel Studios, Attic Sounds, Bush Studios, and many others.

  • He is currently delivering guitar and string teaching provision to 7 schools and colleges across London.

  • Fully licensed, registered teacher with the Triborough Music Hub and BYMT, holding a current enhanced DBS and Safeguarding & Child Protection Certificate.