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"Would just like to congratulate Emma and the guys from Death of Man on the amazing Release the Beast EP. Absolutely fantastic! Great work Emma! Will definately recommend you to any band members looking to start recording"

"Emma has produced a CD recording of Cawthorne Choral Society's 2015 Christmas Concert and it is excellent!  She was thoroughly professional at both rehearsals and performance, and her friendly and unobtrusive presence made everyone feel relaxed and able to perform their best.  Sensitive editing and sound production has resulted in a lovely CD which Emma should be very proud of. Thank you!"

"Thankyou for a fab Rockschool taster session today. Connor, Keira and I all really enjoyed it. I thought it was really good how you started with getting us all doing some rhythm excercises. I don’t think I'd appreciated before just how important rhythm is!!! We all really enjoyed having a go at using the different instruments. I've always wanted to have a go at drums. It was fab! It was great that it lead us to playing an actual rock tune. I really don’t have any negative feedback. Thank you so much."


Hi there thanks for dropping by!  Purple Monkey Music provides tuition in guitar, keyboards, drums, music technology and songwriting at my home studio (or at your home if you prefer).  Also, Purple Monkey Music specialises in School and Community Projects which can be delivered with either a bias towards Music or Music Technology.  I also provide services in Recording and Production, on location and at my project studio, in addition to Live Sound services.  I am DBS checked and have Public Liability Insurance.  I have a Degree in Creative Music Technology, PTLLS and have attended tons of training including Music Leader, Protools 101 and Arts Award.

I have seen how music can change lives, increase confidence, self esteem and motivation and help with literacy and ICT skills.  As a teacher I try to be fun, encouraging, positive, inclusive and resourceful.  I can teach music just for fun or with a view to gaining ABRSM grade 5 or Rockschool qualifications.  
From an early age I had a passion for creating my own music.  I developed a fascination with multitrack recording, bought a 4-track and progressed onto an Atari ST with Cubase.  I played guitar, keyboards and bass in various rock bands and eventually did a Degree in Creative Music Technology.  During my Degree I built up a portfolio of high quality compositions, recorded a 40 piece male voice choir, learned how to fix and upgrade my PC and got my first taste of teaching.   

I then worked at a City Learing Centre in Rotherham where I honed my computer skills on both PC and Mac, designed a Database and delivered various creative projects to Primary and Secondary School Pupils and Adult Learners.  This led to a job as a Music Worker with Barnsley YMCA where I helped to develop and deliver Tarn Rocks, Arts Award, Songwriting, Recording, Production and Performance activities with children and young people.  I also gained experience in live sound at various venues including The Civic Theater.