Doncaster's Premier Music School

About Amped Up

Amped Up is a music tuition facility that opened in Doncaster in September 2016. We offer music lessons to people of all ages and abilities, from complete beginner to experienced performer. All sorts of musicians visit us, mostly those who’ve caught the music bug and want to learn their favourite instrument from scratch, but often people who want to improve and take their playing or singing to the next level.

Our mission

Our mission is to make music fun. We don’t send students home with old-fashioned syllabuses and make them practice playing nursery rhymes all evening. Our teaching is based on being creative and much of what we do is centered around playing as part of a group or band. We want our students to develop real-world skills and experience that will be usable in practical situations for years to come!

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Instruments we teach

Our lessons are based around live band instruments, so we teach everything you generally see in rock, pop and indie bands. That doesn’t limit you in style though – our tutors are experienced in many areas of music, such as jazz, funk, blues and classical.

Not sure what instrument to learn? Pop in for a free One to One Lesson and try a few different ones out!

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Our Location

Amped Up Music Academy
Trafalgar House
Nelson Street
Doncaster
DN4 5AD

We’re located just outside the centre of Doncaster on Nelson Street (at the beginning of White Rose Way). We’re a 2 minute drive from the centre and we’re really easy to find. You’ll see our signage as soon as you head down the street – just look to the left!

Opening Times

Monday-Friday: 3:30pm – 9:30pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Our phone lines are only open during the above times. If you need to cancel your lesson/booking when our phone lines are closed, please leave a voicemail or send us an email.

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Tutors & Staff

We like to think we’re a bunch of rock & roll dudes but we’re pretty tame really! None of us have ever thrown a TV through a hotel room window or driven a Bentley into a swimming pool!

  • Dan Marshall
    Dan Marshall Owner/Founder

    From a love for all things music, Dan created Amped Up in 2016 when he realised there was nowhere for the local community to take music lessons in a safe environment. His next creation is a tap that pours Yorkshire Tea (patent pending).

  • Nicole Millis
    Nicole Millis Manager

    Nicole oversees all day-to-day operations at the academy. She’s a qualified sound engineer with a degree in music technology from Hull University, and she’s personally responsible for at least 85% of all Post-it Note sales in the UK.

  • Brione Jackson
    Brione Jackson Front Desk Assistant

    Brione’s a grade 8 cello player with a degree in music performance from the University of Chichester. She once dressed up as Beethoven for a school assembly and has duly earned the title of Head Classical Nerd at Amped Up.

  • Dave Baxter
    Dave Baxter Guitar/Bass Tutor

    Dave’s a guitar & bass player with a degree in music technology from Leeds Met. In recent years he’s become obsessed with learning everything about guitar playing and music theory and he’s here to pass that knowledge on!

  • Jamie Godfrey
    Jamie Godfrey Guitar/Singing Tutor

    Jamie basically plays every instrument under the sun (no, it’s not fair!). He has a music degree from the University of Chester and he’s grade 8 on guitar. He’s also the lead singer and guitarist in two brilliant bands.

  • Liam Marshall
    Liam Marshall Drum Tutor

    Liam generally gets bored playing a single instrument, so he has been through a few, but the drums have had his attention for a while now. He performs in the busiest band in the UK, where he’s known as ‘the human metronome’.

  • Greg Seaman
    Greg Seaman Piano/Keyboard Tutor

    Greg’s a classically trained pianist with a degree in music technology. When he’s not teaching he performs all over the country with his band, Electric Idols, where he rocks out with dual keyboards!

  • Leanne Body
    Leanne Body Singing Tutor

    Leanne’s a singer & pianist with a degree in Music Composition & Technology. She’s an expert in all things Yoga, and baking awesome vegan cupcakes. When Leanne’s not teaching she can be found gigging with her band in Sheffield.

  • Nathan Jennings
    Nathan Jennings Drum Tutor

    Nathan’s a grade 8 drummer who’s been teaching since the age of 16. He’s a little obsessed with weird time signatures and polyrhythms, and to say he’s got rhythm on the drum kit he’ll be the first to admit he can’t dance to save his life!

  • Keren Hadas
    Keren Hadas Singing/Piano Tutor

    Keren’s a classically trained singer & pianist with a degree from Sheffield University. She regularly performs across the UK & Europe as a soloist and she’s in competition with Brione for Head Classical Nerd at Amped Up.

  • Harry Nicklin
    Harry Nicklin Guitar/Bass Tutor

    Harry has a degree in music from York St John University and is grade 8 on guitar. He also plays bass, drums, ukulele, banjo & mandolin! Harry is a self-professed comedian, but nobody at Amped Up agrees with him.

  • Bob Willmott
    Bob Willmott Piano/Keyboard Tutor

    Bob completed the masters performance course at the Institute of Contemporary Music in London. He’s a multi-instrumentalist who plays piano/keyboards, guitar, bass, violin, and sings (piano is his main instrument).

  • Olivia Wilson
    Olivia Wilson Singing Tutor

    Olivia gained her music degree from Huddersfield University in 2012. Since then she has been teaching singing both privately and in schools. She also leads a choir that once performed as a flash-mob in the Frenchgate Centre!

  • Lucas King
    Lucas King Piano Tutor

    Lucas is an accomplished pianist and composer with a penchant for dark classical music. He has a hugely successful Youtube channel dedicated to his piano compositions with over 600,000 subscribers.

Why choose Amped Up?

As an Amped Up student you’ll get chance to learn from expert tutors who make their living from music. We’ll set you on the best path to learning your instrument from scratch, or help you take your playing to the next level. At Amped Up we go above and beyond traditional music lessons – it’s time to get creative!

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