West London

Amelia Jones and Katy Thomas

Lessons in Shepherds Bush, West London


A fun, interactive, pre-instrumental course for 3-5 year olds. Learn to read notes and rhythms with songs, games and Musicland characters.


Musicland West London

We are currently taking a break for Maternity leave! We will let you know when we’re back!


To book, contact us at: musiclandwestlondon@gmail.com Tel: 07765 173 607 or 07801 326 623

Amelia Jones Biography

West London Classes: Amelia JonesWhen I was four, Caroline Lumsden made a life-changing suggestion to my mum; she cajoled her into bringing me along to Thursday Violin Group at Beauchamp House.  Twenty four years on, I couldn’t be more grateful to both of them.  The Musicland method allowed me to read music before I had even begun to read words, instilled within me the importance of rhythmic integrity and above all allowed me to make some incredible friends and have the most amazing experiences. Having studied at the Royal College of Music with Yossi Zivoni and the Royal Academy of Music with Erich Gruenberg, I am now living in West London and work as a freelance violinist and private teacher.  My performing career thus far has ranged from playing in the Proms, to having my first Christmas Number One in 2012 as part of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra string section featuring on the Hillsborough charity single!   I have performed in a string quartet for the Queen and am co-leader of the Orchestra of the Swan, with whom I have appeared on the Southbank Show and record regularly for Somm and Avie recording companies.  I teach both violin and piano privately and enjoy taking part in outreach and education projects as part of my role at Orchestra of the Swan.  This year I have started out on a new venture with Manning Camerata and the Chelsea Academy, exploring composing and performing with the students. Music has opened so many doors for me and I am passionate about giving others the skills and knowledge to allow the same to happen for them.  I strongly believe that the Musicland method is the best possible start to a child’s musical education.

Katy Thomas Biography

Katy Thomas My mother, Caroline Lumsden, initially created the Musicland method to help teach the family, but home quickly turned into a music school and before long she was running instrumental classes and ensembles. Starting out on the violin, I wanted to go one bigger than my brother and sisters and progressed to the cello and, finally, the double bass. By age nine, Amelia and I were playing together in string quintets on children’s TV and in competitions. Having a grandmother who wrote music especially for us was an added bonus and the love of music instilled during those early years has left me wanting all children to be able to share in some of the experiences we had. As a double-bassist I have performed in numerous orchestras across the world, performing at the Sydney Opera house, the Albert Hall and even touring a production of the magic flute around the occupied Palestinian territories. As a singer and pianist, I currently play the organ and lead the choir at St Luke’s Church, W12 and for the past 3 years I have been teaching music at the Good Shepherd RC Primary School. My role at the school is to teach all class music, run the school choir and five school bands. Although I love teaching all the school years, I am particularly passionate about the early years music training. The earlier a child learns to read music, the easier they find it to play any instrument and progress quickly and easily. I cannot wait to pass on the training I had to the next generation of Musicland pupils.