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Want to know a few secrets?  - Get it right now on Skype or Facetime!


Neil is offering lessons at his home and now over the internet... via the free video-call services SKYPE and FACETIME.

Dr. Yates Teaches...


Neil has over 25 years of teaching experience, including being resident trumpet tutor and lecturer in improvisation at Birmingham Conservatoire, Leeds College of Music and Salford University, and visiting teacher at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Royal Northern College of Music, as well as private teaching at all levels - beginner to advanced. Many of Neil's former students have gone on to study music full time, and many  are now respected working musicians and music educators themselves. 

Secrets of Bebop

In some intense "shedding" sessions with musical compadre, saxman Dean Masser, the two have consolidated a new approach to learning and practicing jazz improvisation. It is really much simpler than everyone thinks! Dean is also offering Skype lessons through his website at Why not go the whole hog and get both perspectives?

Traditional Irish Trumpet???

The unique sounds of Irish music on trumpet, as explored on New Origins and Five Countries, is a hallmark of Neil's playing and has taken him all over the world. Want to learn how it's done? All the techniques revealed

Book Now!

o book lessons with Neil here simply click the Paypal Buy Now button next to the length of lesson you'd like, and follow the instructions. It's easy and safe. Neil will be in touch by email to arrange a time that suits you. Alternatively send Neil a message on the CONTACT page requesting a lesson and he'll be in touch to arrange your payment by bank transfer or post, and a lesson time.

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60 minutes 1-to-1 lesson


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45 minutes 1-to-1 lesson


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30 minutes 1-to-1 lesson




If you're sure you'll want more than one lesson you can block book four 60 minute lessons at once in advance and get a special reduced rate of £37.50 per 60 minute lesson! You save £50, and your lessons can be spread across a few days, weeks or months, as and when you're ready to move on!


4 x 60 minutes 1-to-1 lessons


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