Nigel Chapman Dip. Mus. (Open)

Nigel Chapman Music Limited  - Reg. Co, 09611198  - Phone 07769 702 405 - Email



Latest news

The closing date for ABRSM B period exam submission is 11th May 2018

March 2018 - A period exams have been announced and 20 students passed grades 1 to 6 (pass to distinction).

Exam passes to-date

  1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
ALTO SAX     1       1
JAZZ PIANO 1           1
THEORY 1 5 1 1 19   27
PIANO 89 56 27 22 11 6 211
  91 61 29 23 30 6 240

March 2018 

Organ and electric piano wedding performance at St. Marys, Woodham Ferrers

March 2018

St. Anne's Prep concert

March 2018 

Baddow Hall Juniors concert

December 2017

St. Anne's Christmas concert - St. Johns. Moulsham Church

December 2017

Felsted Christmas Service

The Holy Cross, Felsted

October 2017

St. Ann'e Harvest Festival St. Johns Moulsham Church

July 2017

St. Anne's Summer show.

New Hall Concert Hall

June 2017

Eversley Primary Keyboard concert


Nigel Chapman Music Limited (NCML) is a successful music company based in Chelmsford Essex with a proven track record of delivering private piano and music theory lessons as well as primary school music curriculum lessons at local primary schools.   Clients have passed over 240 ABRSM piano and music theory exams to-date (Prep Test to Grade VII). 

Piano lessons

Nigel offers piano lessons teaching piano from scratch catering for complete beginners through to intermediate and advanced players.  He is always enthusiastic and has a relaxed friendly approach whilst encouraging students to progress at their own pace.  Nigel teaches ABRSM piano and music theory exams as well as playing by ear. 

Over 80 private students are taught each week. NCML has a waiting list in place.

Friday day time lessons are available for adults who would like to start playing the piano or who wish to enhance their piano playing ability. 

Please do not hesitate to email or call to discuss your requirements.

Music theory lessons

ABRSM music theory lessons are taught preparing students for music theory grades I to VI.  Nigel employs a variety of innovative and fun teaching methods including raps and dances.  Students are taught using a ‘top down’ approach aligning content to examination questions.  Theory exams take place three times a year (A, B and C periods).  Please feel free to call to discuss your theory requirements.

Primary school music curriculum lessons

NCML currently provides primary school music curriculum lessons at schools in the local area. Year groups taught > Early years (Kindergarten), Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2.  Nigel is a FAST  (First Access Specialist Tutor) tutor for Essex Music Services, teaches for PPA Cover Ltd and has direct contracts with schools. 


Nigel Chapman is highly rated as a private piano and music theory tutor and schools tutor.  Here's a couple of testimonials. For a full list please see the testimonials page.  If you would like to provide a testimonial please email

Bettina Weir

 Nigel has been teaching my daughters for a few years now. In Nigel we have a teacher who always gives our daughters challenges, offers honest feedback, instils confidence and has patience in ensuring their development in keyboard/piano.   We love Nigel's calm & happy manner and his enthusiasm reflects on the children's enjoyment during their lessons. He is professional, a great communicator and is very good in knowing the individual needs of the students and prepares them well for their exams.We happily recommend Nigel to anyone who is interested in learning to play keyboard/piano and are very grateful that we found him.

Susie Morley 

My children have been having piano lessons with Mr Chapman for several years now and have thoroughly enjoyed them. He makes the lessons fun, yet also manages to get the children to progress well through their music grades. He has an excellent rapport with younger students and manages to get the best out of them.