About Up-Beat

Up-beat is an independent, Suffolk-based company specialising in music and dance tuition.  Up-beat was created back in 2009 when its founder and director, Jon Halden was inspired to offer relaxed, fun and creative music lessons for children.

Jon is ever-keen to move away from formal teaching methods with the firm belief that children will learn quickly and will perform better if they truly love what they are being taught.   Jon himself is a father of three small children, and was previously a qualified child-minder, so he is well-placed to understand how children learn.

Jon’s specialist instruments are the guitar and piano. Jon has been playing the guitar since 2000 and has played electric guitar and bass in several different bands that perform regularly in the local area. Jon also has a keen commitment to playing acoustic guitar and singing for a local church group.

Jon has been playing the piano since he was a child and now thoroughly enjoys the challenge of teaching a wonderful instrument to little people.

Other Up-beat Tutors


We also offer:

  • Music parties for children aged 6 upwards
  • Instrument sales
  • Rehearsal space

For information, please do contact us –
info@up-beat-tuition.co.uk / Mobile: 07834 628470