Our Tutors

Helen Alvin

Helen Ingham MA. Gmus. LRAM. FTCL FTCL. ALCM Principal Tutor


Helen graduated from Huddersfield University in 1984 and was awarded the Michael Kruszynski prize for outstanding progress 1983/84 gaining her masters degree in performance in 1994. Helen went on to become head of music at St Peter & St Pauls Chesterfield and SLP College in Leeds.


Helen teaches piano, flute, saxophone, clarinet, singing, keyboards, music theory and musical theatre, is a lecturer, arranges and scores for vocals and full bands, she is also very much at home in the recording studio having co-produced many instrumental and vocal albums. She is a lover of local festivals and is very keen that RMC students take part whenever possible.


Helen is also the director and musical director of the RMC Theatre Company, now in its tenth successful year. Helen has performed recitals as a pianist, flautist and singer, she was artistic director for Greenway Musical Theatre Group 1984-2002. Musical Director for Chesterfield Operatic Society 2001-2006 producing and directing both musical theatre and opera.

Alvin P Marper Partner MD


Alvin’s experience in the music business spans three decades as an accomplished guitarist and keyboard player.


Alvin's list of guitar students is in demand with few availabilities so contact us soon whether working towards grade exams or for personal pleasure.


His real love lies in composing, arranging and recording music, he will provide invaluable guidance to students wishing to proceed in those areas of the industry.


As an experienced composer, arranger, producer and engineer Alvin brings to Real Music Centre a passion for creativity and the desire to encourage excellence in every area of music.