Welcome to JDT Music Academy, Dereham, Norfolk


Norfolk’s unique, purpose-built music centre is based in Dereham, one of the county’s most prominent market towns. Established in 2001, our newly renovated studio serves families and communities across the county,
providing music services for all ages and abilities.

Complimented by a fantastic team of skilled and experienced tutors, JDT Music Academy boasts a wide variety of facilities and classes, including private music lessons and exams, community choirs, workshops and exercise classes as well as a diverse range of disability services and qualifications.

Whether you want to enjoy music as a hobby or to make a career out of it, we’re here to help!

Our Mission

To provide people from all walks of life the opportunity to embrace music
in a safe, inclusive & inspiring environment.

Music is an incredibly powerful tool that can reach us on a deeply personal level while impacting the human race on a global scale. It is our firm belief that it should be accessible to all. We are wholeheartedly committed to bringing a diverse range of tailor-made services to our local communities, ensuring that we cater for all needs and aspirations. With our fantastic studio facility and team offering over fifty years of teaching experience, we aim to inspire, using music as a tool to promote creativity,
develop self-confidence & enhance well-being.

What do we do?

Music Lessons in Norfolk

Music Lessons

One-to-one lessons available to all ages and abilities, including Drums, Piano, Singing, Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Saxophone, Music Production and Theory.

Rockovox Adult Choir Norfolk


Community Choirs – Independent community rock choirs for adults and children. No auditions or reading music required.

Disability Services Music Services Norfolk

Disability Services

A diverse range of music and arts-based services and activities for children and adults with both intellectual, mental health and physical disabilities.

Music Lessons Groups and Classes

Wellbeing and Health

We run music groups and classes for health and wellbeing, including our kit fit class.

Our Management Team

The driving force behind our ethos and core beliefs.

Nia Howe

Managing Director

Music has always played a really important role in my life. it’s a privilege to share my passion with so many like-minded people.

Janel Spalding

Creative Director and Founder

Music is a driving force in my life. It makes me feel alive, inspired and capable of anything. If I can help one person feel the same, then I’ve done my job!

What do our clients say?

We fully value the support and integrity of our customers and clients.

I’ve been a member of RockavoX for almost 8 years! It’s been the most amazing journey. I joined when I was feeling quite lost. I was introduced to an amazing family and we’ve had the most amazing adventures, the highlight being a tour of New York! Tiggy is an incredible choir master/teacher and the lovely people I now class as dear friends. Joining this choir simply turned things around for me and I wouldn’t be without it in my life! Thank you all JDT and RockavoX.

Claire B

I’ve been doing guitar lessons around a year and a half now with Sam. I find I get on really well with Sam. (You can’t not.) My Grandad gave me his old acoustic guitar, I also have an electric. I couldn’t play at all. Now I am getting there and completed my grade 1 exam. My parents got me a 3 lesson voucher for Christmas as a taster and I loved it.

Hayden H

I play the drums. Aaron is my tutor of 5 years, and before that taught my son. There is a sense of community of which I am proud to be part of. Everyone is so encouraging. I have learned so much and I can see they care wholeheartedly for everyone. I finish my lesson feeling like ‘I Can Do This’. Keep up the good work  xx

Helen T

Get in touch & how to find us

Need us to answer a question or ready to book a session?

Dereham 01362 694817

07717 171003

Register as a new student


To register as a new student for music classes and lessons please complete our online registration.