At present Rhayn is teaching exclusively for the Junior Conservatoire of the Royal Welsh College of Music And Drama where it is possible to enrol for lessons on three pathways to study guitar and music.
REB Building RWCMD
Raymond Edwards Building RWCMD 2015

RWCMD Master Class with John Mills
Winter Master Class with John Mills 2014

The Junior Conservatoire has a vibrant and innovative guitar department that caters for students from Wales and England who have a burning desire to be professional classical musicians. The College is sited on the edge of Bute park in the centre of Cardiff; guitar lessons are located in the heart of the Anthony Hopkins Centre, which used to be the old stable yard. Teaching within the department is focused on empowering students to achieve their best, and is geared towards helping them gain a foothold onto the road to mastering their instrument; no matter what their goals or which course they're on.
Foyer Concert Stage
Foyer Concert Stage 2015

Students benefit greatly from what the Royal College of Music and Drama has to offer. In addition to weekly lessons, they perform in a masterclass each year along with workshops and lectures. Advanced students meet for 2 hours a week, to get acquainted with chamber repertoire in duos or trios. There are also a variety performance opportunities and concerts on and off campus that students are encouraged to partake in. Each term the students perform major solo and chamber pieces for the Conservatoires Concert Series held in the brand new Raymond Edwards building. The College is also now home to Julian Bream's personal scores, artwork and manuscripts. The College has an access for all policy and so bursaries and scholarships are available.
Julian Bream visiting the RWCMD
Guitar Department Q & A with Julian Bream 2014

Currently Rhayn has a 100% success rate for both exams and auditions which include Royal College, Trinity, Guildhall, Royal Northern and Royal Welsh College. As well as specialized schools such as the Purcell School, Chethams and National Youth Guitar Ensemble. For the last two years students from the College have placed first and second in the South Wales Guitar Society Competition along with many other accolades.
John Mills Summer Class 2014
John Mills during a Summer Master Class 2014

Below is a series of testimonials from past and current students who have studied with Rhayn at The Royal Welsh College Of Music's Junior Conservatoire.

My son has been taught by Rhayn for three years and has always looked forward to his lessons. Rhayn infuses his teaching with humour and enthusiasm. He has not only given my son an excellent technical grounding in classical guitar, but also sought to develop his general musicality by encouraging a reflective approach to music and challenging him to ask himself how different styles of playing can change the mood of a piece. Rhayn is an excellent teacher and we have been delighted with my son's progress under his guidance.

                Mrs Sengpiel - Advanced & Community Courses  

REB Building RWCMD
Raymond Edwards Building RWCMD 2015

Having studied with Rhayn for 3 years, starting at grade 5, I have now got a Distinction in all ABRSM exams including grade 8. He is so helpful, imaginative and enthusiastic. His teaching style is motivating and focused, but he also allows you to develop your own musical personality and style. He is dedicated to achieving the highest standards and does everything to help a student attain their full potential. Under his tuition I won 1st prize at the 2014 South Wales guitar competition, 1st prize in both the chamber competition and the string prize at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Junior conservatoire. He encouraged me to audition (successfully) for Chethams School of Music and the National Youth Guitar Ensemble. He is a great, warm person to be around, making the lessons enjoyable as well as constructive; I would thoroughly recommend him.

                Ross - Advanced Course (Age: 16)  

Rhayn has been an excellent mentor for me in the past 3 years I have had under his tuition. Through his engaging, versatile and thorough style of teaching, I wouldn't be the musician I am today. He has exceeded all expectations. In the seemingly short time I have been lucky enough to have had with him I have received the opportunity to study at the Royal College of Music (my first choice music college), achieved distinction in ABRSM grade 6 and 8 classical guitar, come first place in the 2015 chamber competition and the South Wales Guitar Society competition, received a commended performance in the 2013 concerto competition and received the RWCMD Walker prize. Without Rhayn's motivation and support all of this wouldn't have been possible. As both teacher and friend, he has enabled me to realise and achieve my full potential!

                Eirian - Advanced Course (Age: 18)