Piano lessons are in person usually, and online lessons are also available. Or you could have a combination of both to work around your lifestyle.
I teach beginners, including adults, from ABRSM Grades 1 through to 8, up to DipABRSM diploma level and beyond. I will tailor lessons to your needs, so students wishing to progress through formal grades will learn pieces, scales, studies, piano technique and sight-reading. Students who just wish to learn for fun and not do exams, will still get a thorough grounding in piano technique, while focusing much more on learning and playing pieces for fun.
I offer consultation lessons for people wishing to try out exam or concert programmes.
I am an experienced accompanist and orchestral pianist.
Parents of younger children are welcome to sit in on lessons.
Ages 7- adult
I teach all aspects of oboe playing- from the basics up to advanced, Including reed making- from gouging and shaping tube cane right up to scraping the finished reed.
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory
Patient teacher with over 25 years experience.
Learn on a beautiful Yamaha Grand Piano.
Parents are welcome to attend lessons.
30min, 45min and 1 hour lessons available.
Progress through ABRSM Grades and Diplomas...or just learn for fun!
Q Do you teach retired people? Am I too old to learn/ return to the instrument?
A I teach all ages, including many students who are enjoying playing into their 70s and 80s.
Q What age should my child start?
A For piano- when their hands are big enough, and they can say the first 8 letters of the alphabet forwards...and backwards. This is to ensure they can cope with the concepts of up, down, forwards and backwards. I usually say 7 years onwards, but if you think your child is the next Mozart at the age of 4/5 then please book a consultation lesson to see if they are ready for formal lessons!
For oboe and cello, this depends on hand size and height, although child friendly oboes and 1/2 and 3/4 size cellos are available.
Q I don't have a piano, only a keyboard- can I still learn?
A Yes- there are many excellent electric pianos and keyboards available. It is best to learn on a keyboard with 88 full size, touch sensitive, weighted keys, so that you don't have to constantly adjust between the size keys of my piano to different size keys on your keyboard.
Q I sort of taught myself to play by ear, but I can't read music, can you help me?
A Yes I can! Reading music is quite easy when you know how!
Q How much do you charge?
A The rate currently set by the Musicians' Union
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