Lessons can be aimed towards exams or simply for enjoyment only.
- ½ hour lessons: £15
- 1 hour lessons: £30
- Lessons are generally on a weekly basis.
- Fortnightly, occasional & ad hoc lessons can be arranged.
- Lessons are held weekdays (daytime & evening).
Lessons are on a one-to-one basis. I mainly teach classical music, although it's great to include other types such as jazz and modern music too.
As well as learning pieces, lessons include learning to develop good techniques and can include scales, sight-reading, aural and theory.
Pupils will learn how to read music. A knowledge of notations and time values will be taught and musical terms will be learned.
Lessons will always be tailored especially for each individual and always taking into consideration what the pupil enjoys playing and wants to achieve.
Pupils will learn to play fluently to the end of a piece without stopping. They will build up a repertoire which means there's always something to play to people. While learning to play the piano, pupils discover a wide range of music and should find learning to play music fun and interesting.
Throughout my teaching career I have taken pupils through from being beginners to passing Grade 8. I have successfully entered pupils for hundreds of ABRSM exams from Grades 1 to 8 with most pupils passing really well and often gaining very high marks.
As well as taking Piano Exams with the ABRSM, exams in Music Theory can be taken as well.