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Online Piano Lessons by Video Call

Skype screenshot showing Suzanne&apos views of pupil and piano keyboard
A screenshot showing how I observe my pupils during their lessons. These two views allow me to study their playing and engage face-to-face. Note the tablet on top of the keyboard so my pupil can see me or my piano.

•  1 hour lessons: £32

•  Lessons are on a weekly basis

•  Occasional & ad hoc lessons can be arranged

•  Lessons are held weekdays & weekends, daytimes & evenings

Lessons can be aimed towards exams or simply for enjoyment only.

Lessons are on a one-to-one basis.

As well as classical, I also teach other genres of music, from jazz, rags and blues to show tunes and modern.

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.

I also teach Music Theory. Here you have to write out music yourself, which is a very effective way of learning about note values, understanding rhythms, time signatures, keys, transposition, chords, scales, performance directions, writing melodies and so much more.

As well as taking Piano Exams with the ABRSM, exams in Music Theory can be taken as well.

What My Pupils Say
open quotation marksMy 2 children have had piano lessons with Suzanne since they were 5 up to the age of 18. Both loved their lessons and they worked towards practical grade exams, music theory as well as expanding their repertoire and love of the piano. Suzanne is a patient and thoughtful teacher and is able to get the best out of her students. Under Suzanne’s nurturing and enthusiastic teaching both children were awarded music scholarships at their school and both achieved their Grade 8. Suzanne doesn’t just teach to pass an exam but ensures that her pupils get a wide exposure to all types of piano music and develop a real love for the instrument, whether that is by playing hymns, Christmas carols or a song by Ed Sheeran. I would have no hesitation in recommending Suzanne as a teacher.close quotation marks
Anne-Marie Cracknell
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