Piano lessons are usually 30 minutes long, although an hour is advised for advanced pupils. I like to expose pupils to a broad repertoire of music and work with them to find pieces which they enjoy playing.
I encourage younger pupils to work towards ABRSM examinations, but I am fully aware that exams don’t suit everyone! I leave plenty of time between exams for pupils to enjoy broadening their repertoire and have several pupils who prefer to just play for fun. I will enter adult pupils for exams too if they wish, but I’m just as happy to teach the skills required to play for pleasure.
I welcome adult pupils of all ages and abilities. With adult beginners I use a piano tutor specifically designed for older pupils – no annoying pictures of elves and baby animals! I offer flexible terms for pupils who can attend during the morning, with the choice of weekly or fortnightly lessons and a range of payment options. I will enter adult pupils for exams if they wish, but I’m just as happy to teach the skills required to play for pleasure.
Electronic keyboard lessons
Keyboard lessons are usually 30 minutes long. I have a Yamaha keyboard which I use for lessons, but pupils are welcome to bring their own instrument if they prefer. I use a broad range of teaching materials and follow the Trinity College examination syllabus for keyboard pupils wishing to take exams.
Theory of music
Theory of music is an intergral part of learning to play an instrument and as such is usually incorporated into the lesson. However I can also offer theory lessons separately where required.
From September 2017 my fees are £15 for a 30 minute lesson, £30 for an hour. I invoice at the beginning of each five or six week session. See my Calendar and Terms and Conditions for further information.
When and Where
My teaching hours are:
Monday 3pm – 7pm
Tuesday 9.00 – 12am, 3pm – 7pm
Wednesday 9-12.30am, 3-7pm
Thursday 9-12.30am, 3-7pm
Lessons are held in the purpose-built music room at my home address in Brightlingsea, Essex.