Starting Piano Lessons
For suitable children, we can now teach piano to 3 year-olds using the beautiful Dogs and Birds method. Parents will need to be totally involved and supportive to bring the best out of their young child.
From the age of 5 or 6 years some pupils are ready to start learning piano using more standard methods. 7 through to 9 years are also good starting ages for your child. But it is never too late to start. We want the experience to be a wonderful adventure. Learning piano can be a demanding task. But the journey need never be boring.
We teach a variety of music, and those who wish may sit piano exams. As well as exciting music there are games of discovery, weekly readers of well known pieces, and tunes to memorise and write ourselves.
Weekly piano lessons are 35 minutes long, or 40 minutes for an overlap lesson. Advanced students will need from 45 minutes to an hour each week.
For the first few years we tend to learn music of a variety of styles, some familiar and some not. There are basic techniques that need to be learned, no matter what your tastes. Classical music leads to the finest playing technique, but Rock School provides a sound training for budding rock stars and includes ear training and improvisation from earliest grades.
Pupils should have a piano at home for practising and playing, but for the first years it is possible to use an electric keyboard. It is best not to learn on a keyboard for too long however, as the technique is totally different and children get bored with the restricted sound.
Small children need to be helped by a willing parent. Parents need to take an active interest in progress at less until the child reaches their teens!
Practice makes prefect! Progress depends entirely on the behind-the-scenes work done at home. An interested child will want to conquer the challenges. Practising everyday, however little, gives much better results than practising for a long time on only a couple of days.
Piano Lessons for Adults
I teach adults in the day time but not evenings or weekends. All abilities catered for.
It is never too late to learn!
Lessons are tailored to suit your style and musical tastes.
Free Trial Lesson
First lesson is free. Once you decide on lessons you need to book in and pay for a full term.
Adults may pay by the lesson.