About Us

Your piano teacher at music adventures is Jill Argyle.

I am English, growing up in the Midlands in the days of sunny summers and white winters. I was drawn to music by the fascination of watching a lady with a very straight back playing piano at our school. I nagged my parents for a year and was eventually allowed to begin lessons at the age of 8. I loved it and progressed quickly perhaps because my mother was as excited as me and insisted that I taught her everything when I returned from my lesson.

At 14 I also took up oboe and passed my two Grade 8s in my last year at school. I went to university to study music under Denis Matthews and also gained my Licentiate piano diploma and an educational certificate for teaching.

I have been teaching studio piano for many years and have also taught primary class teaching and primary music.  I have played oboe in many orchestras and have done tertiary training in Kodaly and Kindermusik techniques.

I have three grown-up children, two boys and a girl, who are scattered around the world. I taught them all piano from an early age and they still retain their love of music, making a beeline for the piano whenever they are here.

My husband John, chef extraordinaire, is a retired music teacher. From Yorkshire, he has held many prestigious jobs in England and Australia.