Piano Teaching

Piano Lessons

The piano is a diverse musical instrument. It is percussive as well as melodic and beautiful in sound. Invented around about 1780 it has since been a big part of every musical project. Piano lessons can provide you with a sense of conducting your own little orchestra. Many major composers are also great pianists, from Mozart to Alicia Keys, they all took piano lessons!

Playing the piano improves your coordination skills; you need both hands to manoeuvre around the keys. Eventually you will gain independence to each hand. When a new player finds this out it is often an awe-inspiring feeling. The piano can give the feeling of creating your own band without needing any other players. Piano lessons can truly give the student the opportunity to have many wonderful musical experiences.

Music is an art that allows people to express their feelings. Recent studies have shown that children who play music have generally higher test and IQ scores than those that don’t play. Adults can also benefit greatly from learning to play an instrument because it helps the mind stay active and alert – the ultimate in brain training.

If you are a beginner looking for good value and enjoyable music lessons, then you don’t need to look any further. I am classically trained although I can teach most genres of music, from pop and rock to classical.

I teach at home in Chartham just outside Canterbury. I can offer piano or keyboard tuition to students ranging in ability from beginner to grade 8 (AMRSM). I welcome adults and children of all ages and hold a recent enhanced DBS certificate (formerly CRB). I can teach you at my home studio or in your home if you have a piano or good keyboard.

If you are interested, have an instrument at home you are willing and ready to practice on and wish to learn more, then feel free to phone me on 01227 730041 or 07809 643873

Fees: £30 per hour. Beginners and young people would benefit from a half hour lesson (£15) which should be ideal for maximum concentration. It is recommended that students do their own practice every day for at least 15 minutes to get the most out of their lessons. I can also add a 10 minute music theory session onto lessons. This will work in tandem with your piano skills and give you confidence start score-reading and composing.