Piano Teaching

SPECIAL OFFER: First half hour lesson free to see how we get on or to discuss what you need from your lessons.

  • Are you a young person starting out on your keyboard journey?
  • Are you an adult wishing to learn a new skill in music?
  • Have you been having lessons but had them interrupted by lockdown issues?
  • Has your school stopped giving keyboard/piano lessons?

If you are 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 have been teaching for many years and have several pupils in my home area of Canterbury and CT4 postcode.

I have recently been able to deliver lessons online as many people cannot now leave their houses or experience one-to-one musical tuition

You will find my lessons fun and engaging but always based on solid foundations as I encourage the learning of reading music and music theory. I regularly enter students for graded exams which provide clear steps for learning from beginner to expert. My methods also include other useful keyboard skills such as improvisation, playing by ear, learning chord shapes and accompanying vocal lines.

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 you the opportunity to have many wonderful musical experiences.

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: £40 per hour / £50 for Grade 7 up to Diploma and Harmony lessons.

Beginners and young people would benefit from a half hour lesson (£20) 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.

“Richard is everything I was looking for in a piano teacher for my children as he is not only a gifted pianist and performer but also a gifted teacher. In my experience many talented people are not natural teachers and do not have the teaching skills to impart their knowledge effectively to their pupils or have the ability to see what is going for the pupil in their musical journey. He never fails to put my sensitive child at ease and he really understands some of their frustrations and anxieties they are feeling. He is not only very talented and professional but a kind and very approachable person and I feel at ease to discuss any aspect of my child’s piano lessons with him. My youngest daughter changed piano teachers to Richard nearly a year ago and as a pianist she is unrecognisable. She has so much more confidence, her technical ability is greatly improved and most importantly for me she has regained her love for playing. I feel so lucky to have found Richard.”

Theory lessons  Song Coaching  Harmony and Counterpoint