I have a passion for student-led learning and, therefore, tailor my lessons to each individual according to their needs and aspirations. Many of my students chose to progress through the ABRSM or Trinity exams (the two main exam boards for instrumental examinations), but many prefer to work on their own repertoire choices which may include classical pieces, popular songs, film scores and Disney tunes!
Some students are keen composers and we can work on notation skills allowing them to write down their own work. I also incorporate music theory with practical piano encouraging a deeper, more logical understanding of the music and giving students knowledge which can be transferred to another instrument or musical practise. I will always do everything in my power to find or make the resources necessary for the best tuition of each student.
Separate music theory tuition is also available and I can help students prepare for music theory examinations. Often this is most applicable to students working towards higher level ABRSM instrumental or singing exams as ABRSM requires a pass at grade 5 music theory before being able to take any exam beyond grade 5.
I am available for lessons within term times and often also during the holidays, regular or otherwise. Please contact me for more information.
I am available for lessons in Cambridge and in Bristol. I usually teach at my students' houses although I can also teach at my home if that is preferred or a piano required. I usually travel by bicycle to my students' houses and this may incur an additional charge depending on how far I’d need to travel.
All prices are calculated using an hourly rate of £34. This figure is recommended by the Musicians' Union.
|20 mins||£11.50||Recommended for young beginners (ages 4-7)|
|30 mins||£17||Recommended for students aged 8 or over, students who have had over a year of lessons, or anyone working towards grade 1-4|
|45 mins||£25.50||Recommended for students working towards grade 5-7|
|60 mins||£34||Recommended for students working towards grade 8|
Often, at the end of the summer and winter terms, I will organise a piano concert for my students. Taking part is not compulsory but I encourage all of my students to prepare a piece to perform. Families and friends are invited, some also perform and concerts are by no means limited to piano, and we spend a fun and informal afternoon hearing everyone’s performances and enjoying some food and drinks together afterwards!