Piano lessons

I teach all levels from complete beginners to advanced piano students, including preparation for ABRSM and Trinity exams.

My experience covers classical, contemporary, pop, rock and musical theatre styles.

  • In preparing my lessons I endeavour to make them as educational and fun as much as possible.
  • I’m  patient with my students. Some people require more instructions while others understand with a simple sentence.

  • I’ll recommend titles that my students should purchase. To a beginner, all books look the same, just in different colours.
  • With younger students, I try to get the parents to help. Make a practice calendar for them and show their parents.

  • I would encourage my students to participate in student’s concerts, community events, festivals and I like to give challenges to the talented students by accompanying singers/ instrumentalists or to join an ensemble.
 
  • I have knowledge of examination board content and protocol and the ability to play the piano in a range of styles. Moreover, I am able to differentiate the teaching techniques required to suit each student's learning needs and level and to provide a variety of individual teaching styles.

  • Try to find interesting pieces for my students. There are many  piano books in different genres for all different levels. If they enjoy the pieces, they'll want to practice more.
  • Teach my students the tricks and tips that helped me become a better pianist.

  • Try not to bore my students with talking, but get to know them and show "How to practice effectively." Show them tips for learning a piece quickly and have them show how they do their practicing.
  • As a professional music teacher, I know how to sequence and teach musical concepts and how to develop the technical ability and structure of the hands as they grow.


Results

Summer 2019
Ruby Pinto - Grade 2 Piano (Pass)
Sally Cadien - Grade 2 Piano (Pass)
Polina Yremeyeva - Grade 3 Piano (Pass)
Maddison Warne - Grade 4 Piano (Pass)
Yao Wen Chen - Grade 5 Music Theory (Pass)     
Yao Wen Chen - Grade 6 Piano (Pass) 

Spring 2019

Jonah Whitting - Garde 1 Piano (Pass)
Mikolaj Kazimierz Debiec - Grade 1 Piano (Pass)
Dorka Horvath - Grade 1 Piano (Merit)
Mia Arrowsmith - Grade 1 Piano (Pass)

Summer 2018

Sally Cadien - Grade 1 Piano (Merit)
Yao Wen Chen - Grade 5 Piano (Merit)
Ruby Pinto - Grade 1 Piano (Merit)
Maddison Warne - Grade 2 Piano (Merit)
Polina Yeremeyeva - Grade 1 Piano (Merit)

Spring 2017

Yao Wen Chen - Grade 4 Piano (Merit)




  Spring 2016
Yao Wen Chen - Grade 3 Piano (Merit)

Summer 2015

Yao Wen Chen - Grade 1 Piano (Distinction)

Spring 2015

Sabina Smurthwaite - Grade 4 Piano (Pass)

Autumn 2014

William Kleczkowski - Grade 2 Piano

Spring 2013
William Kleczkowski  - Grade 1 Piano (Merit)

Spring 2010

Adrienne Jenkins - Grade 1 Piano

Summer 2009
Madzia Wojcik - Grade 4 Piano