Keyboard and Piano Lessons
About the lessons:
Whether you're looking to learn from scratch, improve your skills to make your own music, or you want to learn pieces to impress family and friends and just need a bit of advice, then I can offer a friendly atmosphere, and of course you’re in the comfort of your own home.
A recent interview on YouTube channel ‘Music Repo’ where I was interviewed about my online teaching is here: you will also see how I have updated my lessons since the interview, (assuming you’ve already viewed the video on the home page).
What I offer:
- 30 min or 1 hour weekly music lessons
- London College of Music Examinations in Piano & Keyboard
- Popular and Classical styles
For a number of years I have been using the London College of Music for the exams as they offer both Piano & Keyboard exams. They are also one of the first to offer Live Online Exams, Recorded Exams, as well as the traditional face to face. In all that time we have achieved 100% pass rate and 98% at Merit and Distinction. Like all good examination boards, grade 6 and above gives UCAS points (including the online and recorded).
Online (Zoom) - Face to Face (in your own home)
I have been trying different methods of teaching online using the various formats available - FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp video, and Zoom. Quality of connection and sound is really important. I have personally spent a lot of time and some money, (new equipment etc), trying to give the best experience and I think I have finally found the best system, (for now), - Zoom!
By using a high quality microphone and audio interface with my equipment this app allows me to not only control the quality of sound but also enables me to ‘screen share’ the sheet music, (inc annotations), as and when necessary giving you a better experience.
Zoom have in the past received some negative comments, but they are frequently updating their App and improving both sound transmitted and security.
For help on using Zoom then click here!
For a quick demo of my online lessons click here!
Face to Face in your own home:
I travel to you, the same 30 min lesson, (or 1 hr if requested), with just a slight increase in cost to cover my travel expense.
Times are limited because of the logistics of getting from one lesson to another and also dependent on distance - but we can discuss this at the outset