Where do lessons take place?
Lessons take place in my music studio in Pinner, Middlesex.
Do you offer trial lessons?
Yes, you may book an initial consultation or assessment when I can answer any questions you may have. Details on application.
Do you teach children and adults?
I teach beginners of all ages to advanced players taking their diplomas. I also advise teachers as part of their continuing professional development.
How long is a lesson?
Anything from 20 minutes for very young beginners to 90mins/two hours for professionals.
What is your availability?
This depends on whether I have any vacancies at the time you apply. You can fill in your availability on the application form and I can then let you know if I have a vacancy at a time that suits you.
What are your fees?
Details of charges are available upon application.
Will I need an instrument at home?
Yes, you will need a piano to practise on. There are various options available – you can buy a new or second-hand piano, you can rent a piano, or buy a digital piano. (I do not recommend small electronic keyboards.)
Do I have to take exams?
No, only if you wish to do so. You may be able to find a syllabus that suits your particular requirements – I enter students for exams with ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall and London College of Music.
Do you prepare students for music auditions?
I prepare children for 11+ music entrance exams for grammar and independent schools, and auditions for specialist schools (e.g. Purcell and Chethams). I also prepare students for conservatoire auditions.
Do you teach music theory?
I incorporate theory into every lesson, from sticker books with young beginners to Grade 5 and above for older students. Theory is extremely helpful for sight reading and aural work.
Can I stop lessons at any time?
I require one month’s notice of termination of lessons.