Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to get anything before starting piano lessons?

I thoroughly recommend purchasing a good quality piano, which will enable you to practice the different things we go over in the lessons. Apart from that, just a good dose of enthusiasm and willingness to learn!

Am I too old to start learning the piano?

I teach pupils of all ages, you're certainly never to old to learn as long as you put the effort in!

Where do the lessons take place?

I teach all of my piano students from my teaching space located on Lowther St, YO31 7ND, York. Click on the map to bring up my rough location on Google Maps! It is a great place to learn to play the piano, with plenty of resources and a good piano to learn upon.

Piano Lessons York Map

Is there parking nearby?

There is a small car park at the site which is free to park in. Alternatively there is on street parking, which is pay and display.

Is it easily accessible my public transport?

Yes! There is a bus stop round the corner. Where I teach is fairly central, so plenty of different buses go past.

Do you teach kids?

Yes! I teach children from the age of five upwards, and also have experience teaching primary school children and teenagers. I really believe that learning an instrument from a young age is extremely beneficial! I try and make sure these lessons are not only about improving their playing but also providing an experience that encourages the child that learning the instrument is worth while. There are unavoidable parts of learning an instrument which are not so enjoyable, but if, in lessons, kids can see the benefits and fun of music, hopefully they will continue to persevere with it and not be one of the many people who say later in life, "I wish I kept playing the [insert instrument here]." 

Can I/Do I have to learn grades?

You can, but you don't have to! Grades can be a great way to progress students and give them motivation to improve, however they're not for everyone. Lessons are tailored to the pupils aims meaning you get what you want to achieve out of the lessons.

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Classical & Contemporary

I am an experienced teacher, covering a variety of styles including classical, jazz and popular. Lessons are tailored to suit the pupil's aims, whether it's to progress through grades or simply learn for fun. So whether you want to play like Chopin, Einaudi, Jamie Cullum or Elton John, I will make sure that I shape our lessons around your taste in music, to encourage you along your musical path.

So give me an email or a call on 03458 693391 to arrange your first piano lesson

or find out more about my lessons here at Piano Lessons York!

Simon is an excellent teacher. He has helped my confidence and technique improve tremendously over the last few years. His technical knowledge and patience makes the lessons rewarding and challenging. I would highly recommend Simon to prospective pupils. - Felicity, student

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