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 many of my piano students from my teaching space located in High Petergate, YO1 7EN, in central 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.

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I also offer lessons from my home on Manor Drive North, York, YO26 5RY, as well as mobile piano tuition subject to my teaching availability and schedule. For more information simply get in touch and we can arrange lessons to take place in the most suitable location.

Is it easily accessible by public transport?

Yes! There is a bus stop around 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 8 upwards. 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 worthwhile. 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 the 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.



Classical & Contemporary

I am an experienced teacher, covering a variety of styles including classical, jazz and popular music. I will make sure that I shape our lessons around your taste in music. Lessons are tailored to suit the pupil's aims, whether it's to progress through grades or simply learn for fun.

I am a qualified music teacher, having gained a 1st Class degree in Music from the University of York and would be delighted to use this knowledge to help you to learn to play the piano, whether you are a beginner or more advanced pianist.

So give me an email or a call on 01904 922045 to arrange your first piano lesson or find out more about my piano teaching here in York!

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My lessons will be tailored to your particular style and speed of learning, to help you get the best out of each and every lesson.

Professional Piano Tuition Beginners to Advanced - Classical, Jazz & Contemporary - All Ages Welcome