Looking for piano lessons and a piano teacher in Bath? Do your children need extra piano tuition in addition to their school lessons? Or maybe you are looking for a new direction and inspiration for your piano playing?
I teach many pupils from a range of backgrounds and levels. I have a busy after-school schedule, teaching children of all ages from early years to A-level, where we work towards favourite pieces or more structured formats such as the ABRSM grades.
I also teach adult beginners, some who are complete beginners and have always wanted to play, and some returning to playing after having studied at school.
Whatever the reason, get in touch with me today to organise a lesson; there are currently a few spaces left for after-school lessons and I also have availability during the day, so if you are not working 9 – 5 hours, I may have a slot for you!
When I am not teaching, I write my own music for concerts and various other formats. So if you ever want to delve deeper into music, be it performance, composition, or the history of music, I am ready to share insights from my own practice and performance!
So get in touch today by clicking here!
This is the beginning of hopefully a regular blog on my piano lessons in Bath, UK.
Teaching piano offers a unique insight into people’s development as pianists. In my own piano studies, it is easy to get lost in endless self analysis and criticism. Hours of finessing legato lines and running octaves can narrow one’s outlook on learning, so teaching is a really good way to learn more about the instrument and the difficulties people can encounter with it.
I have a range of students from the youngest at 5 years of age to mature adult beginners. Each one presents challenges, as no two students are the same. We are all individuals, learning at different rates and responding to different teaching methods.
The two keys to teaching I have discovered so far are patience and empathy. Empathy is probably the most important skill of all. If I have a student who is losing concentration, I need to immediately ask myself ‘if I were in their shoes, why would I be losing concentration?’ This is especially pertinent for young beginners and I have found that this lovely summer weather can be a major distraction! So mixing up the lesson plan, trying new exercises and even just taking a 30 second breather can really help to find that focus for the last ten minutes of a lesson.
That’s it for now, but I hope to keep a more regular posting of teaching observations, my own studies and music life in Bath in general!
If you are looking for piano lessons in Bath or near by, then please do get in touch via my contact form!