Piano Lessons

£17.00 Per Lesson

Piano is perhaps the most universally appreciated sound in the world and the greatest platform to understand music.  Able to convey harmony and melody with a rhythmic backing, it's versatility in modern music is matched only by the acoustic guitar.  Whatever music you enjoy, learn how to bring it to life with the piano.  

We welcome students from the age of seven to a friendly and inspiring group class environment.  Our tutors draw on a wide array of playing and teaching experience to provide top quality focussed tuition in a small group environment.  

Whether your musical goals are academic or purely for personal enjoyment, we offer carefully structured progression with the optional milestones of graded examination.

 

Piano Classes

Piano classes accommodate 2 pupils at a time and are scheduled throughout the week.  

Lessons are 40 minutes long.

Lessons run for 11 or 12 weeks in school term time, with a week off for half term. 

Payment for the full term needs to be made before the first lesson.   

For more information or to register your interest please send us a message.

Piano Tutors

Dan Dibden

Daniel’s first gig was at the age of 14. After playing in the school big band, he studied jazz piano at Leeds College of Music and then went on to complete the jazz course at The Guildhall School of Music in London. Since then, he has been the assistant MD on Five Guys Named Moe, musical director on Dusty: The Musical and assistant Musical Director and keyboard player on the tour of the West End Show The Rat Pack.

 

 

 

Dan Edwards

Dan first started playing piano age 8.  Working through ‘the grades’ he began to dig into Jazz and Blues, thanks to his Grandad’s record collection. 

He went on to study Jazz and Popular music at Goldsmiths College and the IOE (PgDip, PGCE), and has since created a name for himself as a versatile and expressive session keys player, performing, touring and recording at venues and festivals throughout the UK and Europe.

As an educator, he has taught in multiple settings in London’s schools and colleges for nearly 20 years, sharing his love of music with students from all backgrounds and ages. 

His TV and Radio credits include: BBC Radio 2, RTE1, 1 Xtra, Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio London. He also heads up his own Soul Jazz project THE MAYANS.

Richard Luck

Richard has performed on such West End shows as Les MisérablesWicked and Singin' In The Rain; appeared alongside names including Sir Elton John, Joe Cocker, Gareth Gates and Pixie Lott; as well as performing for HRH The Prince of Wales, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.   

His teaching career spans over twenty years, during which he has taught at numerous educational institutions including the Junior Trinity College of Music.

 

 

Emily Jackson

Emily is a classically trained pianist and vocalist with a speciality in Music Composition and Production.  Since graduating in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in Music for Film, she went on to win the CSO Young Composer of the Year award in 2014 and successfully completed an MMUS in Music Composition.     

Although coming primarily from a classical background, her experience with music production and keyboard samples allows her to express and explain the nuances of a wide range of contemporary genres.   

Registered with both the ABRSM and Trinity College Exam boards, Emily gently encourages pupils to take theory and/or practical grade exams to help them progress.  She believes in creating a fun and energetic teaching environment, tailoring material to each student’s specific needs and goals.   

Louise D’Urso

Louise has enjoyed piano and dance since she was 3 years old.  Studying formally at Laine Theatre Arts she went on to tour the world for 7 years on cruise ships.  

Growing up in a musical environment, she is passionate about sharing her love for all things musical with others.  She has a wealth of experience as a piano and dance teacher, in both group and one-to-one environments and tailors her lessons to meet each students needs.  

Louise’s background in dance, gives her an understanding of music from a more dynamic perspective and allows her to embody the feeling behind the music. 

Freddie Meyers

Freddie Meyers’ music has been played on BBC Radio 3 and by the BBCSO, Aurora Orchestra, and Royal Northern Sinfonia. Meyers conducted the premiere of his opera, A Sketch of Slow Time, a 90-minute work, in Oxford, Nov 2017.

His work for large orchestra, Atlas, Sept 2019, creates music as sonic sculpture, in order to generate an objective multi-perspective depiction of the mythological titan.

Meyers and Gadsden have been creating performances that combine live painting, music, and digital sound, where structured sound and art improvisation are a fundamental element. These include: “See Her”, commissioned for Advance Charity, who support victims of domestic violence, premiered Nov 2018; “All at Sea” and “Voices”, commissioned for Narratives of Displacement (a University of Birmingham project) and created in collaboration with Iraqi and Syrian refugees, performed at Dare Festival 2018, British Academy Showcase 2019, and at CBRL, Jordan 2018; “Ships of the Desert”, commissioned by MISK Art Festival Saudi Arabia 2018; and “We Cultivate Hope”, commissioned by British Council, Palestine, performed at Aida Refugee Camp, Sept 2019. These were scored for western and Arabic instruments, collaborating with Syrian oud player Rihab Azar, Syrian refugee percussionist Jamal AlSakka, and blind Palestinian oudist Maher Alshafi. 

Meyers completed a BA in music at St Hilda’s College, Oxford and has studied with composers including Hans Abrahamsen, Tansy Davies, and Anna Meredith.

Gill Day

Gill grew up in a musical family and started playing the piano at the age of 7, after several years of nagging her parents.  She went on to study piano, classical guitar and singing, supplementing her education by teaching others.

Her career has seen her work in events management and run a talent agency booking bands and other acts throughout the eighties and nineties.  As well as forming and touring with her own girl band Siren in the late-eighties.

Very much an in-demand piano and guitar teacher, Gill draws upon her years of experience in the music industry to encourage and inspire her students to achieve their musical dreams.

Graham Harris

Graham teaches piano, keyboard, composition and theory, and has over 26 years of teaching experience. He enjoys teaching adults – those who are complete beginners, and also those who wish to restart the piano or keyboard after a few years. He teaches at all levels - from beginner to advanced level (including post-Grade 8/Diploma level). Graham teaches all styles of music including classical, jazz, and popular music.

He is a very patient and understanding teacher and has a relaxed approach with all his pupils.  

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