Piano is a brilliant instrument for first-time musicians, for anyone who’s never have played an instrument before or read music before. Many find the piano to be their best gateway into music as a whole. With that in mind, piano lessons will typically involve a lot of holistic learning; technique, performance, theory, composition/songwriting, all of these things are dealt with within the first few lessons.
For students with previous experience of playing piano there are always more directions to pursue - whether it be improving your playing in the styles you’re already familiar with or moving into completely unknown territory, it’s my pleasure and joy as a teacher to help you become the best pianist you can be.
With as versatile an instrument as the piano it's always important to be exposed to as many different styles as possible. In addition to technical study, time is also put into listening to and talking about as a variety of pieces, composers and performers, from J.S. Bach to Eric Satie to Art Tatum to Gwilym Simcock. As piano is such a great ‘first instrument’ for many musicians, we also take time to look into musical theory in a constructive and creative manner - you’ll be writing your first piece within your first few lessons!
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