Hello and welcome,
I hope you find easy access to the piano videos you're looking for, covering ABRSM, Trinity, MTB and Canada's RCM.
In addition to the free videos available here and on YouTube, many of the pieces have additional, detailed tutorial videos.
To view the current list of tutorial videos: click here
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Above all, enjoy your piano playing. If you have any questions, I'd be delighted to help.
A recent upload to YouTube
Online Piano & Theory Lessons
For many people looking for piano or theory tuition, online lessons are the perfect solution. No need to travel, stay in the comfort of your own home, play on your own piano or write at your own desk and wherever you are in the world, the chances are we'll find a suitable time for us both!
For theory lessons, I wholeheartedly recommend my son Ollie (!). A composer and music director, producer and sound engineer, he's also a great music theory tutor. Feel free to drop him a line.
Everybody learns differently, with different interests and goals. Some will like a relaxed approach, using lessons for me to drop-in on their playing, but left free to progress very much at their own pace. Others will want me to set clear targets and keep you (and me!) accountable for your progress - both are perfectly possible.
You may want to sit music exams. The exam structure can provide useful milestones for the journey, but they aren't a complete piano syllabus, nor should the certificates be the end goal, but rather a by-product of improving skills and knowledge. There is no compulsion to sit exams.
30-minute lesson = £24
40-minute lesson = £32
You could spend a bit of money on large screens (for you to see), webcams (for me to see), microphones and lighting ...but you don't have to!
All you need is:
A good internet connection.
A device with a webcam (computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone).
I'll send more details on how to set up at home when you get in contact.
Whether young or old, starting out or returning to the piano, get in touch if you'd like to discuss this further.
Some sort of feedback on our piano playing will help us progress. In the practice room we undertake this for ourselves, listening carefully and critically. Feedback from a third-party is given during a piano lesson, either in person or remotely, allowing for ideas to bounce back and forth between student and teacher. But busy lives and hectic schedules, not to mention time zones, can make this format unworkable. Video exchange provides a solution.
Behind the scenes
The videos are produced at home and the process has evolved over the years. Since May 2018 I have played a Casio GP-500, which allows me to record a WAV file directly to a USB thumb drive. The overhead keyboard view is recorded on a smartphone (currently a Samsung A71) and the 'selfie' is filmed using a micro-four-thirds camera (Pansonic G7). For dialogue, the audio is captured both with a Røde NTG4+ into a Zoom H5 and from the phone. I sometimes use a DJI Osmo Action for a close-up view along the length of the keyboard.
The illuminated keyboard display, is a screen capture of a Synthesia display. The video is produced with Final Cut Pro. I make use of various LED lights and stands.
If you'd like to know more, do get in touch.