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After studying for a music degree (University of Liverpool), followed by a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (University of Cambridge), my first teaching post was in South-West France, where I taught piano, directed choirs and was involved in administering (moving chairs about!) and playing in a classical music festival.  With a diploma in piano performance from Trinity College London, since returning to the UK I have taught in a variety of schools, in Somerset & Kent and have notched up 30 years of teaching experience. 

Kim and I now divide our time between France and Scotland. We have three, more or less grown-up children and a small but vociferous Yorkshire terrier.


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Online Adult Piano Lessons

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.

I teach during term time (and perhaps for occasional weeks in the long summer holiday too), 40-minute, weekly sessions. I also offer ad hoc lessons for those who simply want occasional input. I don't teach at the weekends and prefer daytime to evenings.


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).

A pencil!

I'll send further details on how to set up at home.



Whether young or old, starting out or returning to the piano, get in touch if you'd like to discuss this further.

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