Piano Lessons

In a one-to-one piano lesson we play the pieces you want to play and find music which will help you achieve your goals. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner who has never touched a piano in your life, or if you used to play the piano and want to start playing again. You might want to do your grades, or you might just want to take up a new hobby. Your reasons might be something different entirely but there is something for everyone. Come along for an Introduction Lesson and see how you feel about it.

Singing Lessons

You like singing, right? That's why you're here, yes? If you don't like singing but you're on this page it's because you can't admit to yourself that you like singing and that you don't like the sound of your own voice, correct? FYI: Some professional singers don't like the sound of their own voice. I know people with beautiful voices who don't like hearing themselves.

If you want to improve your singing on a purely personal basis then a private one-to-one lesson is for you. Singing lessons are personalised to focus solely on your aims. You will make a steady progression as your learning is specific for your own needs. You can also do grades in singing or music theatre if you wish.

A one-to-one lesson consists of:
° A vocal warm up and exercises suitable for your current needs.
° Learning your pieces.
° Technical exercises which relate to the pieces you are singing.

To find out more come along to an Introduction Lesson.

A Quick Thought

There's something I find interesting about the voice. It's an 'instrument' that anyone can play yet it's an 'instrument' that you cannot see yourself play. This is exactly why some people say the voice isn't an instrument. However, the voice makes a musical sound like a tangible instrument. The voice is many instruments combined; it is a cello with long smooth notes; it is a flute with fluttering melodies; it is a trombone with seemingly effortless slides, to name a few. Lastly, you need to learn technique, musical expression and articulation. The same as any tangible instrument.

Introduction Lesson

All potential piano and singing students come to an Introduction lesson. This is a straightforward getting to know you lesson. We play/sing together and talk about what you like, discuss your goals, and to see if we get on.
We find the right music for you play and then have a play. We start with what you feel comfortable with. If you're a beginner then we start at the beginning. If you've played or sung before then we pick up where you want to.

Before your introduction lesson please can you let me know what you are interested in and/or the pieces of music which you are currently playing/singing? This will enable me to prepare for your introduction so we can get straight on with the lesson. It also gives me an idea of what standard you are at and what your interests are.