Private Lessons

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Piano Lessons

  • learn by ear

  • MUSIC THEORY FOR PRACTICAL APPLICATION

  • POP STYLE, IMPROV & PERFORMANCE

  • SONGWRITING COACHING OPTION

🤘 Private piano online video lessons through Skype.

🤘 Option of weekly 30 minute lessons or fortnightly 60 minute lessons. No lessons in school holidays - with option to continue throughout Summer holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor MA Music, Grade 8 Piano Performance (ABRSM/Trinity), Music Editor (7 years), Piano Course Developer (Rocket Piano & Piano Picnic), 20 years experience, international performer & recording artist. Click here to listen to my latest album!

Take-home assets include: 

☑️ 40% OFf student discount to super basics beginner piano course.

want to discuss your options?

Bobby LOVED piano yesterday - thank you so much for inspiring him. He’s practiced twice already today, has downloaded the backing track etc. He told me he loves piano again :-). Thanks for all of the feedback and resources - it’s awesome.
— Debbie, Te Awamutu

Lesson FAQs: 

You can read my studio policy here.

Who are these lessons suitable for?

  • beginner pianists (over 16 years).

  • intermediate pianists who want to develop their improv, 'comping or ear-skills,

  • pianists of any level who want to hone their songwriting,

  • pianists of any level who want specialised direction & motivation!

What types of lessons are available?

  • 30 minute piano training lessons (furthering your skill, technique & knowledge in general playing).

  • 60 minute piano development & coaching sessions (intensive sessions to take you to the next level quickly, recommended for intermediate level adult pianists).

What do these lessons include? (individual to each student's needs).

  • basic technique,

  • theory knowledge,

  • music-reading (if desired),

  • ear-training challenges,

  • improvisation & creative playing,

  • learn repertoire that you want to learn,

  • use of apps & games to reinforce learning in a fun way,

how do skype lessons work?

They are similar to in-person lessons: the teacher & student commit to meeting at the same time, they discuss concepts & training in real time, feedback is given instantly and the learning approach is tailored to the individual student.

The main differences are: it does not matter if either person is sick or unable to travel; instead of showing the keyboard directly the teacher will, from time to time, use an animated screen to show the piano keys being pressed in order to make a demonstration; and finally, the lesson can be recorded so you can watch it again at a later date, if you wish.

What if I can't make a lesson?

The sooner you get in touch about a missed lesson the more options you have.

Options are to:

  1. receive a recorded video lesson from me using your allocated lesson time-slot to watch in your own time.

  2. send me a video of yourself playing to receive feedback and coaching on your performance.

  3. reschedule your lesson (only with minimum 48 hours notice & subject to availability).