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Melanie offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!

Piano

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Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00

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Personal Description:

Online lessons available! I am a friendly, down-to-earth children’s piano teacher based in Walton-on-Thames, with many years experience teaching piano to students aged 6-16. I have played for over 20 years, starting when I was 7 - I completed classical ABRSM Grades before moving on to teach myself a broader selection of music styles at age 16. I play in a professional function band called Blackbird as the pianist and lead vocalist, performing at events and weddings across the country. I also have a First Class BA Open University degree.

I am Enhanced DBS checked and fully trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Tutoring Experience:

One-to-one piano tutoring for children - ABRSM classical grades as well as contemporary and casual piano.
One-to-one maths & English tutoring KS2-GCSE.
Running education sessions and workshops for school groups at museums and historic sites.

Tutoring Approach:

I adore music and performing - piano is a lifelong skill and I can never thank my own parents enough for pushing me to learn as I was growing up (despite my reluctance to practise… )!

I mainly teach primary and secondary-school children (age 6-16) from beginner to intermediate levels. I tailor my lessons around my students depending on what style of piano they would like to learn - we can follow a more formal approach, focusing on classical grades, or I am happy to teach more relaxed styles of playing through chords, scales and improvisation techniques that can be applied to most contemporary songs.

I fully empathise with the challenges and difficulties when faced with learning an instrument, but my enthusiastic, patient and driven approach helps my students pick up the skills required to love playing in no time. Playing music should never feel like a chore.

I teach online or in person. Students can come to my apartment in Walton where I teach on a full length weighted electric piano, or I am happy to travel to you. I typically teach from 3pm-7pm on weekdays - contact me for availability. My lessons are 50 minutes for £30, but I am happy to do shorter or longer lessons if preferred.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Open University (2017) - BA (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • ABRSM (2006) - Classical Piano Grades (Other) (✘ Not On File)

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