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Richard offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £35.00

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Personal Description:

I'm originally from Sevenoaks, Kent, but lived as an expat in the Far East (Taiwan) for 25 years. In Taiwan, I taught piano, and regularly performed piano recitals at venues in the capital, Taiwan and elsewhere on the island. Now settled back in the UK, I live in Swindon, Wiltshire, where I continue to teach piano and music theory.

Tutoring Experience:

I've had 20 years experience teaching piano in Taiwan to both expats and Taiwanese, both children (from the age of 6) and adults, and just relocated back to the UK. I accept beginner to advanced, and I'm experienced in taking students through ABRSM piano exams (the prep test and grades 1 - 8, and the dreaded theory grade 5).
For more advanced students, I have a particular interest in late Romantic and early twentieth century music.
I teach in students' homes if a reasonable distance from me (I live in north Swindon, Redhouse village), or students are welcome to come to me. Although I presently have only a digital piano.

Tutoring Approach:

I take a relaxed, friendly approach to teaching, with the aim of instilling an interest in music and an ability to be an expressive player, rather than merely a technically proficient one, although naturally I do pay close attention to technical development. For young learners I often use popular/jazzy piano (Martha Mier/ Christopher Norton et al) to keep young learners engaged and hopefully practicing!

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Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: Chinese
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)

Qualifications:

  • London College of Music (1988) - Graduate of the London College of Music (GLCM) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • London College of Music (1988) - Fellow of the London College of Music (FLCM) (Professional) (✔ On File)

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