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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Casual £45.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £45.00
Intermediate £45.00
Casual £45.00

Music Technology

Hourly Fee
Casual £45.00

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Personal Description:

I am an ex-professional musician offering piano lessons for adults.

Tutoring Experience:

20 years' teaching experience (one-to-one and groups)
Tutoring staff at University of Oxford
Qualified in Coaching and Mentoring (ILM Level 5)
PG Cert in Teaching and Learning (Masters level, Oxford Brookes University

Tutoring Approach:

I want my students to enjoy playing the piano, and to develop confidence. The aim is to sit down at a piano without music and improvise a simple accompaniment.

I teach contemporary piano. This would suit beginners, or those who've had classical lessons and want to learn some blues/jazz etc. It is very helpful if students know the twelve major scales.

How I teach
Lessons last one hour and normally take place in the student's home. I rarely use written music, preferring to use chord charts. I customise the lesson to the person, based on their existing skills and particular requirements. I start with core skills to build confidence and gradually add complexity. For example:
* Basic triads and chord inversions
* Twelve-bar blues format
* Dominant 7th chords (C7, F7)
* 1-6-2-5 turnarounds
* Substituting 9th chords
* Altered Chords (#5, #9)

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


  • Institute of Leadership and Management (2015) - Coaching and Mentoring Level 5 (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Oxford Brookes University (2013) - PG Cert in Teaching and Learning (Masters) (✘ Not On File)

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