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Piano Lessons Aberdeen

Hello everyone! My name is Martina. I come from Italy but I have been living in Scotland since 2015 and I love it here. I am a very dedicated tutor with extensive experience in a variety of subjects. As far as my professional background is concerned, I have a university degree in Engineering with specialisation in Architecture, besides speaking several foreign languages. I have been working as a teacher for most of my career, providing tutoring in languages, musical theory and the fundamentals for piano playing. I am presently working as an online teacher and personal tutor for an American college and I have several private language and music students.

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Martina Schwertel - Professional Piano Teacher

Piano Lessons Aberdeen Teacher - Martina Schwertel
My Mission

Enjoy Learning to Play the Piano

I have a true passion for music, especially for the piano, and I would love to pass on to new pupils the skills in this beautiful instrument. I have taught music theory and the fundamentals of piano playing for several years throughout my career.

I would love to do so again and pass on my interest towards this undying artistic tradition. Music Qualifications & Achievements: I attended the conservatory for piano lessons for 8 years of my life while I was in Germany I have also been in several choirs as well as other music courses for different instruments I have recently done a course in Vedic Chanting


King St, Aberdeen, AB24 3FX

Piano Teacher

Martina Schwertel
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My Lessons

All Styles & Genres Taught

I tailor my lessons depending on the needs of the individual student. Everyone has a different pace of learning and feels comfortable in certain areas over others. I normally like to have a collaborative relationship with the student, where we can have an open conversation regarding their expectations, and I value their input.

If you already have a book or syllabus you want to follow that is absolutely fine and you can bring it along. Otherwise, I am happy to work out a lesson plan and materials and discuss it with you depending on your preferences.


£10 per 1/2 hour
£20 per hour

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I am delighted to offer my lessons to students of all ages and abilities from 7+. I will make a lesson plan that suits you.

Lesson Focus

Enjoyable Lessons

I like to make sure my lessons are enjoyable for all

My Experience as a Teacher

From my early childhood, I attended the conservatory for 8 years for piano lessons while I lived in Germany. I have also been in several choirs as well as other music courses for different instruments. However, the piano is the instrument I continued playing throughout my whole life.

I more recently completed a course in Vedic Chanting, which I found a very enriching experience and applicable to my music teaching. I have provided tutoring in music for many years. I can help you with both music theory and playing the piano as an instrument.

I normally discuss the students’ expectations with them, because I believe the lessons should be tailored to their needs. I adapt my lessons depending on the students, so that they can participate in a pace comfortable for them.

Lessons Focus

All Genres

I offer lessons in Pop, Classical & Folk

More About My Lessons

I am happy to teach complete beginners all the way up to intermediate and more advanced players. I normally suggest starting off with music theory and reading piano notation, as a basic grasp of it is very useful and essential for playing any instrument. It will also make things much easier when progressing further on the piano.

We will also look at proper posture, basic hand positioning on the keyboard and finger positioning through specific exercises. You will learn chord structure and how to play them within a variety of songs of your choosing, progressing to higher levels of competency with the piano. I am also very happy to tutor children, especially considering the benefits they can draw from playing the piano.

Piano lessons allow children to develop both listening and communication skills by understanding new concepts. The discipline deriving from guided piano lessons also improves the capacity to focus on a specific task, which will be helpful in school as well.

Teacher Tips

Music Stores In Aberdeen

Aberdeen has a great range of music stores where you can pick up everything from sheet music to instruments

Music Shops in Aberdeen

There are some fantastic music shops in Aberdeen that cater to students of all ages and abilities.

Kennys Music, located on 67 The Green, Aberdeen, AB11 6NY. Kenny's stock a huge array of pianos and keyboards and accessories to suit anyone from the beginner to the advanced professional.

Ramjam Music, located on 120 Crown St, Aberdeen, AB11 6HJ. RamJam is Aberdeen's number one independent pre-owned music store. What makes RamJam brilliant is that the staff are actually musicians, able to help and give any advice you may need about musical equipment and books.

Gordon Bell Pianos, is located on 45 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1NQ. A store dedicated only to the piano, this is the perfect place to start for all of your piano playing needs. Gordon Bell stock anything from electric to grand pianos and offer piano tuning. If you are looking for your first piano, Gordon Bell Piano's is the place for you.

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I can help you to

I'm an experienced musician and teacher who can help you rapidly improve your piano playing as well as your understanding about the instrument and how it works. Together we will make a personalised lesson plan that suits your needs & in which you see rapid improvement in your playing and in your confidence in no time at all. If you have any questions, please send me an email at anytime.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are charged at £10 per half hour and £20 per hour.

I teach my lessons from a teaching space located at the University of Aberdeen – MacRobert Building, Aberdeen, UK.

I believe that music is or everyone & I teach students ages 7 and above in a wide range of styles.

For the best results I would recommend taking weekly lessons however, If you prefer fortnightly lessons this can also be possible.

Please note Piano Lessons Aberdeen operates 48-hour cancellation policy. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice then you will still be charged for the lesson.

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Piano Lessons Aberdeen Music Studio Address


King St, Aberdeen, AB24 3FX
Teaching Space
I normally give lessons from my home or online, which has become quite a popular option since the Covid-19 lockdown. For lessons in person, you will be welcome to my living room where I have a very high-quality piano keyboard. For online lessons, these can be done over Zoom, Skype, Google or Teams depending on your preference. I have a very good set up and a fast internet connection to ensure a positive experience during our lessons. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.
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Piano Teacher

Martina Schwertel
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