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Piano Lessons Birmingham

I am Rafael Lopes, Freelance Musician, Composer, Arranger, and Tutor. I am a graduate of the prestigious Birmingham Conservatoire with a BMus(Hons) in Jazz, started learning the saxophone at the age of 12 years old, I’ve completed the 8th Grade of ABRSM in Classical Saxophone and had private jazz classes after becoming interested in jazz and improvisation during my 5th grade.

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Rafael Lopes - Professional Piano Teacher

Piano Lessons Birmingham Teacher - Rafael Lopes
My Mission

Enjoy Learning

My teaching approach evolved together with my performing knowledge and experience. Focusing on a deep understanding of music production, my pedagogical approach aims for effortless and enjoyable playing through the application of holistic principles and understanding of notation.

My approach to teaching music is based on the individual needs of every student and their learning objectives. My teaching is generally tailored to the individual interests or aspirations of the student.


Barnsley Road, Birmingham, B17 8ED

Piano Teacher

Rafael Lopes
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My Lessons

All Ages Welcome

I welcome students of all age and abilities, and aim to build a relationship of trust and guidance with each pupil. I am a firm believer anyone can develop a musical personality and fully achieve effortless music production under the right guidance.

I can teach any music style (classical, jazz, folk, pop, experimental, rock, blues), improvisation, composition, arranging, or just follow the requests/requirements of the student.


£15 per 1/2 hour
£30 per hour

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

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I welcome both beginner and advanced students to take my lessons. I will always make a lesson plan that works for you as a learner.

Lesson Focus
Beginners Welcome

I offer beginner lessons.

My Experience as a Teacher

I play all the saxophones (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone), flute and also have 3rd Grade ABRSM in Classical piano and also compose, and arrange to a high standard.

During the years I have played in diverse types of bands and groups such as Support Band for 12 times Grammy-nominated artist and holder of one Grammy for “Best Gospel Song” in 2011 saxophonist Kirk Whalum which became famous for his feature on Witney Houston’s track “I Will Always Love You”, sax solo feature on radio hit for an artist called D’Alva on the track “Frescobol”, support band for MPB artist Ed Motta, Symphonic Orchestra of the Army, Jazz Orchestras of the Army, Big Bands, Local Wind/marching Bands and recently run my own 3 original groups.

Been a professional musician for 10 years and I’ve been teaching saxophone and flute privately for the last 8 years. I have experience teaching people of all ages and abilities, groups, students living abroad, and I am also an experienced peripatetic music teacher. I can teach and/or prepare students for ABRSM, Guildhall, and Trinity grades in classical or Jazz from grades 1-8 examinations. During the last 2 years of my experience, I also had the chance to deliver diverse types of workshops in a group setting such as Jazz workshop for a local big band which is made up of all ages and abilities.

Lessons Focus
Advanced Lessons

I also welcome more advanced students as well.

More About My Lessons

Playing the saxophone and piano is my passion and I love to pass my knowledge and skills to my students. I take music quite seriously, but I also have a lot of fun playing and teaching music. In each of my classes, I always encourage my students to express themselves, be creative and I also help them achieve their goals by pushing every student to the best of their abilities, whilst providing a range of knowledge always in a fun environment.

As part of my teaching approach, I generally provide suggestions of local groups, bands, projects and opportunities for students of any ages or abilities to perform and express their talent.

Finally, my approach includes encouraging my students to keep a diary of study, I sometimes send homework, always keeping the student engaged whilst I continually reassess/evaluate their progress to make sure the student is developing effectively and reaching their goal/result. I addition can also teach music theory, advanced harmony, arranging, composition, and various instrumental techniques.

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I welcome students of all ages from a wide range of backgrounds to learn to play the piano with me. My lessons are both exciting and enjoyable for all. I will make sure you learn about the styles that you enjoy and learn to play the artists that inspire you. If you have any questions, please send me an email at any time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I charge £15 per half hour and £30 per hour for all students.

I take most of my lessons from my home teaching space in Birmingham.

I welcome students of all ages and playing levels to learn with me.

Weekly or fortnightly lessons are by far the best way to learn to play the piano effectively.

Lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will still be charged full price.

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Piano Lessons Birmingham Music Studio Address


Barnsley Road, Birmingham, B17 8ED
Teaching Space
I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Barnsley Road, Bearwood, Birmingham, B17 8ED, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer mobile lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my mobile lessons simply get in touch.
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