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Piano Lessons Herne Hill

Hi everyone, My name is Karl & I'm a professional piano teacher located in Herne Hill. I can help you improve your playing and understanding of both playing piano and music in general. My lessons are always easy to understand and built around the areas of playing that you want to work on. I will always make a personalised lesson plan for all of my students. If you're a beginner or advanced player you're more than welcome to try out my lessons.

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Karl Cain - Professional Piano Teacher

Piano Lessons Herne Hill Teacher - Karl Cain
My Mission

Passionate Teacher

I am a passionate and enthusiastic musician, who thrives in learning new skills and meeting new people. This extends to my love of teaching piano, saxophone and music theory, as I am able to share in the new experiences a beginner or experienced player discovers during their lessons.

I like to make sure my lessons are always enjoyable. As well as learning theory and musical understanding, I like to make sure my students learn the music they enjoy and learn songs that you find interesting. I think that learning familiar music is the key to making substantial progress in your playing. My lessons are always taken at a speed that you can feel comfortable with and I will adapt my teaching style to fit your learning and playing level.


Herne Hill, Herne Hill, SE24 9AA

Piano Teacher

Karl Cain
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My Lessons

Experienced Songwriter

Alongside jazz, I started my musical career playing classical piano and saxophone. Since I have played in a Wind Orchestra at University in which we played styles from classical to musicals: I have also played in the pit for various musicals. This can help me provide you with tuition in different styles or help you gain confidence towards performing yourself.

I am an avid composer and songwriter too, having written songs for myself to sing and play at a piano, or to perform with my bands. I am more than happy to teach composition or music theory.


£15 per 1/2 hour
£25 per 3/4 hour
£30 per hour

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

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I welcome beginners and advanced players to take my lessons. I will make a lesson plan that suits your playing style and playing level.

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Beginners Welcome

I welcome beginners to take my lessons.

My Experience as a Teacher

After achieving a degree in music, I went onto teaching students privately from age 4-60 and whole-class and group lessons in schools in my local area. I am very confident in teaching any ability on saxophone and up to grade 6 piano, and ensure that my lessons are fun, engaging and informative. Each lesson is tailored to each individual student, and I include music theory along the way.

I have been gigging regularly for around 9 years, playing in ensembles covering many genres such as Jazz fusion, electronic funk fusion, Afrobeat, Indie, Jazz Big Band, Classical Wind Orchestra, pit bands for musicals and many other ensembles influenced by indie, pop, hip-hop, rock and others.

I am also an avid composer and songwriter, and love involving creative activities in lessons. Due to this, my playing is eclectic and it allows me to be able to teach a wide range of styles.

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Advanced Players Welcome

I welcome advanced players to take my lessons.

More About My Lessons

I am passionate about music in genreal and this is a passion I love to share with all my of students. I will make sure you learn in a direction that you enjoy and can get behind. I love all kinds of music and this is reflected in my teaching style.

Whether you are a beginner yourself, or your child has expressed an interest in music, I am confident that I can provide you with the confidence and skill needed to build your musical journey, and perhaps one day, career. If you are a more advanced player looking for a new teacher, I can help you find new alleys to explore and build upon your existing knowledge.

Teacher Tips
Music Shops

Music shops in the local area

Music Shops in Herne Hill

There are only a couple of options in the local area so if you'd like to find more options then I recommend travelling further into London.

Bass Place, Although not suited to those learning the Piano, this is a great local shop where you can pick up new or second hand double basses. They also offer repairs. They are located at 123 Dulwich Rd, London SE24 0NG.

South London Music, is the best place to go if you're looking for a store that sells sheet music for all the artists you enjoy. They also have a great range of exam books and some instruments too. You can find them at 47 Grove Vale, London SE22 8EQ.

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I can help you to

I'm a professional teacher based in Herne Hill offering high quality lessons for students of all ages in a wide range of styles and genres. I will make sure you learn in a direction that you feel comfortable with. My lessons are designed with the students thoughts in mind and I like to make sure you learn at a pace that you feel comfortable with as well as learning about the genres and styles you love. If you;d like to know more about my lessons then please send me an message at any time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are charged at £30 per hour for all students.

I can travel to you for lessons and this way you can learn from the comfort of your own home.

I teach students of all ages and will always make a lesson plan that suits your age and learning style.

I recommend taking weekly lessons if you have a keen interest in learning and improving your playing over a short period of time.

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

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Piano Lessons Herne Hill Music Studio Address


Herne Hill, Herne Hill, SE24 9AA
Teaching Space
I will travel to you for your lessons and will make a lesson plan that works for you. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer mobile lessons, subject to my teaching schedule and the location of the student – get in touch for more information.
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Piano Teacher

Karl Cain
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