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Piano Lessons Purley

Hello! My name is Josh Hickin and I provide professional Piano lessons to students of all ages and abilities in the Purley area, just outside of London.

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Josh Hickin - Professional Piano Teacher

Piano Lessons Purley Teacher - Josh Hickin
My Mission

High Quality and Professional Lessons Provided

I have been playing the piano for many years and have dedicated the majority of my life to developing my skills as a piano player. I take great pride in offering high quality piano lessons that will help you get to that next level no matter what your current playing ability is. Whether you have never played a piano before or if you have been playing for years and are just looking to move to the next step, anyone is welcome to take lessons with me.

The lessons I provide are suitable for any students of any age range or musical background. I will always take the time to get to know you as an individual and together we study and analyse your favorite songs by your favorite artists. I find that this is a great way to keep you motivated and driven throughout our lessons as you are always getting to play your favorite songs that you love the most.


Grasmere Road, Purley, CR8 1DY

Piano Teacher

Josh Hickin
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My Lessons

All Styles and Genres Covered

I feel I am a versatile teacher who is fluent in playing and teaching in a wide range of styles and genres. I will always take the time to get to know you personally and will adapt the content and material that we work through to suit your specific musical goals and needs. Doing this means that not only do your practical skills as a piano player improve, but you are also rewarded by being able to play your favorite songs too.

I have a deeply rooted passion for all things music and I believe this shows in my lessons. I love working with my students and being a part of their musical journey. Seeing them improve each week and seeing those results is something I really thrive on. I am experienced in teaching lessons in a 1 to 1 setting as well as teaching whole choirs, casts and companies for larger scale productions too.


£25 per 1/2 hour
£40 per hour

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

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

The lessons I provide are tailored to suit any student of any ability. Both beginner and advanced students are more than welcome to take lessons with me.

Lesson Focus
Beginners Welcome

Introduction to Piano, How to read Sheet Music, Simple Songs

My Experience as a Teacher

I am a professional composer and orchestrator who has worked in and around London for many years. As well as playing the piano professionally I have also worked as an accompanist and performer for live shows, concerts, festivals and even parties with my function band. I have had piano and recorder lessons ever since a very young age and this is a passion that has carried through into my adult life.

In 2013 I was fortunate enough to be accepted to study at Chethams School of Music in Manchester. It was here that I had my first introduction to music teaching as during one of the modules we were given the opportunity to give lessons to younger students. It was here I realised my true passion for playing music and for sharing it with others too.

Later in my studies I was awarded with the Harvy Loh award to study composition at the Royal Academy of Music. It was here at the academy where I first started working professionally as a composer and orchestrator, helping produce music for concerts, ballets, and films. Following my graduation I have also since started conducting for shows in Croydon.

Lessons Focus
Intermediate/Advanced Students Welcome

Advanced Theory, Advanced Playing Techniques, More Complex Songs

More About My Lessons

I love the experience of introducing and teaching the music which I am so passionate about to new musicians. My first introduction to music was when watching movies when I was younger and I quickly realised I was paying more attention to the sounds, than what I was seeing on the screen. I knew at this point I wanted to become a composer.

I want to be able to share this initial love and discovery for music with my students too, and love to see their own passion and enjoyment grow over the course of the lessons. I believe I am a friendly and approachable teacher who is here to help and support you in anyway that I can on your piano playing journey.

The lessons I provide can be tailored and suited to meet your own individual goals and needs. Whether it is a particular song you've always wanted to learn, or a certain technique you really want to improve, no matter what your aims and goals are together we can structure a lesson plan that will help you improve on those weak areas and get you where you want to be.

Teacher Tips
Local Music Stores

Here is a list of music stores for all your Piano needs.

Music Shops in Purley

Here is a list of some local music stores you can try to buy all the things that you may need to get started on Piano.

Rock Bottom Music, is located a short drive from mine at 68-70 London Rd, Croydon CR0 2TB and is a great local music store you can try for all your piano needs. Here they sell a wide range of pianos/keyboards to suit all prices ranges and budgets.

Martin Phelps Music, is another great local store that you could try for all things Piano. 9S End, Croydon CR0 1BE is the address and here you will find a great selection of used and carefully restored pianos. Here they will not only help you select the best piano for you, but often offer a 3 year warranty on most purchases made here.

Cantate Music, is located 2 Peaks Hill, Purley CR8 3JE and is a great local recording studio. Once you have had time to practice and are maybe ready to record some of those performances, this is a great local studio you can try for all of your recording needs.

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I am a passionate pianist who not only loves to teach Piano but also loves to compose, conduct and direct musical scores for films too. It is my goal to be here to support you on your musical journey and to help you in any way that I can.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lessons are £25 for half an hours tuition or £40 for an hours tuition.

I teach the majority of my lessons from my home at Grasmere Road, Purley, CR8 1DY (full address would be provided upon booking your first lesson). I also offer mobile lessons, so please contact me for more information on these.

I teach students of all ages 6+.

No you can attend lessons as and when you like. I would recommend one hour a week for the most consistent progress.

Any lessons cancelled within 48 hours can still be charged for. I am happy to reschedule cancelled lessons where possible.

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Piano Lessons Purley Music Studio Address


Grasmere Road, Purley, CR8 1DY
Teaching Space
I teach the majority of my lessons from my home at Grasmere Road, Purley, CR8 1DY (full address will be provided upon booking your first lessons). I also offer mobile lessons too and would be happy to travel to you for the lessons within a reasonable distance. Please contact me for more information on arranging this.
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Piano Teacher

Josh Hickin
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