Piano Teacher in Coventry
Email: [email protected]
It’s almost fifty years now since I first sat down at a piano, aged six. I come from a musical background. My grandfather was an organist and choirmaster in Yorkshire who taught Roy Castle – though, admittedly, it was the piano and not the trumpet – and my father ran a successful business in the 1970s selling musical instruments.
There was never any doubt that music was going to play an important role in my life. In fact, I cannot remember a time when I was unable to read it. I plodded through my Grades 1-3 between 1977 and 1980, but then a battle with a Bach Two-Part Invention that I was supposed to master for Grade 4 beat me and, having failed to get my Grade 5 before I turned 14, I was refused the chance to do O Level Music or start having organ lessons. Instead, I went on to write and perform musical theatre and contemporary worship, teaching a few pupils who wanted to get their first few grades to earn some pocket money.
Since 2000, I have had anything between two and six piano students on my books. Most start with me as beginners and, within a few years, have progressed to about Grade 3 level. I also teach piano lessons to adults and those who have no interest in doing examinations. I have also worked with people who play keyboards in worship bands, as I also do this regularly. Though I am not a qualified music teacher, I am both a qualified teacher (PGCE, 1993) and a talented musician, singer and composer. I would be more than happy to show any beginner who is starting out on their musical journey how to take their first steps.
Music Qualifications & Achievements:
My first degree is in Geography and French (1991), and this was followed by a Postgraduate Teaching Certificate (1993).
Music that I have written, which includes choral works, contemporary worship music, the songs for a pantomime and a musical have been performed in Sussex and Surrey since 1988.
I used to sing with the Eton College Choral Society (1982-1986), in the Parish Church Choirs of St. Mary Magdalene, Broughton in Furness (1985-1986) and St. John’s West Byfleet (1993-1998), where I was also Assistant Organist.
I was part of an acapella singing group that won the First Prize at the Woking Music Festival in 2011.
My most significant achievements as a musician were writing the songs for a stage musical in 2007 and a voluntary for my daughter’s wedding, called ‘A Muggles Melody’ – she is a very keen Harry Potter fan!
I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Binley Road, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2DP, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.
To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my music lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].
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