Piano Teacher in Sheffield
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My name is Mateusz and I have more than 15 years of experience in piano performance and piano teaching. I was classically trained in piano at a State School of Music in Poland and have performed extensively as a solo player, band member and accompanist. I have had opportunities to participate in live concerts, TV recordings and various studio projects both in Poland and the UK.
My musical influences vary vastly and include the classical works of Bach, Haydn and Chopin, as well as the pop or gospel influences of Alicia Keys and Kirk Franklin. I am also interested in historical musicology and the piano virtuosos of the 19th Century.
I am passionate about helping people discover their musical skills and making piano learning an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Whether you are starting out or wanting to take your piano playing to the next level, I will be happy to support you in your musical journey.
I teach most styles and genres but specialise in classical, pop and soul/gospel. I welcome both beginners and intermediate/advanced students and particularly invite those who want to return to playing the piano after a break.
The lesson content will depend largely on your learning needs and goals. I promote comprehensive musical development, so even if we focus on, for example, playing by ear, I will still encourage development in things like musical notation, reading, improvisation, or even singing! I will offer you advice and practical exercises to help with tricky passages and to improve your technique.
We will keep our lessons focused on the material we are working on, but also flexible so as not to stifle imagination and creative expression. I advocate student-led learning and will encourage you to set your own agenda and come to lessons with questions so that you benefit equally from feedback and independent learning.
Music Qualifications & Achievements:
- ABRSM Piano Performance Grade 8 (Distinction)
- ABRSM Music Theory Grade 5 (Distinction)
- First Level State Music School, Poland – Piano (a 4-year course)
- ABRSM Becoming a better music teacher professional development course
- 2018 recording for BBC Songs of Praise
- 2016 accompanist to a Rebecca Ferguson support act
- 2006-2009 working with a gospel choir in Poland as a pianist and musical director
I teach my lessons from a teaching space located at Cross Bedford Street, Sheffield, S6 3BQ, 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.
Awesome exceptional teacher. I learned a lot from him, best investment I have ever done for myself.
I enjoy my relaxation time when I play my favorite passages after busy day at work.
I m proud that I finally got there after years of thinking. Now I can put my skills into praxis thanks to this teacher.
Thank you again
“Mateusz has been my piano teacher for over 5 years now. When we started, he listened to my learning goals carefully and through the years we’ve chosen together different pieces to learn, both classical and more pop. He is incredibly supportive and encouraging (funny too!) with great musical and pedagogical knowledge. Thank you very much, Mateusz, for your teaching, especially during the lockdown year.”
“Mateusz is the best teacher I’ve had by far. He is very knowledgeable, gifted at making concepts understandable, exceptionally patient, and fun too! A natural teacher.”