People can begin the piano at any age, but the youngest age one can realistically start is 4. Lessons are usually arranged weekly for 30 minutes, though more advanced students will require 45-minute or hour-long lessons. I am also happy to offer 'drop-in' sessions, often for adults who want to learn the piano as a pastime but schedules don't allow for regular practise. Such students tend to contact me when they would like to arrange their next lesson. Regardless of a student's level, the pace of lessons are always set by the student's ability and rate of progress.
It is of course important to have an instrument on which to practise, ideally daily. An acoustic piano is best (even a 'bad' one!), as even the finest digital pianos lack the variety of touch, tone and response of a 'real' one. For more information, please feel free to contact myself or a local piano dealer (Coach House Pianos and Gardners Pianos are good places to start).
The initial trial lesson is free so that students may comfortably assess whether they would like to continue. Should they decide to do so, I charge £12 for 30 minutes, £17 for 45 minutes and £22 for one hour. Please feel free to contact me for more information.
Aside from my professional qualifications, I am also a Registered Private Teacher with the Incorporated Society of Musicians.