“I will teach all ages from the very young to the mature student
as long as they are enthusiastic to learn”

Hello - I have a passion for music and have been teaching piano for more years than I care to remember and I still find teaching inspirational and fulfilling.

It does not matter about your age - your time of life should be no barrier to learning and enjoying music.

My aim is for you to enjoy learning new pieces of a wide variety of music including the jazz piano syllabus of both London College of Music and ABRSM - there is never any pressure to take examinations - that is entirely your decision.

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Music Theory and Aural Skills

I can also help you with music theory, whether or not the piano is your instrument - it’s a like a map or sat nav to assist your journey forward.

Studying music theory aural skills helps:


  • Understand how music works, irrespective of style or instrument and aids your own enjoyment 

  • To write and play music accurately

  • To detect errors

  • Sight reading, styles and genres

  • To explore your talent

  • Composing your own tune or song

  • Chords

  • Children understand how music works

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“I studied piano, jazz piano and music theory with Michael for many years. During this time l undertook exams and was very successful. Michael has a very calm and patient approach to teaching, he has a great enthusiasm and passion for music which he passes onto you during your lessons. 
                - Lisa Powell

I have 30 years experience in teaching students of all ages and experiences.

In my opinion, a good musician must put into practice what he teaches and continually seek new challenges.


So I embarked on a new Diploma,  to be an Associate of Trinity College, London.  I was required a perform a 40 min recital of at least 2 pieces.  My selection included pieces by Schubert, Rachmaninoff and Beethoven.  Some were new pieces that I have always wanted to perform and some were past favourites that I have performed (and won!)  in piano competitions. 


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“I cannot recommend Michael enough.  My 7 year old daughter enjoys his lessons thoroughly and has recently scored a Distinction in her L.S.M. exam!

We have been so pleased, that my other daughter has now started learning with Michael too."
                        - Mrs. Allen