“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.
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
Children understand how music works
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.
“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