Teaching

“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
     

  • Chords
     

  • 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. 

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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

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