I provide a friendly, supportive and realistic learning environment. I firmly believe that everyone can improve even with limited time to invest. My aim is to create a rounded and passionate musician with a desire to continue with music for many years.

There are three complementary elements to my lessons:

  • Enjoyment– This is the most important. Music making should be enjoyable and fun. My lessons build confidence and motivation, and help the student learn to express themselves through the piano.
  • Resources – My lessons draw upon my experience as a musician.  As well as working with well established tutor books, lessons may include listening to CDs of pieces that you are learning.
  • Structure – Learning a skill involves mastering a whole range of sub-skills and acquiring new information.  Our work together is carefully planned and explained, and you are always encouraged to ask questions.

 

My overall aim is to help you learn how to teach yourself.  That is what practice really is – so that you can become independent.

“I enjoy learning from Peter.  He is musical, friendly and efficient in his teaching style, which all help me learn effectively and comfortably.”

Michaela (adult, grade 8 with distinction)

“I look forward to my lessons very much, they really help with my Music A-level.”

Mark (age 18, grade 7 with merit)