Thanks for visiting my website. I teach piano, keyboard, composition and music theory lessons from my home in Woodseats, Sheffield (S8). I welcome pupils of all ages and abilities and teach a wide variety of styles. I also teach Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Classes.
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I offer one hour of FREE tuition to new pupils so that we can meet, discuss what you want to get out of lessons and you can experience my teaching before committing to regular lessons.
Below is some information about the instruments I teach.
Whatever style you want to learn, I can help you progress and reach your goals. I can show you how your hands work best at the keyboard and how that knowledge allows you to create the sound you want – technique is never divorced from musical content. I’m also happy to teach you how to read music and how to play by ear.
Perhaps you want to make use of the orchestral potential of modern keyboards for performance; or want to learn how to use a keyboard as a MIDI controller for recording? Maybe you want to know how to use a keyboard effectively in a band? Either way, I can teach you the technique to play more effectively and show you how to use the the powerful technology that is the modern keyboard.
Maybe you learned music theory for an exam and then forgot it all because no one ever showed you the practical applications; perhaps you write songs intuitively but would like to understand better what you’re doing and open up more options; or maybe you’re comfortable writing music for your own instrument, but want to learn how to orchestrate effectively for a band or ensemble of unfamiliar instruments? Creativity is a combination of intuition and knowledge and I can help you learn what you need to know to create the music you want.