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Learn Piano

I can help you learn how to play the piano: pick up the basics and play music you enjoy.

Based in the west end of Dundee, students of all ages come for lessons every weekday.

My rate is £16 per 30 minute lesson. Waiting lists are currently closed due to high demand, but you can email to find out more.

I am self-employed, have full PVG Scheme membership and experience of teaching piano to a wide range of people. My focus is on musicality and enjoyment, I also passed ABRSM Grade 5 Piano, and ABRSM Grade 5 Theory (Distinction) - and have trained to Grade 8 level so far.

Over the years I have arranged a lot of music for piano - see a range of pieces here.

Each student has their own personalised learning page - with a growing record of all the pieces and skills they are working on, and links to help progress.

Sheet music
Tutorial videos
Notes videos

Plus there's lesson notes, with practise tips and aims.

As well as scales and chords, music reading and theory, we can cover techniques like playing by ear or improvising. I can also help prepare for exams if required (more about grades).

We can look at classical music, blues, rock, jazz or whatever you like - and I'll share advice from 25 years of piano-playing (+ 10 years of learning before that).

Some examples of what piano students have achieved:

  • From knowing nothing about piano, to playing a range of tunes in a year.
  • Learning tips for playing blues, playing by ear and improvising.
  • From beginner to Grade 6 and beyond within 4 years.

Here's some feedback from piano students:

Here's a list of musical terms you may find useful: Musical Dictionary - more than 200 musical terms.

And below are some links to interesting research articles, showing various different things about piano lessons and related topics:

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