Since the start of 'social distancing' I am conducting ALL piano classes online (using Facetime, WhatsApp, Zoom...). This has proved to be surprisingly successful, in spite of the obvious drawbacks related to the time lag. I can provide students with teaching materials via email or WhatsApp. Please feel free to contact me and discuss whether online piano classes can meet your needs.
visit students at their home teach ing notated and improvising piano to all ages, beginner to diploma. I also perform often in various chamber music ensembles.
Most students do not have huge amounts of spare time and are pleased to learn how to practise more effectively and efficiently. More experienced piano students especially often benefit from a careful review of their practising technique. Experienced players can also be stimulated by the music of composers they have not encountered before - including themselves!
I am the author of No Notes piano music (www.NoNotes.uk) which I wrote to help piano beginners of all ages make a good start. No Notes piano music is easy-to-follow tablature notation that helps absolute beginners of all ages ‘find their fingers’ and make a sure start developing foundation keyboard skills. Beginners enjoy No Notes because, from the very start, they use two hands and ten fingers to play familiar and favourite tunes as well as a variety of simple 12-bar bluesy riffs and grooves (especially popular with older beginners). For teachers, No Notes provides clear, engaging material which makes it easy to concentrate on the common problems encountered by beginners including -
- Becoming familiar with keyboard layout
- Learning to use fingers without looking at them
- Developing independence between hands
- Reading music
- Playing with a beat
- Playing musically
No Notes beginners quickly develop confidence in their ability to follow written notation and play using all the fingers of both hands. And since No Notes tablature is based on standard piano music, the move to standard notation is usually rapid, painless and eagerly anticipated.