Valerie LANGFIELD - Teacher Profile

About Me
I teach face-to-face and online. If it's a lesson in person, I clean the keyboard and surrounds before every student arrives; I have handgel, and I ask everyone to wear a mask if practicable. I teach privately and at the University of Manchester. I have a particular interest in performance health issues - playing without pain - and sorting out related difficulties. I'm also very interested in technique and teaching you to play with an understanding of it, so that you can continue to enjoy your playing. I prefer to work with students from grade 4 or 5 and above (to diploma level). I also coach, accompany for exams at all levels, and teach theory grade 5 and upwards. When not teaching, I am actively involved in research, chiefly into the life and music of the English song composer Roger Quilter - see www.rogerquilter.co.uk - and also into aspects of British opera of the 19th and early 20th centuries - see www.retrospectopera.org.uk. So I encourage students to play British piano music - there's an enormous repertoire. I'm also active as an orchestral pianist. Do please contact me for further information.
Qualifications

MA, PhD, ARCM, PGCE