We have answered some of the most common questions asked about piano lessons.
Yes, plenty of my students have never played the piano before their first lesson. I teach all ability levels whether you have never read music before, have never played the piano before, used to play and would like to take it up again, just fancy a change of instrument, or do wish to take more advanced classes. Lessons will be tailored to suit you, so come along and give it a try!
I teach all of my piano lessons from a dedicated teaching space at the MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen, 581 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5UA. It is the perfect place to learn to play the piano, in a calm relaxed environment. Click on the map below on the page to bring up my rough location on Google Maps.
Absolutely. I am more than happy to take you through piano exams with the London College of Music exam board if you wish. Exams are great for providing motivation and structure to a course of lessons, with a specific target. It also provides the basis for a well-rounded understanding of the instrument - not to mention vital UCAS points that can be earned for younger students looking to enter university by undertaking the higher grades.
Exams aren’t compulsory, don’t worry! Music is something to be enjoyed, and there’s nothing more fun than having a go at the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack, or relaxing with something Classical. Bring along anything you particularly want to learn or let me know and I'll try to find/write it out for you.
Yes! I have taught many children to learn to play the piano, it is great for developing young students musicality and getting them excited by music! I tutor children from the age of 3 upwards, with lessons for young people working best as half-hour lessons each week. You are more than welcome to join us during the piano lesson if you wish to sit in!
Not at all, I am happy to supply a keyboard during our lessons if you do not have one.
If you are a beginner, a keyboard will be fine. All students who are Grade 1 level and up should be practising on a piano to develop finger technique and you would be surprised at the many places you can go to practice on a piano in Aberdeen. Local music shops, the University of Aberdeen and local churches all have pianos you can use for a small fee if you don't have a piano at home!
Please note that Piano Lessons Aberdeen operates a strict 24-hour cancellation policy. This means that if a lesson is cancelled within 24 hours of the arranged time the student will be charged the full price of the lesson. Should you need to cancel a lesson please contact me at your earliest opportunity to re-arrange.
It would be fantastic to help you to learn to play the piano, simply get in touch below to find out more about my lessons.