specialise in providing lessons to:
- young children
from the age of four
and talented pianists
willing to master the art
of playing the piano
help our students understand and love music
teach them to play the piano well
encourage them to enjoy their music
making and share it with others
make them feel special about their unique
musical ability, whether it is a modest gift or
a strong talent
at the studio take place on a six foot grand piano, built in the
early 20th century in Leipzig by August Fiedler. The piano is in
an immaculate condition, traditionally polished in natural shellac
and with ivory keys. In a nerve-wracking removal project, the instrument
was brought from the continental Europe and is relatively rare
its warm and mature tone, sensitivity to touch, well balanced middle and top registers and beautifully ripe base
notes, it embodies the unique features of the outstanding school
of German piano manufacturers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries,
considered by many to be the best in the world.
rich acoustic colours of the piano encourage development of qualities
in students’ playing that are often beyond the means of less
deep gratitude, we have inherited our teaching
method from our teachers and professors. It is nameless, straightforward
and based on simple principles: to understand students as people
and musicians; to teach them professionally and competently; never
to stop learning.
Tuition at the Piano Kids studio incorporates elements from the findings of the
great discoverers in the field of music education, such as Shinichi
Suzuki, Carl Orff, Zoltán Kodály, Don Campbell and
others, when and where these methods benefit the process of learning
how to play the piano well.
policy covers various logistical and organisational aspects of teaching
and learning at the studio with the purpose to minimise disruption and to
ensure that everything runs smoothly. It is based on the guidelines
offered by professional bodies such as EPTA (the European
Piano Teachers’ Association), and takes into account the
terms on which private instrumental tuition is provided
in the area.
Piano Kids studio offers
assessments of children's musical ability with a following consultation
for parents, based on the assessment. We are also happy to advise regarding instrumental
tuition and related issues, and there is no obligation to take lessons
at the studio.
Lessons at the Piano Kids Studio provide exceptional value for money.
Though the cost of private specialist tuition can reach £60.00
per hour and more, we are able to offer fees at the average local
Our annual concerts and less formal events and smaller gatherings are both fun and also essential for honing the piano playing skills. Our students also participate in local festivals and competitions and take examinations.