I teach the piano where students can either study for exams or simply for pleasure and I teach the full age range from children to adults. For exams I usually use the ABRSM examination syllabi and would expect most students to complete an exam grade within two or three terms; this is after beginners have reached a basic level of competence.
I teach the organ on two different pathways
1 ) Exams (ABRSM syllabi) and service playing. 2) Service playing only.
Where I teach.
I usually teach piano and organ lessons in my own equipped studio in York. Here I can teach both piano and organ lessons in addition to theory. If you prefer I will also travel to your home for piano lessons. With organ lessons I will also visit your venue if you prefer so I can teach you on an instrument with which you are more familiar.
I undertake to plan an individual scheme of work taking into account the abilities of each student. This is followed up with each lesson is carefully prepared for to ensure a good paced lesson aimed at making a good level of progress during the lesson.
Monday 2nd September – October 25nd
Half Term Holiday:
Monday 4th November – Friday 20st December
Lessons may at times need to be adjusted during December due to carol services
Monday 6th January – Friday 14th February
Half Term Holiday:
Monday 24th February – 3rd April
Monday 20th April – 22nd May
Half Term Holiday
Monday 1st June – Friday 17th July
Please note due to an existing commitment I will not be teaching after 4.30pm on Wednesday 4th September.
Fees & Payment
Standard method of payment is at each individual lesson and can be by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
I also accept block payments for lessons and offer a discount compared to paying individually.
New students have an introductory half hour lesson for free and a 14 day cooling off period before the commencement of lessons.
Please see the section on terms and conditions for full information
Please note: I always teach outside the normal school term dates for those who require them.
Fees for each lesson (From September 2018)
Theory and Piano
£14 for half an hour’s lesson. £22.50 for an hour lesson.
£17 for half an hour’s lesson. £28 for an hour lesson.
Termly payment (usually six week blocks but depends on City of York Council term dates).
Theory and Piano for six weeks
£76 for six half hour lessons. £127 for six hour lessons.
Organ for six weeks
£95.00 for six half hour lessons. £159 for six hour lessons.