I enjoy teaching and like to give not only piano lessons but ‘music’ lessons in which we look at, for example, how the music you are playing was composed, at its form and harmony and discover something about the composer and the period in which he or she was working.
Although most of your lesson will be spent playing, I take a creative approach to working together which is why, if you wish, you can begin to improvise and compose. Writing your own music, however simple, is an excellent way of learning music theory, it is also great fun! We also relate theoretical work to the pieces you play.
I have written a series of books (shown in the photograph above) to help you in the early stages of learning to play. They are intended for older children and adults and I hope you enjoy using them.
If you decide to have piano lessons with me I am sure we shall enjoy your musical journey together.
Piano teaching is an important part of my work, but I have also been involved in adult education, giving lectures/presentations on music.
I compose music for the music group I lead including a mass setting, piano pieces for my own performances and pieces for my piano pupils.