Some commonly asked questions about piano tuition:
Why should I take piano lessons?
5 reasons for taking piano lessons
- You can play in a band and write music with others
- Anyone can learn the piano. It just takes a good teacher and fun content
- To produce music using computers
- It will develop young and old brains a like and make you pretty fantastic
- It helps to release stress and communicate emotions
- It will help you to learn to be patient and overcome adversities
How long till I can play the piano?
We strongly recommend weekly piano lessons to support the piano tuition. The 1st piano lesson is free. After that we will have a clearer idea of your progress.
E.g. A beginner who practices regularly (every day) and attends weekly piano lessons will be able to play and read music with both hands within 1-10 piano lessons.
On average, using our methods, an adult beginner can be at a Grade 8 level in 4 years. That's the top grade in the ABRSM syllabus.
Am I too old for piano lessons?
We teach people of all ages from 3 yrs old - 139 yrs old. There is no age limit for piano lessons. If you can move your fingers, then we will be able to teach you.
Where in Brighton & Hove can I have my piano lessons?
We are based in Brighton & Hove and cover all of the areas within it. The piano lessons will be held in your piano teacher's home studio. We do teach elsewhere but that is subject to availability and location. We will have to travel to and from Brighton & Hove so please contact us for more details.
How long should my piano lessons be?
We recommend that your piano lessons are 1 hour each. However for a young beginner 45 or even 30 minute piano lessons may be more beneficial.
What level piano student can you teach?
Your piano lessons will be taught to you by a Brighton based specialist with decades of experience. Your piano teacher will be an expert at teaching your level and ability. We teach toddlers, children and adults. We can take you from a beginner up to a diploma level and beyond.
Will I get feedback?
All piano lessons content will be reviewed regularly during the course and at a mutually agreed time by yourself and your piano teacher. Normally this is within every 20 piano lessons or a school termly assessment. It is a relaxed and mutual process where your course of learning will be reviewed with feedback from your piano teacher.
Can we have piano lessons in our school?
Are you looking for a piano teacher to come and hold piano lessons in your school? We have experience of teaching in various schools around Brighton & Hove. Your piano teacher can bring a digital piano or we can purchase an acoustic one for you as well. The students' piano lessons will coincide with the term time scheduling and if the student wants piano lessons outside of school term times that is possible too. We can arrange fun and engaging workshops at your school or we can arrange an appropriate local venue for the workshop/performance in Brighton and Hove or elsewhere.
I played the piano before but I don't know how good I am?
Come for the free 1st piano lesson and you and your piano teacher can work out where you're at. If you do have previous experience we still might need to look at some aspects of the Beginner's Piano Course to give you the skills you need.
Do I need a piano for the piano lessons?
You do not need a piano to actually have the piano lessons as your piano teacher will have a kitted out piano studio in their home. You will, however, need a piano or digital piano in order to practice. There are a few possibilities in Brighton & Hove to source a piano to practice on without purchasing one.
- Under the Bridge Studios
- The Universities
- Brighton Train Station - this is free
- Brighton Electric
If you want to buy one, these are the best companies
- Ackerman's music