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Piano Lessons

"Jonathan is a talented musician who provides inspirational teaching to his pupils. My son worked from beginner to grade 7 in only about 4 years and really enjoyed his lessons... I would not hesitate to recommend this exceptional musician and teacher." Julie Edge - Parent
Why learn the piano
Playing a musical instrument is incredibly rewarding and will provide many hours of enjoyment for the rest of your life. In addition, studies have shown that children who learn piano often exhibit more self-discipline and concentration; thus achieving higher results in school. Similarly researchers have measured strong changes in the brains of those who begin taking piano lessons, even after the age of 65.
About Jonathan
Jonathan has over 20 years' experience as a concert pianist and teacher, which he draws upon to create bespoke lessons for pupils of all ages and abilities. He is passionate about sharing the music he loves with others and regularly performs at venues of all sizes throughout the UK. Jonathan is a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music (FRSM), which is the highest qualification in piano performance. In addition to this, he also holds an ALCM diploma in jazz piano and a DipMusTh(ICMA) in music theory.
Why study with Jonathan
Jonathan provides exceptional quality, patient and friendly tuition with an emphasis on helping pupils achieve their full musical potential. Pupils consistently gain excellent results in exams and many go on to pursue their own musical careers. However, Jonathan is equally adept at teaching those who simply wish to learn for their own personal enjoyment. Jonathan runs regular workshops and pupil concerts for those who wish to take part and has a facebook piano group for adult pupils. Pupils are also provided with their own login where they can view lesson dates, read notes from past lessons, keep records of their practise time and much more.
Next steps

If you are interested in piano lessons, please get in touch to book an initial, no-obligation trial lesson.

"As an adult returning to learning the piano at a higher grade, I found Jonathan to be encouraging and fun. As a result my confidence and love of playing grew. He even managed to keep two of my boys interested and they are still playing! I would recommend Jonathan whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player." Hannah Rowe
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do piano lessons cost?
Lessons are £34 per hour, although many pupils will have a half hour lesson each week at £17
How frequently do I need to have my lessons?
Beginners will usually receive a half hour lesson each week. More advanced pupils may have an hour lesson a fortnight
How long does it take to learn the piano?
Each individual will progress at a different rate depending on various factors including how much time they have to practise and previous experience
Do I need a piano?
Yes, you do need access to a piano to practise on. Jonathan is more than happy to give advice on finding an appropriate instrument so please get in touch if this is a concern
How much practise do I need to do?
Regular practise is the key to making progress when learning a musical instrument. Ideally you should aim to do some practise each day. When you first start learning the piano this may only need to be around 15 minutes but you will want to put in more time as you progress
How many lessons do I need to pay for at a time?
Lessons are invoiced half-termly using the Somerset school term dates. This means you will usually pay for between 5 and 7 lessons at a time. Extra lessons can be scheduled for school holidays if you wish
Where do piano lessons take place?
All lessons are provided in Jonathan’s music room in South Somerset using his custom made Pinkham upright piano
If you have any other questions please do contact me.