Lessons for teenagers and adults are designed to help students discover where their musical passions lie and what it is they would like to learn. Whilst our teachers aim to make sure all students learn music they love, regardless of their age, we also recognise that older learners often have very specific reasons for wanting to take piano lessons. We work with teenagers and adults who are taking music for GCSE/A level, are studying music at degree level, want to learn how to be more creative on the piano, want to learn more about music technology, want to pick up after stopping piano lessons years ago or who are complete beginners looking to start a new hobby. Each of these students come with varying degrees of musical experience and knowledge, and have very different aims and ambitions they are looking to make a reality. To facilitate this, we have a ‘modular’ curriculum that we use for older learners. Students design their lessons in partnership with their teacher, choosing the focus that suits them best and including foundational skills (such as technique, aural and musical understanding) that help them to achieve their creative potential. Whatever focus you choose, your teacher will guide you into greater confidence and competence as a musician. Modules include:
Students are welcome to choose as many or as few topics as they wish to study.
Teenagers take part in a Performance class 6 times a year in place of their individual lesson. This gives them the opportunity to perform in front of others in a safe environment, where they learn how to assess their own playing and give feedback to other performers. Adult students have the opportunity to participate in Performance evenings a few times a year, where they can meet other adult learners and perform to each other in a safe environment.
How to arrange lessons
If you are interested in taking piano lessons with us please feel free to get in touch via phone or email. An initial phone conversation is necessary to arrange a short, no obligation consultation session. This consultation is free of charge and will allow you to meet your teacher and talk in more detail about lessons before you make a final decision. A parent is required to attend these sessions for all teenage students 18 and under.
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