Jenny holds an honours degree, teaching certificate and diploma in piano performance. She has an enhanced DBS (CRB) and is an experienced tutor, pianist and performer. She is a school piano tutor and has a successful home practice, teaching all ages and abilities. Students can prepare for Trinity, ABRSM or Trinity Rock examinations, or just learn for pleasure - enjoyment is key!
There is an opportunity for students to take part in an annual concert. Both piano and music theory examinations are available to students who would benefit from taking them.
For details of the most recent student concert please click here
"Your teaching methods and approach to music have instilled her with confidence and enthusiasm" (A parent)
"Thank you for being a good teacher for all the years you've taught me. Because of you I will continue to enjoy playing the piano for the rest of my life" (A student)
"I am so pleased to have met you. My piano dream has come a massive step close to reality thanks to you." (An adult student)
- You will learn - how to name the notes on the keyboard, hand/finger positions, posture, scales, key signatures, chord progressions, a varied repertoire, sight reading and aural skills, and terminology. Don't worry - most of this will happen as a result of playing
- You need - Ideally, a piano at home, but you can start with a good electronic keyboard. Eventually you will need something more substantial such as a keyboard with regular sized (‘chunky’) keys and a touch sensitive response (i.e. if you press a key harder it will play louder ). A full size keyboard has 88 notes – any smaller than 76 will be a disadvantage.
- With regular practice a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most students take lessons on a long term basis because they want to constantly improve and enjoy lessons.
Grades 1-8: out of 150: 100 (pass) 120 (merit) 130 (distinction)
- 3 pieces
-scales and arpeggios
Grades 1-8: out of 100 60 (pass) 75 (merit) 87 (distinction)
- 3 pieces
- scales and arpeggios
-Grades 1-5: two out of aural, sight-reading, improv, mus knowl. Grades 6-8: aural and sight-reading
- 3 tunes from the list
- scales, arpeggios and broken chords
- aural tests
Grades 1-8: out of 100
60 (pass) 75 (merit) 87 (distinction)
- 3 pieces (one a 'technical' focus
- Session skills (playback or improv)
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