I teach piano to students of all ages and abilities. Many of my students have been through the ABRSM and Trinity Rock and Pop grade system whilst others learn purely for pleasure.
As a performer I began playing at festivals and competitions at a young age . I have have gone on to perform professionally both as a soloist and an ensemble player at events across the UK. In addition to my classical playing I also perform regularly in a number of bands playing folk, eastern European Jewish Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz and Jazz.
My aim is to teach students to teach themselves because that is the key to successful practice between lessons. My teaching style is flexible according to each students specific needs
I encourage students to develop their musical ear through improvising and aural training. I feel it is important for students to have a good understanding of the historical background of the repertoire that they are learning and can recommend listening to help with this.
For piano and theory students I usually follow the ABRSM syllabus although this is negotiable.
For accordion students I can teach Trinity or the British college of Accordionists syllabi.
Music Composition (classical/ contemporary classical/ film music)
Working music based computer programs such as Logic and Sibelius
I am able to teach from my home in LS6 where students are able to make use of my Yamaha upright piano. I can also travel to my students if we negotiate prices first.
|Lesson length||30 min||45 min||1 hour|
|Price at tutor's location||£16||£20||£25|
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My daughter was happy with the lesson. The tutor really helps her a lot to have a better understanding of the timing and reading notes. Highly recommended. Well done and thank you for the lesson today."
Barney is an intelligent and sensitive pianist. His approach to interpretation is thoroughgoing and musically perceptive. Added to these qualities, Barney's performances are always committed, thus allowing him to communicate his musical thoughts persuasively and with great clarity."
Barnaby is a musician's musician. He is serious about his work and shows a commitment and prowess. He plays the piano with expression and shows an insight into music that captures the listener's imagination. He has abilities in many musical genres. He understands the great heritage of the piano repertoire as well as that of folk music and modern idioms."
Barnaby is a very confident pianist with an affinity and talent for the interpretations of French repertoire."
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