As a teacher, I have worked with students both young and old, on a variety of different styles. I have been teaching freelance for several years and also work for Roundhay Music service, teaching in schools across Leeds and the surrounding areas.
As a performer I have worked in a professional capacity as a soloist, accompanist and ensemble member. I have worked with the New Music Collective, LCoM Part-song choir, Leeds SU Camerata Orchestra which have been on tour to Germany, the Holy Trinity Flute Choir, LCoM Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic wind ensemble.
I accompany students regularly for their grade exams and have worked with a number of musicians on concerts across Yorkshire.
I am also a member of professional touring Clarinet and Piano duo, Reed & Ivory.
My teaching style is friendly and engaging but most importantly, it is always geared towards the students needs. I believe it is incredibly important for the student to take charge, with careful and considered guidance from the tutor.
A good relationship with the tutor is essential. I would not be where I am today without the respect and appreciation I have had for my music tutors. I strongly believe that lessons must be as open as possible, where a student can approach me with any difficulties they are experiencing, thoughts or ideas they may have with regards to the Piano.
A student with me will learn how to become technically accomplished, musically engaging and will develop a wider knowledge of Music history and the genre that they are playing.
My students can follow any of the 3 major Music Syllabi, ABRSM, LCM or Trinity College. However I would recommend either ABRSM or LCM.
With Music theory, ABRSM is the most accomplished syllabus therefore I will always present this first and foremost.
Musicianship (Music history)
Musical Direction (Conducting)
I teach from my home in Headingley (LS6) where I have a full sized Piano to teach on. I am also willing to travel as I do with several students but this will be negotiable depending on location and cost to myself.
|Lesson length||30 min||45 min||1 hour|
|Price at tutor's location||£15||£20||£25|
Bulk Lesson Discount
Book lessons in advance within blocks of 5 and receive the 5th lesson half price.
Please indicate your interest to take up an offer when you make contact.
Ben is a fine musician; he is a sensitive accompanist and as a soloist has shown himself capable of real bravura."
Ben is a very capable teacher with a professional and friendly manner. His lessons are well thought-out and tailored specifically to what I'd like to learn. He is extremely patient and explains what areas require improvement and the best means to go about this, often pointing out or suggesting things I would never notice or consider. I would highly recommend Ben to anyone young or old wanting to play the piano."
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