- Hourly rate £25
- Response Time 7h
- Number of students 27
1st lesson free!
Beginners welcome. Ex Roy Ayers, Mobo winning Pianist. Pop, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Classical, RnB
- By webcam
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About the lesson
NEW: All my students receive free access to my multimedia tutorials available on my Patreon channel. (after the first paid lesson.) These use the free Midiculous player.
You do not need to be able to read music.
I currently teach online only from my home in Italy having lived and taught in London for many years.
I am a member of the European Piano Teachers Association - EPTA and hold a Cert. PTC from them. All lessons are tailored to your requirements.
I teach improvisation, Playing by ear, Classical piano, Jazz piano styles from stride, to swing jazz and funk, technique, aural recognition, music theory and harmony. I use scorecloud to create a custom curriculum and arrangements for each student, often based around their choice of piece -
- Music reading
- Jazz Piano
- All Levels
I have been a musician all my life and I have been teaching for 5 years.
At the moment, I teach online using zoom.
I teach all styles and all levels.Beginners welcome.
I have worked with many artists including Roy Ayers, Martin Taylor and Jocelyn Brown. I have released 4 albums including the MOBO award winning Jazz Steppers album in 1998.
I have been teaching for many years and I am a member of the European Piano Teachers Association - EPTA
Perfect! Very stimulating and easy to follow
- Klay's response : Hyun has a very good ear and has made great progress through self study. He has achieved a good level of proficiency and the guidance of a tutor will enable him to focus more specifically on the goals which are most important for him.
Perfect! Klay is a very knowledgable and skilled tutor. He identifies strengths and weaknesses and tailors his lessons to each person, their learning styles and their goals. I've already learnt a lot and I'm very excited to see where these lessons take my playing in the future.
Perfect! Very detailed,friendly and fun
- Klay's response : Holly is a very bright and musical student who has a keen interest in piano. I think that she will do very well.
Perfect! Klay brings out the best in my autistic son "Joe" . In normal circumstances Joe is a tricky character and difficult to teach. Under Klay's clear effective tuition with his knowledge and passion for music Joe has progressed rapidly.
- Klay's response : Joe is exceptionally musical and picks things up extremely quickly. He is easy to work with because he has a clear idea of what he wants to achieve.
Perfect! Have had a great experience with Klay. He’s enthusiastic, focussed and a great teacher.
- Klay's response : Very musical and easy to work with. I look forward to more classes. It is always rewarding to work with such talented students.
Perfect! Really enjoyed my lesson with Klay, I was sceptical about online lessons but didn’t feel a disconnect at all. Klay is inspiring, patient and passionate about music, what more could you want?
- Klay's response : Excellent focus and clearly defined goals. In Addition, Chris is a very personable client to work with.
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I've been having lessons with Klay for about 5 months now and really enjoy them. Before, I was learning from apps and finding it a bit unstructured. Now, it's really helpful to get Klay's tips and tricks and have him help me focus on what's most important - developing the confidence to accompany myself - primarily on Jazz standards and pop tunes. Klay is very easy to work with and professional. He's also good at breaking the learning into manageable chunks so I don't get discouraged. Highly recommended!
Klay has been a great piano teacher. As a total beginner to anything it's a steep learning curve, but Klay has a really clear and patient way of explaining things, and sends easy to understand written material and feedback after each lesson. The lessons have been tailored around what I've wanted to learn, and tunes I'd like to play. I'm surprised how far I've come with piano already! Would recommend Klay as a piano teacher without hesitation.
Klay has been teaching my son for 4 years. Klay is a sensitive and very creative teacher, providing well for my son’s taste in music (pop, blues and ragtime). Klay has often arranged a piece to suit my son’s level using chords that are easy to play but sound really effective. This works particularly well and my son has learnt some great well known popular classics with Klay.
Since lockdown we’ve been having online lessons. Klay uses musical software during the lesson and my son is improving his music theory as a result. Inspired by Klay, my son has discovered that he really enjoys improvising. Klay is able to guide him, so that this skill improves along with his more traditional music learning. I would definitely recommend Klay as an innovative, responsive and empathetic tutor.
I've been taking piano lessons online with Klay for a little over a year now and can whole heartedly recommend him as a tutor.
We spent time at the start so Klay understood what I wanted to learn, and since then have focused on that, rather than what he wanted to teach me (like some tutors tend to). We frequently discuss it so that it stays relevant.
We've focused on my musical tastes of rock, jazz & blues and picked songs that helped in my objectives of developing a deeper understanding of theory, especially chords and progressions, technique and ear training.
I'd had lessons before this with a handful of other tutors, both online and face to face, all of whom were good, but I much prefer Klay's teaching style, which is relaxed and friendly but attentive. He can certainly spot if you play a wrong note, even without the camera focused on your hands .
I have no hesitation in recommending him.
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- 5h: £125
- 10h: £250
I can do 30 min lessons. These are £15.
Please be punctual and please do not cancel within 24 hours.