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Anoushka
« Perfect! Mike is an excellent teacher. Reliable, thoughtful and passionate. We... More »
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Anoushka
« Perfect! Mike is an excellent teacher. Reliable, thoughtful and passionate. We would recommend. »
£20/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Mike
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Piano
  • Musical keyboard
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Classical/Jazz Piano lessons from Grade 8 qualified teacher with 20+ years of playing experience

Methodology

Through 20 years of tuition I've developed foundations of good technique and an understanding of music theory. These basics are hugely important in order to improve quickly but I'm fully aware that lessons need to be enjoyable in order for anyone to stick through them so I'll also ask what you would like to achieve and dedicate time to working towards these goals - whether you want to learn jazz improvisation or cover Everglow by Coldplay!

Background

Over the past 18 months I have been teaching students towards ABRSM practical and theory exams, as well as teaching some songs they want to learn outside the grade structure. I have also taught friends at home and at university, providing valuable experience of teaching absolute beginners. However I have experience teaching English to children as well as experience teaching entrepreneurship fundamentals to adults which has allowed me to develop patience, lesson planning skills and the ability to explain concepts clearly.

For examples of me playing please see the presentation video, recorded just before Christmas 2016

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £14/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £90
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £170
Lessons offered by Mike
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Piano
  • Musical keyboard
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Mike's CV

Music has been my passion outside of work and education since I started learning guitar at the age of 7. During my childhood I completed many of the ABRSM music grades, reaching Grade 8 Piano, Grade 6 Guitar and Grade 5 Music Theory as well as achieving an A* at Music GCSE. Since then I've picked up the bass guitar and reached a very high standard with this through performing in musical productions, my party band and my university's award-winning big band.

But what does all of this mean to you? It means that I've got a solid all-round musical knowledge spanning from theory and technique to improvisation and musical awareness when performing in a band. It also means that I will be teaching you what I love doing and I will endeavour to carry that enthusiasm into each and every lesson!

4 reviews on Mike
  • 5/5

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Anoushka

Perfect! Mike is an excellent teacher. Reliable, thoughtful and passionate. We would recommend.

3 recommendations

Rachel

Mike is a fantastic music tutor. He is very organised, driven, motivated and professional. He wants to help any music learner achieve their very best. He is a very down-to-earth and amiable person, and is brilliant at passing on his love of music to others. I highly recommend lessons with Mike.

Peter

Mike gave me several lessons over summer, he is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher and I would recommend him to anyone.

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Tony

Michael has a wide musical knowledge and is proficient in many genres and styles. He has lots of knowledge, patience and shows great attention to detail. Highly recommended.

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