Teaching

Philosophy

Since a very young age I wanted to be a piano teacher and I feel very grateful that I can dedicate my life to my passion and vocation that is teaching and music. It is easy for me to put myself on the student shoes because as a teacher and musician you never stop learning yourself.

I have been teaching in the UK for more than five years both privately and in music schools. I work hard in making the lessons the most enjoyable and useful as possible. It is not only important “what” you learn but “how” you do it. We know for example that practise makes perfect but the art of practising is rarely taught

We have a very important role: to pass the love for what we do. This is why is so important to adapt every lesson to each student as an individual and not to just follow a preplan, so they can feel comfortable learning at their own pace.

It is not the same to teach an adult just for the pleasure of being able to play few pieces, a three years old child on his or her very first approach to the piano or a teenager who wants to train hard for the ABRSM piano grades because it will be beneficial for school.

 

 

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Lessons

  • Where do they take place?

I teach at my house in Eastville, Bristol where I have a piano studio.

Stapleton Road. BS5 6TG (Close to IKEA Bristol).

  • What do I teach?

– Classical

– Modern

– Music Theory

– Harmony

– ABRSM Grades

– Trinity Grades

– Sight Reading

– Note Reading

– Ear Training

– Improvisation

 

Whether you want to prepare for ABRSM grades exams, just learn how to play few tunes or improve your sight reading just send me a message on the Contact section so we can discuss the best approach for you. I have also created a method to help my students to play the songs they loved before being fluent on note reading. I have prepared songs like: “The White Cliffs of Dover” by Vera Lynn, “Jurassic Park Theme” by John Williams, or “Lag ja gale”, a beautiful Bollywood tune from a well known movie.

 

The lessons are relaxed but focused.
  • Duration of the lessons. There are two kind of lessons:

45 minutes. Most recommended for little children. Up to 5 years old.

60 minutes. Recommended for older children and adults. Also offered for little children. 

 

  • Is there any age limit?

There is no age limit but for children I recommend piano lessons from the age of three. For younger than three I suggest to look for introduction to music for toddlers kind of lessons. There are plenty of groups around Bristol that hold lessons in churches or community spaces.

This is of course just a professional general opinion as it also depends on the skills and concentration.

For example, my youngest student was two and a half years old when she started having lessons with me using the method Dogs and Birds. She made her first concert when she was almost three.
I have another student that got Merit in his Grade 1 ABRSM Piano exam when he just turned five.

  • Do I need previous experience?

Not at all! I teach from completely beginners to more experienced pianists.

Together, we will decide the first steps to take, making sure that it suits you.


Fees

45 minutes: 25 pounds.

60 minutes. 30 pounds.

 

For more information please send an email to vpianoteacher@gmail.com and I will be very happy to help!

 

 

Remember that it is never too late to start learning a new skill too!