WHAT TO EXPECT
I love my job as a piano teacher, and there is nothing better than watching students improve their skills over time. I keep up to date with new music books and teaching methods, as well as professional development opportunities in order to provide the best outcomes for my students.
Explore different styles of music
Students learn to play a wide range of styles, from ‘classical’ music spanning historical time periods, musicals, contemporary music, pop and jazzy styles.
Read and interpret music
From early on, students will learn to read music notation. This provides independence to the student later on.
Students will be encouraged to listen carefully to the sound created through various techniques at the piano to achieved the desired effect.
Set your own goals
Many students arrive with the general goal of exploring a range of piano music, and some with a more specific aim such as wanting to improve technique or learn to read music. Others wish to work towards graded exams,
Louise enters students for ABRSM exams if they wish to. Results for 2018/19 academic year were 100% distinction. Due to COVID-19 student exams have been postponed.
Opportunities to perform
Students are encouraged to share their music with others as often as possible. Regular opportunities are provided, from small informal performance groups to larger recitals.
ARSM diploma in piano performance (ABRSM)
Qualified Primary School Teacher with QTS
Elementary Piano Teacher Specialist certificate (RCM)
Professional organisation membership:
EPTA (European Piano Teachers’ Association)
Curious Piano Teachers Community
Louise has over 15 years experience working with children both in a classroom setting and teaching individual piano lessons.