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Piano Teachers

Playing the piano is great fun.  You can make music all on your own and learn to accompany other players and singers.  You can start learning from any age from about 7 onwards.  The only thing you need is enthusiasm and something at home to practice on. Regular tuition from a Piano Teacher can either be purely for fun or if you wish, to become more serious and aim to take the graded examinations. In this section there are a number of Piano Teachers for you to browse through, so that you can gain an idea as to what they can offer you and how much it will cost. Some teachers are members of the Incorporated Society of Music (ISM) and listed on their Register of Professional Private Music Teachers which has stringent entry requirements and promotes tuition of the highest quality.

Andrew King MA (Cantab) FRCO – Piano Teacher

Andrew relaxing between lessonsAndrew is a qualified, professional and inspiring piano teacher with over 20 years' experience in teaching students of all ages and abilities.  His current pupils range in age from 6 (he has a recent, up-to-date CRB check) to 60+ and in ability from beginner to diploma standard and beyond. He also currently teaches three other piano teachers!

He has an excellent record of examination results since 1985 which speak for themselves. He prides himself on providing not only a service which is second to none at a reasonable price, but on “old-fashioned” values such as hard work, reliability and good manners.

Many of his students take examinations, and others just wish to learn to play for pleasure – it's up to you. He teach es various styles of playing, including harmony and improvisation, and provided you have the aptitude and enthusiasm, he can bring out the best in you! As well as teaching, he gives regular concerts and recitals, so he is used to showing his pupils not only the basics of how to play, but how to perform to the best of their ability.

Further details can be found on his website -

Philip R Buttall BMus (Hons), GRSM, FMusTCL, FTCL, FLCM - Plymouth, Devon

Philip R Buttall BMus (Hons)FVCM (Hons), FNCM, LRAM, ARCM, LTCL (GMT), LGSM, ATCL, ALCM (Jazz Piano), PGCE, FRSA

Teacher / Composer & Arranger / Pianist & Accompanist / Music Writer

Philip was an ABRSM Silver Medallist at Grade 8 Piano, before studying at Cambridge, Durham and Exeter Universities. He later won the Raymond Fennell Prize at the Royal College of Music, graduating with Distinction in Piano under Cyril Smith, Recorder with Freda Dinn and Composition with Bryan Kelly.

After some twenty-five years, he retired from full-time school-teaching, and has given piano recitals in the United Kingdom and abroad, as well as appeared on radio and television. In great demand as a piano teacher, Philip is the Classical Music Writer and Critic for The Herald, Plymouth's leading daily paper, and also writes programme notes and magazine reviews. He has been an examiner and syllabus consultant for Trinity College, London. Subject to availability, he teaches all ages, from Initial grade to Diploma level, and enters students for both ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall exams, both in classical as well as jazz piano, where appropriate. His fees are in line with current EPTA / ISM guidelines.

As a composer, Philip publishes extensively on the internet at SibeliusMusic, where he has his own music store, PRB Music, and with publishers in the UK, Switzerland and China. His compositions and arrangements have been played worldwide by such eminent ensembles as the City of Birmingham, and Ulster Symphony Orchestras.

Further details can be found on his website



Jonathan Delbridge ALCM FRSM - Cornwall

Jonathan Delbridge Piano TeacherPianist, Organist and Accompanist

Jonathan Delbridge began learning the piano with his mother at the age of just four. He later also took up the organ at the age of twelve and now has a busy career as a teacher of piano and organ and a freelance soloist. He
has an FRSM diploma in piano performing and an ALCM diploma in jazz piano. As a teacher he has a wide range of pupils from complete beginners to advanced standard covering all ages. Jonathan is happy to teach most styles of piano but specialises in classical and jazz. He can also teach music theory towards grade 5 and classical pipe organ. Pupils may choose to work towards exams or simply learn for fun.

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Tony Cliff BMus (Hons), MPhil, ALCM, FLCM, Cert.Ed - Falmouth Cornwall

Tony Cliff Piano TeacherComposer & Arranger, Performer & Keyboard Player, Piano & Theory Tutor

Tony has a wide and varied teaching experience having worked for many years as Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Salford where he taught composition and arranging, music history and analysis as well as practical music-making to undergraduates. Tony has established a piano teaching practice which is limited to a certain number of students due to the demands of other music activities. Apart from classical piano Tony is also able to offer teaching in jazz piano and also help with GCSE, 'A' level music or tuition in composition and arranging. Tony is a member of the ISM.

Tony accepts students at any age and level, children or adults from beginners to advanced ability. The lessons always take place in a friendly and supportive manner and the only essential requirements are a desire to learn, possession of a suitable instrument and a willingness to practice regularly. Tony currently charges £23 per hour and are paid in advance for a series of lessons, for example 4, 6 or 8 at a time. Half an hour is the minimum lesson duration and lessons must take place weekly.

Further details can be found on his website



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