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piano tuition by john wiles

There are no fixed ways to learn piano because every child is different. I believe it is key to work with each student to find which method works best for them.

Note: The ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) is the leading authority on musical assessment, with more than 6,000 candidates, in 93 countries, taking the exams every year.

I offer a choice of one-to-one tuition as follows:

  • ABRSM classical piano performance Grades 1-8

Most piano students start with these graded exams, which take them from beginner to an advanced level. I teach the skills required to pass all grades, including performance technique, scales and sight-reading.

  • ABRSM jazz piano Grades 1-5

For those who would like to try their hands at jazz, I can teach for these grades, which cover the performance of blues, jazz standards and contemporary jazz, as well as improvisation and understanding scale usage and harmony.

  • ABRSM music theory Grades 1-5

Musical theory, for some, presents a challenge. I can prepare students for music theory exams up to Grade 5, which they must pass to progress beyond ABRSM Grade 5 in classical piano performance.

  • Composition support for GCSE and A Level

Students studying GCSE or A Level music must have a practical understanding of composition. I can assist with the process of composition on any instrument, helping with creating ideas, musical form and scoring for solo instruments and ensembles.

  • Learn piano just for fun

Not everyone wants to take exams, but I can still help those students to play the piano to a high standard using a range of pieces to suit their interests.