Why learn the piano?
Studying piano improves memory - particular verbal memory - and builds good habits like focus and perseverance, diligence and creativity. Playing piano has shown to increase spatial-temporal ability, which figures heavily in math, science and engineering.
Learning piano/keyboard assists in concentration, relaxation and well being.
Each lesson is based on a structured learning program designed to chart the progress of each student. Continuous assessment and review is provided throughout the course of study. You will explore the artistic essence of pieces and strive to achieve your ideal interpretation. Students receive plenty of encouragement and general critique in a safe and friendly environment. You’ll learn technique, sight reading, playing from memory and listening. Aural training helps you to recognise intervals, clap rhythms and play music by ear. Music theory encompasses methods and concepts composers and musicians use to create music.
Practice will enhance your playing ability and more importantly retain motivation. Recommended daily practice time is between 30 minutes upto 4 hours. At the beginning of each practice session warm up your hands by playing scales and finger exercises. Next start to work on your pieces, play through to the best of your ability and then focus on sections that you find difficult. Practicing a little and often at a slow pace is essential in achieving a true accomplishment of the music.
Music resources include access to a repertoire of classical, popular and jazz piano books. Students are encouraged to select music that engages their passion in learning the piano. An essential requirement for a student is to have access to their own piano or keyboard. Electronic notation provides playback of scores at various tempi and improves sight reading. For younger students piano games provide a fun way to interact with the piano and keyboard. Support available for ABRSM practical piano exams (Grades 1 - 8) and GCSE music (AQA exam board).
Lessons at home or studio, either online or face-to-face. Please contact to discuss details.
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Dr. Mark Pilkington
Thought Universe Studios, MCR.
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'Hot Wheels' (2020) Early year student Jacob composed a piece of piano music for a video reflecting his interest in Hot Wheels.