WELCOME TO CLITHEROE PIANO MAN
ALL ABOUT ME
A Natural Instructor
I enjoy teaching, and have been teaching piano and general music in my home for more than thirty years. My formal qualifications for this are a bachelor of music degree, and a diploma from the Royal Academy of Music. I try to provide interesting lessons relevant to my pupil's needs, and teach all ages, starting at six years old. Most students have a half-hour lesson, for which they pay £15. Many people enjoy informal 'play-it-by-ear' pop or jazz style lessons, but I also give more formal tuition using the grade exam system, if that is wanted.
I have been tuning pianos (for concerts, recordings, and broadcasts) for the same length of time. Regulation is a specialty. I understand, as a working pianist, what a musician wants from an instrument, and I strive to make pianos sound as good and play as well they can. My usual fee for a local visit is £60. I also have piano-moving equipment, and move them in the local area, occasionally hiring out my own instruments.
As well as teaching, I am also a pianist for hire, well versed in the arrangement and organisation of music at celebratory events. Whether it be background music or requests, I am able to help you make your joyous day, just that bit more joyous.
Those wanting tutoring for examinations, learn important foundational techniques to help them boost their skills and self-esteem. Each one has a unique learning style, and it’s my duty to find out what that is and adapt my lessons accordingly.
Contact me today to learn how I can help you achieve your academic goals, or comfortably enjoy learning music, in a relaxed environment.
LESSONS I PROVIDE
Making Learning More Enjoyable
ADVANCED MUSIC THEORY
I know how difficult it can be to find a reliable teacher that focuses on Advanced Music Theory. Teachers need to be able to motivate and guide students towards success. As an experienced and passionate Piano Teacher, I believe in an approach that gives students positive, constructive ways to learn. I design my lessons according to my students’ needs, with an emphasis on confidence-boosting activities.
Customized Lessons to Fit Your Needs
I specialize in Beginner Fundamentals, and know how to reach my students with the right balance of personalized attention, patience, practical training, and positive encouragement. I make learning fun through a variety of engaging and outside-the-box activities. Get in touch today to schedule a lesson at your convenience.
TRIED AND TESTED TECHNIQUES
As an experienced tutor for over thirty years, I’ve provided the tools and guidance needed to help all of my students excel. Take advantage of the vast professional experience I bring, especially my tried and tested techniques. Get in touch today to find out more and to reserve your lesson today.
Being a complete novice, in regards to playing the piano, I was nervous to begin lessons later in life. I am so glad I found Bill! At the pace he knew would help, I soon found enjoyment in learning and playing. Thank you for being a professional tutor, and patient friend.