Beginner Piano Lessons


Enjoy a variety of beginner piano lessons from our roster of professional piano teachers, with topics ranging from the very basics of hand shape and hand positions, to how to learn a new piece hands together.

You can find a detailed list of the lessons below.

 
 

Graham Fitch

Pianist, teacher, writer and adjudicator Graham Fitch gives masterclasses and workshops on piano playing internationally. He is also in high demand as a private teacher in London. Graham is a regular tutor at the Summer School for Pianists in Walsall and also a tutor for the Piano Teachers’ Course EPTA (UK). He writes a popular piano blog and has launched an online piano academy.

Above, he gives masterclasses on:

Useful exercises for the weaker fingers

Practising without the pedal

How to play piano chords

Accompanying an orchestra

Learning a new piece hands together

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Tim Stein

Piano teacher and pianist Tim has held teaching posts at both King’s School, Rochester, Kent and the American School in London. Het set up a private teaching studio in Hampstead Garden Suburb (very close to Golders Green, East Finchley or Muswell Hill) where he is much in demand as a private piano teacher.

Above, he gives lessons on:

Seating and posture

Hand shape and hand position

Piano fingering for beginners

Hand and finger independence

Simple warm-up exercise

Geography of the keyboard

Fingering for scales and arpeggios

Piano tone and sound

How to start practising a piece

Sight-reading

Aural training

Leaps and large intervals

Chord voicing

How to play chords

Strengthening the left hand

Slurs

Rhythm

The thumb

 

Frances Wilson

Frances Wilson is a regular writer for a number of classical music websites, and runs her own blog site – The Cross-Eyed Pianist. 

Above, she gives a three-part masterclass on:

Practising tips

Technique tips

Artistry, expression and enjoyment

 

John Maul

John has been a professional musician for over 30 years having graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London in 1987. In the same year he entered and won the Wavendon Allmusic Student Award.  (The Allmusic concept was the brainchild of Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine).

Above, the musician and teacher gives lessons on:

Starting to play the piano

Swing style

Czerny studies

Tango style

Ragtime

Various different repertoire

 

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