fees and FAQs

Do you do home visits? 

  • Yes! 
  • I teach piano lessons in Malton and the immediate surrounding area. 
  • I travel to people’s homes. I live near Malton but don’t teach from home. 

 How much do piano lessons cost? 

  • £33 for a 60 min lesson (usually every fortnight). 
  • £27 for a 45 min lesson (usually every fortnight).
  • Note: depending on whether I have other students in your location, I may have to charge an extra small fee to cover driving expenses. This will, of course, be agreed in advance.
  • Payment will be required at the end of each month for lessons that have been taken or, if more convenient, you can pay after each lesson. 
  • I provide lots of support and resources outside of lessons. In this way, students don’t need to wait until their next lesson to get advice. 
  • My fees reflect both my qualifications, teaching experience and travel expenses. I spend a lot of time preparing individual lessons for students and always email notes to students immediately after the lesson so that preparation can be made for the following lesson. 
  • Find out about current UK music lesson fees here: https://www.ism.org/advice/private-music-teachers-fees-results-from-our-survey-conducted-september-december-2021

 How do I pay for lessons? 

  • Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer. 

How often are lessons? 

  • Most adults have a 60 minute lesson every fortnight (at the student’s home).

What about cancelled lessons? 

  • 48-hours notice is required for any lesson cancellations. 
  • If less than 48 hours notice is given then the lesson and payment is forfeited, unless there are exceptional circumstances. 
  • If I have to cancel a lesson myself then I will re-schedule the lesson by negotiation. 

Do I need a piano? 

  • An acoustic piano is the best choice, but a digital piano with full-size keys (and a sustain pedal) can also be suitable depending on the make and features. Digital pianos don't need tuning or servicing and you can use headphones! There are many suitable makes and models from Roland and Yamaha, for example. 
  • Some piano shops even offer a hire scheme whereby you ‘rent’ a piano on a monthly basis, sometimes with the chance to purchase it further down the line. 
  • Get in touch if you are in any doubt as it depends on what you hope to get out of your music lessons. 

What age-range do you teach? 

  • Adults only. 
  • I provide a structured piano course to develop technique and general musicianship. 
  • Again, get in touch if you are unsure. You are never too old to learn! 

What do you teach? 

  • I can provide piano and music theory tuition or help with music composition (or a combination of all three depending on your needs). 
  • Note: music theory is normally incorporated into piano lessons, but sometimes students want/need extra tuition if they are having problems. Grade V Theory is a prerequisite for moving on to Grade 6 (or higher) ABRSM instrumental lessons. 

Can you enter students for examinations?

  • I am registered with the ABRSM and Trinity College London and can enter students for examinations. 

Conduct 

  • If I feel unable to continue tuition on account of conduct by the student or anyone connected with the student which makes it unethical or unsafe to continue teaching the student, the fees for any outstanding lessons will not be refundable. 

I have a different question