In addition to our own piano community we also put our approach to music teaching to work in local schools, offering individual piano lessons and classroom music sessions across the Midlands area. We work from a balanced curriculum, developed through years of experience, and draw on a wide variety of styles and techniques to allow students to play what they enjoy as well as grow in new areas.
When we’re working one-on-one with primary-school students our lessons are more multi-sensory, using movement, games, singing and other instruments to explore new musical concepts. Our focus on singing means that children’s musicianship is developed alongside their piano technique, and we also help them solidify their understanding of theory through improvising and composing their own music. We offer similar teaching in a classroom context, but with less of a focus on piano, at a level ideal for Reception and Year One classes. In these group sessions the aim is to help young children grasp the basic elements of music, such as pulse, rhythm, pitch and dynamics, and help them learn how to respond creatively to music from a variety of genres.
Our individual lessons with secondary-school students are more collaborative and allow teenagers to work with their teachers to plan their lessons, so they can focus on the areas that best fit both their passions and their aspirations. All our teachers have experience supporting students in working towards exams with a range of boards – from ABRSM and LCM to Trinity Guildhall and Rockschool – as well as helping GCSE and A level students prepare for solo and ensemble performances. Our focus on creating music through improvisation and composition also helps students in the composing element of the syllabus.
If any of these opportunities seem like a good fit for your students, then please just get in touch – we’d love to talk with you about how we could get involved in musical education at your school.