- TutorMira Yugai
- Age4 - 5
- LevelAll Levels
Thu 19 Apr, 1pm - 2.30pm; 3.30pm – 8.30pm | 12 wk Term £176 (£153) | Age 4+/adult | All levels
Learn piano in a style of your choosing to give a performance, pass an exam or simply play for pleasure.
Note: These are individual 30 min sessions with the tutor. You will receive 25 mins teaching and the remaining time for arrival and pack up. The tutor teaches back-to-back sessions, students should arrive 5 mins before their lesson starts and late comers will lose lesson time. If the tutor is running more than 5 mins late make up time will be offered on another occasion.
Who is this course for?
This course is open to both children and adult learners and students of all levels. It is suitable for complete beginners with no previous piano playing experience and more advanced students e.g. those who may have reached grade 5 or 6.
The course may be accessible for people with disabilities. You need good upper body and manual dexterity. Students can be accompanied by their own carer or support worker and the room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and needs.
What will you learn on this course?
On this course you will learn to play the piano in a style of your choosing from classical, folk and pop. Each lesson will include different elements such as finger exercises, musical scales and sight reading, learning and playing repertoire and often playing duets with the tutor. The content of lessons will vary depending on your goals e.g. whether you are working towards sitting a piano exam.
The tutor offers preparation for ABRSM examinations and students have excellent pass rates with good results. In additional to technical skills, aural training and music theory ABRSM are also provided.
All lessons are one-to-one and the teaching style is influenced by Russian traditional piano teaching and now also includes elements of the English style and approach to teaching. The tutor uses the complete ‘Alfred Basic Piano Library’ piano course which covers all levels and the ‘Bastien’ course books. The course books form a basis for teaching that is enhanced by the tutor’s own extensive experience.
Students can expect to learn to play piano pieces to performance standard and develop their musicianship and technical skills alongside an enjoyment in making music.
In order to progress students must be prepared to practice between lessons and need access to an instrument to do so.
Do you need to bring anything?
You need to bring your own music books as advised by the tutor.
Are there any additional costs?
You must purchase all music books recommended by the tutor. These can easily be ordered online or from music shops. ‘Alfred Basic Piano Library’ course books are approx. £5.00
Students must have access to a piano or keyboard for individual practice.
Who teaches this course?
Please note: Terms run wc Mon 16 Apr 2018 | Half Term break (no session) wc Mon 28 May 2018 | End of Term, Final sessions wc Mon 9 Jul 2018 *
*We advise participants to keep the day and time of the course free for Half Term and the week following the end of term free for replacements sessions that may be required due to tutor illness or exceptional circumstances.
Our enhanced Safeguarding Policy recommends that we hold emergency contact details for all learning and participation activities (including courses), for children and young people under 18 years old and for supported or vulnerable adults. These are to be completed and signed by parents/carers except young people aged 16-18 and supported/vulnerable adults who are able to sign for themselves.
Completed forms must be handed in to our Sales and Information Team prior to the start of the course.