Piano Teacher and Accompanist
To teach, educate and foster a love of music through the study of the piano and it's music, specialising in the Classical repertoire. To accompany musicians of other instruments in pursuance of their aspirations, dreams, performances, qualifications and enjoyment of music. To encourage an understanding of the fundamental nature of education, and it's core value in the improvement of us all, as both individuals and as part of a world wide culture.
Coming to the end of yet another lockdown, I think we all hope that face to face teaching, with precautions, can resume. I have had to postpone the ABRSM exam visit by one week, so that it takes place when lockdown has ceased, just. Under the Tier 3 restrictions which were in place in LIverpool prior to the current lockdown, we should be able to run the exams as expected. Of course there will have to be measures in place to comply with Covid guidelines, which will make the experience a little unusual compared to normal. Hopefully, if the news about vaccines is to be believed, by the time we reach the next Visit in the Spring, we will be returning to some sort of normality.
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After many years of teaching and performing I have finally been able obtain a good quality grand piano, a Yamaha C3X, one of the latest series of Grand Pianos developed by Yamaha. This is a 6' 1'', 186cm piano with a more European sound than the previous generation of Yamaha pianos. This means that I now have a Conservatoire quality piano for both lessons and exam performances. This will be particularly appreciated by more advanced students.
Very pleased to add that Katrina Fung passed her ATCL performance diploma on the piano with flying colours. She performed the Diploma in December at a Trinity College exam visit at my house. Achieving a mark of 74/100. A pass is 60/100. Congratulations to Katrina, well done!
I would like to thank all at Coach House Pianos, Swansea for all their help and advice and for supplying such a wonderful piano. Their service has been exemplary, friendly and supportive. They have made me feel like a VIP from the very first moment, and I cannot recommend them highly enough for anyone contemplating buying a quality piano whether new, like mine, or second hand.