SCMT Music Tuition specialises in piano lessons and we have more than 60 piano teachers working for us! It is our most popular instrument by far and we pride ourselves in providing the best piano teachers to children across the South.
Children often start their musical journey on the piano because of the wide range of pieces and styles available. It is appropriate from the age of 4 years and up. There is great opportunity for improvisation and composing on the piano, as well as an endless classical repertoire to master. It’s widely acknowledged that piano lessons can enhance skills in mathematics, memory, concentration, resilience and creativity.
All our piano teachers are very different which means we can hand-pick the person best suited to your child. We know that the rapport between a teacher and pupil is key to both kick-starting a child’s engagement with the piano, ensuring they never lose their enthusiasm to learn and progress.
Piano lessons can focus on virtually any style or genre depending on your child’s aspirations and ability. In addition, all of our tutors are classically trained, which means they have an excellent foundation and skills base to pass on (even if eventually the lessons branch into another genre).
ABRSM, Trinity and Rock School exams are available but not essential to progression. Children are encouraged to compose their own music, record performances and play their pieces in our regular concerts (beautiful venues guaranteed!). We always have a grand piano to make it extra special for both the performer and all the friends and family watching in the audience. On average we accommodate 200 pianists every year at our charity concerts, from the age of 4 (complete beginners) right up to grade 8. More experienced performers are offered their own recitals too.
If you don’t yet have a piano at home to practise on, we can advise regarding some brilliant options. Digital pianos, short/long-term hire, 2nd hand acoustic pianos too. You wont be left on your own to work out what’s best, as we work in partnership with numerous music shops in every town we work in. From Ackerman Music https://www.ackermanmusic.co.uk which has an enormous piano shop catering to all budgets… to https://www.thepianoshopbath.co.uk which services and repairs instruments as well as building bespoke acoustic pianos for clients looking for something more of an investment.
Piano Lessons last for 30 minutes, 45 minutes or an hour depending on your child’s age and ability. Variety is key to enjoyment so music theory, flash cards, scales, duets, music listening, aural skills and composition are incorporated where relevant. A commitment to maximising your child’s potential alongside engaging teaching methods will result in your child appreciating, understanding and most of all, enjoying the music they play.
Susanna (head of school) is a pianist herself and has 25 years experience of teaching children and 15 years managing the careers of professional piano teachers. She also has two young sons aged 4 and 5 who have just started piano lessons! You simply could not be in safer hands…