Piano Lessons in Edinburgh
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Piano Lessons in Edinburgh
Andrew teaches piano and guitar to all ages and abilities. Andrew provides lessons to young beginners, adult beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Course material includes learning pieces, sight-reading, composition, musical games and performance skills. Lessons are typically 30 mins-1 hour, once a week, depending on the student. Additional lessons are offered to existing students in the immediate run up to exams, at no additional charge. Andrew is also able to provide piano lessons from the comfort of your own home (£5 additional travel charge). This can suit those with multiple family members who wish to learn. His key goal is to improve your musical skills while building your confidence and establishing a life-time love of music!
Piano Lessons for Children in Edinburgh
Students have a variety of reasons for wanting to learn the piano. Often parents encourage children to learn as it teaches focus, a love of learning outside of academia, and a lifelong skill. Andrew believes that it is essential that you should have fun at your lessons. Instruments are often something that children learn for a short while and give up as it is too challenging or they find their lessons dull and repetitive. Andrew makes sure that your lesson is something you look forward to each week by pairing varied engaging lessons where musical ideas and techniques are taught in exciting ways with his friendly, patient and light-hearted disposition. Andrew provides piano lessons for children in Edinburgh right from early years through to those finishing secondary school. His youngest student has been 5 years old! For younger children, he uses a mixture of games and apps to introduce the concept of rhythm. His digital piano also has the ability to use rhythms and various sounds, which makes playing more enjoyable and varied. Additionally, it helps the children focus as the rhythm keeps them in time. It also offers budding young pianists the sensation that you are performing with a band. Children are also able to audio record their performances and show their parents what they have been working on. Andrew always offers a brief amount of time at the end of each lesson to explain what your child has covered in their lesson and should be practising for the next one and is there to offer advice or answer any questions. For older children and teenagers, Andrew encourages students to direct their learning and cultivate their own musical interests, for instance through exploring music theory and background of their favourite genre. Andrew has a very varied interest in music and can relate to older children who are interested in all types of music whether it is chart, indie, classic rock, jazz or classical.
Adult Piano Lessons in Edinburgh
Adults often wish to learn due to an existing appreciation of music, wanting to learn a new skill, enjoy a new pastime outside of work or to possibly pick up where the left off as a child themselves. Once again Andrew puts the emphasis on you enjoying your lessons and encourages you to play the styles of music that you wish to learn. He understands that life and work can get in the way and that some weeks it may be hard to practice your pieces. Alternative engaging lessons can be implemented in these situations to further your understanding of music. Music has been proven to keep the mind agile and can be beneficial to mental health, with music therapy becoming increasingly popular. Music - especially piano - can also provide a creative outlet for those with additional support needs, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. For those who may struggle to communicate via conventional means, piano provides a means of connection, motivation, communication and inspiration.