Lessons, accompanying and musical direction – fees and details

With over 25 years teaching experience in piano and woodwind, I specialise in teaching high quality one to one and group tuition lessons, both in school and privately.

I enter children for ABRSM, Trinity and LCM graded and pre-grades exams where appropriate. Exams are only part of a musical journey, and are not for everyone. As I run a bespoke curriculum for every individual, it’s entirely up to you / your child.

Instrumental lesson costs from Sept 2022

(increased rate from Sept 2024)

Individual –

20 mins: £12 (£13) – in school or foundation stage age beginners.
30 mins: £16 (£17)
45 mins: £24 (£25.50)
60 mins: £32 (£34)

All lessons are payable in advance, half termly by electronic transfer.

If your child wishes to stop lessons I require 6 weeks notice (half a term) so I can re-allocate the lesson space to somebody who is waiting. Please be courteous and considerate with this notice period.

Accompaniment for a graded exam is free for woodwind students, and for piano students I provide a free run through at the exam centre before you go in when I can, or swap your weekly lesson so it’s in the day or 2 before your exam.

All students (over 16) or parents are free to email me any time during the week with practice questions, and should expect a reply within 24 hours. For students 16-18 I am happy to communicate via a 3 way WhatsApp group (student, parent and me).

I also will happily record short demo videos / mp3 files. If you have a voice recorder, iPad or phone with mic, you are encouraged to bring them to your lessons so you can record parts for practicing.

Fees for choral or instrumental conducting depends on your group’s size, preparation time needed and distance for travel. Please get in touch for further information or a quote, minimum rates apply:

Accompanying (dependant on prep needed and travel): £32 – £40 per hour

Musical Direction (dependant on group size and prep needed): £40 – £60 per hour

My pianist rates are significantly below those suggested by the musicians union and as I am able to run a full timetable and, for most pianist work undertaken, little preparation is needed in advance. The MU information is below for comparison #keepmusiclive