Before We Even Start…

Of all the people who start to learn piano, most give up pretty quickly, generally saying “I tried learning, but I wasn’t any good at it”.

Of those who stick it out for a while, most stop at some point later, usually when real life prevents them from having lessons.

With this in mind, I have a few quick, important points to make:


Piano teachers should (and never do) say:

“I will help you learn piano the way I learned. If it doesn’t work for you, but you love piano music, go to someone else.

So, I’m saying that now.

I offer free materials and inexpensive one-to-one lessons that have worked for many people since I became a full-time piano teacher in 2009. Many of those people came to me having had a “failed” learning experience in the past and now have a great relationship with their piano.

For some people, my ways don’t work.

That’s why I don’t charge until you see it working, and not at all if you manage to learn entirely from my free stuff.


I do not teach people to read traditional musical notation.

Musical notation is not widely used in the writing, arranging or performing of most popular or jazz music.

While it’s a useful skill, I believe that many people fail to enjoy piano playing because of a disproportionate emphasis on sight-reading, which may not be something they enjoy or find straightforward.


My approach to teaching is based on explaining how the music you enjoy came to exist in the first place.

It draws heavily on your many years of listening to pop/jazz music. This approach is ineffective for little kids.

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