FAQ

Where are you based?

Whitchurch, Berkshire, RG8.

Can I do Exams?

Yes, with LCM (London College of Music.)

 

 

Do you do lessons for the skills part of Duke of Edinburgh's Award ?

Yes.

My child is 5 is this too young?

Let's do a trial lesson. It depends on the child

Do you offer online tuition

Yes, via Skype or Zoom. These work very well,.

I want to start lessons but don't want to invest in a piano till I am sure I will take to it?

You can borrow one from a music shop like Hickies for a small fee

No problem. You can hire a piano from Hickies music shop in Reading, see links page for about £30.00 per month. If in doubt the music shop will help you or you can call me for advice.

How long a lesson will I need?

Typically children aged 4 to 5 will need a 20 minute lesson, older children will need a half hour lesson. People learning both piano and guitar will need a 45 minute to an hour lesson. Adult beginners may prefer to have a half hour slot and more advanced people may wish to have an hour a longer lesson on a fortnightly basis.

What happens if I need to cancel?

If you cancel please give me as much notice as possible. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice you will be charged for the missed lesson. This is because I cannot fill this slot at short notice.

I only have a keyboard can my child learn piano?

Yes as long as it has full sized keys it will do for the first few terms until you are sure that they want to continue. After that you will need to hire or buy a piano as the touch of a piano is different because it has weighted keys. See the section on keyboard if you are unsure of the differences between piano and keyboard.

Contact us:

gill.mccoy@gmail.com

07500 744 960

01189 842466

Whitchurch,

Berkshire

 

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