Lessons available: Piano, Organ, Singing, Vocal Coach, Aural and Music Theory.
- All styles
- All ages
- Beginners to advanced level
- Preparation for auditions
- GCSE, A Level & University performance
- Choral parts for choirs
Students can opt to work towards exams; usually taken through ABRSM. For any not wishing to take formal exams there is the choice of a Performance Assessment which provides students with an attractive Certificate and constructive feedback with no marks or grading involved. Exams and the Performance Assessment are not compulsory and it is absolutely fine to learn purely for leisure.
Chris has 10 years teaching experience; teaching various age groups from 5 - 70 + years of age and has prepared students for both exams and auditions. He has a wealth of professional performance experience which he is able to use to enhance his lessons. He has taught several Music teachers and many Students have pursued Musical Careers.
He is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and an Accredited Music teacher for Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership. In 2021 Chris was delighted to be accepted on Penelope Roskell's Piano Teachers Course focussing on Teaching Technique. Penelope is an internationally renowned pianist and teacher and professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and visiting professor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
All lessons are tailored to meet students individual requirements and Chris works on building a solid technique, including Alexander technique in his lessons whilst also encouraging students to perform expressively and communicate the music. Chris' enthusiastic and patient approach helps create the ideal enjoyable learning experience.
He holds frequent student concerts to allow his students the opportunity to perform with an audience and gain valuable performing experience, should they choose to take part.
-Safeguarding in Music Education - Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership, September 2019.
-Accredited Music Teacher, Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership
-ISM Registered Private Teacher Status
Please note: You will be charged for any missed appointments and lessons unless sufficient notice is given or for unforeseen circumstances.