Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you teach children/adults?

Individual tuition is provided for children and adults of all abilities, children between the ages of 5 and 18.

When do the lessons take place?

Currently, lessons follow the existing school terms.

Where are you based?

I teach my lessons from my home located at 32, Regency Court, Earlsdon, Coventry. CV5 6HA. Click on the map below to bring up my location, as well as directions, on Google Maps.

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Do I need to own a piano before I start my lessons?

Not at all, you will be surprised how many places you will be able to go and practise in Coventry: schools, Churches, colleges, universities, music shops and rehearsal studios to name a few all have pianos that you might be able to practise on for a small fee. Many students also purchase keyboards to enable them to practice at home.

I want to learn classical/non-classical music - can we do just that?

Absolutely, the style of music that we learn is completely down to you, the student. I teach a wide range of different genres enabling my students to learn through playing the music that they are passionate about.

I don't want to learn theory/how to read music - is that okay?

Yes and no. Yes, in the sense that as a beginner student we are certainly not going to spend music of our lesson time at all focusing on the theory behind what you are playing - that this stage simply playing the music is what is key. However, there reaches a point with any instrument that to improve your playing you need to have a deeper conceptual understanding of that instrument and wider music theory. As for learning to read music, it is a very gradual process but one that you will quickly find is critical to learning the piano.

I have small hands, is that a problem playing the piano?

Surprisingly I get asked this question a lot! The answer is no, piano music is created by pianists of all hand sizes - making music that suits their ability to play and therefore your ability to play no matter what hand size you are. While not everyone might be able to have a stretch the size of Beethoven there will be numerous songs that you will be able to learn to play. In fact, more songs than you could ever learn in a lifetime - so don't worry about hand size!

I am left handed - is that a problem on the piano?

No, not at all. I have taught many left-handed students over the years and would be more than happy to teach you as well.

What do I need for my first lesson?

Not much at all - a small notebook would be a great thing to bring. Other than that just yourself and a healthy dose of motivation to start learning the piano!

What happens if I need to cancel a lesson?

Cancelled lessons are expected to be made up, with consultation with the teacher. If you wish to rearrange a lesson please get in touch as soon as you are aware you are unable to make the lesson.

Beginners to Advanced

I have a wealth of experience in teaching piano, so I know how to make my lessons fun and enjoyable. I strongly believes that to get the most from your piano lessons, you need to play songs that you enjoy. For that reason, lessons are tailored towards your interests and style, whilst also covering the basics. So no matter what your level, I can help you improve!

Everyone is welcome to learn, be they children just starting out, or adults wishing to develop their musical interest or returning to playing.  

To book your first lesson today or for more information call 024 7522 6025 or email

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I love having lessons with Brian. They are fun and varied. I look forward to my lessons every week. Katherine Jones (Adult Beginner)

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