Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you teach beginners?

Absolutely, most of my students have never played piano before their first lesson! We will have you playing in no time, don't worry!

Where are you located?

I teach the majority of my lessons at my student's houses, so you can learn to play the piano in the comfort of your own home if you wish as many of my students do. I also teach a good portion of students from my teaching room within the Exeter Little Theatre Rehearsal Rooms (47 Preston Street, Exeter, EX1 1DF). It is located just off South Street. To find out where this is within Exeter please click on the map below to bring up the location on Google Maps, or to find out more about where the lessons are held simply get in touch.

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Do you teach children?

Yes! I will be more than happy to teach your child to learn to play the piano, it is great for developing young peoples musicallity and getting them excited by music! I tutor children from the age of 5 upwards, with lessons for young people working best as half hour lessons each week. You are more than welcome to join us during the piano lesson if you wish to sit in!

Is it still fine if I do not want to take exams?

Absolutely! Music is for everyone to enjoy, you certainly don't have to take exams if you don't want to. Examinations are often a motivational factor to keep achieving higher levels but it is totally fantastic if you wish to play piano for leisure.

What songs will we learn?

It is completely up to you!  Whatever style of piano music you like, classical or modern, as well as anything in between, we will cover it!  My piano lessons are all about empowering my students to play the music they love, whether that is Coldplay or Chopin.

Do I need anything before I start my first lesson?

Not at all, I have all the equipment here that you are more than welcome to use!

Do we need a piano to learn?

If you are a beginner, a keyboard will be fine. All students who are Grade 1 level and up should be practising on a piano to develop finger technique and you would be surprised at the many places you can go to practise on a piano in Exeter. Musicrooms shop, the University of Exeter and local churches all have piano you can use for a small fee if you don't have a piano at home!

Can we arrange group lessons?

Yes, I would be happy to teach pairs of students if you are interested. More than two students within one lesson is often a challenge, individual lessons work best.

Do you offer gift vouchers? 

Yes, call me for more information!

Classical or Modern

Learning to play the piano should be fun, not a chore, so our lessons will focus on playing the music you are interested in, whether that is Bach or The Beatles. I welcome students of all ages, including both adults and younger learners. I teach many young students in after-school lessons that are engaging and exciting, helping children to learn the piano with speed and confidence.

I have many years teaching experience, including working in local schools here in Devon.  Whether you are playing for enjoyment or working through graded exams, I know I have the lessons to make learning the piano fun and rewarding!

To book your first piano lesson or simply to find out more call 01392 703360 or drop me an email!

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Simon is a fantastic local piano teacher! He taught me to play a few songs on the piano after only a few lessons and his friendly, relaxed teaching methods really helped me to learn to play with confidence!

All Styles Covered...Classical, Contemporary, Rock, Pop, Jazz - Piano Lessons for Adults & Young Learners