It's not just rich kids who...

Play the piano...

It's the GCSE students...

And the A levellers. Teens who just want to play. Perhaps a bride or groom to be that wants to surprise the other half on the wedding day with a song at the piano. People who are disillusioned with the high prices and lack of one on one tuition at other local music schools and who want better value by one on one tuition rather than a large group. Retired folk who want a hobby. Younger kids who's parents want them to pass the Chetham entrance test.. Blah blah blah. I could go on...

Why Learn to Play the Keyboard?

Think About It...

In a way, you don't need to consider this. You either want to do it, or you don't. And if you WANT to do it, you should. Lots of other people do, so why not you? However, you may need to justify this decision to other people - to your parents, who will be footing the bill, or to your school teachers who will wonder why you should be allowing this "hobby" (as they see it) to interfere with the really important things like Maths and English, or to your friends who wonder why you can't come out and socialise so often. So here are some things you can tell them..

It's a lasting pleasure..

Music will stay with you all through your life. You will never lose the skills you learn. They'll get a bit rusty if you don't use them all the time, but they'll come back whenever you need - just like riding a bike, you never really forget how.

And you don't even have to be absolutely top notch at it. No matter what level your achievement, you will always find opportunities if you want them. There are lots of amateur groups all over the country always looking for members. Some are very fine amateur orchestras or choral societies that can perform the same music as professionals, while others are strictly "fun" groups who aim much lower. If you look hard enough, you'll find something to suit you.

Perhaps one day you would like to teach music and pass on your skill to others as I do with my skill. Well, I'll even teach you to do that!

You don't have to be with others, either. Many people get great pleasure from simply playing by themselves at home. These days you can even buy pieces of music accompanied by a CD so that you can play along. You get all the pleasure of playing with others without stepping outside your own front door.

A Personal Achievement..

You will be acquiring a skill that will eventually bring you the approval of your parents, teachers and friends (and if it doesn't, you must have very sad parents, teachers and friends!) But, more importantly, there is immense personal satisfaction to be gained from attempting something slow and difficult - and, make no mistake, it will be both slow and difficult - and making a success of it at the same time. Think of the pride you will and should feel when you are able to play your first tune, or make it into the school orchestra or band for the first time. Imagine the audience clapping you at your first school concert! Perhaps you just want to see the look on your Grandad's face when you play Happy Birthday to him! Later on, it could be your local youth orchestra, band or jazz group will give you new and exciting opportunities - truly this is something worth aiming for.

And this is something that will be all your own. Nobody else can do it for you. No matter how encouraging your parents are, no matter how good your teacher is, this is something you have to do for yourself. And once you have made a success of it, you will be entitled to all the credit! And you'll deserve it!

Keyboard Lessons with Joe Tierney 07753127483

I have been teaching beginners of all ages for over 15 years. I have a gentle and friendly approach and take delight in seeing fast results! I prefer to visit you in your own home to teach you how to make the best out of your Keyboard, Organ or Piano whether it be for fun or as extra tuition to help with GCSE revision.. I charge reasonable rates and I am CRB checked. I am also a member of The Society of Crematorium Organists and First Tutors. I teach on a part time basis as I also enjoy working with people who experience mental health conditions and learning difficulties.

Lesson Prices are £13 for a 30 minute Lesson or £25 for an hour long lesson. I may charge a small travelling fee depending where you live but this is never a lot of money..