PIANO  LESSONS IN HECKMONDWIKE

AN  INTUITIVE  LEARNING  EXPERIENCE

FOR  BOTH  CHILDREN  &  ADULTS

 

 

OVERVIEW

PIANO  LESSONS  THAT  OFFER . . . 

 

  • A solid foundation of the basics and beyond for those who want to learn from scratch

 

  • Support, guidance & inspiration for those who already play and want to develop further

  • Structured practice sessions for productive learning

  • An open, creative and exploratory approach to encourage​ a lifelong love of playing the piano

 

MORE  DETAILS  BELOW. . .

DARREN THORNTON

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MAKING  IT  ABOUT  YOU

My teaching style is different for every individual.  Each pupil has a different personality, different interests, and a different way of learning.  As a tutor, I aim to cater for this to provide the most engaging learning experience for the pupil.

I feel that it is important to allow my pupils the freedom to progress naturally, at their own pace, and to follow their own interests. As a private tutor, I am not bound by a syllabus or school league tables,  which makes the explorative aspect of music making much broader, richer, and more rewarding in the long term!

TEACHING  MATERIAL

For children and adult beginners, I use my own tuition book which lays out the basics of playing and reading music in an intuitive process.  It gets them up-and-running quickly, so that they can draw on the advantages that reading music will bring to piano playing.

This opens the door for them to start exploring the huge and varied piano repertoire, and forms a solid foundation to continue building their skills.

For those who already play, I provide specially selected music to help build on existing skills, as well as working on music that they may bring along themselves. 

Overall, by working through a wide variety of pieces, the better your understanding of piano playing will be, your skills and musical knowledge will naturally develop, and your playing experience will continue to be rewarding and engaging.

MY APPROACH  TO TEACHING

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LESSON  PRICES

PAYMENTS START AT

 £12.50

PER HALF HOUR

(PAID MONTHLY AS A  BLOCK OF 4) 

AND THE FIRST LESSON IS

FREE

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The first time we meet (either in person or via video call for online lessons) is a free trial, and lasts up to 30 minutes.

This is intended to be a planning lesson. It is an opportunity to discuss what your goals are, and what sort of lesson style you would like... i.e. would you like a relaxed approach so you can progress at your own pace, or, would you like me to set targets and keep you accountable for your progress?

If you play already, I will hear you play something that you are comfortable with.  If you are a beginner, I will explain some of the basics for you to take away and think about before your first paid lesson.

We then officially begin the following week.

FREE  LESSON

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Lessons last either 30 minutes or 1 hour.

I'd suggest 30 minute lessons for beginners (whether they are children or adults), and 1 hour for intermediate to advanced pupils.  Ultimately it is up to you of course.

I would also advise taking lessons on a weekly basis, as this helps keep you on-track and moving forward, as well as being more engaged with your playing.

LESSON  STRUCTURE

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Over 20 years teaching children & adults

Classically trained in both performance and

musicological research

Degree - BMus Hons​

Masters Degree - Historical Musicology 

MY  EXPERIENCE

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I'm really looking forward to hearing from you.  If you'd like to get in contact & discuss getting started, or have any questions for me before you decide to go ahead, just click below to send me an email on:

hello@thepianovault.com

OR GIVE ME A CALL ON:

07724686073

Hope to speak soon!

CONTACT  ME

ADDRESS:

Darren Thornton,

6 Cawley Lane,

Heckmondwike,

West Yorkshire,

WF16 0BG

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