Piano Lessons


I offer private (one-to-one) lessons at my home near Peckam Rye, London SE15. The nearest train stations are Queens Road or Peckham Rye. New Cross Gate Overground station is about 30 mins walk or a short bus ride. I am only 10 mins walk from Peckham bus station.

Lessons are currently £35 an hour.

Subjects taught include:

• jazz harmony
• improvisation
• theory
• bebop and modal jazz
• ABRSM jazz piano exams
• accompanying
• blues piano
• boogie-woogie
• composition
• transcription
• using Sibelius

Even though I've been teaching and performing for over 30 years I still remember what it is like to be struggling with these topics. I offer a sympathetic helping hand, a friendly relaxed environment, and plenty of practical tips that will directly improve your playing.

The content of lessons are flexible and always taylored to the student's needs. Some people come with a clear idea of what they want to learn. Others prefer the more structured approach provided by my books 'Improvising Blues Piano' and 'Exploring Jazz Piano'. Often, a combination of both approaches works well.

To get an idea of my teaching methods, please check out my free tuition videos clips on YouTube (see right). These are linked to the above books.

Please note I don't teach absolute beginners or young children. Most of my students already have some pianistic skills, and want to move them in more of a jazz or blues direction.

For some sample 'free lessons' see my homepage.