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Welcome to Piano Maestros

We are a team of dedicated piano teachers, aspiring to nurture, inspire and educate new talent. We teach one-to-one piano lessons to students from the age of four to adults, and we welcome players of all abilities and aspirations.

Piano playing always brings people together, and we are committed to keeping this tradition alive. We want to pass the artistry and joy of playing the piano on to a new generation and share it with our community.

COVID-19 UPDATE

We are currently teaching all our lessons in person, unless you wish to continue online, or need to self-isolate. In line with the Government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19, every student’s face-to-face lesson is subject to an individual risk assessment. Please see our Covid-19 Guidelines for Piano Lessons.

As advice on working safely during current coronavirus continues to be updated, we will remain vigilant and communicate any necessary updates as these come through. We have to be flexible and prepared for a swift return to online learning as soon as there is a new lockdown situation or requirement for a pupil or a tutor to self-isolate. If you have any questions or require further clarification, feel free to give us a direct call on 07999 231493.

We are committed to continuing on our mission to motivate and support our pupils. Now more than ever, we must keep aspiring to be Piano Maestros, as engaging in a creative activity is essential to our wellbeing and in fact, therapeutic.

News

Piano Bootcamp - Grade 1

Fridays fortnightly starting 25 September 4:30-5:30 PM via ZOOM
Dates: Sept 25, Oct 9 & 23, Nov 6 & 20, Dec 4 2020. Joining link will be emailed to you before each class.
Cost: £90 per term (6 classes), a maximum of six students per class.
! SPECIAL OFFER £75 if you book before 20 September 2020 !

Who is this class for? 

This class is ideal for students who had music lessons for at least 12 months, the Prep-test or Initial level students, or those who recently passed their practical Grade 1 exam and want to strengthen their musical knowledge and pass Grade 2 with ease and confidence. 

If you wish to succeed in grade exams, this is the perfect class for you! With only six students per class and two leading tutors, there will be space for one-to-one interaction. The class includes an individual mock exam at the end of the course for each student. 

This term’s focus is Grade 1 syllabus, and we will practise and strengthen all aspects of musicianship, from music theory, sight-reading and aural skills to performance workshops with tips on how to score a better mark in front of the examiner. There will be a scheduled one-to-one mock exam test at the end of the term for each student. 

Upcoming events

Autumn Term 2020

Tea&Tunes Halloween Edition, Sunday 25 October 2020, 6PM
All children love Halloween fun, and we invite our students to show off their trick-or-treat outfit in this special concert on Zoom. Every player will get their Halloween Afternoon Tea Box delivered before the concert, and additional tea boxes will be available to order for the family and friends.

Piano Coffee Morning, November 2020, date TBC
Adult learners are invited for a friendly chat about music and piano with a special guest. Please join us whether you’d like to play or to socialise with your fellow pianists. Specialist tutor and concert pianist Naufal Mukumi was our guest in the last coffee morning in July, and you can read the fascinating interview about his piano training HERE.

Students Christmas Concert, Sunday 6 December 2020, 6 PM
Piano Maestros invites you to take part in the annual students’ Christmas recital. Join us for this exciting event and enter the ‘Jingle bells’ season with your favourite winter tune or perhaps your special winter outfit!

The Nutcracker Story, Saturday 18 December 2020, 6 PM
We will present Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite as you have not heard it or seen it before. The beautiful Christmas tale comes to life as we play the music and read the story accompanied by colourful animations. You will be transformed into the world of fairy tale – perfect way to start the Christmas holiday!

Clarendon Sundays

Dine & Play at the Clarendon Hotel Blackheath

Sundays, 1-4 PM

We launched our family concert series TEA & TUNES at the Clarendon Hotel Blackheath in November 2019 with great success. Sadly, due to coronavirus we can’t organise these concerts at the moment. However, we would like to offer all our students an informal performing opportunity in front of your family or friends. All you need to do is to dine at the hotel on a Sunday afternoon. Get in touch for more information.

What our students say

“I highly recommend online piano lessons with Piano Maestros. As a parent, I think it’s important that my son keeps motivated and engaged in playing. We are using WhatsApp video call and it works great.

It’s wonderful that students can continue with their lessons while self-isolating. No swimming, no playing at the playground etc.. oh dear! At least, piano lessons still go on. Fabulous. We have a great tutor too.”

Sandrine Mcmorris, parent

“I am an adult learner, who started to learn piano in my late 50s. Being older seems to mean that I am both, slower to learn…. and faster to forget. I need my regular lessons and practice.

These lessons are keeping me on track and make me prepare and work on pieces the same as I did for in-person lessons. My online lessons are, and will continue to be, a highlight of my week.”

Maria, student

“In many ways, online teaching is more efficient than the traditional way. It has improved Dylan’s knowledge of music theory and score reading. Participating in a lesson from home on his own piano, he also feels more relaxed and confident during the lesson.”

Queena Liu, parent

“I was quite apprehensive about lessons going on-line as I don’t generally use this technology. However, although a bit strange at first I was surprised at how well it can work and the lesson was followed up with clear notes from the teacher.  We are keeping our own notes of progress ready for our next lesson and will try to use the biggest screen we have this time.”

Jane Deppa, parent

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