Frequently asked questions

Where do we teach?

We bring piano lessons to your home. Our visiting tutors currently teach lessons to pupils in Charlton, Greenwich, Blackheath, Eltham, and surrounding areas.

What are the benefits of having lessons with Piano Maestros?  

As part of our piano community, you will have the unique opportunity to participate in our events; recitals, afternoon tea concerts and informal performance workshops. In addition, to boost our students’ motivation for playing the piano and practising, we hold the Young Piano Maestro Award at the end of each academic year. You will also get access to our Student Portal, with your own account and private log-in, where you can access our online library with additional resources, log your piano practice time, access the calendar of lessons and any notes made by your teacher.

When can I start with piano lessons?

First, we will ask you to fill out our enquiry form, using this link:

Based on your information we will then look at our availability and find the best tutor matching your requirements. After the initial consultation lesson with the tutor, we will ask you to complete the registration form and send the invoice for the first term of lessons. Once we have all the necessary paperwork and have received the payment, you can start your lessons.

What is the cost of lessons?

The fees vary depending on whether you take weekly, fortnightly, or ad-hoc lessons and whether your teacher is an Associate Tutor or the Head Tutor. We offer a discount on all lessons taking place before 4 PM Monday to Friday. See the complete list of our tuition fees HERE.

How do I pay for my lessons?

All piano lessons are paid for in advance for the whole term or agreed series of lessons. The fees must be paid for in full before the first lesson of the term/series. This is done via online bank transfer. Our bank account details will be included on the invoice.

Do I need an acoustic piano, digital piano or electronic keyboard? 

You will definitely need to have an instrument to practice on if you want to make progress. Please talk to your teacher or visit our website to find out more about what options are available to you, and for our advice and recommendations on a suitable instrument. 

How much do I need to practice? 

Practice does make perfect, and we understand that everyone has a different amount of time which they can put aside for practice each week. We recommend trying to find at least 15 minutes each day, ideally 30 minutes. It is your responsibility to maintain a regular piano practice – the more you put in, the more you will get out of your lessons. 

What if I can’t make my lesson? 

If you are unable to make your lesson, please speak to your teacher at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment to see if it might be possible to rearrange it. Please note that teachers are unable to reschedule more than one lessons per term.

If you miss a lesson or give a late notice (less than 48 hours), the teacher is not obliged to make up this time. Missed lessons by a pupil can only be made up at the teacher’s discretion.

What if my teacher has to miss a lesson?

On a rare occasion, if your teacher will be absent or unable to deliver your lesson, they will replace that lesson on a day and time suitable for you. 

How do I go about cancelling my lessons? 

Our tuition agreement continues automatically on a rolling basis from term to term, or series to series. The Student/ Parent can cancel this agreement by giving notice in writing to [email protected].

On the Weekly Plan, a half-term cancellation notice is required. Lessons can be stopped only at the end of the term, or after the half-term break. On the Fortnightly Plan, one-month notice (four weeks) is required. 

Where can I find more information? 

We update our website regularly where you can find all up-to-date information about our lessons, tuition fees, term dates, events, our team, terms and conditions, privacy policy, and more can be found on our blog. Should you have any further questions, please talk to your tutor or email us at [email protected]. You can also call us on 0203 654 8102.