What to expect

Lucy Mann

Piano Teacher Letchworth

 

Finding the right piano teacher to suit you or your child is critical to success. With this in mind I would like to share with you my approach to teaching, based on my personal experience as a sudent as well as my time spent teaching. Here's what you can expect from me...

 

Patience and flexibility - I have been in your shoes, and I aim to show patience, positivity and support throughout your lessons. I tailor my teaching to suit your learning style and I want to do everything I can to help you reach your personal goal, but more importantly to enjoy the journey.


Varied repertoire and resources - I enjoy learning to play all genres of music and I hope you will too, but everyone has their favourites and I believe it is important to include the music you love in your piano journey. Let me know what inspires you!


Sight-reading - very early on I introduce the skills needed to play written music by sight. This is an invaluable skill in the life of a musician and is required to pass exams with the ABRSM.

 

Exam passing expertise - Many students dread exams, but that need not be the case. Exams provide the motivation to learn pieces to a high standard and are key to progression. (actually taking exams is optional but for children especially it is strongly recommended)

 

Scales - whether you intend to take exams or not, scales are vital for learning keyboard navigation and for strengthening fingers, sorry kids! :-)

 

Music theory - Music theory is a vast and fascinating subject but can be taught in bite-size pieces for students weekly. Understanding why and how music has been developed over time is very useful in understanding how it should be played.

 

Fun! - Above all else I aim to create a fun and comfortable environment for my students.