Fully qualified

Experienced and qualified master piano teacher and is pleased to offer piano lessons from his Eureka based teaching studio.

"In Home" vacancies

A small number of "In Home" vacancies are currently available.

25 years experience

Inspiring, motivated and committed teacher with 25 years piano teaching experience teaching piano lessons for both beginners and advanced students.

Graduate of the prestigious "Leeds College of Music" in England..
Piano styles taught in private piano lessons include Classical piano, Jazz piano, Popular Music, Music Theory, Harmony and Jazz Harmony.
There are many advantages to taking a pedagogically correct course of study used by the Legends Piano Studio, especially as a beginner.

Lesson Details

fun and friendly traditional approach to classical piano lessons

Extras

Encourages composition, arranging and improvisation

Jazz piano lessons and popular music may also be studied

ABRSM

More advanced students may opt to study the internationally acclaimed ABRSM curriculum.

Professional Experience

Education

Studied the traditional Classical repertoire for piano extensively for over 10 years and passed the highest Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music graded piano examination at the age of 14 after just 6 years of lessons before studying at the UKs number one music school for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Gained a degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music from the City of Leeds Collage of Music in 1989, winning two separate college prizes for "Classical Piano" and "Electronic Music" at the same time.

Teaching

Head of Music at one of the most prestigious preparatory schools in England, Thorpe House School.

Over 25 Years Piano Teaching Experience.

Cruise

Worked as a professional pianist for many years and was the World Cruise Pianist for Holland America Cruise Lines. As a professional musician Visited over 250 destinations in more than 100 countries on all 7 continents.

Worked With

Artist NameDescriptionThey appeared with
Ruta LeeOne of Hollywoods Leading LadiesFrank Sinatra
 Star of Films, TV and StageDean Martin
 Film "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers"George Burns
 Film "Funny Face"Fred Astaire
 Film "Witness For The Prosecution"Audrey Hepburn
 Ratpack Film "Sergeants Three"Lucile Ball
 2000 guest appearances on TV showGene Kelly
 Broadway Show "Unsinkable Molly Brown"Elizabeth Taylor
 Broadway Show "Guys and Dolls"Alfred Hitchcock
 "Yellow Rose of Texas" - President BushMilton Bearle
  Debbie Reynolds
Pearl KaufmanHollywood Film Pianist of over 300 films inc.Stravinsky
 Dr. ZivagoHenry Mancini
 Gone With the WindJohn Williams
 The Great Race 
Ian FinkleThe Worlds Greatest Xylophone PlayerTito Puente
 Appeared On All Major American TV stations 
 Recorded for most American Record Labels 
Eric HamlinPianist and Liberaces Prodigy 
Sandy DuncanSinger 3 times Emmy Award Nominee 
 Starred as Peter Pan on Broadway 
 Starred in TV Comedy Series Funny Face 
Pamela BlakeSinger/Actress - Evita on Broadway 
The PlattersSold over 80 Million Albums Worldwide 
Tian JiangInternational Concert Pianist 
 Shanghai Symphony Orchestra 
 Worked with Vladimir Ashkenazy about Russian Music 
RenatoOpera Singer 
 Platinum Album 
 Recorded "Save Your Love" 
Danny HolgateJazz Band Musical DirectorElla Fitzgerald
 Cab Callaways Musical Director for 20 yearsSarah Vaughan
Jack LeeMusical Director for Broadway Shows 
Marty HenneMusical Director on Sesame Street 
Darren WilliamsAustralias No. 1 Singer for the last 3 Years 
George SolomanSinger/Actor From the Rio HotelDiana Ross
 New York Drama Critics Award - Best ActorBette Midler
  Sammy Davis Jr.
Dr. Justin MillerGuitarist, Recorded on over 300 Albums 
Johnny TilletsonSinger - Recorded Original "Earth Angel" 
Shauna HicksSinger/Actress - Star of Broadway Shows 
 Blood Brothers" & "Meet Me In St Louis " 
Holly LiptonSinger - Star of Broadway shows "Jesus Christ Superstar" & "Nine" 
Tony TillmanChosen by Mrs Sammy Davis Jr. to star in "Strictly Sammy", a show about the life and music of Sammy Davis Jr.Bill Cosby
Jeff SniderBarry Manilows Drummer 
Bernie FieldsMGM Studio Harmonica Player recorded on TVs "Love Boat" and "Little House on the Prairie" 
Dave SommervilleLead Singer 50s group "The Diamonds"The Everly Brothers
 Sang the original Little DarlinBuddy Holly
 The 5th biggest selling single of the 1950sFats Domino
 Composed music for the TVs "The Fall Guy"Chuck Berry
Michael LewisMusical Director, Composer and Orchestrator. Orchestrated Liberaces last three albums. Scored the music for the TV show "Cops" 
Little Anthony & the ImperialsRecorded the Original "Tears On My Pillow" 
15 Broadway Style Production ShowsProduced by Emmy Award Winner Anita Mann Named One of the Top Five Contemporary Choreographers in America 

Places Visited

Worked as a professional pianist for many years and was the World Cruise Pianist for Holland America Cruise Lines. As a professional musician visited over 250 destinations in more than 100 countries on all 7 continents

  • FREE
    TRIAL LESSON

    I believe new parents and students looking to take lessons should have the opportunity to meet their new teacher and discuss the lessons without feeling any obligation to continue and therefore your first lesson is free.

  • TUITION
    FEES

    Weekly private lessons are offered in 30, 45, or 60-minute sessions, depending on the student’s age/level.

    Tuition Fees Pricing information is available on the Studio Policy page.

  • In home
    lessons

    In home lessons need to be a minumum of 60 minutes however this may be split between two student.

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Lessons Include

Beginner piano students often take lessons based on the Alfred Piano Course, however each student is unique and other courses are available depending on the students needs.

  • Repertoire

    Students work with the teacher to choose the most suitable repertoire for their interests

  • Theory

    Learning how to read and write music is the foundation of a good musical education.

  • Technique

    Pupils are encouraged to use the correct technique when playing the Piano/Keyboard. This involves sitting correctly, holding the arms, wrists, backs of hands and fingers in the correct position.

  • Classical

    A traditional classical approach to lessons is taken with opportunites to study a wide variety of styles along the way

  • Jazz

    Piano styles taught in private piano lessons include Classical piano, Jazz piano, Popular Music, Music Theory, Harmony and Jazz Harmony.

  • Popular Music

    Learn to play music by ear.

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