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Piano Lessons Great Barr
Learn to play the piano with our expert tutors – Pro Music Piano Lessons Great Barr
Piano Lessons Great Barr
Are you looking for professional piano lessons near Great Barr? Pro Music Tuition has some wonderful Piano teachers that can help you achieve your aspirations at one of our five music centres in total. Including Rubery in Birmingham, two music centres in Sandwell and Dudley (Cradley Heath near Halesowen) and Rowley Regis, one in Boldmere near Sutton Coldfield and one in Olton in Solihull. We also have hundreds of pupils who learn online on live video with us from all over the world each week.
The piano is consistently the most popular instrument to learn here at Pro Music Tuition with hundreds of pupils currently learning with us. With this wealth of experience, we can provide lessons for children and adults of all skill levels. We start children from the age of 5 on the piano as this is the earliest we have found they will be able to concentrate and participate fully. Starting children young this young is ideal, but pupils are free to start at any age, including adults.
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ADULT AND KIDS PIANO LESSONS NEAR GREAT BARR
Individual piano tuition is ideal for students who wish to work on their grades and practice specific pieces, or for children with special educational needs who may benefit from a more focused learning environment. We offer both 30 and 60-minute sessions.
Whatever age and whether learning through group or individual tuition we offer to train pupils for exams. Working towards a goal like this can help teach children to focus and the sense of achievement when passing grades is always a thrill. We work with several different syllabuses, including ABRSM, Trinity and Rockschool. If you have previously learned pieces for an exam elsewhere we can provide the exam for you (excluding ABRSM).
Call today to book individual adult and kids piano lessons near Great Barr on 0121 559 3355 and speak to one of our professional piano teachers.
GROUP PIANO LESSONS GREAT BARR
Group piano tuition is a great way for children to fast-track their learning, build self-confidence that will be useful with all aspects of life, whilst still working towards grades and improving their piano skills. In group piano lessons we combine learning to read music notation with theory games and ensure that each member of the class is receiving the same high standard of learning.
Group sessions typically have 3 to 5 pupils in each hourly session with lessons taking place after school on weekdays and also on weekends. We offer piano lessons for beginners, intermediates and more experienced students. Call today to book your group piano lessons near Great Barr!
ONLINE PIANO LESSONS
We also offer an online teaching experience over Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp or Facebook. We are experienced at remote teaching so for times when getting to the studio is difficult we can still deliver the same top classic tuition to pupils in their own home.
Not only does learning online eliminate travel time and the need to pack and move your instruments it also allows for a wider range of scheduling options so we can find a time that works for you. If you are looking to book piano lessons for you or your child why not get in touch with us today or use our handy online booking system to book your first free lesson!
PIANO TUITION FAQS
What sort of piano music do you teach?
We teach a wide range of styles to suit children and adults. We have many children who attend Pro Music who just wish to learn how to read music and start the grading systems like ABRSM, RSL and TRINITY. We also have pupils who wish to participate in leisure play where they bring in a setlist of songs to learn. We have 17 piano teachers here who are trained in different styles so whatever style you’re looking for Pro Music can help.
Do you teach adults to play Piano?
Yes, at pro music, we teach children and adults, most adults like to start learning with their children as it is an activity they can enjoy together.
How long will it be before I can play the piano well?
Unfortunately, the true answer to this question is “it depends.” The journey of learning the piano will never come to an end; as long as you continue to play, you will always be able to improve your skills. Even the most accomplished concert pianists continue to hone their craft throughout their careers. I will state that this process is frequently completed more quickly by children than it is by adults. This is for the same reason that youngsters are able to acquire new languages more easily; their brains are more adaptable. That is not to argue that adults are incapable of achieving a level of competence, rather, it only means that they may require more time to do so.
However, in order to give you a general idea of what to anticipate for your level after a particular length of time has passed, below is an approximate estimate. These estimates are derived from the perspective of an adult novice who has never picked up a piano or any other musical instrument in the past.
BEGINNER ONE YEAR
After around a year of practice, you should be at the level of a beginner. This would probably correspond to the Grade 1 or 2 level on the ABRSM scale. You should be able to play relatively simple compositions and have a fair grasp of learning from sheet music, playing basic one-octave scales, and other musical fundamentals.
Three to four years at the minimum
After somewhere between three and four years, you should be at this level of proficiency. You should expect to be playing at a level roughly equivalent to Grade 4 or 5 (ABRSM). At this point, you should have a good understanding of more advanced ideas, such as sightreading, more complicated rhythmic patterns, and scales in the majority of keys up to two or three octaves. At this point, you should feel comfortable learning individual pieces on your own without the need to rely on a teacher; however, you should still anticipate receiving most of your direction from your instructor or tutor.
Between five and ten years
You should plan on reaching this level after a minimum of five years and up to ten years of effort. You should be playing at a level equivalent to at least Grade 8 on the ABRSM scale by this point. You should have no trouble sightreading works that are around three to four grades below your current level of playing. You need to be familiar with scales, arpeggios, broken chords, and other techniques in each key. At this point, you should feel completely at ease selecting your own repertoire and studying works on your own without assistance.
How long does it take an adult to learn the piano?
This is another question that is extremely difficult to define. It is dependent on a variety of things, such as how quickly you learn, what kind of musical background you have, and whether or not you have the time to practise regularly. You will be able to pick up the piano extremely fast, to the point where it might only take you two years to be at the same level with your piano playing if, for instance, you have already played the violin to a grade equivalent to Grade 8; in this case, you will be able to transfer your knowledge from the violin to the piano. If you are just starting out, you should anticipate that it will take you at least five years of consistent play to reach the same level.
The duration of the process is also contingent on the type of training that you are receiving. If you are working with an exceptional and experienced teacher who is able to very quickly notice your mistakes and fix them, in addition to the repertoire that you are interested in and that will help you progress, you will learn rapidly. This is because the teacher will be able to immediately spot your mistakes and correct them. If you are working with a teacher who is not really interested in your personal development or who does not have a great deal of experience teaching complete novices (and in my experience, very few teachers have either of these qualifications), then your progress will go at a much more glacial pace.
The most important piece of guidance that can be given in this regard is to discover the instructional approach that works best for you. An experienced instructor who is aware of the typical challenges faced by novices is the best candidate for the teaching position. However, a large number of teachers will claim that they have expertise instructing beginners when, in reality, this is not the case and they would be much more suited to instructing pupils who are at an intermediate or advanced level.
How many hours per day should you practice the piano?
While seated at the piano, concentrate for as long as you can. Logic dictates that if you practice for one hour per day, you will progress three times quicker than if you practice for twenty minutes per day. This is not always the case, however. The Value of your practice is more important than the time you devote to it. It makes no difference how many hours you spend at the piano if your practice consists solely of playing through your compositions and repeating the same errors. You simply won’t get any better.
However, if you practice the piano seriously and diligently, you will progress more rapidly. You can make progress even if you devote only twenty minutes per day, so long as those twenty minutes are intensely focused. Each day, you should perform as much hyper-focused practice as possible. If your practice is effective, practising for two hours per day will help you improve quicker than practising for twenty minutes.
How long is each lesson, and how often should I have a piano lesson?
We offer 30/60/90 minute lessons. These can be taken face-to-face or over zoom. Normally lessons are booked once a week to suit the pupil. We do insist on 24-hour notice if you wish to move the lesson.
Do you teach complete beginners Piano?
Pro Music has around 95% new beginners each year. We don’t expect pupils to come in and know everything, that’s why they’re having lessons. We will advise you on syllabuses, what to practice, how to practice effectively and also support you when you are stuck and need advice at home.
How can I help my child to progress more quickly in their piano lessons?
One of the biggest problems with practice is the child doesn’t understand what practice is and how to practice. Pro Music we will relay all information to parents and pupils so they know exactly what to practice within the week. We can even provide videos and audio clips for the Pupil to follow. Another issue with practice is that children sometimes fall out of routine. It’s really important for the child to have a routine, even if it’s three times a week. Getting into a routine is sometimes hard but once controlled new material each week will absorb easier.
Am I too old to learn piano?
Learning a new skill as an adult is a great way to keep the mind active and young, studies have shown that it can even prevent cognitive decline as we age. Thanks to something called neuroplasticity, your brain can create new pathways and neurons at any age. So while it’s true that children and young adults will pick up new skills faster, adults of any age can enjoy the multiple benefits of learning an instrument.
Can I learn about music theory?
Yes, music theory is included in all lessons. We teach our pupils, note values, how to read music, and scales and how to approach sight-reading. This is important in knowing h ow to practice effectively. Tutors will also demonstrate what websites to use to brush up and improve on your music theory reading. Whether you are just learning for fun or following a syllabus to pass your grade exams you will be taught a combination of music theory and practical techniques, all pupils will be taught how to read drum music correctly, even children as young as 5 years old will be taught the same way this is great at supporting children’s cognition which will lead to improved academic performance. We work with several different syllabuses, including Trinity, and Rockschool.
I already play another instrument will this help?
Yes, it will definitely help. A second instrument is always welcomed here at Pro Music some peoples even take 2 to 3 instruments per week. We can also discount when pupils want to take another instrument. Please give Pro Music a call so we can give you advice on which to pick.
For example, playing the piano then learning steel pans would be an easy transition. Same with electric guitar to bass guitar.
What piano books do I need and where do I get them from?
We start all children off on the Alfred basic piano course. For adults, we normally can start from the Michael Arron courses. We advise Trinity and Rockschool grade books as these are the most popular syllabuses to follow, we also have some of these books available in the school, and our teachers will discuss your options so you can choose a syllabus that suits you best.
Do your students get opportunities to perform?
Why Should We Choose Pro Music For Piano Lessons?
All of our teachers are DBS checked and trained to grade 8 or degree level and many teachers are also trained, as school teachers.
Pro Music has an onsite SEN coordinator which does allow our teachers to adapt music lessons for children and adults with special educational needs where it is required.
Do you offer Piano Lessons Near Me?
We have pupils visit our Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield music school from many locations around including Four Oaks, Great Barr, Birmingham City Centre, Erdington, Mere Green, Castle Bromwich, Coleshill, Lichfield, Perry Barr, Streetly, Little Sutton, Minworth, Tamworth, Wylde Green,
We understand that looking for local music teachers can sometimes be a challenge but with Pro Music Limited rest is assured! All of our tutors are DBS checked and the majority hold a degree in music, and some also hold a QTS in education.
Piano Lesson Testimonials
"I would highly, highly recommend Pro Music Tuition. My children eagerly await their piano lessons every week. The teacher is extremely experienced, professional, engaging, and has a brilliant sense of humour! Honestly, I could say so much more. He has really developed their skills and nurtured interest and enthusiasm with a positive attitude. Thanks so much!"
"My piano tuition has been amazing. I began able to read treble clef and just after 14 weeks I can read bass clef and play with two hands… slowly! I am proud to say that I am now studying grade 2 piano pieces."
"Absolutely fantastic place for Piano lessons. Tried a few different places with my son not making much progress. Started 2 weeks ago and already making much better progress. Couldn’t recommend it enough."
"I have been attending Pro Music for around 4 years. I first started going to Steel Pan Lessons which I looked forward to every week with Tom. I then decided to learn piano. My Tutor is Tom, he has so much patience with me.
I have learned so much since being taught by him. He is flexible and very accommodating. All of the tutors I've seen are very welcoming and have a wealth of knowledge. I would recommend Pro Music to anyone."
"My children have piano lessons and guitar lessons with Pro. Excellent tutors. Great communication about my children’s progress. They are patient, encouraging and fun too. Highly recommend them."
"My son has been having piano lessons for around 5 years and drum lessons for 2 years. He has progressed quickly in a short space of time and looks forward to both his lessons each week. Tom, his tutor, is very professional, patient and understanding. I have piano lessons here with Tom too. As a mature learner, I was quite nervous when I started but quickly felt at ease. I would highly recommend music lessons here - all the tutors are great!"