Learning after long hiatus!!

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Post by Gill the Piano » 10 Jan 2004, 17:51

Try your local music shop; they'll know most of the piano teachers locally and will probably be able to tell you who'd suit you. Alternatively, try the Incorporated Society of Musicians who'll be able to give you the name of a qualified and experienced teacher in your area. No idea how you find 'em; I daresay they've got a website or something.
Make it clear to the teacher that you're starting again, not from scratch, and remember there's no law that says you have to have a lesson a week - most teachers (around here anyway) are quite amenable to fortnightly lessons, and it often makes more sense for adults with daily commitments to be realistic about the amount of practice they'll be able to do.
Good luck - and HAVE FUN; it's only a game!

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Post by magriggs » 15 Jan 2004, 13:57

Pushkin,

I would highly highly recommend Craig Ewens. He is based in Belsize Park and is an extremely talented pianist. He's a patient teacher, and specialises in teaching adults (like you and I). He has been teaching me for around six months, and my girlfriend for about two months.

Here are his details from the Incorporated Society of Musicians (where I found him)

EWENS Craig AGSM(PfP/PfT) ConcertRecitalDipGSM
Flat 16, Howitt Close, Howitt Road, London, NW3 4LX.
Tel: 020 7483 4405
Fax: 020 7483 4405
Email: craig.ewens@macunlimited.net

Give him a call and tell him I sent you :-)

Hope that helps

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