Chris Rolinson

Chris Rolinson

What is important to you in choosing a piano teacher for yourself or your child?

If it is having a teacher who is among the best qualified (including possession of a Distinction Teaching qualification), a teacher who understands how to communicate to all ages, a teacher who has experience in performing to audiences of thousands, a teacher who is a published composer, and a teacher to whom other teachers in the area even choose to come for lessons, then you have come to the right place.

Please be aware in your search for piano lessons that, surprisingly, teaching piano is NOT a regulated business.  Anyone can claim to be a piano teacher, even if they have little or no teaching qualifications and cannot even play the instrument competently. It is wise to be sure that the person you intend to employ can help you to achieve your goals.

With over 30 years full-time experience in music, there is a lot I have to offer you.

I have been a fully-qualified teacher in the UK since 1984, though I have been teaching for longer than that!  I have performed at major venues like the Royal Albert Hall, the NEC Arena, Wembley Arena and many others - I am a professional composer of songs which are regularly sung around the world.

In short, taking lessons with me, you will have the security of knowing you are employing a fully-qualified, well-rounded, musical practitioner. 

What could be more important than that?

Contact Information

  • 534 Haslucks Green Road
    Shirley
    Solihull, West Midlands B90 1DS
    England
  • Phone: View Phone
  • Mobile: 07544549000
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  • Hours

    Monday:
    15:00 - 20:00
    Tuesday:
    09:00 - 19:00
    Wednesday:
    09:00 - 19:00
    Thursday:
    09:00 - 19:00
    Friday:
    08:30 - 13:00

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Disclosure and Barring Service: yes

Qualification: B.Mus.(Hons.). Cert.Ed.(Dist.) DipLCM. DipVCM(Hons.) APRS

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Tuning Temperaments

How many piano tuning temperaments are there? There are countless variations, but most fall within three major categories;

1. Meantone, which generally concentrated the dissonance into a few unusable intervals (often called "wolf" intervals), so that the others could be Just. These are often called "restrictive" tunings, since there are certain intervals that are not usable. Good intervals are really good, bad ones are really bad. The Meantone era was approx. 1400-1700

2. Well-Temperament, which gives more consonance to the most often used keys, and more dissonance to the lesser used ones. Though not equal, these tunings are "non-restrictive" because all intervals can be used. The intervals range from Just to barely acceptable. Well-temperament refers to a genre, not a specific tuning. The Well-Tempered era is approx. 1700-1880.

3. Equal Temperament, which spreads the dissonance equally among all intervals. There is no difference in consonance or dissonance between any keys, thus, there are no good ones or bad ones. Equal temperament represents a complete average. Dates of its acceptance are debated, but there is ample evidence that it was widely available by 1900 and is the predominate tuning on keyboards, today. r.