Christine Taylor

Christine Taylor
4.7 star(s) from 10 votes

Following an extensive Primary teaching career, qualified with a Cert. Ed. (including a special music course) and a recent B.Ed. ("honoris causa" for services to education). I have used this professional experience to privately teach piano playing, together with music theory, to both young beginners and adults. With over 60 pupils successfully achieving various music examination grades from 1-6 in the past ten years, I now have vacancies for new clients.

My lessons are conducted in a relaxed friendly atmosphere on a modern upright piano, in the comfort of our Dining room, at our Hedge End family home. Although registered with ABRSM and following their recommended syllabus of music, the taking of exams is entirely optional. Based on initial conversations, I apppreciate some of my pupils do not want this stress and just wish to have the ability to play or read music, whether classical, modern or pop, for relaxation and enjoyment.

I can offer a selection of lesson duration times and rates to best suit the age and experience of the prospective pupil. So please contact me to discuss your personnel requirements, or those of your child, so we can start your musical journey.


Contact Information

  • Hedge End
    Southampton, Hampshire SO30 0LH
  • Mobile: 07951 954937
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  • Open 24 Hours


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Disclosure and Barring Service: Yes

Qualification: Cert. Ed. and B.Ed

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Did You Know Piano Facts

The year 1709 is the one most sources give for the appearance of aninstrument which can truly be called a "Pianoforte." The writer Scipione Maffei wrote an article that year about the pianoforte created by Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1732), who had probably produced four "gravicembali col piano e forte" or harpsichords with soft and loud. This instrument featured the first real escapement mechanism and is often called a "hammer harpsichord." The small hammers were leather covered. It had bichords throughout, and all the dampers were wedge-shaped. By 1726 he seems to have fitteda stop for the action to make the hammers strike only one of twostrings. He had produced about twenty pianos by this time and thenhe is presumed to have gone back to making harpsichords,probably from the lack of interest in his pianos. Three of hispianos remain extant today: one with four octaves, dated 1720, is in NewYork; one with four and a half octaves, from 1726, is in Leipzig,Germany; and there is one in Rome from 1722. There are approximately ten plucked instruments surviving today with the name Cristofori on them.