Didsbury Piano

Didsbury Piano

If you are looking for a teacher who is deeply commited to excellence in piano teaching, step this way!  My piano students love their lessons with me and most continue learning with me for many years, often achieving an advanced level and winning music prizes. 

I want all my students to come out of lessons with a smile on their face!  I have studied piano to postgraduate level, and have a teaching qualification.  Moreover, I have years of experience, especially working with children and I currently teach piano in 3 schools. 

We learn classical, pop, jazz, composing and the nuts and bolts of music theory are taught in a fun way with lots of games and creativity.  We don't just learn to read music and play scales- we sing, we move, we listen, we improvise.   We play together and make music exciting and rewarding. 

I have loads of fun challenges to keep motivation high and pupils measuring their progress, rather than coasting along not knowing how they are doing.  

All ages and abilities welcome!  Please see my website for furthher details. 

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  • Highcroft Avenue
    West Didsbury
    Didsbury, Greater Manchester M20 2YN
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Disclosure and Barring Service: Yes

Qualification: BMus (hons), PGDip (RNCM), PGCE

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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.