East Sussex Piano Studio

4.5 star(s) from 2 votes

I have been teaching PIANO, both pratical and theory, for over thirty years. I prepare students for ABRSM exams with 100% pass rate including merits and distinctions.
Each student has a structured learning plan in preparation for exams.
I also teach older students who want to learn piano as a hobby. I have a dedicated music studio in my house but can also teach students in their own homes if preferred.

REVIEWS:
Review added by Mrs S Bloquet () / 27-11-2012
Maryna began teaching my eldest daughter since she was 6 years old which was 4 years ago, and she recently took both her grade 3 theory and practical. She a wonderfully upbeat generous lady who has become like a member of the family. She is patient, encouraging and really knows how to keep the momentum going whatever humor your child is in. My daughter loves having her as her piano teacher and my younger child begged Maryna to teach her from the age of 2. Maryna is honest, trustworthy and kind and always looks to encourage my children and find something good and praiseworthy in each lesson. One in a million.

Review added by Karin Rogers () / 14-10-2012
A fantastic teacher
Maryna is an inspirational teacher who really cares about the students she teaches. My son especially has responded amazingly well to her teaching and has made fantastic progress in the piano..

Review added by Dr L Roberts () / 08-10-2012
Excellent teacher
Mrs Marsh has been teaching my two children for a few years now. She is an excellent teacher and has given them much inspiration. She is very friendly and brings the best out of both of them. We feel we are very lucky to have her and really appreciate her hard work.

Review added by Jay () / 27-10-2009
A fine choice of teacher
This lady teaches my daughter brilliantly....


Review added by Mrs S Bloquet () / 27-11-2012
Maryna began teaching my eldest daughter since she was 6 years old which was 4 years ago, and she recently took both her grade 3 theory and practical. She a wonderfully upbeat generous lady who has become like a member of the family. She is patient, encouraging and really knows how to keep the momentum going whatever humor your child is in. My daughter loves having her as her piano teacher and my younger child begged Maryna to teach her from the age of 2. Maryna is honest, trustworthy and kind and always looks to encourage my children and find something good and praiseworthy in each lesson. One in a million.

Review added by Karin Rogers () / 14-10-2012
A fantastic teacher
Maryna is an inspirational teacher who really cares about the students she teaches. My son especially has responded amazingly well to her teaching and has made fantastic progress in the piano..

Review added by Dr L Roberts () / 08-10-2012
Excellent teacher
Mrs Marsh has been teaching my two children for a few years now. She is an excellent teacher and has given them much inspiration. She is very friendly and brings the best out of both of them. We feel we are very lucky to have her and really appreciate her hard work.

Review added by Jay () / 27-10-2009
A fine choice of teacher
This lady teaches my daughter brilliantly....

Contact Information

  • Hailsham, East Sussex BN272FE
    England
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  • Hours

    Sunday:
    00:00 - 00:00
    Monday:
    10:00 - 18:00
    Tuesday:
    10:00 - 18:00
    Wednesday:
    10:00 - 18:00
    Thursday:
    10:00 - 18:00
    Friday:
    10:00 - 18:00

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Disclosure and Barring Service: Yes

Qualification: B.A. (Hons); PGCE/QTS

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Piano Teachers

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How Often Should I Get My Piano Tuned

Tuning Old Pianos

There are many reasons why older pianos go out of tune, and some of them are unavoidable due to the age of the piano, the most common in the UK is central heating drying the piano out.. The most difficult piano for piano tuners to bring back into tune is one that has been neglected for a long period of time. The strings tension drops also because of wear the termination points change this can increase the length of the string thus changing the pitch of individual string in the grope of tree, causing what we call ìfalse beatsî. The pitch of the piano will fall far below 440 Hz (concert pitch). This means that the piano tuner must adjust over 240 strings within an unstable internal environment. The tuner spends time tightening each string in order to raise its pitch. This process takes some time as the tuner must tune each string several times to achieve the required pitch and tension. This is because the adjacent strings will change in response to sudden changes in string tension. To get around this problem, the tuner must first raise all strings to an average degree of tension. After this average level is achieved, the tuner can make minute adjustments to the piano string. It takes time to do this properly, which can be expensive. To avoid a long expensive tuning sessions on an old piano, the piano should be tuned every six months as regular tuning will pay off in the long run.

Tuning New Pianos

What the manufactures say...

Steinway

"We usually recommend our customers at least 2 or 3 tunings per year for a piano getting average use in the home. Ideally 4 tunings spaced through the year to cover the seasonal changes would be best. A new piano settling into a new environment may need more regular tuning for the first year or two. These suggestions only apply to pianos in the average home. Pianos in music schools and teacherís pianos should be tuned more frequently as they receive heavy use. Studio and concert pianos are tuned before every concert or recording."

Yamaha

Adopt a schedule of regular service:

  • Why schedule regular service? Having your piano serviced regularly is a lot like taking vitamins. As you regularly take vitamins, you generally feel better and you are able to perform at your peak level. Also, taking vitamins helps you avoid serious illnesses and other health-related problems. The same is true regarding regular service for your piano. Regular service will keep your piano's performance (and your enjoyment) at its peak level. It will also correct "progressive" problems early, before they turn into costly repairs. For these reasons Yamaha strongly recommends that you adopt a schedule of regular service for your piano.
  • Tuning and adjustment: Pianos are delicate instruments that need professional attention periodically. Basically there are two types of professional piano care: tuning and adjustment.
  • Tuning means correcting the pitch of every note by retightening the strings. Each piano string is normally stretched to a pressure of about 90 kilograms (198pounds). Eventually, though, it will stretch further with use and lose some of its tension, causing the piano to lose its correct pitch. The strings need to be tuned a minimum of twice a year to restore them to their proper tension.
  • Adjustment involves the entire piano action, keyboard and pedal movements. Proper adjustment is especially important for grand pianos. Whether the piano will perform properly or not depends how accurately the adjustment is made.

Tuning and adjustment should always be done by an expert. When your piano requires either one, ask your Yamaha dealer or call a specialist piano tuner. Your dealer can also advise you about the interval between adjustments for your piano under the circumstances in which it is used.