Folkestone Piano Teacher

I began learning the piano over 30 years ago, coming into contact with a number of teachers during my years of tuition. I systematically worked through the ABRSM grades (both practical and theory) before then studying for a degree in Music at Christchurch University, Canterbury. It was during this time I began my career teaching at a local Arts College, but soon after took on my own students as a private tutor.

Today I teach from my own practise room, as well as travelling to students homes. I also give educational advice to both children and adults relating to musical curriculum and performance. My teaching philosophy is simply that I never teach the same lesson twice; each student learns, adapts and practises at their own pace - I aim to ensure that my students reach their potential and enjoy getting there!

Contact Information

  • 16 St Mary's Drive
    Etchinghill
    Folkestone, Kent CT18 8NQ
    England
  • Phone: View Phone
  • Mobile: 07890 521690
  • Send Message vCard
  • Hours

    Monday:
    12:00 - 21:00
    Tuesday:
    12:00 - 21:00
    Wednesday:
    12:00 - 21:00
    Thursday:
    12:00 - 21:00
    Friday:
    12:00 - 21:00

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Additional User Information

Disclosure and Barring Service: yes

Qualification: BA Hon. Music, ABRSM

Other Information

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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.