Michael Finucane

Michael Finucane
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  • Canterbury, Kent CT2 0HH
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  • Mobile: 07719219634
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Michael Finucane,

Piano and Keyboard Teacher


    I have been a piano and keyboard teacher for twenty years, including a number of years as a partner of Intermezzo Music School in Canterbury.

    I was born in Edinburgh where I was educated at Scotus Academy and then gained a degree form Edinburgh University. I started learning the piano under the expert guidance of my tutor when I was ten, passing through the grades to Grade 8 and have continued playing throughout most of my adult life. I moved to Kent in 1980.

    I have dealt with all ages, abilities and levels which, of course, necessitates different approaches but the emphasis has always been on enjoyment and playing pieces right from the start. As students progress, they move on to acquiring the polished techniques that improve their performance and enhance their enjoyment.

    Special courses are used for beginners and techniques are used to learn notation quickly and achieve a relaxed playing style. Pieces cover a wide repertoire  - classical, jazz and popular - so the student is introduced to a variety of musical genres and with dedication and practice many students reach a high level of competence.

    In addition to the practical side I also teach theory and, if required, prepare students for the Grade exams and GCSE. I hold an up-to-date CRB check.
    I am happy to visit students at their home. I also teach during the school holidays.
    If I can of further assistance please contact me on 01227 712196 - please leave a message if there is no answer - or 07719219634. If using the mobile number it is better to text as it is often difficult to answer the phone.


  • All ages - beginners to advanced
  • Classical - popular - jazz
  • Grade exams - practical and theory, if required
  • GCSE
  • Home visits
  • CRB checked
  • Reasonable rates


Additional User Information

Disclosure and Barring Service: yes

Qualification: Grade 8 piano

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (previously CRB checks)
The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CRB checks are now called DBS checks.

A DBS check may be needed for: certain jobs or voluntary work - eg working with children or in healthcare applying to foster or adopt a child There are different rules for getting a criminal record check in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Who can ask for a DBS check An employer can ask for a DBS check for certain roles. DBS eligibility guidance lists most roles that are eligible for a check. However, the guidance isnít comprehensive so contact DBS if unsure. Applicants (job candidates) canít do a criminal records check on themselves, but they can request a ëbasic disclosureí.

How to get a DBS check
  • The employer gets an application form from DBS or an umbrella body (a registered body that gives access to DBS checks).
  • The employer gives the applicant the form to fill in and return to them along with documents proving their identity.
  • The employer sends the completed application form to DBS or their umbrella body.
  • DBS sends a certificate to the applicant. The employer will have to ask the applicant to see the certificate.
If the applicant has subscribed to the DBS update service, the employer can check their certificate online.Basic disclosure If applicants need to run a check on themselves, they can get a ëbasic disclosureí with details of any unspent convictions from Disclosure Scotland (they can do this anywhere in the UK).Types of criminal records check There are 3 types of check. The employer or organisation running the check should provide the applicant with more information about the level of check required. Criminal record check applicants must be 16 or over.


This will check for spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings, and will take about 2 weeks.


This includes the same as the standard check plus any additional information held by local police thatís reasonably considered relevant to the workforce being applied for (adult, child or ëotherí workforce). It takes about 4 weeks.

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