Nathan Harris

Nathan Harris

I am a fully qualified piano teacher with 27 years teaching experience based in both Sutton and Wimbledon, but have pupils across south London and Surrey. I specialise in teaching adult pupils 18+ piano and offer lessons designed for the adult learner. 
Total beginners are all very welcome, as well as those who wish to restart the piano again after a few years. I teach all levels from beginner to very advanced (Grades 1-8 and ABRSM diplomas). Fine also if you just want to play the piano for your own pleasure, and not take exams.

All styles are taught- e.g. Classical, Jazz, Rock, Pop standards. I also teach music theory, composition, jazz improvisation, and electronic keyboard.

I play the piano regularly at a well known National Trust stately home in Surrey, and professionally for weddings and corporate functions. I am also a professional classical composer.

I have a music degree from London College of Music and studied Masters level composition at Goldsmiths, University of London. 

Lessons are tailored to the individual needs of the student. Exams are totally optional (I can enter pupils for all ABRSM/Trinity exams if you choose to do so).

FEES: My charges are £32 per hour (if at my home). If visiting your home, my charge is £34-£40, depending on distance.  
I can also offer block booking discount if you pay for 4, 5 or 10 lessons in advance. Lessons can be taught during daytimes, evenings, and at weekends. 

VISITS TO YOU:  I can visit pupils across all of South London and Surrey.
AT MY HOME/STUDIOS:  You can visit me at either of my two home/studios in Sutton SM2 (very close to Sutton station). Or in West Wimbledon SW20.

I can accompany singers for auditions (e.g. west end musicals) etc.

NOTE: You are most welcome to meet me prior to start of tuition. 
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  • Wimbledon, London
    England
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