PIANO TUITION - LONDON - Enfield, Palmers Green, Edmonton

PIANO TUITION - LONDON - Enfield, Palmers Green, Edmonton

Contact Information

  • 73 Hedge Lane
    Palmers Green, London N13 5SZ
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  • Mobile: 07885648633
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  • Hours

    Monday 10:00 - 21:00
    Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00
    Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00
    Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
    Friday 10:00 - 21:00
    Saturday 19:00 - 21:00
    Sunday 10:00 - 21:00


I teach exclusively from my home in North London, Palmers Green (N13) - my tuition covers the following:

- Classical piano (ABRSM)
- Jazz piano (ABRSM and Trinity RockSchool)
- Keyboards/Contemporary piano
- Composition
- Music Technology
- Music Theory (ABRSM)
- Practical Musicianship (ABRSM)
- Repertoire & Audition Coaching (for vocalists & musical theatre)
- Musical Direction & vocal coaching at schools/theatre groups/drama colleges

RATES (piano):
£20 per half hour
£35 per hour

RATES (vocal/MD/accompanist)
£25 per half hour
£50 per hour


I am currently actively working in the music industry, working as a musical director (primarily for musical theatre), keyboard player, and arranger. I currently teach piano and vocal rep/audition coaching privately, and am resident musical director at two youth theatre schools - Candice Conway Theatre School (Borehamwood) and The Biz Theatre School (Guildford)

I trained as a musical director at The MTA (Musical Theatre Academy) in North London, one of the countries top drama colleges. I also hold a BMus (Hons) Creative Music Technology degree from the University of Surrey, a top 10 higher education establishment for music, studied jazz piano at Birmingham Conservatoire and classical piano to Grade 8 ABRSM (at the age of 16) and beyond.

My experience in theatre as a musical director includes:

West End Live Lounge concert series (The Union Theatre & The Other Palace), New Jersey Nights (UK Tour), Aladdin (Blackpool Grand Theatre / UK Productions), Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Blackpool Grand Theatre / UK Productions), Beauty & The Beast (UK Tour, Pantomime), There's Always Time For A Cocktail! (UK Tour / Mrs Kasha Davis / RuPaul's Drag Race), DreamArts West End Gala (The Playhouse, West End), The Witches of Eastwick, Surrey Arts Live! (both University of Surrey), Into The Woods, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spring Awakening (all Rhoda McGaw Theatre), Honk, Oliver!, Les Miserables (all Palace Theatre Redditch)

As piano/keyboards: Bye Bye Baby (UK Tour), Marco Polo (The Shaw Theatre, Off-West End), Festival Of Voices (Hackney Empire), Guys & Dolls (Malvern Theatres), Miss Saigon (The Capitol Horsham & Chequer Mead Theatre), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (The Harlequin Theatre), Crazy For You (The Core Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar, Titanic (Theatre Royal Windsor), Anything Goes (Dorking Halls), Les Miserables (The Stag Theatre)

I have also worked as a bandleader and keyboard player for cruise ships Azura, Ventura (both P&O Cruises UK), Emerald Princess (Princess Cruises) and Fathom Adonia. He has also worked with numerous vocalists and personalities across the TV, pop and musical theatre industry, including vocalists from talent shows BBC1's 'The Voice' and 'Let It Shine', The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, TV personalities from ITV1's 'The Chase', The Basil Brush Show, GMTV and RuPaul's Drag Race, and leading performers from West End shows including Dreamgirls, Wicked, The Book Of Mormon and Beautiful.

I teach everyone, young and old, beginners to advanced. Lessons for serious learners, casual learners, people working towards grades, people working towards no grades! Classical, jazz, contemporary... whatever interests you. And anywhere in between... I adapt to the individual as I'm quite aware different learning styles benefit different people. 

Please do not hesitate get in touch to arrange a lesson! samcoates123@gmail.com / 07885648633


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Disclosure and Barring Service: yes

Qualification: ABRSM Grade 8 and BMus (Hons) University of Surrey

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