Sharon Barnea

Sharon Barnea
3.33 star(s) from 6 votes

Graduated with a Masters in Advanced Performance from the Royal College of Music, London, and taught by eminent pedagogues around the world, I have learnt what is required from a young pianist in order to achieve a very high international standard, whether or not the pupil chooses to pursue this as a career in a very competitive world. As a soloist and chamber musician, I am constantly discovering new techniques and training possibilities, and possess first-hand knowledge of the piano repertoire and history of music and musicians, and of all other aspects related to performance, such as recital/competition/exam preparation and stage deportment, which I pass on.

Through over 16 years experience teaching children and adults of all levels in public schools as well as privately, I have learnt to quickly assess my pupils’ strengths and weaknesses, and tailor a personal programme that helps them acquire confidence and allows them to reach their maximum potential. Always expecting a high level of performance, I have successfully prepared my pupils for exams, competitions and concerts, and many of them have won piano competitions.

"My son has been learning piano with Sharon for almost two years now (starting as a complete beginner, aged 10) and has enjoyed his lessons immensely, making remarkable progress in this relatively short time.  Sharon is a kind and patient teacher who has made learning really enjoyable for my son, whilst paying great attention to detail and technique which stood him in good stead for very successful exam and scholarship performances.  I would wholeheartedly recommend him as a piano teacher, as would my son."- Clare

"Sharon has helped me to receive a Distinction in my Grade 2 music exam through his patience when teaching and his keen attention to detail. His passion for music has fuelled my own and motivated me to practice more. Without this perfect combination of patience, passion and his own professional understanding of music; I would not be the enthusiastic pianist I am today."- Nicola

"Sharon has been the piano teacher for my son and daughter for the past four years and I am extremely happy with their progress. Not only have they confidently moved on up through the grades, but, more importantly, they have developed a real love of the instrument. Sharon is patient, punctual and communicates a real love of music whilst still installing the discipline and habits required for a high-level performance."- Nathalie

"For the last year and a half, Sharon has introduced our son (now almost seven years old) to the piano, and all of us (our son included) have greatly enjoyed the process.  The results have been impressive, and our son received extremely encouraging feedback after his prep test.  Sharon combines high standards and a methodical and structured approach as a teacher with considerable patience and a good sense of humour -- which make him very adept at dealing with young children."- Frank


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Common Piano Tuning Tools
Common tools for tuning pianos include the tuning hammer or lever, a variety of mutes, and a tuning fork or electronic tuning fork. The tuning hammer is used to turn the tuning pins, increasing or decreasing the tension of the string. Mutes are used to mute strings that are not being tuned. Most tuners in the UK use a Papps wedge for tuning upright pianos because it slides easily between hammer shanks. . Wedge-shaped felt or rubber mutes are used on grandís they are inserted between two strings not being tuned to mute them. While tuning the temperament octave, a felt strip can be placed over the scale section of the piano, and inserted between each note, muting the outer two strings of each note, but leaving the middle string free to vibrate. After the centre strings are all tuned, the felt strip can be removed note by note, tuning the outer strings to the centre strings what mutes are used is down to the personal preference of the piano tuner and the tuner may use a combination of mutes