Learn to play Piano
Learning to play the piano is an extremely rewarding and beneficial experience. Playing the piano is for everyone and our Worcester Piano Lessons welcome everyone from children taking their first steps in making music, mums and dads who are inspired by watching their children learn to have a go themselves, more mature learners who have more time on their hands to learn something new or rekindle playing from their younger days. Whatever the situation, we have experienced, qualified & understanding piano teachers all passionate in helping guide you in your musical journey, wherever you’d like it to take you.
It’s Your Lesson
Every pupil is different in their aspirations, the music they’d like to play, whether they would like to take formal exams or learn just for fun. All our lessons are tailored to suit the individual student to reach their goals – however most importantly, to have fun and enjoy playing music. Our individual piano studios boast the very latest Yamaha Clavinova Digital Pianos, along with our beloved beautiful Welmar upright piano - all of which are perfect instruments to teach and learn on. During each of your piano lessons you'll have to opportunity to learn various styles of music from Beethoven to Boogie Woogie, Chopin to Coldplay, Film themes, Pop, Rock, Jazz… the list goes on! With some dedication and practice, the musical world is your oyster.
Taking exams are not for everyone, however they do offer a great benchmark on your learning progress and give you a tremendous sense of achievement and pride once you’ve passed! We can teach and guide you through all that is required to take pianos exams confidently. On the whole, we recommend the ABRSM piano syllabus (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) as this is one of the most recognised and respected bodies. We also use Trinity College London & Rock School who offer a fantastic alternative and suit some student better.
David Arthur – Piano, Drums & Theory
David is a graduate pianist of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire studying with Philip Martin, Katya Apekisheva and Irena Pryma-Percy. David teaches piano students of all ages from beginners to specializing in those that are grade 8 and above, also preparing students for diplomas of up to Licentiate standard. David is an accomplished performer on both piano & drums in a wide variety of musical engagements. From working as an Musical Director, conductor, rehearsal pianist, session musician, drummer in various bands – David’s musical passion, experience and breath of knowledge is one that he love’s to impart on his students.
Tessa Rowberry – Piano
Tessa has been playing and teaching piano for many years and enjoys all styles of music. Tessa studied under Hilary MacNamara at Colchester Institute where she trained to teach music in schools and later Jocelyn Halsall, a student of Arturo Michelangeli. Tessa really enjoys teaching children and more recently has seen an increasing number of adult students wanting to learn. Some taking it up again after a long break and others discovering the joys of music and its many benefits for the first time. It is well documented that learning to play a musical instrument helps promote mental health and protects against dementia.
Tessa also teachs Iyengar yoga which is complementary to music and helps develop good comfortable posture and technique as well as relaxation which is essential to playing music.
Beth Gray – Piano & Keyboard
Beth has a degree in Primary Education, however her true passion lies in teaching piano and loves to encourage people to learn to play as well as have fun doing so! Having been a former student at Cranes herself, Beth has been teaching piano and keyboard here since 2011. Beth has a passion to help children and adults along their musical journey, whether it is learning for fun or to take grading exams. Beth always tries to adapt her teaching style in lessons to suit each students needs; whether it would be to focus on scales hands separately, or to break a piece of music up onto smaller sections for easier understanding.