Pupils need to have a ‘real’ piano, or a full size (7 octaves) keyboard with weighted, touch sensitive keys and a music stand. With some keyboards you need to buy the adjustable keyboard stand separately. Obviously you also need a stool of the right height to sit on!
For Zoom, you need a good internet connection (preferably fibre optic), a laptop or iPad on a high table or shelf beside the piano, and preferably a mic stand or ‘goose neck’ allowing you to clip a phone over the keyboard (instructions given — not difficult, I promise!).
Lessons are payable at the first lesson of each half term, although new pupils can pay for the first one or two lessons individually. As far as possible, I try to rearrange lessons when pupils give me notice that they are ill or have important family or school events.
Recommended lesson times and fees (from 1.9.19 – for review 1.9.21):
½ hr lessons (beginners to about grade 3) £17.00
¾ hr lessons (grades 3 to 4, or keen adult beginners!) £23.25
1 hr lessons £31.00 (grade 4 upwards)