Book professional Piano lessons with skilled teacher & player Michael Chang.
Hello! My name is Michael and I am a professional piano tutor located in Barkingside.
I offer the chance for students to learn how to play piano in an enjoyable way.
I like to maintain a high level of tuition for all of my students.
I have experience in teaching all ages & because of this, my lessons are open to learners of ages 4 and above.
I teach a wide range of genres including Classical, Jazz, Soul, Gospel, Pop & Blues.
I am located in the area in an easy to find home studio where you can feel comfortable whilst learning.
Personalised piano lessons available in half-hour or hour-long slots.
From experience I feel that half-hour slots are well suited to both young learners and those who prefer to learn in small doses.
Hour long slots are best suited to older learners who have a keen interest to see some rapid improvement in their playing over a few months.
'Micheal is a great teacher, he is teaching my 5-year-old son how to play the piano. He has a great deal of patience while making the lessons fun and rewarding. My son really enjoys going to his piano lessons and is making great progress under Micheal’s tuition.
'Michael is cool, vibrant and relaxed, and has a friendly, positive way of teaching music.My daughter had done some piano before but wanted to do something more contemporary and jazzy. Michael’s approach is smart and intuitive. My daughter is very happy now and is keen to tinkle away and enjoy learning new skills rather than finding it a chore. There’s still attention to detail and basic piano discipline but because the context is different, I think she will come away with the sort of skill set which will allow her to enjoy and improvise music in the future.All good! Highly recommend!
'Michael is a great teacher, he has taught me how to play the piano from scratch. We always do a variety of exercises and keep it exciting. I’ve learnt to sight-read, play chords and how to improvise. I feel I’ve covered so much more than learning to play and do the grades that I was expecting. He answers all my silly questions, and has a really vibrant attitude.'
An experienced musician with over 20 years of experience with the piano. Michael Chang's roots started in the Classical grade system, however, after discovering the art of improvisation, Michael went onto study jazz, gospel, blues, funk, and pop etc.
Michael has been a professional musician for the last decade, and has credits with Tinie Tempah, Stylo G, Yolanda Brown, Hil St Soul, Esmee Denters, to name a few, and has performed in prestigious venues such as BBC Live Lounge, Glastonbury Festival, Jazz Cafe, National History Museum.
Michael is capable of teaching the ABRSM grades/Trinity/Rock School, yet also equally as strong in teaching chords, melodies, and scales of your favourite songs, whilst explaining the theory behind the music, and showing you ideas so you can create your own interpretations..
As well as teaching songs & all the essential theory, I also like to make sure that my lessons are always engaging and enjoyable for all of my students.
I take the majority of my lessons from my home teaching space in Ilford IG5 0DJ, This is a great place to learn where you can really feel comfortable whilst learning.
It is well connected via public transport & I also have all the equipment for the lessons here.
Music Shops in Barkingstoke:
Barkingstoke is only a small area so there are few options available for those who want to shop for musical instruments & most of these options require travelling to nearby areas. Here are a few of the best:.
One option if its something you are interested in would be Guru Sounds which is a great local music shop that stocks a wide range of Indian Classical instruments & is definitely worth checking out if you want to learn about music from another culture. They are located on 12-14 Fowler Rd, Hainault, Ilford IG6 3UT.
The Best option in the area would be PMT Romford where you will find a great range of musical instruments from guitars to keyboards & pianos. PMT is part of a UK wide chain but they have a great reputation and their staff will always be willing to help you out. You can find the store on 10-14 Eastern Ave E, Romford RM1 4DR.
Music Venues in Barkingstoke:
Again, like shops, we are limited for choice when it comes to venues. However there are a few small pubs still upholding the tradition of live music in the area.
The first that comes to mind would be the Chequers which is a pub located on 2 High St, Barkingside, Ilford IG6 2DD. They have regular live music on the weekend as well as open mic nights and karaoke nights. There is also great food and drink menu.
The other option in the area located on Fencepiece Rd, Hainault, Ilford IG6 2NG, would be The Old Maypole which also has live music on the weekends. This is usually performed by cover bands who play a wide range of pop and rock. For more information, please visit their website.
Why wait?! Get in touch today & start learning the piano.