Piano Lessons Bristol
About Piano Lessons Bristol
Welcome to Piano Lessons Bristol! My name is Dan Somers and I am experienced mobile piano teacher based in Bristol. I am able to offer piano lessons to students located across the city, travelling to their homes to teach them. This is something that my students (and their parents!) love about my lessons, meaning that they don’t need to travel across Bristol during busy times.
Here is a quick summary of my piano lessons:
- Experienced, qualified piano teacher
- Prices: £15 per half hour / £30 per hour
- Young Learners (4+) & Adults Welcome
- Classical & Contemporary (Pop, Jazz, Rock) Styles Covered
- Suitable For Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced Pianists
I am a qualified piano teacher, having studied at the London Centre of Contemporary Music and graduated with a BMus (Hons) in Music Performance and Production. I have also completed all classical piano grades. After studying music at university I was fortunate enough to travel the world with Princess Cruises for 2 years as the house band pianist. This gave me fantastic experience playing and performing music from an array of different musical genres, everything from classical to jazz. This holistic approach is something that I am able to bring to my piano lessons, helping students to learn the music that inspires them.
I welcome young learners, from the ages of 5 upwards, as well as adult students, to attend lessons. With my lessons suitable for students of all learning abilities, from beginners to advanced pianists. For beginner students, my lessons focus on building up the core technical abilities and understanding of music to rapidly learn to play the piano with confidence. Our lessons will be fun and engaging, with home tasks carefully set to ensure you get the most out of practising between lessons.
I work with intermediate and advanced pianists to help them improve their playing standard, achieving the goals that they set for their playing. This might be undertaking graded exams, preparing for a performance, exploring composition or simply playing for enjoyment. Whatever your goal on the piano I would be delighted to help you achieve it. To find out how I can do this please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Lessons & Prices
My approach to teaching is that students should learn to play the piano using the music that they enjoy listening to. This means that I cover a wide range of different musical genres, from classical to modern playing styles (pop, rock, jazz).
I am also able to help students undertake ABRSM graded classical exams should they wish to. I currently have a 100% pass rate, something I am very proud of here at Piano Lessons Bristol. Though taking exams is certainly not compulsory, with many of my students simply learning for their own pleasure. Indeed, I have taught jazz and improvisation to many learners. Even helping producers use keyboards for electronic music production, showing the power that learning the piano can have on musicians of all instruments.
I have a lot of experience teaching music to young people, including teaching in local schools, from nursery through to early senior school. I have even run after-school classes for children to attend to learn to play the piano, alongside my private individual lessons. This experience has helped me to create courses of lessons ideally suited for younger learners of all abilities, including those just starting to learn to play the piano. For your peace of mind, I have an enhanced DBS Check, as well as great testimonials from children and parents.
I charge £15 per half hour / £30 per hour for my mobile piano lessons. I am able to travel to your home to teach you how to play the piano. For more information about my approach to teaching don’t hesitate to email me on [email protected].
Over the years I have been teaching the piano, I have been fortunate to receive some wonderful testimonials. As a professional piano teacher, it means a lot to me. This is especially true when a young student, like Joe (aged 10), notes that “I am really enjoying working on my jazz grades with Dan because he is brilliant at jazz piano and has taught me to play ‘All Along the Watchtower,’ my favourite song!”. By focusing my lessons on the musical preferences of my students I can help them to rapidly progress. A simple approach, but one that brings about fantastic results as students take the time to practice at home between lessons.
This is as true for adults as it is for children, with adult learner Kim reflecting that “Dan’s lessons are really fun and he’s very adaptable… he taught me all the songs I wanted to learn while making me learn all the technical stuff along the way to support it”. I make sure this fun approach to learning to play the piano even applies for students undertaking graded exams. Something that Claire picks up on; “Over the last four years Dan has successfully prepared the children for their grades while teaching them to love playing piano music of all sorts, from classical to jazz and pop. They always look forward to their lessons, especially the improvisation session at the end.”
I would be delighted to help you to learn to play the piano. Adapting my lessons to your learning needs and musical interests to help you rapidly progress. Come and join the growing numbers of students in Bristol booking lessons with me here at Piano Lessons Bristol. To book your first lesson simply get in touch by emailing [email protected].
Search For Piano Lessons in Bristol
I work as part of a wide music teaching community here in Bristol. This helps students based anywhere in the city to find and take lessons with an experienced piano tutor. To search simply enter your postcode and select “Piano” as your instrument of choice on the form on the music teacher directory. The search results will then present to you a map of your nearest piano teachers.
If you are a music teacher based in Bristol and would like to join our growing teaching community, you can do so here: music teacher sign-up.
Rate Piano Lessons Bristol:
I really value gaining feedback from my piano students. You are welcome to rate my piano lessons using star rating graph below. Alternatively, should you wish to write a longer review of Piano Lessons Bristol then you can do this directly onto my teaching profile: Dan Somers – Teaching Reviews. I am always looking to improve and develop my lessons, with your feedback being a core part of this continuing process as a music teacher.
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Location of my lessons
I am a mobile piano teacher. This means I am able to travel to you to help you to learn to play the piano. I am able to offer lessons through the Bristol city area, subject to teaching availability.
My students really value this aspect of my piano teaching, knowing that they don’t have to travel across Bristol during busy times. Instead, they can learn the piano in a relax and familiar environment. Something that I have found really aids their learning process. For more information simply get in touch!
Yes, I welcome younger learners from the ages of 5 years old upwards. Here at Piano Lessons Bristol, I have taught many children to play the piano over the years. Indeed, I have created a special course of beginner piano lessons ideally suited to children interested in starting to learn to play the piano. As a professional piano teacher, I hold an Enhanced DBS.
I can teach Classical, Jazz, Pop and other contemporary genres. As the student, you can decide on the styles of music that you wish to learn in our lessons.
You can email me at [email protected] or call 03458 693391. I would be happy to talk with you more about what I can offer before you book your first lesson. This includes answering any questions that you may have. Or assessing the types of approach to learning to play the piano might work for you. Get in touch to find out more!
Piano Shops in Bristol:
I am often asked by my piano students where they can buy sheet music from. Occasionally, I even get asked for recommendations of local piano shops to buy a piano from. The good news is that we are lucky in Bristol to have a range of extremely high-quality piano shops located nearby.
Piano Shop Bath, located at 1&2 Canton Place, Bath. BA1 6AA, is a good example of this. Worth the journey out to Bath, the shop stocks a good range of classical, upright and secondhand pianos. Piano Shop Bath is also able to offer tuning, repairs and restorations services, ideal for the long-term care of owning a piano.
Located on 1-9 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3PL, Mickleburgh Musical Instruments stocks upright pianos, grand pianos and keyboards. These include some of the leading piano brands in the music industry, including Bechstein, Kawai and Yamaha. It is a great shop for beginner and intermediate pianists looking for electric keyboards & pianos. You can also find a wealth of sheet music in the store, a vital resource for any serious pianist.
Piano Courses in Bristol:
For more advanced pianists undertaking higher education is well worth exploring. It can provide an excellent platform to develop a career in the music industry, as a performer, teacher or composer. We are extremely fortunate in Bristol to have several leading music courses right on our doorstep.
The University of Bristol is one of the UK’s leading universities for undertaking an undergraduate music degree. The fantastic music facilities, including composition and recording studios, and highly regarded tuition draws in students internationally to undertake their BA Music undergraduate degree.
For current University of Bristol students interested in music do check out the Bristol University Music Society which provides access to quality practice rooms in the Union building, as well as all the social aspects of the society.
The University of the West of England also offers an undergraduate course in Audio and Music Technology that is worth exploring. The BSc(Hons) Creative Music Technology is another excellent course, ideal for musicians interested in shaping the music of the future, rather than simply studying those of the past.