Book lessons with professional piano teacher Andrew Ford
Hello! I'm Andrew Ford, a professional piano teacher based in Bristol.
I offer high-quality piano lessons in the Bristol area.
I have been a professional musician since 2011. I've had many years of experience from teaching Piano in schools to playing in TV adverts and I'd be delighted to pass my knowledge on to you.
I teach a wide range of different age groups, from younger students to adult learners.
I can offer lessons in any style. From Pop, Classical, Reggae, Rock Funk or Jazz Music.
I base my lessons around what my students want to learn. Meaning you can progress rapidly whilst playing the music you love.
High-quality Piano lessons in the Bristol area.
45 minute lessons. These are best suited to younger learners interested in gaining an introduction to playing the piano. I have a holistic approach to teaching, so we will cover all aspects of playing.
1 hour lessons. These lessons are best suited to students who have a real drive to practice and would like to progress rapidly in a short space of time.
'Andrew is an excellent teacher. He has taught guitar and piano to our boys for the last 18 months. He is highly adaptable in his teaching style which has meant the children love his lessons and have made real progress with him in that time.'
'Andrew has taught my twin daughters piano for the last five years, taking them from complete novices through to working towards their Grade 5 exams. As well as grading work, he has introduced them to other pieces, advised on aspects of their school music and supported a growing love for piano and music. He has also been teaching them theory towards their grade 5 theory exam. Andrew has been a very good and supportive teacher, and has always been punctual and reliable.'
'With thanks to Andrew, I have made much progress practically and psychologically with music. He has an excellent way of teaching that is approachable, friendly, supportive, and non-judgemental.'
I'm a qualified music teacher. Having achieved a BA Honours degree in Contemporary Popular Music, Piano – Grade 8 Distinction (Trinity) and a Grade 5 Distinction in Music Theory (ABRSM).
Being a professional mobile teacher, I can offer very flexible teaching hours and lesson plans that suit your lifestyle.
I am actually a multi-instrumentalist, this means I can offer you additional lesson with Piano, Guitar or even Music Theory to help you achieve your musical goals.
I am passionate about teaching music. My lessons are tailored around the student, with an emphasis on fun and enjoyment. Whether that's going down the classical graded examination route or playing your favourite music, enjoyment and rapid progress is paramount!
I am actually a mobile teacher, meaning I travel to the location of the student and teach you in a relaxed comfortable environment!
I can offer flexible teaching hours and eliminate your travel time. I can travel to the student's location, so you can learn the Piano from the comfort of your own home in the Bristol area.
I cover the area shown on the map to the right. I also work alongside a second piano teacher called Dan Somers, who covers an even larger area of Bristol. You can find out more about Dan's piano lessons below!
Alongside the lessons that I provide I am pleased to work alongside Dan Somers, an experienced piano teacher based here in Bristol.
Dan is a mobile piano teacher, able to provide lessons to students across an even wider area of Bristol. So if you are interested in taking lessons and you are based in Westbury on Trym, Clifton, St Andrews, Montpelier, St Werburgh's, St Pauls, Hotwells or central Bristol (as well as a few additional locations!) then don't hesitate to reach out to Dan.
To find out if he can travel to you simply email [email protected] or click the "Find out more" button the right.
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.
I would be delighted to help you to learn to play the piano. Get in touch to find out more about my piano lessons in Bristol.