Book lessons with professional piano teacher George MacDonald
Hello! I'm George MacDonald, a professional piano teacher based in Leeds. I offer high-quality piano lessons to students of all ages and abilities.
I have been playing piano since age 7. Alongside playing professionally I have been teaching for 3 years, helping students of all ages to achieve their piano playing goals.
I make my lessons unique to the student, creating a lesson plan based around the music you love and would like to learn.
I can cover all styles of music in our lessons. I have had experience playing and teaching anything from Pop, Classical, Rock or even Jazz music.
I offer flexible teaching hours, lesson times and payment options. Meaning you can take lessons as and when it suits you.
Professional piano teacher, offering high-quality piano lessons based in Leeds.
Half an hour lessons. These are suited most to younger and beginner students who feel that little and often learning sessions will help them to progress.
One hour lessons. These are best suited to students who have a strong drive to practice and want to progress rapidly in a short space of time.
'George is polite, punctual and easy to communicate with. Luke is a part of multiple sports teams which makes regular lessons difficult at times. George is always able to rearrange and we find a time that works for both of us. I would recommend George as a tutor to anyone who is struggling to get their child engaged with the piano, his teaching style and eagerness to get the most out of Luke is impressive!”'
'I have received lessons from George for just over a year. Music has always been an important part of my life but recently I decided to take it more seriously and sourced George to begin piano lessons with me. He is a great teacher who understands both where I am at currently and where I’d like to get to. We work together to find ways to make learning fun and easy. George is always professional and reliable and I have found learning with him to be a real joy. He has kept me enthusiastic about playing the piano, which is no mean feat as I get easily distracted!'
'I found George when my son’s Piano teacher moved away. We were looking for someone who had the enthusiasm to keep Luke engaged with his piano lessons. Since starting with George about 9 months ago, Luke has come on leaps and bounds. I found that George asked Luke what he wanted to learn, and found pieces and exercises that he enjoyed playing. Because of this, it’s been significantly less of a struggle to get Luke to sit down and play.”
Alongside playing professionally, I have worked my way through the Jazz grading system I have achieved a BA Hons (Music) in Jazz Piano at Leeds College of Music. In this time I had the pleasure of learning from some of the greatest Pianists in the world such as Ivo Neame, Les Chisnall and David Newton. I also have an Enhanced DBS Check.
My lessons are based around the individual student. This student-focused approach means you can progress rapidly whilst learning the music you love in a relaxed enjoyable environment.
I use my passion for music to inspire my students. I was once a student myself, this means I understand the struggles of learning. I have designed my own unique teaching style which has realised the musical dreams of many of my students.
I am a very patient, understanding and friendly teacher. I always make sure my students are having fun and playing the music they love whilst learning to play the piano with excellent technique.
I teach most of my lessons from a specialised studio room
at LS9 9NF, E Park Street, Leeds. This is a brilliant location, based just 2 miles from Leeds Train Station and only a 2-minute walk from East End Park Parade bus stop.
As well as my studio space, I also offer a mobile tuition service. Meaning I can travel to your location in Leeds and you can learn the piano from the comfort of your own home!
My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.
Piano Shops Leeds:
Dawsons Music Shop based at 113 Vicar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6PJ, fantastic selection of Roland, Yamaha and Kawai digital pianos. Ideal for beginner to advanced pianists.
Red Dog Music is well worth checking out for quality keyboards, digital pianos and synthesisers. The shop can be found at 85 Roseville Road, Leeds, LS8 5DT and boasts great customer support.
Hobgoblin Music Shop located at 13 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LY, has a good range of sheet music and songbooks for pianists.
Music Courses Leeds:
For more advanced pianists it is useful to know that the University of Leeds has one of the leading music departments in the UK, offering a range of different undergraduate degrees in music - including both Music BA and Music Performance (BMus).
Leeds Beckett University also offer undergraduate courses in Music Technology and Music Production, with a contemporary focus. The university has fantastic facilities and teaching support for music students.
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 Leeds.