Book lessons with professional piano teacher Rufus Quickenden.
Hello! I'm Rufus Quickenden, a professional piano teacher based in Oxford. I offer high-standard Piano and Keyboard lessons in Oxford.
I will personalise the lessons to include the music and genres that you love as well as making sure we learn all the essential theory.
I cater for all ages & have experience in teaching both children and adults.
I am a music lover and I always try to make sure this reflects in my teaching style. I will always make sure you learn the music that you love.
I am qualified to teach students of all ability levels. This includes beginners all the way to advanced players.
Professional, personalised piano lessons in Oxford city centre.
My half-hour lessons are best suited to younger learners as I feel that an hour can be too long for learners under the age of 10.
My hour lessons are my most popular option & I would recommend them to anyone who has a keen interest to improve their playing over a short period of time.
I have been teaching for nearly 10 years, and have a wide range of experience teaching different styles to different ages, including both private lessons and group lessons.
I like to make sure that all of my lessons are enjoyable as the best way to see progress in playing is to enjoy your lessons. Make sure to let me know what music you enjoy so I can include this in your lessons.
I graduated from Leeds College of Music in 2013 and have been performing, teaching and composing ever since. I have performed globally across multiple continents, as well as performing at a high level nationally, including West End performances, and performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
I have composed several different original scores for companies such as the BBC, and have also composed the original score for a feature film entitled 'Assassin' featuring Danny Dyer.
I currently take the majority of my lessons from my home teaching studio in the OX4 1SX area of Oxford. This is a great place to learn because I have created a comfortable learning environment where you can feel at ease whilst learning the piano.
My full address will be disclosed upon the booking of your first lesson.
Piano Shops in Oxford:
Oxford has a rich history of music and live performance and this is still something that can be experienced today. If you are looking to get started as a musician then there are plenty of music shops to chose from. here are my favourites.
If you are looking for an all-round music shop then PMT Oxford is a great option to go too. They have a great selection of guitars and other instruments and the staff are always very warm and accommodating. They can be found on 381 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 2BS.
The Music Box is a small independent music store that has everything from flutes to acoustic guitars and everything in between. They can be found on 53A Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1HP. I would also recommend this place if you are looking for a repair.
Lastly if you are looking for a shop that specialises more in classical instruments then Allegro Ltd id your best bet. They can be found on 404 Marston Rd, Oxford OX3 0JE and have an amazing stock of pianos and woodwind instruments.
Music Courses in Oxford:
For many advanced pianists exploring whether higher education is the right next step is really important. Especially those looking to develop careers as professional musicians. Thankfully Oxford has some fantastic music courses available for pianists and musicians.
For example, the University of Oxford offers a three year Music BA course, with a detailed history of music as part of the course. Indeed, music has been taught at the University of Oxford for over 800 years. With the music department being one of the leading the country.
Oxford Brookes University also offers a BA in Music, broken into 3 years as a full-time student or 5 years as a part-time student.
For younger students, the Popular Music Level 2 Diploma and the Music Performance and Production Level 3 Extended Diploma offer by the City of Oxford College is well worth exploring. Both are full-time courses and are ideal first steps on the route to higher education courses.
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 Oxford.