Learn to play the piano with professional tutor, Toby Huelin.
Hello! My name is Toby and I am a professional Piano tutor located in York.
I offer personalised piano lessons that are built around your interests.
I like to make sure I always maintain a high quality level for all of my students regardless of age or learning level.
I have experience in teaching students of all ages. Due to this experience I would recommend starting to learn from age 5 and above.
I love and enjoy a wide range of music. I can teach you anything from Classical to Jazz & anything in between.
If you would like to brush up on your theory I would be happy to help you improve that aspect of your musical studies.
Piano lessons in York built around the student's aspirations. Available in 30 min or one hour sessions.
From experience, half-hour lessons are usually best suited to those who prefer to learn in small doses or perhaps don't have as much time as they would like to commit to learning. Half-hour lessons are also a great option for younger learners.
My most popular option is my hour-long lessons. I would recommend these to anyone who has a keen interest in learning the piano & has spare time to practise when they are away from our sessions.
'Toby has taught our 8-year-old son the piano for the last year. He has been so encouraging and calm in his teaching approach that he has ensured that our son has remained enthusiastic and practices regularly. Our son really looks forward to his lessons with Toby. Toby is an excellent teacher.'
'Toby came in late in the day to help my son with his GCSE music and was of great help to him both academically and with his confidence. He`s an excellent tutor and I`d highly recommend him!'
'Toby is a really excellent tutor, who has greatly helped our son in the months he has been teaching him. He has a warm and unintimidating approach, but at the same time is well-organised and focused, and plans very well what needs doing. Highly recommended.'
I am an experienced player who has taught Music and Music Technology from KS2 through to A-Level at a large independent school in South West London. Previously, I taught Music at Victoria College, Jersey College for Girls, Jersey Academy of Music and Blackheath Conservatoire.
As well as experience, I am also a qualified teacher who has gained a First Class degree in Music from the University of Oxford and a Masters in Composition with Distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
I hold enjoyment above all other aspects when learning something new. I will always make sure you enjoy learning the piano as I really feel this is the key building block to making progress in your playing.
So far during my teaching career, I have only ever received positive reviews and feedback from my students. I intend to keep it this way regardless if you are a new student or someone who has taken years of lessons.
I currently teach from my home teaching space located in the YO31 0RQ area of York. I believe this is a great place to learn because I have created a comfortable and positive environment where you can really get the most out of your learning and playing.
I will disclose my full address upon booking your first lesson.
Music Shops in York:
We are lucky enough to have some really great music shops in the York area. Here is a couple that I would recommend.
Banks Musicroom is a great local store that caters for everything from guitars to keyboards and sheet music. If you are a beginner I would recommend trying out this place. You can find the shop at 18 Lendal, York YO1 8AU.
Gear4music is another all-around music store that has become a household name all over the UK because of their online presence. They are one of the best places to shop online and get the items delivered to your door. Alternatively, you can visit the York-based shop. They are located at Kettlestring Ln, Clifton Moor Gate, York YO30 4XF.
MOR Music is your best option if you are looking for a shop that specialises in electric and acoustic guitars. whether you are a beginner or an advanced player they will always have something for you. The shop is located at Franklins Yd, 8 Fossgate, York YO1 9TN.
Music Courses in York:
York has some great further educational options if you wish to take your music studies to the next level.
York College is probably the best option for those who don't have a great amount of experience in the music industry and need to work out where to get started. They have a great Music and Performing Arts course available to all.
York St John University would be the best option for those who are more experienced and want to really get a great insight into music and the industry. They have a great BA Hons in music course available to those with A levels.
The University Of York would be a great alternative course if you don't fancy the sound of St Johns. York University also offers a BA Hons in Music. They have a wonderful team of musicians and lecturers who will share valuable information with you.
I would be delighted to help you learn to play the Piano. Please get in touch to book a lesson.