My name is James Barnett and I am a professionally trained pianist and teacher based in the heart of Sheffield’s Antiques Quarter. I studied at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where I learnt with some of Europe’s finest musicians and teachers including Jeremy Young and Helen Krizos.
Since arriving in Sheffield in 2012, I have become established as a piano teacher and accompanist. I accompany for a number of local musical groups and instrumental teachers including a workplace-based choir of midwives called “The Voices of the Jessop Wing”.
I am a passionate and committed teacher and completed the CTABRSM award in instrumental teaching during the final year of my degree at the RNCM. Each pupil is different and I learn as much from them as they do from me; teaching is a two-way process. I would be happy to teach you or one of your children to play the piano. To book your first lesson or simply to find out more about lessons don't hesitate to get in touch visiting my website Piano Lessons Sheffield. I have a fully enhanced DBS check (1483086518).
Music Qualifications / Achievements:
Bachelor of Music (2:2) from the Royal Northern College of Music
CTABRSM (certificate in instrumental teaching)
"James has rekindled my love of playing with his enthusiastic, thoughtful and often humorous approach to teaching. He is a patient teacher who instils a belief that even the most difficult pieces are achievable." – Helen.
"As a mature student and a total beginner, before I took piano lessons with James, I found that I really lacked in confidence. He has worked with me to overcome my anxieties relating to learning and playing by breaking the process down. I'm a lot more comfortable in my abilities now and working at a pace that we have found is best for me. I feel relaxed and able to enjoy learning" – Becky.
To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my lessons, don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].