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We have answered some of the most common questions asked about taking piano lessons.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Not at all, I teach many beginners.

Not at first. A piano is a big investment so a keyboard is fine to start with. After a few months and realising you enjoy playing its best to think about buying a piano though. This can be acoustic or electric.

I teach mainly from my home in Sheffield's Antiques Quarter (Abbeydale Road, S7 1FL) but if you live nearby I could come to you. My home teaching space is a warm and relaxing place to learn to play the piano. My full address will be disclosed upon booking a lesson.

I have taught students from the age of 6 and upwards. I would recommend that young people under the age of 6 should be introduced to playing music through a range of fun non-instrument specific activities - indeed, children under the age of 6 lack the basic finger strength needed to play the piano. Therefore, I teach 6 and above.

Not at all, I have taught many adult students of all ages (35 - 75). So you are never to old to start learning to play the piano.

Not at all, no proir musical experience needed. I teach complete beginners upwards, helping them to learn to read music as we go.

That is totally up to you, the student. I have helped many students over the years to learn through a wide range of different styles and genres - ensuring that they learn through that music that they are passionate about.

Simply get in touch and let me know that you are unable to come to a lesson as soon as you know. Please do note I run a 24 hour cancellation policy, meaning that if you cancel within 24 hours of the arranged lesson date you will have to pay the full fee.

Still have questions? Get in touch

Abbeydale Road,
Sheffield, S7 1FL
Full teaching address will be provided upon first lesson booking.


Abbeydale Road,
Sheffield, S7 1FL
James Barnett

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I would be delighted to help you develop your piano playing ability, get in touch to find to more about my lessons.

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