Our Tutors

Our Tutors

Here at Piano Lessons Southampton we are very fortunate to work with six additional fantastic piano tutors Verity Brooks, Imogen Pledge, Marianne Yacoub, Myles Tyrrell, Sam Dando and George Smith, to continue to provide quality piano lessons for the high numbers of students who are interested in learning the piano. I am please to introduce them to you further below:

Verity Brooks - Piano Tutor

Verity Brooks Piano Teacher

Prices:

HALF HOUR – £15

ONE HOUR – £25

Location: University of Southampton Highfield Campus, SO17 1BJ

Teacher Bio:

Verity is currently a BA Music student at the University of Southampton, focusing her time on piano performance. She has a diploma in classical piano but also has experience in other styles of piano music such as contemporary/pop and musical theatre, all of which she is happy to teach. Verity recently spent some time in Kenya teaching music and piano, gaining experience in 1:1 teaching to a range of ages and working with all levels of ability. Whether you are hoping to work towards grades or you just want to have some fun on the piano, she is willing to tailor lessons in order to meet your interests. Half hour lessons are recommend for beginners, whereas full hour lessons are better suited to more experienced players who are working towards higher grades.

Piano is something that Verity is passionate about and loves teaching, she has been learning since an early age and therefore has an extensive knowledge of the instrument and it's repertoire. As well as piano, Verity is able to teach music theory should this be requested.

To book your first piano lesson with Verity, or to find out more about her piano tuition, simply email veritybrooks@pianolessonssouthampton.com.

Imogen Pledge - Piano Tutor

Imogen Pledge Piano Teacher

Prices:

HALF HOUR – £15

ONE HOUR – £25

Location: University of Southampton Highfield Campus, SO17 1BJ.

Teacher Bio:

Imogen is currently studying BA Music at the University of Southampton. She has been a dedicated musician since she was young and plays both piano and clarinet to a Grade 8 ABRSM distinction level. Through piano she has explored classical styles and has a passion for the emotion and expression of the romantic era. While currently working towards the ABRSM performance diploma she is enjoying playing composers such as Brahms, Mendelssohn and Beethoven.

Imogen has experience teaching piano within groups through events run by herself at school during her sixth form years and also privately on a 1-1 basis. She is patient, friendly and is dedicated to finding ways for her pupils to move forwards with their learning, within an environment that focuses on positives and enjoyment. So far this experience has been predominately based around the Grades 1-5, pupils being children, however she would be happy to develop skills from any aged learner. Alongside this she is happy to teach music theory.

So if you are keen to have fun learning to play the piano or want to progress through the grades then Imogen is the teacher for you! To arrange your first piano lesson with her simply email imogenpledge@pianolessonssouthampton.com.

Marianne Yacoub - Piano Tutor

Marianne Yacoub Piano Teacher

Prices:

ONE HOUR – £25

Please note all lessons with Marianne take place on Saturdays.

Location: University of Southampton Highfield Campus, SO17 1BJ

Teacher Bio:

Marianne is a classically trained pianist and piano teacher, specialising in helping intermediate to advanced pianists develop. She completed her Grade 8 Performance at 15, achieving Distinction and has had a lot of experience accompanying/playing in ensembles.

She has taught students from primary school in the past, but now likes to teach students of levels of about Grades 4-8. This is not to say she only enjoys teaching students who plan to partake in exams, however she is thoroughly interested in helping students of this level refine their music even further and explore advanced techniques they may not have encountered in practice before.

Marianne has been extremely privileged in terms of who she has had opportunities to work with and, because of this, is able to offer strong insight in terms of coupling technique with performance - ideal for more advanced learners.

She encourages above all things a passion for music, and feel this is integral for any aspiring performer. So whether a student would like to prepare for an exam, or simply prepare some repertoire for an upcoming concert, Marianne would be very invested in aiding them to elevate their music to more advanced levels of playing - but this can only be achieved through the art of listening, for our ears are as (if not more) important as what we can achieve with our hands.

To arrange your first piano lesson with Marianne, or to find out more about her intermediate to advanced piano tuition, email marianneyacoub@pianolessonssouthampton.com.

Myles Tyrrell - Piano Tutor

Myles Tyrrell Piano Teacher

Prices:

HALF HOUR – £18

ONE HOUR – £30

Location: University of Southampton Highfield Campus, SO17 1BJ, Myles is also a mobile piano tutor so can travel to you to teach the piano should you perfer to learn at home.

Teacher Bio:

Myles is currently Senior Organ Scholar at Romsey Abbey, and Organist for Cantores Michaelis. He works with choirs but also accompany musical exams from grade 1 to beyond Diploma standard, with students of all ages, both very young and mature students. As a first study pianist, Myles teaches piano and music theory across Hampshire, whilst working freelance as a function musician for birthdays, weddings and parties.

He lived in Rennes, France from 2016-17, specialising in translation, medieval music, and choral conducting, liaising with Loïc Georgeault, the principal organist of St. Malo's and Rennes' cathedrals.

All lessons are individually tailored and paced to suit the student. Specialising in classical piano performance, Myles is available to students wishing to learn for fun, and/or intending to take exams with ABRSM or Trinity.

Furthermore, with a breadth of experience in various styles of music, students wishing to learn about the art of accompaniment, ensemble performance, or jazz/pop keyboard studies are very welcome

To arrange your first pinoa lesson with Myles simply email mylestyrrell@pianolessonssouthampton.com.

 

Sam Dando - Piano Tutor

Sam Dando Piano Teacher

Prices:

HALF HOUR – £18

ONE HOUR – £30

Location: Sam is a mobile piano tutor so will travel to you to teach the piano.

Teacher Bio:

Sam trained at the University of Southampton graduating almost 2 years ago with a BA (hons) in Music. Whilst there, he studied classical, jazz, pop and musical theatre piano. As well as private teaching, Sam is a musical director for P&O Cruises, a musical director of musicals and pantomimes and is the musical director for 3 choirs around Hampshire.

Sam has worked with all ages and abilities from complete beginners to industry professionals and will tailor the content and pace of the lessons to suit the needs of the individual. Sam has a lot of teaching experience, both in groups and also on a 1:1 basis, having worked with people aged 4 to 90.

Sam has been playing the piano from an early age and therefore has a wide knowledge of most musical styles from classical to pop; musical theatre to rock and will work with students on the styles of music that they want to play. Whether students are looking to take grade exams or to play just for fun, Sam will tailor lessons to suit the individual. Sam can also teach music theory should this be desired. Whether you are looking to try the piano for the first time, just play for fun or are looking to take exams, Sam hopes to teach and inspire in a way that suits all needs.

To book your first piano lesson with Sam, or to find out more about his piano tuition, simply email samdando@pianolessonssouthampton.com.

 

George Smith - Piano Tutor

George Smith Piano Teacher

Prices:

HALF HOUR – £20

ONE HOUR – £32

Location: George is a mobile piano tutor so will travel to you to teach the piano.

Teacher Bio:

George is a professional pianist, singer, composer and choral conductor with a BA (Hons) Music degree from the University of Southampton. He has experience teaching to all levels of ability on the piano to pupils of all ages. George specialises in classical piano performance and teaching, and welcomes anyone wishing to learn traditional piano technique, whether they are learning for fun or with a view to progressing through graded exams and diplomas with Trinity or ABRSM.

He is an experienced performer with a wide knowledge of the classical piano repertoire, and is an experienced piano accompanist, namely to opera and musical theatre groups. George is an experienced musical director of such groups, having spent two years working with the University of Southampton Light Opera Society. He is currently a Masters student of musical theatre composition and performance.

Piano Lessons Southampton Teacher George

To talk with George more about booking your first piano lesson, or to find out more about his individually tailored piano courses, simply email georgesmith@pianolessonssouthampton.com.

 

All Styles Covered

No matter what your musical preference may be, I am able to teach the musical style you’re keen to explore. I tailor lessons to suit the preferences of each individual pupil. Whether you would rather pursue classical grades, or explore other popular musical styles like Pop, Rock or Jazz, I am able to flexibly facilitate this and am more than happy to oblige! If you're looking for an enthusiastic and able piano teacher who will engage and inspire you then I am the teacher for you.

To find out more about my piano lessons or to book your first lesson don't hesitate to get in touch via the contact page or call 03458 693391.

My daughter has been learning to play the piano with Becky for 4 terms now. It has been lovely to find a tutor who comes to our house making life much easier. She teaches with patience and enthusiasm and the lessons are tailored to my daughter's needs, based around music she likes.

Professional Piano Lessons All Ages & Abilities Welcome. All Styles Covered. Home Lessons Available.