Steve is a qualified, professional piano teacher with more than 20 years experience.
He has a degree in music and a Cert. Ed (FE) teaching qualification.
He is a classically trained pianist and award winning composer.
He offers a range of musical styles including ABRSM classical grades 1-8, Jazz piano, Pop and Rock.
Piano lessons are available for all ages and abilities.
Lessons are also available in music theory and composition.
Learn piano in a structured way and work towards ABRSM grade examinations (piano, jazz piano or music theory) or simply play for your own pleasure.
Lessons can be arranged at times to suit Monday - Saturday.
Fees are £19 per half hour or £38 per hour lesson.
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Adult students are particularly welcome.
I have been self-employed as a freelance musician and teacher since since completing my music degree in 1990.
When I am not teaching I work as a media composer writing music for film and television. I am a member of the music writers committee of the Musicians Union and I am the founder of the Guild Of Northern Media Composers. In 2007 I won two awards from the Royal Television Society for Professional Excellence in Music.
I have taught piano and music theory for more than 25 years. initially working from my home address before moving to a studio on St Thomas Street, Newcastle. In 2014 I moved to the heart of the Newcastles' creative sector in the Ouseburn part of town and became part of 36 Lime Street.
I have taught a wide variety of students from all different backgrounds and levels of ability. I love my work. Previously I have worked as a part time lecturer in music for Newcastle College and City of Sunderland College and have also been a piano tutor for music undergraduates at Newcastle University.
My approach to teaching is to work with each student as an individual and tailor the tuition to suit their preferences with regard to styles of music and interests. I am friendly and approachable.
Some students follow the traditional 'classical' route and I regularly enter candidates for ABRSM exams whereas other students prefer to learn purely for enjoyment and follow their own musical interests whether that be popular styles or jazz. I am also a working media composer so tuition is also available in music theory, composition or music technology.
I particularly enjoy working with adult learners who are perhaps returning to the piano after initial lessons as a child. Its feels great to help to rekindle some of the joy that playing music can bring.
Do please get in touch to organise a free consultation and we can have a chat find out more about what you would like to achieve in your lessons.
I very much look forward to hearing from you. To get in touch click the contact button below.
Learn about composition - the musical, technical and business skills involved - from a full time professional award winning media composer.
Brush up on your music theory knowledge or prepare for ABRSM theory exams.
Steves' studio is a fully equipped professional recording facility. Contact him to discuss your requirements.
During the summer holidays and at other times Steve offers song writing and recording workshops for students of all ages. Learn more about these here