I am a fully qualified and highly experienced registered piano and music theory teacher, based in Burnham on Crouch, Essex, UK. (You can find out more about my credentials and how I teach here.) I am in my early forties and have been teaching piano and music theory for more than 25 years (having started teaching piano at the very young age of 16). I love teaching music and believe everyone has the potential to play beautiful music on the piano, with the right guidance and encouragement. It has always been my aim to make piano and music theory lessons enjoyable and productive for my students; whether they are young or old; beginners or advanced. I teach all ages, from children as young as five up to retired adults.
I cater for a range of interests and abilities. If you want to prepare for ABRSM exams or any other exam boards, I am equipped to help you. If you just want to learn for fun and are not interested in doing exams, you are still very welcome to come to me for lessons.
You can also learn music theory by correspondence wherever you are in the world with my highly successful distance learning method. Find out more here: Online music theory tuition
I am a classically trained pianist which ensures that when you have lessons with me you will learn correct technique and avoid getting into bad habits. I teach all styles of music, so even if you're not interested in playing classical music, I can still offer valuable training and insight. I am happy to teach pop, jazz, folk, blues and other styles.
For students who come to me or take lessons via Skype there is a discount available.
Ruth is a skilled, knowledgeable, patient and encouraging teacher. It's a pleasure to have lessons with her, especially as I am returning to the piano after decades of neglect! She brings so many aspects of her knowledge and musicality to lessons, not just technical know-how and teaching ability but her passion for music too.
If you're not familiar with Burnham on Crouch, have a look at the maps below to see if it is near to where you live, and whether you would be able to get to me for lessons. I have taught many students who live in the areas around Burnham on Crouch, such as; Southminster, Althorne, Latchingdon, Steeple, Mayland, Maylandsea, Bradwell on Sea, Fambridge, Maldon, Mundon and South Woodham Ferrers. If you live in one of those areas it is not a long drive to Burnham. Depending on availability, home visits will be considered for people who live in one of the nearby towns listed above, but there will be a travel charge if beyond a certain distance in order to cover my travel cost and time. Availability for home visits is very limited due to travel time. There is no extra travel charge for home visits in Burnham on Crouch. Please contact me for more details. You can find my fees here.