Marycliff Piano Lessons
Ipswich Suffolk UK
Clifford Evans FISM
Maryvonne Evans MISM
Tel: 01473 253217 9am-9pm for Freebie
Piano teachers of children and adult beginners
ISM registered private teachers with Enhanced Disclosure CRB certificate for role of Private Music Teacher.
If you want to play piano properly, it's faster and therefore cheaper in the long run to learn piano with experienced teachers like us. We're very patient, love our work, and go for thoroughness without shortcuts but still with loads of fun. You can enjoy classical, jazz or pop - if it's written down we can teach it! If you're a parent with a child who wants to learn - that's an enriching experience. If you are an adult, it's possible to achieve that dream and use music and piano to relax and destress from a demanding job and life. Playing the piano has given us much pleasure and we'd like to do the same for you.
The contents of our piano lessons
ALL AGES AND STANDARDS WELCOME. Have your piano lessons on a real grand or upright piano. It's OK to have an electronic keyboard, digital piano or acoustic piano at home because our tuition is applicable to all these instruments. You will also learn to read left hand, as well as right hand music and eventually play by memory. You can go at your own speed depending on what time you have available, although 30 minutes daily practice and a weekly lesson can produce excellent results. Progress at your own speed, but remember that playing or progressing too fast does not produce the best results.
Learn to play famous tunes like 'Ave Maria' based J.S.Bach's first prelude with a special arrangement by Clifford
or "Highland Bagpipes Tune" an easy original composition written by Clifford for his pupils.
Correct hand position on the keyboard is essential for acquiring a good piano technique and beautiful sound in a relaxed manner. Also good fingering is very important to help you progress easily and thoroughly. If you learn to play correctly right from the beginning, the skill becomes much easier. Just like with golf - it's not just about hitting the ball, and some effort is required to do it correctly and efficiently. It's the same with piano playing but the reward is well worth it and easier in the long run. Marycliff Piano Lessons give you tuition in this.
Have FUN but enjoy working thoroughly with one-to-one lessons for child beginners or adult beginners. Clifford helps adults to progress right from the beginning without you being under pressure. Lessons are well organised, relaxed and enjoyable. Maryvonne has the knack of working with young children and makes it fun. Both children and adults learn to play piano keyboard equally well with both hands and eventually in any style. Here is an opportunity to achieve your dream and learn piano with a good technique and warm sound whatever level you are.
The Freebie first meeting
"The first (free) piano meeting is informal and friendly - a get to know each other - both yourself and your son or daughter. I explain how the piano keyboard and your fingers work together and encourage your child to play the piano a little. You ask any questions and remember that I'm here to help and guide you with enjoyable progress. No-one should be nervous - just encourage your child to come along and have some fun and enjoy the musical experience. Give us a ring to arrange a piano freebie. Exams are not compulsory and piano playing can be used to relax and de-stress at all ages as well as make good progress. See you soon. " Please note that Maryvonne's lessons are £16 per half hour or £32 per hour on a weekly basis.
"The first (free) piano meeting is not an actual lesson, although there is some sample tuition. It's an opportunity to meet and get used to each other. You ask any questions and I show how the teaching of piano keyboard begins, learn about your musical aims and tastes, design your first lesson and suggest a couple of books you will need. It takes about an hour and is FREE. Just pick up the phone to arrange this piano freebie. Take the opportunity to relax, create new skill and de-stress." Please note that Clifford's lessons are £35 per hour on a weekly basis for beginners. Advanced students may be more.
MCPL 141 Westerfield Road
Ipswich Suffolk IP4 3AA UK
Tel: 01473 253217 9am-9pm
www.marycliff.co.uk © Clifford Evans
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