Nick Eastwood

Private and Online Piano Tuition

In this time of Covid-19 I have moved my teaching to online delivery. If you would like more information about this please click below or give me a call to learn more.

about me

Hi, my name is Nick Eastwood, and I love helping people succeed with learning to play the piano and all the pleasure that brings into their lives. I have been teaching for over fifteen years and hold the ABRSM Certificate of Teaching. I teach beginners from the age of six upwards, through to adults of all ages. I also work for ArtForms Leeds as a piano accompanist in schools, and as Musical Director of a local musical theatre group.
I have an up-to-date DBS Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.
People often return to the piano after many years break or even begin learning because “it’s just something I’ve always wanted to do”.
Whatever your reason for learning, or present level of skill, I can use my extensive knowledge of a broad range of musical styles to find the right path for you (not everyone wants to do exams!) However, I am very experienced in preparing my students for the graded piano exams of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of music and maintain a 100% pass rate. I also offer theory tuition up to grade 5 for those aiming for practical grades 6 and above.
So if you’re looking for lessons, and would like a teacher who is experienced, friendly and approachable, please do give me a call right now – I would love to hear from you.

services

Piano Lessons

Our first session is free – it’s a chance to meet each other and talk about what you would like to achieve & for me to assess your starting point. All future lessons are structured individually, based on your preferences and ability. Even if a favourite piece of music is out of your reach at the moment in its original form, I will arrange simpler versions so that you can immediately begin playing the music you love. All teaching is one to one and takes place in a relaxed informal atmosphere playing a top quality acoustic Kawai upright piano. Lessons are weekly; younger beginners may find 30 minutes long enough, whereas older children & adults will benefit more from 45 minutes or an hour – (and the higher practical grades certainly will).

Accompaniment

Associated Board Exam candidates, both instrumental and vocal, need piano accompaniment for their chosen pieces. This is something I really enjoy, so if you’re not a pianist, but looking for one – give me a call. We can arrange rehearsals leading up to the exam, and I will be there with you on the day itself. Exams are stressful enough without having a stranger as your accompanist!

Easy Piano Arrangements

Play the music you want to play, whatever stage you have reached I write music for my pupils all the time, and I’m happy to do this for anyone . To transcribe any piece of music for you, I will need to know: the music/song title the level of difficulty you need – eg exam grade or key I will then produce a manuscript sheet which I can email to you as a pdf file. For an extra fee I will also send you the music as an mp3 file, so that you can hear what it should sound like! The fee for this service varies according to the length and difficulty of the piece: when you get in touch I will give you a quote.

online piano tuition
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One to one tuition works extremely well over the internet. This is the main view you will see from my webcam as we talk to each other.  I also use an overhead camera so that you can see detailed shots of my finger movements and the notes I am playing. All you need is a laptop/tablet and we’re good to go. The only difference is we’re not physicallly in the same room.

This is the overhead view as I demonstrate some bars or chords to you.

If you would like a fuller discussion about how this actually works in practice, please feel free to get in touch and give me a ring on 07518 068723.

I look forward to ‘meeting’ you soon.

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fees

1/2 hour lesson – £15.00

3/4 hour lesson – £20.00

Full hour lesson – £25.00

Please note that I have a cancellation policy – full fees are payable with less than 24 hrs notice of cancellation

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