Piano lessons with the best local Piano Teacher

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Learn to play the Piano with the best Piano Teacher in Chesterfield. With more than 35 years Music and Piano tutoring experience you can be assured of success!

Why choose a local Piano Teacher?

In the long run it’s always better to chose the services of a local Piano teacher, especially if you’re thinking of taking private Piano lessons in your own home. As you can imagine, there could well be a myriad of obstacles involved on the day of your first Piano lesson. Your Piano teacher may not be completely familiar with local geographic areas and may have been held up in heavily congested traffic after being directed into a traffic jam by a Satnav. A locally based Piano teacher will undoubtedly know the locale and won’t have too far to travel either.

Your first, and undoubtedly most memorable Piano lesson will begin on time and progress in a more relaxed enjoyable mood.

Trust me, these are very real scenarios. They have, on occasion, happened to me, especially when I have had to travel to an unfamiliar locale. not a great start! It’s always better to hire a local private Piano teacher.

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Piano lessons online or at home

You can chose whether to take your Piano lessons in the comfort of your home or online. Piano lessons are available in Chesterfield as well as Derby.

online Piano lessons are held using popular video/chat clients. SkypeFaceTime including Google Duo. All of these apps are available on Windows Laptops and Computers, Android and iOS/OS Apple devices.

The Covid-19 pandemic has encouraged business owners to work from home offering their services online. All of my existing Client’s have been totally supportive welcoming the change. In the beginning I think there was some apprehension as to how successfully Piano lessons would be delivered; Thankfully my fears were short-lived. It was more about practise makes perfect. Content-wise, nothing at all has changed.

I can assure you that you will receive the same exacting standard of first class Piano tuition as is delivered daily in the ‘real world.’ Guaranteed.

Both myself, and my Piano Students really enjoy our online Piano lessons. You are welcome to try a few online lessons to see it they are right for you. If not, then we can arrange a few trial Piano lessons in the comfort of your home. You can read more about Piano Teacher home visits below.

Private Piano Teacher visits at your home in Chesterfield & Derby

Our Private Piano Teacher home visiting service is available in all areas of Chesterfield and surrounding areas as well as Derby.

Please call to check availability in your area.

Tel: 07428 440004

Piano Lessons: Will we need to buy a Piano?

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Piano Lessons. “Will we need to buy a Piano?” In this article, I’m going to answer possibly the most asked question. Not only that, but also give you my thoughts about Piano lessons and Piano practise. Please read on.

Coming straight to the point: Unless you already have a piano at home, then Yes, you will need to buy a Piano.

Piano lessons are for learning!

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A Yamaha Digital Piano

Piano lessons are for learning. Practise between Piano lessons is essential in order for a Piano student to make progress. What happens over the next seven days is what I call the ‘proof of learning’ stage.

Practise makes perfect.

Piano lessons teach the skills necessary to become a good Pianist.

The ‘learning and practise partnership’ is where the Piano student sufficiently develops their skills through repetition. Repetitive play is necessary in order to attain a degree of confidence and proficiency.

Regular daily practise sessions count towards a successful outcome for both student and Piano teacher. Regular structured practise also promotes sustainable progress over time. I really can’t stress the importance of regular daily Piano practise enough. For some Piano students, practise seems to be a chore, but it really needn’t be. Piano practise sessions can be made interesting too!

I would always advise you to have an instrument at home. There are many options open to you. Here’s a few for you to consider.

  • A traditional acoustic upright Piano
  • A digital Piano (with 88 weighted keys)
  • A digital keyboard (in the short term)

In my next article I’m going to talk about the different types of Piano that most suited to learning to play the Piano. There are essentially three different types of Piano ranging in price from ¬£50.00 upwards.

A friendly word of advice.

You really don’t need to buy a brand new Piano, not unless you want to. If the Piano student is a young child, then I would certainly consider the viability of spending a lot of money straight away. I will always recommend that you spend as little as possible on the ‘right instrument’ in the first 12 months.

Gumtree can be a useful resource when looking for a first time Piano!

You can take a look at a few used Pianos on Gumtree,


Thank you for stopping by to read my article. I hope you’ve found it useful and in some way informative.

If you’re thinking about Piano lessons for yourself or a member of your family; Please take a look at my website – Piano lessons Derby.

If you would like more information you’re welcome to get in touch.

All the best. Eddie Rudak – Piano Teacher.

Piano lessons for children. All you need to know!

Piano lessons for children in Derby
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Piano lessons for Children is the topic of today’s article.

So, your child has told you that they would like to lean to play the Piano, you’re probably wondering what to do next. Don’t rush to pick up the phone and book a Piano teacher just yet.

I’ll do my best to help shed a practical light on what you need to know.

For many parents this can be a problematic time fraught with all manner of questions and concerns. Who?, what?, where?, when?

Piano lessons for childrenYounger¬†children can be extremely faddy; One day they want to play drums, then it’s the guitar, then the drums again, then Violin. So how do you know if your child is serious about learning to play an instrument at all?

I get many phone calls from parents of young children asking about Piano lessons for their child.

Of course there’s usually a multitude of questions they would like answers to. The most popular concern is, “What if we buy a Piano and my child quits lessons after only a few lessons?”

I suppose the answer seems fairly obvious really.

For me anyway, the sensible thing here is to do a risk assessment. I hope reading on you’ll get an idea too of why many Piano teacher’s, including myself, prefer to take young children onto the books from 5/6 years of age.

So, what are the chances that young Mary, age 5 is going to quit Piano lessons before she’s learned anything of any substance? This is where the Piano teacher has to take on the roll of both teacher but also Mr. Tumble.

In most cases meeting the child at a comfortable meeting of intellectual similarities bridges the obvious intellectual gap.

It makes sense to climb down to the maturity level of the young student, thus putting the early teacher/student relationship on an even footing, or at least until a good rapport has been struck between both parties.

I have complete faith in this strategy because I know the long-term outcome will be favourable. Productive for my young student as well as the parents.

On balance, It’s now least likely that young Mary will quit her Piano lessons.

A dedicated mature Piano teacher who has much experience in teaching young children is worth their own weight in gold!

There you have it; it’s all about getting the blend between Teacher and student just right. A happy student is always a productive student!


I offer a 4 weeks trial of Piano lessons for Children at a discounted price! Piano Lessons Derby usually enrol children from 6 years of age. Why not get in touch for an informal chat. Tel: 07428 440004.


Before I wrap up this article; Just in case you’re thinking of buying a new or used Piano.

Look out for my article giving tips on what to look for when buying a new or used Piano. In the meantime, why not head over to Clement Pianos (Nottingham) website, where you can browse a selection of good quality new and used Pianos.

Many thanks for stopping by.

Eddie Rudak – Piano Teacher.