Looking for a Private Derby Piano Teacher?
Welcome to my website. My name is Eddie Rudak, I’m based in Derby and I teach private Piano lessons. Children and adults of all ages and abilities are welcome. From complete beginners to more experienced Musicians.
Please read on to learn more about my life as a professional Musician and Tutor.
My first Piano Teacher
My interest in the Piano came at about 4 years of age.
I remember we used to have an old upright Piano stored in an old garden shed. It was originally bought by my Grandparents for my mother to practise on when she was a young girl.
I wouldn’t say mum was in any way an accomplished player, more of a dabbler. Though, I seem to remember mum telling me that she’d had a few lessons with a local Derby Piano Teacher,
She got what she wanted out of playing the piano for her own enjoyment, mine too!
After all, not everybody wants to be a classically trained Pianist with aspirations to one day fill the Albert Hall! Mum was quite happy with her lot.
Learning to play the Piano for fun..
I could often be found in the garden shed tinkering on the Piano keys trying to make up little songs. Mum would sometimes play the Piano for me too. I would listen intently marvelling at the sound of the Piano. There was definitely a strong connect between me and ‘it.’
Private Piano Tuition from a local Derby Piano Teacher..
Formal Piano lessons began around eight years of age. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t all that enthused at the idea of taking private Piano lessons, I was still quite contented with making my own little ditties.
Well, that day finally came, I was duly introduced to my Derby Piano Teacher. I was so nervous, but also excited at the thought of one day being able to play the Piano just like my mother.
Thank you for the Music, the songs I’m playing
I’m so grateful to my mother for taking time to encourage me. My love and passion for Music continues to blossom growing stronger day by day. I genuinely feel blessed!
It might be a good idea if I fast forward, otherwise you’re in danger of falling asleep. Maybe we could continue over a cup of tea!
I was taught to play the Piano to a recognised standard!
I’m glad to report that I stuck with private Piano lessons for quite a while. I studied towards and sat practical Piano and Theory exams with The Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music.
Derby Piano teacher for more than 35 years.
I have been teaching Piano in Derby for over 35 years to both adults and children. Alongside my Piano teaching career, I have also worked extensively as a professional Musician.
I have played Piano in prestigious Hotels as well as working as Musical Director with many well established Bands and recording Artistes.
I have also participated in Music festivals throughout the UK and Europe.
I will teach you to play your own choice of Piano music.
In my capacity as a Music Teacher, I encourage my students to enjoy music as they learn. I pride myself on my patient, friendly, relaxed approach to teaching. From your first lesson, I aim to put you at your ease. Learning should always be fun, never a chore.
For more experienced students, I have a course of advanced Piano lessons that will really help you to develop your technical skills, and teach you how to best interpret the great classics, taking your playing and performance skills to next level.
I also teach Private Keyboard Lessons too!