Linda’s Piano Tuition
Newport Piano Teacher Linda Stevens BA(Hons) PGCE MA ALCM
Piano Lessons to Grade 8 and Music Theory to Grade 5
NEWPORT PIANO TEACHER – Linda Stevens
Piano Lessons in Newport
If you are looking for a Newport piano teacher then welcome to my website! Music has always been an enormous part of my life, giving me immense enjoyment. I began studying piano at the age of nine and from the age of sixteen, have given instruction to both children and adults. While completing my Performer’s Letters at University, I was asked to give lessons to other students. It was then that I realised how much I enjoyed teaching the piano and seeing how much my students enjoyed learning.
As a tutor and pianist, I have been teaching for many years and my current pupils range in age from 6 to 76. I am familiar with the teaching techniques that both children and adults need in order to succeed. I have 37 years of experience teaching in the classroom and taught Music as part of the National Curriculum in a South Wales Newport primary school.
My Teaching Philosophy
When it comes to learning to play, I believe that first and foremost Music should give students pleasure and, eventually, a sense of confidence and accomplishment in their own abilities to perform. Being able to play the piano is a life skill that, I believe, will never be wasted. Indeed, it is a valuable asset that can open many doors in life.
Are you in the Newport area and looking for a piano teacher near you? Would like to start learning and need a tutor? if so I would be delighted to help you reach your goal. Alternatively, if you already have some knowledge of this instrument and would like to develop it further, I would love to hear from you.
Pupil & Parent Feedback
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What is the minimum age you accept students?
Experience has taught me that children aged 7 years and above are best equipped to make progress with the pianoforte.
How long does a lesson last?
Lessons for both children and adult students last for 30 minutes.
How much does a lesson cost?
The current charge is £16.00 for 30 minutes.
Do students have to sit exams?
Personally, I would recommend that students sit examinations in recognition of their achievements. However, formal exams are not compulsory so potential students shouldn’t be put off by the thought of being examined.
Must I practise between lessons?
I cannot stress enough how important it is to practise between formal piano lessons. Ideally, 10 -15 minutes of practice every day is the minimum.
Does a student need a piano at home?
The short answer is yes. However, a digital piano which has weighted keys is a reasonable compromise.
Do you maintain a waiting list?
I do have a waiting list. However, there is no certainty regarding how long you may have to wait for a space to come up. Lessons are in high demand.
Can I pay for tuition by cash?
During the Covid-19 pandemic, I will not be accepting cash. Instead, I would ask for a bank transfer or cheque.
Can I pay in advance for blocks of lessons?
Yes, this facility is available. Lessons may be booked in blocks of 4 or more. Some people pay for half a term at a time, for example.
Please note I do not accept bank transfers for single lessons.
Can I pay by bank transfer?
Please see above. Bank transfers are acceptable for 4 lessons or more.
Is parking available at your premises?
Currently roadside parking is normally available without restriction, subject to other road users parking there. There is ample parking in the nearby area if needed.
Do younger students break for school holidays?
This is entirely up to the student or parent. I do teach through the school holidays and this can be particularly useful if an examination is imminent.