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
I am currently offering in-person lessons in my home piano studio.
This will continue as long as the current Covid-19 situation continues to improve and with Government guidance in agreement.
For further information please see my Covid-19 Health Policy
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
- Leanne Watkins
I have been learning piano with Linda now for a year and the progress I’ve made is amazing. As an adult beginner I knew absolutely nothing about playing the piano or reading music. A year on I can safely say I am comfortably reading music and playing pieces I never thought I’d be able to play! Linda is incredibly patient and a brilliant teacher. Highly recommend!!!Daniel Phillips
Adult learner, 20 remote lessons in: I'm really enjoying it and very pleased with the progress so far. Linda is a friendly and professional teacher with lots of experience, highly recommended.Cadi Williams
I really enjoy taking piano lessons with Linda! She is always very welcoming every lesson. In lessons we move along at my own pace, with a challenge. Linda always accommodates to the pupils time schedule, even down to how much homework during the week. Lessons are always enjoyable and I look forward to them every week. For the first lesson I was quite nervous, but as the weeks went on, we gained trust and I didn’t feel nervous anymore. Even online lessons are exactly the same as face to face lessons. Every lesson always moves me a step forward. I have been attending lessons since September however, it feels I have been playing a lifetime.
- nicola williams
Our daughter has progressed so much in her ability because of the caring and professional way Linda teaches. Her lessons are tailored to the ability of the pupil which helps them grow in confidence. The recent pandemic hasn’t halted Linda’s passion for teaching and my daughters lesson is never a chore, she always looks forward to learning something new. I would highly recommend Linda to anyone who was looking to begin learning piano regardless of age or ability.Kenneth Thompson
I started piano lessons with Linda about one year ago. As a mature student, I was a little worried at first about doing this, but Linda’s patient and friendly attitude made me feel completely at ease, and now I look forward eagerly each week to my next lesson.
Linda is an excellent teacher, and her vast experience allows her the ability to tailor each lesson specifically to ensure that my progress is steady, and in an orderly fashion.
In my particular case, I never thought that I could advance my piano playing capabilities as far as I have in just one year.
I am more than satisfied with the tuition that I have received from Linda, and would thoroughly recommend her without hesitation to anyone that is interested in taking piano lessons.Rebecca Louise Cataldo
Amazing teacher very patient , would highly recommend.
- Maria English
Linda puts you at ease within warm, relaxed surroundings. Linda teaches in a lovely, positive way. My teenager really enjoys every session and always comes away eager to show me what she has learnt.Barbara Williams
She has tremendous patience with pupils of all ages
Can be challenging to those who show real promise and empathetic to those who struggle
Makes piano playing enjoyableAneta Tkaczynska
Mrs Stevens is currently teaching my 8 year old daughter to play piano. My daughter is always looking forward to go to her lessons. She learnt so much already. Mrs Stevens is very professional and lovely Person. I would highly recommend Mrs Stevens. Thank You so much!
Absolutely fantastic! Linda is so friendly and has really helped my daughter find a love of playing the piano, we tried Linda's Piano Tuition as my daughter was struggling with anxiety. Being a complete novice my daughter was very nervous but Linda has been so supportive and she has really flourished and grown in confidence! She has been going for just under a year and eagerly looks forward to every lesson. Linda is a very patient tutor and provides plenty of praise and encouragement putting my daughter at ease in a relaxed homely environment.
Thank you LindaJane Cox
Lynda is such an amazing teacher. I am an adult learner and she has real patience with me, and goes at a steady pace that suits me.
I cannot recommend her highly enough.Aleksandra Żyniewicz
My daughter looks forward to every lesson with Mrs Stevens. She has made a great progress and developed a true passion for music. Mrs Stevens is very professional and her lesson are always well prepared. Highly recommended.
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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 £14.00 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.