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
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 piano 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.
I have been teaching piano for many years. My current pupils range in ages 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 in the classroom and taught Music as part of the National Curriculum in a Newport primary school.
teaching The Piano
I believe that first and foremost Music should give pleasure to those who study it 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 which can open many doors in life.
If you have an interest in the piano and would like to start lessons, 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
- 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 enjoyable
- Christie Cook
Mrs Steven's is a very patient and caring teacher who has taught my daughter so much. Lessons are well prepared with plenty of encouragement which has developed significant confidence. My daughter looks forward to her lessons every week. I would highly recommend.Aneta 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!Maria
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 Linda
- Jane 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.
What is the minimum age you accept students?
Experience has taught me that children aged 6 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 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 lessons by cash?
Cash payment on the day is acceptable for single lessons. If you would like to pay for blocks of lessons by cash then that is also acceptable.
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 for lessons 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.