Private piano lessons for beginners to advanced level. Learn how to: play your favourite songs and pieces, improvise, read sheet music/notation, understand chords, accompany yourself and others, or play keyboards in a band! Pop/modern, jazz, and classical styles taught.
Joe Tong is a fun, friendly, and enthusiastic piano teacher, offering home tuition in the Bridgwater and Taunton area. Skype or Zoom lessons are also available. All ages welcome from children/kids to adults!
Joe’s aim is to help you reach your personal goals. Perhaps you want to pick up where you left off years ago? Transition from a classical background into jazz and popular music? Pass an exam? Understand music theory? Whatever it might be, Joe is committed to providing the best guidance and encouragement for you to succeed.
Learning to play an instrument is challenging but also very rewarding! There is no need to participate in formal exams although the option is there if you want to. Lessons are relaxed and tailored to you.
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About Your Piano Teacher
Joe Tong is a pianist, keyboard player, and piano tutor based in Bridgwater, Somerset. He performs regularly as both a soloist and with a diverse range of singer/songwriters, function bands, theatre companies, and touring acts throughout the UK.
Joe has had conservatoire training in both classical (Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama) and jazz piano (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire). He also holds a Distinction in Grade 8 Piano, A* in GCSE Music, and an enhanced DBS check.
Piano Lessons Price
Pricing is £30 per hour or £18 for 30 minutes, plus travel costs (for lessons in your home). To arrange a lesson, please get in touch!
Yes! Ideally, this will have 88 weighted keys (the full size), but a smaller size keyboard will be okay to begin with.
Yes – Skype and Zoom piano lessons are available.
This will be different for every child, but generally not before the age of six unless they are showing a particular interest.
Definitely! Learning the piano without a teacher will be a struggle. A teacher will help you push through the times when you feel like giving up. They will also set you on the most efficient path to success.
Technically no, but self-teaching will be a very arduous process. While books, YouTube videos, and blog posts are fantastic resources, they all lack structure. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and not know where to start or what to do next. You are likely to waste a lot of time stabbing in the dark, and you might give up altogether! A piano teacher will guide you through the information in a logical order. Additionally, they can help to keep your motivation levels high.
The price and convenience of piano apps can seem attractive, and they do have their place. For anyone serious, though, there is no substitute for a real teacher. An app cannot give you personal advice or feedback, and maintaining practise when there are no deadlines (like weekly lessons) requires immense discipline. A good teacher, however, will keep you inspired throughout all the challenges!
Weekly lessons are recommended as consistency is key.