Piano Lessons

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.

Testimonials

"Joe is an amazing teacher. I am trying to learn piano as an adult which is not the easiest thing to do and Joe has been really supportive. He is very patient and makes learning piano/music a very enjoyable experience. He is able to adjust to my pace of learning and provides enough challenge that is perfect for me - not too much challenge that I can’t do it, but not too easy either, which I am sure helps to learn quicker. I would highly recommend Joe."

Joanna Bieszczad

Joe Tong
2020-10-25T15:56:25+00:00

Joanna Bieszczad

"Joe is an amazing teacher. I am trying to learn piano as an adult which is not the easiest thing to do and Joe has been really supportive. He is very patient and makes learning piano/music a very enjoyable experience. He is able to adjust to my pace of learning and provides enough challenge that is perfect for me - not too much challenge that I can’t do it, but not too easy either, which I am sure helps to learn quicker. I would highly recommend Joe."

"I have asked joe for some guidance on scales and other musical arrangements. This young man has been professional and would be a credit to whoever needs him to teach.. weather it would be from a beginner to professional. I’m 44 and have only just got back into this game but mr joe tong has taught and is still teaching this old man the technics that I need. If you need a calm and very knowledgeable teacher for piano, keyboard and music tech he is your man!"

Matthew Bryant

Joe Tong
2020-10-25T15:56:59+00:00

Matthew Bryant

"I have asked joe for some guidance on scales and other musical arrangements. This young man has been professional and would be a credit to whoever needs him to teach.. weather it would be from a beginner to professional. I’m 44 and have only just got back into this game but mr joe tong has taught and is still teaching this old man the technics that I need. If you need a calm and very knowledgeable teacher for piano, keyboard and music tech he is your man!"

"Very helpful, excellent tutor. Great fun, which makes the piano lessons something to look forward to. Warmly recommended."

Hugo de Waal

Joe Tong
2020-11-29T11:55:28+00:00

Hugo de Waal

"Very helpful, excellent tutor. Great fun, which makes the piano lessons something to look forward to. Warmly recommended."
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Joe Tong

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!

FAQs

Can you take piano lessons on a keyboard?

Yes! Ideally, this will have 88 weighted keys (the full size), but a smaller size keyboard will be okay to begin with.

Can you take piano lessons online?

Yes – Skype and Zoom piano lessons are available.

What age should I start piano lessons for my child?

This will be different for every child, but generally not before the age of six unless they are showing a particular interest.

Are piano lessons worth it?

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.

Do I need a teacher to learn piano?

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.

Piano app vs teacher?

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!

How many piano lessons do I need?

Weekly lessons are recommended as consistency is key.