Answering Your Questions....
How much do lessons cost?
Piano, Violin & Music Theory
£12.50 per half hour
£22.50 per hour
GCSE Music Tuition
£15 per half hour
£30 per hour
Reductions are available for block booking. (Excluding GCSE)
Please ask for more details.
What methods of payment are accepted?
Cash or Bank Standing Order/Direct debit.
What age can children start lessons?
Children from 4 years old will be accepted for lessons.
Where do lessons take place?
We teach from our purpose built studio in Britannia, Pengam, where we have two practice rooms, a waiting room and customer toilets.
When do lessons take place?
Monday to Friday: 2pm - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm
What exam board do you use?
Claire and Leigh are both registered with the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) & Trinity College London
What if I can’t read music?
Don’t worry! As long as you have the commitment and enthusiasm, we have the skills, patience and knowledge to teach you how to read music. Beginners are very welcome.
Can I buy lessons as a gift?
You certainly can! We have lovely gift certificates for purchase in blocks of 4,8 or 12. See our 'gift certificate' page for more info.
Which areas will you travel to?
We only offer lessons at our purpose built studio in Pengam. Although we have travelled to people's homes in the past, over time more and more people have preferred to come to us.
Who taught you?
Claire was taught the Violin by Mr Stuart Telling and studied for her degree at UWIC.
Leigh learnt his craft under the guidance of Mr David Parry and studied for his degree at Trinity College, Carmarthen.
We need to have our piano tuned/repaired. Who do you recommend?
We use Martin J Evans of Rogerstone, Newport. He can be contacted on 01633 669502 or 07931 836005
We want to buy a Violin. Where can we find one?
We can supply Violin's directly to you, to save you shopping around.
Let us know your budget and we can do the rest.
Please don't buy a Violin for your child/yourself before taking professional advice -
Our advice is FREE, give us a call.
You may buy the wrong size or a poor quality instrument and you may end up buying twice!
We want an Electric/Digital Piano. Where can we buy one?
Please visit Gardner's - The Piano Specialists in Cardiff.
Contact Jeff or Melanie on 029 2062 3423 for current prices & stock availability.
We want to buy an acoustic Piano. Where can we find one?
Again, the advice would be to visit a shop to get first hand advice, not online.
For expert & friendly advice, we recommend Gardner's - The Piano Specialists in North Road, Cardiff. Prices vary, so it would be best to contact them directly to see if they have anything to suit your budget. New & second hand piano's are available.
Does an acoustic Piano take a lot of caring for?
An acoustic Piano takes more care than a digital and should be tuned about once a year, more often if you are an accomplished pianist, studying the higher grades.
The cost of tuning/servicing is around £65
Ensure you have adequate space for an acoustic Piano which allows you to keep it away from a radiator and direct sunlight, as this can affect its performance, including the instrument going out of tune easily and more often.
If there are any questions we have not covered here, please get in touch.