Piano Teachers

Our piano teachers introduce you to the keyboard and will work with you in developing your theory, scales and sight reading knowledge. They will ensure that you excel at whatever level and incite your musical passion from classical to jazz.

Teachers are listed alphabetically

Daisuke Aizawa 

mobile: 07896 218 722
Born in Tokyo but resident in the U.K. for the past twenty five years,
Daisuke is a highly experienced and effective piano teacher, especially adept in preparing children for ABRSM / Trinity College London examinations up to Diploma standard.  He also teaches a select group of adult pupils.

The majority of his students reside in North London; Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Chalk Farm, Archway, Highbury, Kentish Town and Camden Town, where he travels to teach at their homes. Daisuke also organises group visits to Wigmore Hall in order for his students to experience live some of the world's greatest pianists."

Charges: £22.00 for 30 minutes; £30.00 for 45 minutes; £38.00 for 60 minutes, including travel expenses



Naiara Aramburu


07960 632 082

      • PGCE - Institute of Education 
      • B. Mus (Hons) - Goldsmith's College
      • Piano Teaching Diploma - Bilbao Conservatoire 

All levels and abilities welcome, I can prepare you for piano and theory exams or you can learn just for fun! Based in Tufnell Park, I regularly travel to Muswell Hill, East Finchley, Belsize Park and Golders Green.


Penelope Cliff


07973 796906

Penny Cliff ARCM, GRSM welcomes private adult pupils: beginners, restarters/improvers, intermediate or advanced levels, offering coaching for auditions, performances and ABRSM exams. Whatever your level :

“Penny brings humour and joy to learning the cello/piano, offering a space which is both challenging and hugely fun”. Tessa Moldan, student since 2021.

Penny trained at the Royal College of Music before an orchestral career including ENO, BBC-CO, Teatro la Fenice Venice and extensive work as a chamber musician and accompanist. She teaches piano and cello at North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead. Penny teaches at her home in Homerton E9 (overground station 3 minutes walk) but can discuss visits to North, East and Central London areas.

• DBS certificate
• Safeguarding training and certificate
• Full public-liability insurance
• Day and evenings available - flexible timings
• Piano lessons on a Steinway grand
• £40-45 per hour


 Clare Connors

clare.redangel@outlook.com www.clareconnors.co.uk


  • Violin
  • Piano
  • Theory

Clare has a friendly and approachable style of teaching and enjoys teaching at all levels, from beginners to advanced students. She welcomes students of all ages, children and adults.Lessons are tailor made to meet an individual student’s needs and aspirations.

With over 30 years experience she has guided students through to professional careers in music through the pathway of ABRSM, Trinity and Diploma level exams. Clare has also taught music to students that enjoy their music learning, whether using it for their own development, entertainment, relaxation or as a way to share with and meet other likeminded people.

She has worked in schools, with private students and conducted groups and run ensembles in her teaching capacity. She currently runs an online theory group and an adult string ensemble. Clare is also a performing musician and composer and has collaborated with world class musicians in many music genres from classical to pop, rock, folk, world and jazz.



Jessica Drake 


trained as a classical pianist, studying as a child at the Purcell School of Music and going onto attain an A.R.C.M in performance and a BAhons degree in Music. I subsequently obtained a diploma in Music Therapy at the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre here in Kentish Town. I have thirty years experience working as a music therapist and piano teacher both in Paris and in London, presently working for Enfield and Haringey Music Services.  I am now offering private piano lessons from my home in Tufnell Park. I enjoy teaching both adults and children at all levels, exploring all styles of music,  my emphasis always being that learning a musical instrument should be both rewarding and fun.
I also enjoy coaching and accompanying for instrumental/vocal performances and exams. 
I am DBS certified and have public liability insurance.



Diana French-Paris BMus (Hons) 

Tel: 07792 142780 

Email: diana.frenchparis@gmail.com


Based in NW3, I teach the Piano (all Grades covered) and Music Theory (ABRSM Grades 1-5) to students aged 7+ (DBS checked and certified)

I can also be contacted for aural coaching and piano accompanying. 
A graduate of the Purcell School of Music and Guildhall School of Music & Drama, I have 20+ years of experience in both performing and teaching. 
Fees: £45 / 60mins (home visits only); reduced rates for double bookings upon application. 



Edward Jackman  



07187 535 626  

If you would like to start learning the piano, or you want to brush up/prepare for an exam, then I can offer piano lessons perfectly suited to your needs.

I specialise in beginner-intermediate learners from 9yrs to adult. And have extensive experience teaching and playing the piano, in a number of styles from classical to jazz, with emphasis on lessons being fun and engaging!

I teach both from my home and travel to the following areas

Crouch End, Hornsey and Muswell Hill

for more info please contact me

Simon Evans


07722 320 948

      • All Ages/Stages
      • Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Classical
      • Singing
      • Saxophone/Clarinet/Piano
      • Quals

I have been teaching private instrumental lessons in London for 3 years. I love seeing my students progress and, earlier this year, was thrilled when my two students to take their ABRSM Grade 1 Piano Exams were awarded with Distinctions!

I come from a performance background so I like keeping lessons fun but focussed. In 2016, I graduated with BA (Hons) Actor/Musician from leading drama school, 'Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts'. I also have ABRSM Grade 8 Piano, Singing, Saxophone, Clarinet and I am currently completing my Piano Diploma. Since graduating, I have worked on a range of projects like musically directing three shows at the UK’s only dedicated LGBT Theatre, 'Above The Stag' in Vauxhall, musically supervising children's shows in Beijing and performing as part of the Dubai Winter Festival. I also perform my own music and stand up comedy shows – so you can expect a laugh or two if I'm your teacher!

I travel to my students and offer 30, 45 and 60 minute private or group lessons. All ages and levels are welcome and I can follow ABRSM Grades or teach pop/rock songs.

My rates are:

30 mins - £25
45 mins - £30
1 hour - £35

Phillip Godfrey

Email: godfreymusic@talk21.com

Website: www.philipgodfrey.co.uk

  • piano
  • theory
  • all ages and levels

I have taught piano and theory for over 20 years, both in schools and privately.

I teach piano to all ages and levels, beginner to advanced.

I also teach theory at all levels, but specialise in preparing students for the ABRSM grade 5 theory exam.

I live in West Hampstead.

I studied music at Cambridge University, and have the MA degree, and an ARCO diploma.


Antony Gray


      • PIano
      • Violin
      • Theory

Antony Gray is an Australian pianist who has worked at CSG, William Ellis and Hampstead schools as well as privately. He has recorded Bach, Goossens, Williamson, Carmichael, Brahms and Poulenc for ABC Classics and a recital disc for KNS Classics.

He has recently recorded a couple of discs of music written for teacher and student, with his students. He won’t be doing that again.

He also teaches the violin, and hopes one day to be able to play it himself, makes delicious beetroot wine and has been trying for years, and without success, to grow artichokes. He has homes in London and Marrakech.

Caroline Heslop

carolineheslop1@gmail.com, 07900 481 203

 Caroline studied at York University and Trinity Laban Conservatoire. She is an experienced and well qualified music teacher, composer and pianist offering:

      •  Private tutoring in A level and GCSE Music, Music Theory, Aural Training, and Piano
      • Individual and Group classes in Music Theory
      • Adult learners most welcome

Neska Isovic-Dzihan 

isonego@yahoo.co.uk, 07534 203 324

      • All Stages/Ages
      • Families
      • All styles
      • ABRSM Grades 1-8
      • GCSE & A levels
      • 30 mins £20 / 45 mins £30 / 1 Hour £40
      • DBS Certificate 

Very experienced piano teacher and accompanist with BA (hons) in Music (PIano).  Member of ABRSM. Performed recitals and performed as soloist with philharmonic orchestras.  Worked at music schools and privately for many years. Lessons are tailored for each student. Neska also has a music teaching studio in Camden next to the Dots Music Shop.  Over the years with personal development, classes are approached holistically with the aim of recognising and awakening the student's artistic and spiritual essence.

Ella Jones 

thedayaftersunday@googlemail.com, 07572 453 015

          • Piano
          • Voice
          • Adults
          • All styles

Ella is currently not accepting school age students as her rosta is full, however she does have daytime slots for adultsElla is a professional singer and pianist who has taught both for 15 years.She works for the Camden music service, has taught at schools such as Camden school for girls, LSU and Acland Burghley.  Ella teaches children and adults. She has taught ABRSM and Trinity boards, plus is happy to teach any style in an informal fashion. Ella teaches a wide variety of levels and styles, and believes that teaching is all about finding whatever key fits the students door. Ella is based in Kentish town and will travel to a 2 mile radius.

 Pippa King

pippa.king@yahoo.co.uk, 07378 606 113

Pippa King, a piano teacher of 30 years’ experience, has recently moved to London and is available to teach piano/keyboard – from beginner to advanced, children and adults. Travelling to teach music in your own home.

My emphasis is absolutely that learning music and piano should be fun, enjoyable and rewarding. Students learn at their own speed and are able to explore areas of music that interest them as well as learning a sound grounding in past and modern popular piano music and good rudiments. I also teach keyboard harmony, Theory and Practical Musicianship

DBS certificate, member of Musicians Union & fully public liability insured.
For more information see my website hullpianoteacher.wordpress.com and on musicteachers.co.uk


Jan Lee
jan.lee.uk@gmail.com, 07834 277 678

    • Piano, Flute
    • All Ages/Stages
    • Quals Grade 1- 8

1 to 1 creative music lessons, develop your own style and expression using a playful and holistic approach. Jan Lee studied at The Royal Academy Of Music, she plays with many eclectic ensembles and teaches students how to enjoy performing and improvising music.  All ages and abilities welcome, grades covered from 1-8.  





Trish Mansfield


07817 472 359

      • All Stages/Ages
      • Theory
      • All Quals


Stephen Martin

07714 508 686

- Piano

- Keyboard

- Electronic Organ

Tuition in your Home

All Ages/Stages Welcome

Over 40 Years experience playing professionally and teaching

- Pleased to say my pupil received Distinction in his two consecutive ABRSM exams


Max McLeish



Having graduated from Cambridge with a first-class degree in Music, I am currently studying towards an MA in jazz trombone at the Royal Academy of Music. With experience in both classical and jazz spheres I enjoy helping others explore a wide range of the music that interests them.

Instruments: Trombone, cello, piano, music theory, improvisation.


Tel: 07722 338584
30 years experience teaching piano to all levels including Diploma level.

BA Hons Music, ARCM, LRAM

£45 per hour
£25 per half hour
Music is one of the chief joys of my life and I am passionate about teaching and sharing it.

I particularly enjoy working with people coming back to the piano and people who wish they’d learnt as children.
Come and learn simply for fun or for the satisfaction of achieving graded exams.

I also offer piano accompaniment.

I teach from my home in East Finchley/Muswell Hill and will consider travelling.



Aryaman Natt


07807 928 159

Aryaman has several years of experience teaching piano to both complete beginners and experienced students, from young children to adults. He graduated with distinction from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Piano Performance with top grades in accompanying and teaching. Primarily his experience with preparing students for exams has been with ABRSM but he is also happy to prepare students for Trinity, and just as happy to teach without the aim of taking exams at all. Much of his teaching philosophy is centred on creating well rounded musicians rather than technical pianists, and to focus on the process and experience of learning rather than on the end product. This involves learning the basics of improvising, learning about chord progressions, developing the ear and above all learning to have fun at the keyboard.


At your home - £30.00 (30 mins), £35.00 (45 mins), £40.00 (60 mins)
At my home (Swiss Cottage) - £20.00 (30 mins), £28.00 (45 mins), £35.00 (60 mins)

For accompanying services please enquire!




Abigail Newis 


Professional piano teacher and author of 'Theory Madness'.  Over ten years teaching experience with adults and children in classical, jazz and composition.  Able to teach both in person and online.  Please contact me directly for more details.


Coren Peacock


      • Voice
      • All Ages/Stages

 I am an enthusiastic, positive, warm piano and voice teacher with over 15 years of experience teaching all ages. I currently have 4 year olds as well as adults on my books, as well as plenty of students in between. I can teach grade exams but also teach 'for pleasure', as some students don't need the pressure of exams to excel. I currently teach in local schools as well as at home and following a move to the local area I currently have a few spaces in my timetable where I could take on new students. I am located just off Highgate Road by Hampstead Heath.



 Evita Sfakianaki

 evitasfakianaki@gmail.com, 07901 576 607

      • All Ages/Stages
      • Classical
      • ABRSM quals


Evita Sfakianaki is a Piano Teacher, Aural & Music Theory Teacher and Accompanist. She holds a BA(Hons) in Music/Musicology from the ‘University of Athens’ in Greece as well as diplomas in Advanced Harmony, Counterpoint and Fugue. In 2003 she graduated from the Kodaly Conservatory and Institute where she got her Piano Diploma in Performance with the highest ‘Distinction’

Evita is currently teaching privately around London. Her students range from early beginners to advanced pupils who prepare for auditions and music exams for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.



Paul Tame
paultame@blueyonder.com .  020 7700 1108

      • PIano
      • Singing
      • All Ages/Stages
      • All styles
      • All Quals to Grade 8

15 years teaching with 40 years performing experience.

I am specializing in teaching piano to young children from 4+years of age. But I also enjoy teaching adult beginners. My teaching methods include Kodaly and Dalcrose techniques for the young.

I also offer tuition for Rock School music singing exams.. This is popular if singing is the students passion. All lessons are tailored to each pupil and I can promise a great learning and music experience.


Tamar Torossian

piano_f425@hotmail.com, 07783 924 268

      • Piano
      • Theory
      • Classical
      • ABRSM Grades 1-8
      • All Ages/Stages

I have 20 years of experience in teaching piano for children and adults in all levels including music theory, sight reading, aural skills and improvisation for fun or preparing for exam. I always understand and cater to the specific needs of my students; I believe communication is important to enable me to instruct my students in the best way for us both. I am also flexible as some students want different results and some need different direction. I strive to expand my student’s interest by making lessons varied and interesting. I am based in Tufnell Park, but I am willing to travel depending on distance so feel free to contact me


Zlatko Dimitrov Velichkov 


  • Violin, Viola, Piano
  • All styles
  • All ages
  • All quals

Zlatko has performed internationally in variety of guises, since finishing his music education at State Academy of Music, Bulgaria. He was a soloist as a violin and viola player of the State Philharmonic Orchestra, Shoumen,Bulgaria, State Philharmonic Orchestra, Varna, Bulgaria, The Academy Symphony Orchestra, Sofia , Bulgaria, National Military Symphony Orchestra, Bulgaria, Leicester Simphonia,UK,Tunisian National Symphony Orchestra and Cairo Symphony Orchestra and has performedMax Bruch double concerto for Violin and Viola(Viola),Gustav Holst Lyric movement for Viola and small orchestra,  Bartoc’s Viola concerto, Penderecky’s Viola concerto, Telemann’s Viola concerto, Saint-Saens’s Violin concerto, Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote Viola solo part.
Zlatko is a very active chamber musician performing with different chamber groups including London Schubert Players String Quartet, Mici String Quartet, Orama Encemble, International Chamber Collegiums, Cairo.

He has also performed with pianist Todor Petrov recitals around Tunisia, including a concert for the International Conference of States members of NATO for Mediterranean region at The State Opera House, Tunis, Tunisia.

Zlatko is also an active orchestra player. He was a principal viola at Cairo Symphony Orchestra, visiting principal viola at Tunisian National Symphony Orchestra, principal viola at London Schubert Players, principal viola at Trinity College Symphony Orchestra, viola rank and file at Sofia Philharmonic, 1st violin rank and file at Varna Philharmonic Orchestra and freelance player (Royal Concert & Pops Orchestra, Oxford Symphony Orchestra-principal viola, British Chamber Orchestra, British Youth Opera, London Philharmonia).

As a Jazz player Zlatko has experience as a bass guitarist and jazz violinist with the Nile River Band, Cairo-performing at Cairo Opera House (1997) and touring around Egypt. Zlatko was recorded with Colt Hurb for Z-omo ”Manhattan-…then zero”.

One important part of Zlatko’s musical life is teaching. He was a Assistant Prof. Upper Strings & Chamber Music at Institut Suppereur de Musique de Sousse, Tunisia, Upper String teacher at British International School, Cairo, Violin teacher at Suzuki School, Cairo, Upper Strings teacher at Tees Valley Music Service, Upper Strings teacher at Cocethorpe School, King’s School, Oxford ,Conductor of Youth String Orchestra Red Car & Cleveland,Camden Music Service and Ealing Music Service. 

Zlatko is a winner Audience Price-Nirbator’s Music Festival, Hungary, First Price-National music Competition ”Svetoslav Obretenov”, Bulgaria, First Price-National Music Military Competition, Bulgaria. Zlatko completed his degree at State Music School, Varna (Violin,Viola and Piano), State Music Academy, Bulgaria (Violin, Viola and Piano)-BA(Hons) MA(Hons),Trinity College of Music, London(Viola performance)- LTCL& PGC. He also attended master classes with Prof. Uta Vince( Dresden Music academy),Prof. Gardfield Jackson (Endelion String Quartet and RMAL),Michael Bochman (Bocman String Quartet and TCML). Zlatko also finished a conducting course with Maestro Peter Stark (TCML and RCML). At the moment Zlatko Velichkov is teaching as a Violin,Viola, Piano Teacher and Conductor of Youth string orchestra for the Every Child a Musician (ECaM),Newham, Halcyon international school, London, School 21,Stratford, London. 


Jocelyn West


      • PIano
      • Singing
      • Accompaniement
      • ABRSM
      • Aural prep

I am a visiting piano teacher based in North London and I am also often asked to accompany candidates taking their instrumental exams .

I have been tutoring  all levels of ABRSM or equivalent  piano exams for over ten years and can give help in varying  areas of singing , aural practice, violin , theory and creative improvisation.

I have an ongoing career as a singer and recording musician , which has been the catalyst for a creative and holistic approach to the study of classical piano.

Fees as follow :

1 hour lesson    £  40
sessions lasting longer  - price to be arranged
45 minutes        £  35


Alistair Welsh

07885 293478

- Trombone 
- Piano (Up to grade 8)
- Theory
- Happy to teach all ages 
- Able to teach all styles 
I have considerable experience as a teacher, currently holding the position of Visiting Music Teacher at Francis Holland School (Sloane Square), whilst also having worked in Outreach Programmes with local Primary Schools in South London. My main aim as a teacher is to make music approachable and fun for all, catering to each pupils individual learning requirements. 
I am a freelancing musician involved in a range of exiting genres and groups, ranging from classical to electronic music. I am graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music.


Alexandra Westcott 


      • All Ages/Stages
      • Classical, Jazz
      • Theory
Established Piano teacher – Lively, friendly creative and forward thinking based in Muswell Hill. All ages and standards. Classical, theory, technique, practice skills, improvising, basic jazz. Specializing in playing the piano in the light of the ideas of FM Alexander.  
Author of 'Piano Teaching as a Career' as recommended by Music Teacher Magazine, and guest blogger on CrossEyed pianist's blog (recent entry: https://franspianostudio.me/author/crosseyedpianist/. ) Also available as accompanist.



Neil Cooney

Mob: 07958 693018

email: neilcooney@msn.com

Web: www.neilcooney.com

I am a professional concert pianist and teacher based in Muswell Hill.  I studied at the Royal Academy of Music and over the past twenty-five years have developed a highly successful private teaching practice teaching children from schools including Highgate, Channing, City of London, Westminster, St. Paul's, Henrietta Barnet, Latymer, Fortismere etc.  I also hold.a position at Highgate junior and senior schools.  I teach all levels, from beginner to advanced, including preparation for ABRSM exams 1 – 8, diploma and theory. Many of my pupils have gone on to study music in higher education


Genene Edwards (LTCL)

Hello! I’m Genene Edwards ( LTCL ) Piano Teacher. Experienced ( 30 yrs ) Enhanced DBS.
Experience has given me significant insights into the process of learning piano. We all learn in our
own way. My personalized approach aims to bring out the best musician in you. I will guide you
through the challenges and turn complex into simple.
I teach all ages – it’s never too late! If you have always wanted to play piano, I would love to hear
from you.
LESSONS are engaging and fun. Customise what you want to learn. Classical, Theory, Easy
Jazz, Improvising, ABRSM Exams etc. (100% success rate).
Plus, I have created my own unique and very successful complete beginners method that will
guide you step by step to playing and reading music easily.
If you already play but want to focus on a specific musical area, chose ‘Theme Lessons’ ie; Piano
Skills Upgrade; Best practice; ABRSM Exam Coaching etc
I now specializes in beginners up to Grade 5 standard. Putting my time and energy into giving
students the best start up to Intermediate levels.

WHERE? I teach in person at my home in Islington, London. Also locally at student’s homes. Plus
online worldwide.

GET IN TOUCH: I offer a free 15 min chat. And a Discounted First lesson for students to try out.
M: 0794 1867 980

To see what my students say, check out my reviews!
Whatever your lifestyle – busy parent, working full time or retired, complete beginner or piano
returner, we can make it work – I look forward to hearing from you.