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Ms Alison Vaughan

DipABRSM in Piano Performance
BA (Hons) Humanities with Music 1:1
(over 80% Music with additional credits in Classical Greek and Italian, plus Chemistry and Mathematics)
Instruments: Piano
Genre/Style(s): Classical
New Orleans R&B
Jazzy styles
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I have 18 years' experience as a piano teacher in Bristol and have recently moved to Portishead.

I have some vacancies for home visits in Portishead and the surrounding area. I teach all levels from beginners to advanced, and all ages from primary school age to adults.

Styles include classical, blues, New Orleans R&B, jazzy pieces, pop and rock styles. Lessons are tailored to individual interests and requirements and can include sight-reading, aural training, composing and improvising.

I encourage students to learn for enjoyment but will happily help them prepare for grade exams too if they wish. The majority of my students who choose to do exams are awarded a Distinction.

I like to make lessons a fun and engaging musical experience and students are encouraged to commit to weekly lessons and practise regularly. Parents are invited to sit in on children’s lessons and supervise their practice to maximise progress, though this is not essential and other arrangements can also be effective. Adult students are very welcome.

I encourage everyone to listen to as much music as possible. Just like learning a language, if you want to speak it well, you need to listen a lot. I enjoy many types of music and at the moment I am especially interested in Brazilian music, particularly choro and bossa nova.

My other interests include foreign language learning and teaching, and I have the Cambridge CELTA Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

£15 per 30 minutes. There may be a small travel supplement, depending on location.

Contact Alison

Address: Portishead
Bristol and Avon
BS20 8AS
Phone: 01275 397559
Mobile: 07592 920810
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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