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Mr Rory Dowse BMus (Hons), MMus
Mr Rory Dowse BMus (Hons), MMus

BMus (Hons)
Child Protection Course:
Completed Educare child protection training course. (more)
Keeping Children Safe in Music is the latest in the EduCare's series of distance learning courses on child protection. The training programme uses short films to show a variety of good and bad practice examples, which will be available to watch online. It will help anyone teaching music to children gain a better understanding of their child protection responsibilities, and avoid situations that could lead to accusations of misconduct.

Instruments: Piano
Music Theory
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Hello, my name is Rory and I am a teacher, pianist, and writer.

I have a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music. I have taught at the University of Manchester where I am currently a recital accompanist, and I am a regular contributor for Piano Professional and Piano Journal.

I am a fourth-generation teacher with 14 years of teaching experience. I have taught piano and music theory independently and in selected schools, and I mentor a number of professional piano teachers. I also prepare students for auditions at RNCM and Chethams School of Music.

I teach students of various ages and abilities: my students are between the ages of 3 and 70, from beginner to professional level. I have received First Aid and NSPCC training, and I regularly attend CPD courses.

On average, my students achieve at least 10 marks higher than the national average for ABRSM exams. The average for this year has been higher still at Distinction level. Students also took first, second, and third prizes in advanced classes at music festivals this year, including an overall prize for Most Promising Pianist.

I encourage each of my students to develop a life-long enjoyment and love for playing the piano, finding an approach which works best for them. Students learn on a well-maintained acoustic upright piano, and a grand piano is available for advanced students and for performances. Use of a practise keyboard can also be arranged.

Parents have a comfortable place to relax or work and observe the lesson: parking is free and convenient. The studio is a 10-minute walk from Levenshulme Train Station.

Please take a look at my biography, or visit my website - - for more information. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

I look forward to meeting you!

Contact Rory

Address: Levenshulme
Greater Manchester
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