Hi Steve, can you already read music? Do you want to learn properly, or just casually? Do you have a keyboard? I'm not a teacher, but I play a little at home, and have studied to grade 6 level with Royal School of Music. Depending on your circumstances/needs I may be able to help or get you started on a basic/casual/intermediate level for free. The piano is a beautiful instrument to play.
Thanks for replying. I don't read music although I did at school and don't have a keyboard either. I want to learn casually and thought I would take a couple of lessons see how it goes and if it was working buying a keyboard and continue with the lessons.
Would you consider teaching a 9 year old boy who shows ability in piano, is quick to learn,and finds it fun, but moved area and can't continue with previous teacher? We have a digital piano and live in Kennington SE11
I'm a concert pianist living on Bermondsey Street, and a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. From my experience, I would say avoid the adult keyboard classes that are offered by some of the above mentioned institutions (there's another institution near London Bridge which is really to be avoided, I don't think I could name names here). I've had beginner students who started off with those group classes, for cheaper price, but also ended up with terrible habits and technique that I had to spend lots of time correcting. The problem is, everyone learns differently, and mistakes need to be corrected on an individual basis. A group class setting just doesn't allow that kind of care.
It's better to start off with one-on-one lessons, see how you get on, in terms of time commitment and if you get along with the teacher. If you can't afford to have full hour lessons, better to do half hour lessons, but keep the momentum up. It's like going to the gym....