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Beginners to Advanced

Cost of lessons:

30 minutes - £25.00
1 hour         - £50.00

Lessons can be weekly or fortnightly and it is possible for two students to share lesson time to help spread the cost.

With over twenty years experience providing instrumental lessons for students across all age groups and abilities, both in schools and with his own private students, Patrick has been able to nurture and encourage a love of music. This has also led to success in ABRSM examinations up to and including Grade 8, as well as helping them gain confidence to find their own musical voice.

Patrick has a background in classical, jazz and improvisation but is always keen to find the music each student particularly enjoys, to encourage them to learn to play the piano in their own way and will adapt his style to suit their needs.

If you are interested in lessons for yourself, or for your children, a free trial lesson is available on request. 

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Certificate in Education

ABRSM Grade 8 Piano and Theory

Fully DBS checked

(certificate available to view on request)

"Mr Nicholls has been working with Sam for over 8 years. With Sam having special needs we were unsure how it would all work out. We needn’t have worried. Mr Nicholls not only found a way to communicate with Sam but also to get the best out of him. We are particularly grateful to Mr Nicholls for going the extra mile with Sam and making him the musician he is today." - Parent of Student 

"‘We are so grateful to Patrick for helping our teenaged daughter rediscover her love of music.  Unfortunately she was unable to continue piano lessons with her original teacher during lockdown.  This hiatus led to her becoming despondent.  We found Patrick’s website and were impressed with how he engages with his pupils.  He suggested our daughter might like to try something new and so she started learning Jazz piano with him.  She has come on leaps and bounds under Patrick’s tuition and more importantly really enjoys playing the piano again and loves improvising.  It’s wonderful to hear!’." - Parents of Student 

"Mr Nicholls has been my piano teacher ever since I started learning piano- well over 8 years ago. He has taught me everything from my first C major scale, to how to handle my current grade 6/7 equivalent pieces while being so patient, kind and understanding. My piano has become a safe space for me thanks to his encouragement and I couldn’t be more grateful. " - Current Student 

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