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Hannah Cahill - Piano Teacher in North West London

Hannah Cahill Classical Piano Teacher (North West London)

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  • Professional Qualification BMus (Hons)
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Personal Message
My lessons integrate performance, theory, harmony, history and musicianship to give an all rounded musical education so you can really understand what you are playing and play it better.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Classical Piano - children & adults
Music Theory
General music revision for GCSE and A-Level exams

*** Intensive Grade 5 Theory courses every half term ***
Tell me about your qualifications.
BMus (Hons) from Edinburgh University, Faculty of Music 2005.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have over 10 years of experience in teaching children and adults, both piano and theory. All of my students who have taken ABRSM exams have achieved well deserved high scores. I have also worked with students with learning difficulties. My lessons are tailored to each individual student.

I currently run Two Bees Music School with my husband, Alistair Bankier, which runs regular events and workshops for children and adults throughout the year as well as student concerts. Please see my website for upcoming events.

In 2010 I co-founded Cactus Music School, which ran, amongst other things, children's workshops during school holidays as well as regular adult evening classes. I have also been involved in community music projects in schools and a children's hospital both in Edinburgh and London.

I am currently studying the Alexander Technique which has been used by actors and musicians for many years to help overcome habits of posture and thought processes.
How much do you charge?
£40 p/h for piano and theory lessons (£25 per half hour)

I also run intensive Grade 5 Theory courses every half term. See my website for more details.
Where do you teach?
I teach from my home in Willesden Green, in a designated music room on a new upright piano.
When are you available?
I am also available for lessons in most school holidays.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages and abilities.
I have a particular interest in working with adult beginners.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM grade exams
Trinity Guildhall grade exams
GCSE/AS/A2 revision
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
In some instances, I am able to teach music theory and GCSE/A-Level online via Skype/Facetime. Please contact me for more details.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM).
Where and with whom did you train?
University of Edinburgh, Faculty of Music - BMus (Hons) 2005
Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently teach children from the ages of around 4. Lessons vary depending on the student but when the they are ready I usually follow the ABRSM syllabus combined with theory, composition, improvisation and some history.

I also specialise in teaching Adult beginners. You will be playing with 2 hands in the first lesson!

I organise a student concert twice a year, giving my students an opportunity to play in public. This helps to gain confidence and gives them all something to work towards each term.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I am very enthusiastic about music and hope that my students will take some of that enthusiasm with them at the end of every lesson. My lessons are fun (if you have practised!) and always varied. I have a very high exam success rate and very loyal students who have been coming to me for many years.

I believe learning the piano should give the student an all rounded musical education. Therefore my lessons usually include a certain amount of theory and history (of course not at the expense of the piano!) which I believe helps my students to understand what they are playing and to play it better.