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Philip May - Piano Teacher in Adamsdown

Philip May Classical Piano Teacher (Cardiff)

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  • Professional Qualification BMus (Hons), First Class, RWCMD
  • Professional Qualification MMus, RWCMD
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS Checked
  • Professional Membership Incorporated Society of Musicians
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
I offer private piano and theory tuition to children and adults of all ages and abilities in Cardiff and the surrounding areas. I take a relaxed and friendly approach with lessons tailored to the individual students' capabilities and aspirations.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Alongside piano tuition I also offer music theory lessons (up to grade 5 standard) and aural training for ABRSM and Trinity exams up to grade 8 level.
Tell me about your qualifications.
BMus (Hons) (2010) - First Class Music Degree - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

MMus (2012) - Master of Music Degree - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
What kind of experience do you have?
I have a number of years' experience teaching students of all ages from 4 to 70+. I can teach both individually and in groups.
How much do you charge?
*Free consultation lesson*

30 minutes - £10

45 minutes - £15

60 minutes - £20
Where do you teach?
Lessons take place at my dedicated teaching and rehearsal room on Spring Gardens Terrace, Adamsdown (CF24 1QX). I am also available to travel, if practical.
When are you available?
As a self-employed musician and teacher my times and days are flexible. Please enquire for further information.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to grade 8 and diploma standard.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare students for graded piano exams, beginning at the Prep Test up until Grade 8 and Diploma level both on the ABRSM and Trinity Syllabuses.

I can also prepare students for graded theory exams up to grade 5 level on both the ABRSM and Trinity syllabuses, and aural preparation up until grade 8 standard.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.
Where and with whom did you train?
I completed my Undergraduate and Masters degrees at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the eminent pianist and teacher Richard McMahon.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently teach a wide variety of students ranging in ages and aspirations. I teach a number of beginners to the piano as well as some grade 8 level students and levels in-between. I also tutor a handful of adults who are learning the piano as a welcome distraction from their busy lives or are making use of their retirement time.

My students learn music theory and aural as part of their tuition, but I also teach a few students theory and/or aural alone in preparation for exams.
Do you have a personal message for students?
Students of all ages and capabilities are welcome. Please get in touch if you have any other questions or queries.