WKMT specializes in delivering enthusiastic piano lessons for beginners in London of all ages
BEGINNERS PIANO LESSONS
learn how to play the piano with wkmt
Are you looking for piano lessons in London? Have you not played the piano before and you are wondering what would be the best option in London?
Do not worry at all, you will be in good hands at WKMT Studios.
WKMT provide piano lessons in London for beginners since 2011. Thanks to our experienced team and our professional structure, our teachers are ready to not only teach you piano from scratch but also to teach you the proper piano technique.
Whether your goals and age are, WKMT will help you develop the right skills for you to play the piano.
BENEFITS OF LEARNING THE PIANO
Foster hand/eye coordination
Improves neural connections
2. AM I TOO OLD TO START LEARNING THE PIANO?
No. The piano can be approached at any point in our lives.
Our skills can always improve regardless of how young or old we are when we started.
3. IS MY CHILD TOO LITTLE TO START LEARNING THE PIANO?
We start training children as young as 2 years old
4. WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
We are located in West Kensington, Bermondsey and Camberwell.
Our piano studios are easily accessible either by public transport and driving.
5. DO YOU TEACH COMPLETE BEGINNERS?
Indeed, we do.
Our piano teaching method will take you from scratch to your goals easily. Either grade examinations or own enjoyment.
6. HOW DO I BOOK MY PIANO LESSONS?
You will be able to book your lessons contacting our Admin team anytime from 9 am to 9 pm Monday to Sunday.
Booking your lessons was never this easy.
7. ARE YOUR PIANO LESSONS 1-2-1?
We truly believe in the importance of one to one lessons for the correct progress of all the students rather than group piano lessons.
Your lessons will be professionally structured and followed by our team.
8. ARE YOUR PIANO TEACHERS QUALIFIED?
We only recruit professional and experienced piano teachers from England and overseas. Degreed piano tutors with experience in teaching all levels and ages.
Piano lessons for beginners
Three possible outcomes
As a matter of fact, piano lessons can produce three different types of graduate students:
1. Concert Pianists
2. Music Teachers
3. Music Connoisseurs
Luckily, the three types of graduates benefit from the same type of training.
The proper musical training requires teachers to work on three different dimensions of piano learning:
1. The mastering of the skills: your piano lessons
2. The gaining of perspective: WKMT Classical Concerts
3. The performance skills: when the students perform in front of an audience on our Music Festivals in London.
4. The perfection of the technique: Piano masterclasses
Summarizing, the only way to ignite the passion for classical music is to make sure all our students explore and enjoy everything music has to offer.
Come to WKMT and start experiencing the truly magical world of learning Classical Piano Music.
How long should a beginner practise piano?
The average time for a beginner to practise the piano is about 30 minutes each day. Of course, if you want to practise more than that they don’t hold back, but at the same time make sure you don’t over practise.
Without being consistent in your practice you are less likely to progress at the pace you desire as you will lose your momentum. However, once your brain and body start to feel tired, then make sure to take a break as your practice won’t be 100% effective and you will just get frustrated at yourself, which removes the enjoyment of the practice too.
Make the most of your beginner piano lessons
Did you start piano lessons recently and feel unsure about how to approach them successfully?
Do you have a certain idea of how you want the lessons to be, what you want to learn, but don’t know how to talk about it with your teacher?
Don't Worry! This happens quite often.
You start your piano lessons but they take a direction that does not end up satisfying you. Perhaps it is the type of repertoire you are working on, the explanations your teacher gives you, or the rhythm of the classes. Something doesn't feel right, and you worry that you are wasting valuable time.
Many students end up dropping out of class without a chance to talk to their teachers about their needs and wants. Maybe because of shyness, or because they feel that they do not "know enough" to raise their conditions with the teacher. But the key to quality education is in being able to speak freely about the structure and contents of the classes, so you need to work with a teacher who shares this point of view with you.
It’s all about supporting your passion:
Making sure that you enjoy your piano lessons is what is going to help you flourish as a performer in the long term. A way to do this is to not be afraid to tell your teacher what you enjoy and what you don’t.
If Mozart is your favourite composer, ask if you can learn to play his piano works or those of similar composers; equally, if you enjoy the compositions from Schubert, ask to focus on pieces from the romantic period. Your lessons should be structured to help you succeed with the right repertoire of course, but having your personalised lessons is so important to help you love what you do so don’t be afraid to speak up.
What Can You Expect From Your First Piano Lesson?
The Trial Lesson and the Rhythm of the Course
Your first piano lesson plan will be structured to allow the teacher to work out your level, capability and how you learn.
It will begin with a conversation between yourself and the teacher surrounding topics such as whether you’ve ever played the piano before, why you want to learn, what are your goals if you have a piano, your playing preferences and all things like that. If this chat doesn’t happen at all, ask your teacher to talk about it because it is fundamental for your learning process.
Once you have completed this conversation they may start to teach you some fundamentals such as your posture at the piano, how you’re meant to hold your hands and curve your fingers, looking at how independent your fingers are, etc. They may also start working on some basic theoretical concepts with you to see how quickly you can pick them up, this will usually include note values and note names.
Once all of this has been completed they should ask if you have any questions. It is important as a beginner to take this opportunity to make sure all your queries are actually answered and that you are confident with going forward.
If throughout the classes you notice that the explanations are not enough, or that you do not finish understanding a topic, do not be afraid to ask your teacher: he or she is there precisely to answer your questions and make sure you understand the technique so much as the theory.
If they're going too fast or too slow, say it. If you need more examples to understand, ask for them. Don’t forget that this is your space, your practice. As an adult beginner, you are taking lessons because you love to play the piano, so make the most of your time and ask for whatever you need.
Practising at Home
When your trial piano lesson finishes, you should go home and practise so that you do not forget anything for next time.
It is also common for a beginner to be unsure about how much they should practise a week. Ideally, for a child, it should be 30 minutes a day for 6 days a week but as an adult, you should be trying to practise for an hour a day six days a week. This will ensure that you are progressing at a rate that will suit both you and your teacher’s requirements.
“Six days a week is a lot!”, you may think. Perhaps you’re unsure if you will have the time for it. The situation becomes a delicate balance between being realistic but keeping the practice and pushing yourself each day a little beyond the limits. Maybe you can start studying for an hour three times a week, but commit to reaching six days within a certain time frame.
Being realistic is also about setting sensible goals. Telling yourself that you have to get everything absolutely perfect the first time is unsustainable and will only make you feel deflated and unmotivated. Pick one goal for each session, for example, note durations. Spend one whole session ensuring that you are counting the notes for the correct duration, making sure they are equal and to a good tempo. Once you have managed to successfully complete this goal, then you should move onto something else. It is vital that you take everything step by step and you do not overwhelm yourself.
Learning the piano is both challenging yet rewarding and you should enjoy the journey to get to the overriding benefits. No one is born a pianist, it takes time, patience, consistency and determination to make you succeed, but with the right tools, you should be able to play your favourite pieces in no time.
The only way to be happy with your performance preparation is to practice the piano as much as you can.
Then, when you finished, start over again!