Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

I've never learnt an instrument before, does that matter?

Not at all, I teach many beginners.

Do I need a piano at home?

Not at first. A piano is a big investment so a keyboard is fine to start with. After a few months and realising you enjoy playing its best to think about buying a piano though. This can be acoustic or electric.

Where will lessons take place?

I teach mainly from my home in Sheffield's Antiques Quarter (Abbeydale Road, S7 1FL) but if you live nearby I could come to you. My home teaching space is a warm and relaxing place to learn to play the piano - click on the map below to bring up my rough location on Google Maps. My full address will be disclosed upon booking a lesson.

Piano Lessons Sheffield Map

How old do you need to be to start learning piano?

I have taught students from the age of 6 and upwards. I would recommend that young people under the age of 6 should be introduced to playing music through a range of fun non-instrument specific activities - indeed, children under the age of 6 lack the basic finger strength needed to play the piano. Therefore, I teach 6 and above.

Am I too old to learn the piano?

Not at all, I have taught many adult students of all ages (35 - 75). So you are never to old to start learning to play the piano.

I can't read music - is that a problem?

Not at all, no proir musical experience needed. I teach complete beginners upwards, helping them to learn to read music as we go.

What music will we play?

That is totally up to you, the student. I have helped many students over the years to learn through a wide range of different styles and genres - ensuring that they learn through that music that they are passionate about.

What happens if I miss a lesson?

Simply get in touch and let me know that you are unable to come to a lesson as soon as you know. Please do note I run a 24 hour cancellation policy, meaning that if you cancel within 24 hours of the arranged lesson date you will have to pay the full fee.

Learn to Play the Piano

It can be difficult taking those first steps towards becoming proficient on piano, but James prides himself on immediately making his students feel at ease, helping them to grow in confidence on the piano. For more advanced students (or those individuals who have had many years away from playing) he is great at honing in on areas that need development, and will have your techniques improved in no time!

James believes that teaching students at a pace that suits their learning style is crucial to progress. This is a proven way to get results quickly! So for a fun way to learn piano, get in touch today to get started straight away.

To book your first lesson or for more information call 0114 489 4440 or email

Piano Teacher Sheffield
Having always wanted to play the piano James makes lessons fun and breaks everything down into basics. He is both a calm and experienced teacher that enables you to get the most out of your piano lessons!

Beginners to Advanced 1-2-1 Lessons - All Styles and Genres - Classical & Contemporary - Adults & Children Taught