Lessons

 

Graeme Hopson - Music Lessons

* Online and face-to-face lessons available *

Graeme is a registered teacher with the Incorporated Society of Musicians and has a current DBS certificate. Graeme has over 20 years’ experience teaching piano and singing to children and adults of all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to advanced. He also teaches musical theatre, music theory, composition and orchestration.

Lessons are tailored to the ability, age, requirements and musical tastes of each individual pupil. Students have the opportunity to learn a wide variety of music, from pop to classical, musicals and jazz.

Graeme’s students can learn just for fun, confidence building and personal achievement or can be prepared for piano, singing and music theory exams with the Associated Board or musical theatre exams with the London College of Music. Please contact Graeme to arrange a lesson or discuss your requirements.

 

Location

Lessons take place in the Piano Pod, a purpose-built air conditioned teaching studio at Graeme’s home in Bury St Edmunds, using Graeme’s bespoke Edelweiss blue piano designed by 1066 Pianos. Online lessons are also available.

 

Fees

Lesson rates are:

  • £20 for 30 minutes
  • £30 for 45 minutes

Lessons can be paid by cash or BACS (cheque payments accepted for a minimum of four lessons).

 

Gift Cards

Looking for the perfect gift for a music lover? I have personalised gift cards available to purchase (for a minimum of two lessons).

 

Testimonials

"Graeme's musical knowledge and talent are inspirational. His patient and motivational teaching style instils a passion for the instrument, enabling genuine, satisfying progress to be made. Graeme helps me to develop my playing through enjoyable lessons, constructive challenge and ensuring a sound understanding musical theory. I look forward to my lessons with Graeme, they're the highlight of every week!"
Stephen Joyce

“Thank you for being such an amazing teacher and for all your great lessons!”
Margarita Khoruzhenko

 

Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel a lesson for any reason, please contact Graeme, giving as much notice as possible. The full lesson fee will be charged for any lesson cancelled after 9 am on the day of the scheduled lesson.

 

Covid-19 guidelines

Following the latest government advice, there will be a ten minute gap between lessons to minimise contact between students and allow time for Graeme to sanitise all surfaces that have been touched, such as the piano keyboard, piano stool, door handles and music stand. To minimise contact, parents will not be allowed to enter the Piano Pod with their children, and students should bring a pencil with them for their use. Graeme will wear a PPE face visor during lessons and students are encouraged to wear a face covering. Graeme will provide hand sanitiser, which students must use before entering the Piano Pod. Graeme will maintain a social distance of at least one metre whenever possible. Any student showing signs of Covid-19 symptoms or who has been asked to self-isolate by any government track and trace service must not attend a face-to-face lesson (cancellation policy above applies). By agreeing to receive face-to-face lessons, you accept that such tuition will never be entirely free of risk of contracting Covid-19, though Graeme will make all efforts to assess risks accurately and to take steps to minimise risks where identified.

You can read Graeme’s Covid-19 risk assessment here.

 

 

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