The piano is a musical instrument that is designed to be played by means of a keyboard. It is one of the most popular instruments in the world. Widely used in classical and jazz music for solo performances, ensemble use, chamber music and accompaniment, the piano is also very popular as an aid to composing and rehearsal.
Although not portable and often expensive, the piano's versatility and ubiquity have made it one of the world's most familiar musical instruments.

Pressing a key on the piano's keyboard causes a padded (often with felt) hammer to strike steel strings. The hammers rebound, allowing the strings to continue vibrating at their resonant frequency. These vibrations are transmitted through a bridge to a sounding board that more efficiently couples the acoustic energy to the air. The sound would otherwise be no louder than that directly produced by the strings. When the key is released, a damper stops the string's vibration and the sound.
A grand piano (left) and upright piano (right)


Our Piano Teachers

Miss Agatha Lisowska

0792 165 3424

Upper Norwood  SE19 3HY

Miss Agatha is a professionally trained, versatile musician with over 15 years of teaching experience. She has been working and performing with world famous artists and ensembles throughout Europe like Il Mosaico (Switzeland), Camerata Scholarum (Poland) and many more.

Miss Agatha's students undertake The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Grade Exams and pass with great results.

She is also a respected technique and performance tutor to intermediate and advanced violinists, viola players and pianists.

Miss Katarzyna Zielinska

0780 188 7000

Dartford DA1 5HL

Miss Kasia has worked with conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, Eamonn Dougham (The sixteen) and has received coaching from Eugene Asti, Peter Robinson and Graham Johnson, and performed in venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Brighton Dome and Barbican Hall.

She is currently studying on the postgraduate programme at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, taught by Katherine Paterson.

Alison O'Palace M.Mus.    07973681430

Upper Norwood  SE19 3SS

Miss Alison is our recommended clarinet and piano teacher. She is also an experienced accompanist.

For more information including tuition rates please call or text  Miss Alison on 07973681430. 

Thank you.