Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Your own instrument
  • Some idea of learning goals – taking exams, learning songs you love, just for fun etc.
  • Enthusiasm!
  • Your own instrument
  • A device capable video calls
  • A stable internet connection (1.5Mbps minimum)
  • Enthusiam!

If you have a preference for the day/time of your lesson, please let me know and I’ll do everything I can to accommodate you. However, my schedule has a limited number of lesson slots and your preference may not always be possible. 

No. You can have lessons as often as you like.


However, weekly lessons are recommended for quick progress and to reserve your lesson slot. 

It’s up to you! You can choose what suits your time and budget (see pricing):


  • 20 Minutes – For younger students or those wishing to learn at a relaxed pace.
  • 30 Minutes – The recommended lesson length for most students.
  • 60 Minutes – For students studying for exams or having lessons infrequently.

I’m happy to give you my opinion on the best lesson length for learning requirements, but I’ll need to have a few lessons with you first.



I’m unable to provide instruments for lessons or practise.

However, I’m happy to give recommendations on instrument style and brand.


Get in touch if you need some advice. 

Not at all. Lefty players are welcome!

Yes! I’ll happily teach grade material from first steps to exam day.


I usually recommend Trinity College London music grades but I’m open to alternative exam boards if you have a preference.

Visit my Exam Books page to see a list of all the current exam books, organised by instrument.

Pick your level (I can advise you on this) and you’re good to go!

My cancellation policy is 48 hours before the start of a booked lesson. 


Make-up lessons or refunds cannot be given for lessons missed without notice by the pupils for any reason.


If you make a cancellation 48 hours+ before the start of a booked lesson, you will not be charged for the booking.

Any cancellations made after this point will incur the full lesson charge.

Absolutely, yes.


Practising is the path to improvement.
Little and often is the secret (or lots and often if you want to show off ).