6 BAKER STREET, PORTMAN SQ,
LONDON, W1U 3AA
+44 (0)20 7753 0533
SHOWROOM & PRACTICE ROOMS
Our central London practice studios can be used for teaching, practicing or rehearsing of most acoustic instruments and voice. Within a few minutes’ walk of Bond Street, Marble Arch or Baker Street tube stations; we have 8 air-conditioned rehearsal studios each with an upright or grand piano and one studio with two grands. All studios come with one music stand and studios 3 to 8 have full length mirrors.
Studio 1: Grand Piano £15
Studio 2: 2 x Grand Piano £20
Studio 3: Grand Piano £15
Studio 4: Grand Piano £15
Studio 5: Grand Piano £15
Studio 6: Grand Piano £15
Studio 7: Upright Piano £10
Studio 8: Upright Piano £10
Our studios are open during the following hours:
Monday: 10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday: 10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 20:00 (by appointment only between 18:00-20:00)
Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday & Bank Holidays: Closed
Why learn to play the piano? The beneﬁts of music education are numerous for both children and adults alike.
Learning an instrument awakens new aptitudes and reﬁnes talent at every stage of life. Children learn personal discipline, maths and numerical skills and even competitive and presentation skills through rehearsal and performance opportunities. Adults beneﬁt from the calm reﬂective discipline of developing their musical ear, ﬁnger dexterity and memory with the weekly challenge of learning repertoire away from the pressures of responsibility.
Beneﬁts of learning the piano for Children • It’s Fun • Improving ﬁnger dexterity • Training good posture • Developing a good ear • Improving arithmetical understanding • Training the memory and concentration.
Beneﬁts of learning the piano for Adults • It’s Fun • Improving memory and concentration • Improving posture and Dexterity • Stimulates ability to memorize • A disciplined and relaxing hobby • Stimulating the short-term and long-term memory • Stimulating your musical and intellectual mind
Our instruction programs are specialised to meet your individual needs at every age from 5 and up, and at every level of playing ability.
Fun Lessons planned around your learning goals, not ours, consistent reliable tuition… on a weekly basis from teachers who care about their pupils structure exercises and repertoire to learn on a weekly basis highly experienced teachers who care about their pupils.
Whether learning for fun or to reach a professional standard, out teachers offer thorough and engaging lessons for all pupils of all ages. Expert Musicianship All of our teachers are highly skilled performers, trained in the best institutions around the world. Comfortable learning environment in our studios with air conditioning and soundprooﬁng for concentrated learning and practice Performances in Concerts at the Blüthner Piano Centre Flexibility and reliability Our teachers are professional musicians and will work with you to ensure that a course of regular lessons can be planned for you in advance taking your commitments into consideration Privacy The school is run by Blüthner, one of the most renowned companies for pianos and pianists in the world. Your details will never be shared with any other parties
What happens in the first lesson? We ﬁnd out about you! Our teacher begins by ﬁnding out about their new pupils. The piano is probably the most versatile instrument in the world so we begin by ﬁnding out about what your musical goals and ambitions are. Through games and exercises we assess musical and pianistic abilities to ﬁnd the starting point. Hands on from the start, by the end of the ﬁrst lesson our new pupil has at least one new exercise or piece to practice. Reading music from the start, learning to read music is a journey as learning to read words, the stave is introduced in the ﬁrst lesson with every pupil.
For Advanced Pupils Our teachers can help you prepare for any examination, audition or performance, working with you to ﬁne tune technique and musical nuance, expanding your memorisation and repertoire. Classical pianists have the chance to develop their skills in Jazz and Popular Music, and Vice Versa.
Alongside training at the Royal College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Miguel Mateus has amassed extensive teaching experience that includes classes for individuals, groups and ensembles at every age. Miguel develops his students’ skills in theory, aural and musicianship alongside teaching advanced students to develop and explore repertoire and pianism. Miguel performs internationally and he has recently ﬁnished an Artist Diploma at Trinity Laban Conservatoire reviving and revising the complete piano works of a Portuguese twentieth-century composer.
Jack Marshall is a performing musician from South Wales who has been playing since the age of 4. He graduated from Middlesex University with a BA Honours degree in Jazz, has successfully studied and passed all of the ABRSM piano grades and has attended a number of composition/performance courses.
From the age of 16, Jack has been teaching piano both privately and within piano schools and has been a tutor at Bluthner piano centre for the last 3 years. With students ranging from 5-70 years of age, he devises bespoke lesson plans for each pupil and also teaches under the ABRSM school of study.
“I am a great believer in students learning in an enjoyable way and my lessons have always focused on that. I look at every student’s individual abilities and aspirations and then we put together the best step-by-step plan to achieve those. As we work together, I make sure we are flexible enough to constantly reflect their interests as well as taking the right steps to improve.”
In addition to his teaching, Jack also regularly performs across London both as a solo pianist and with a variety of different groups playing a variety of musical styles.
Judy Proctor GRSM (Hons), LRAM, ALCM studied Piano, Oboe and Theory at the Royal Academy of Music, London. She has taught at Winchester College, Benenden School and recently returned from Muscat where she was working with the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra and Muscat Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as their Oboe Tutor. Judy has always specialised in teaching piano beginners whether child or adult, and is very keen to ensure they also have a good understanding of theory and aural. She has been entering children for ABRSM exams for over 30 years. She is also a very experienced professional freelance oboist who performs regularly.