We have a super simple way for you to gift piano lessons for adults or children age 4+. Print our voucher and then use the Eventbrite booking page to book the lessons at times that are convenient for you.
Please note we cannot refund or reschedule lessons for any reason as our teachers travel a long way to work on specific days of the week so they will be paid for the lesson once it is booked. If you are unwell then we can offer you the lesson on Zoom. We will send you the Zoom links a few days before your lesson just in case you are unable to attend. You do not need to email us if you are opting for a Zoom lesson as all teachers are logged on Zoom for the duration of their shift due to the high numbers of students not attending due to Covid reasons at the moment.
Nb. we do not have a full-time administrator at the piano school but if you need to email us then please allow 3-5 working days for a response. Lessons take place at our studio in East Dulwich at 85 Pellatt Road.
Hello from Lorraine at the SE22 Piano School. We are loving being back in the piano studio in East Dulwich and we have been making lots of changes behind the scenes during lockdown.
A very warm welcome to our new musicians: Ava, Azizan, Sophia, Hannah, Willow, Jan, Noah, Mikhael, Viva and Anne.
We’ve started enrolling new students for instruments other than piano as our team of teachers is a bunch of very talented multi-instrumentalists. I’m wondering if it’s time to rebrand as the SE22 Music School?! Did you know that Mirna teaches guitar, singing and violin? We also have a few spaces reserved for Year 5 students to prepare for the upcoming Music Scholarship entrance tests to state secondary schools. These can be booked on Eventbrite and spaces are limited during term-time but we will have much more availability in the school holidays.
We have a wonderful local gardener working on the front of the shop to add in some planters and bike storage. The bike and scooter storage will be ready shortly after the half-term break. You are welcome to leave items here at your own risk. Please bring a lock. Sabrina is based in East Dulwich and runs a company called Wolves in London that offers garden design and maintenance and also very lovely and reasonably priced houseplant boxes. I have lots of her plants at home and have just ordered some for the studio too.
June Instagram Competition We are running an Instagram competition in June. Tag us in a photo of you scooting or cycling to your piano lesson and/or using the new storage racks and we will put your name in the hat to win an Oddono’s gift voucher. We are @se22pianoschool on Instagram.
Also here’s a peek at the courtyard garden – it’s looking simply stunning and it’s a very chilled-out space where the teachers enjoy eating our lunch and checking our emails.
This week’s big news is that we have donated the old digital piano to Westminster House Youth Club in Nunhead and a new upright piano from Piano Lobby is arriving next Tuesday. For those of you with upright pianos at home, it must have been several months, if not years, since you last tuned them so we recommend the following two local piano tuners: Robert Parr ~ 07952 411156 AMH Pianos ~ https://www.tuningpianos.co.uk ~ 07385 124917
A few weeks ago I tentatively put a date in the diary for an end of year student music recital at our usual venue of St Barnabas Parish Hall in Dulwich Village. It looks like this will be able to go ahead now that indoor events are able to resume from May 17th so I’ve put the tickets on sale.
We are delighted to hold our end of year student music recital in person finally! All instruments welcome so if you play another instrument, please bring that along too and perform for us. Here is the event info and the ticket booking link.
Saturday 10 July 5.15pm – 6.30pm approx St Barnabas Parish Hall in Dulwich Village 23 Dulwich Village, London SE21 7BT All proceeds to Alzheimer’s Society.
Each performer needs a ticket which is priced at £10 per performer. Audience members may attend free of charge. All proceeds of this recital will go to the Alzheimer’s Society. I am fundraising for them this year as it is a cause very close to my heart as my dad suffers with dementia. You can read more about why I have chosen this charity here.
St Barnabas Parish Hall is a big venue with lots of seating so grab a chair when you arrive and please arrange your seating in your household bubble. Siblings of all ages welcome. We would like to film the concert and put this on YouTube as well as use some photos on our social media pages so please indicate if that is OK at the time of booking your ticket. You do not need to let us know which piece(s) you will play, you can decide this with your teacher nearer to the time of the event and then announce your pieces on the day. We will put together a running order which we will send by email on the 9th of July. Ticket sales will close on the 1st of July. We always do a group photo at the end but we do ask that if we do not have your permission to use this photo online then please stand out for the first photo and then the second group photo will be for you to take your own photos for personal use only. All performers will receive a medal of participation. The teachers will be awarding trophies to students that have been working hard during lockdown. These will be announced on the day!
For students working on Trinity Online Exams, here is the info you need to make your exam submission. We are anticipating that exams will take place soon in person but we will keep you updated about that. If you’ve sat any online exams during lockdown, please let us know your results and maybe even send us a photo of you with your certificate.
Welcome to new teacher Paul Evernden. Paul is an experienced composer and multi-instrumentalist specialising in both the piano and clarinet. He has a PhD in Composition from King’s College London and is a founding member of the Eos ensemble which is dedicated to the little-known as well as the brand new.
He is an experienced teacher with more than a decade of working with children and young people from the age of 5 up, teaching privately, in primary and secondary schools across London, as well as for several of the capital’s leading music services. Paul has worked with children with SEN and has experience of teaching 1:1 as well as in small groups; he also teaches Theory for preparation for ABRSM exams.
In his free time, you might find Paul down by the river Thames in his native SE16 mudlarking.
We are delighted to have you on board! Please watch our welcome video from our Head Teacher Lorraine:
At your first lesson your teacher will go through the Terms and Conditions for lessons with you. Your lesson includes time to discuss progress with the teacher so please ask any queries you have at the beginning of the lesson, not the end.
Covid Update for Reopening on April 19th 2021 —-Only the student will be admitted to the building. Parents must remain outside . Hands to be washed on arrival. Students age 11+ to wear masks during the lesson unless exempt.
We are located at 85 Pellatt Road SE229JD.
Please sign up to our mailing list and agree to the terms and conditions for lessons before attending your first lesson. You will also then receive all the group emails so it’s vital all students opt-in to the mailing list as we cannot add you to it for GDPR data consent reasons. (Mailing list link provided by email).
Term Dates are listed on your invoice and on our website. www.se22piano.co.uk. We are unable to respond to emails asking for term dates. Please check the web site first.
Nb. We cannot swap or refund missed lessons as our timetable is heavily booked without any breaks and your teacher only works set days. Your lesson time is your weekly slot and cannot be altered so please look after it carefully!
Late payments incur an admin fee of £10. This is automatically added to your next invoice should you pay late. For the smooth running of the piano school, we rely on your cooperation to settle all invoices no later than 5pm on the last Monday of each half term.
Recommended Books for Beginner Pianists (Children)
Your lesson time remains the same for the academic year
A supply teacher will be used if your teacher is not available
One term’s written notice is required to terminate lessons.
In the case of lockdown, lessons will be online. No refund or carrying over of lessons is allowed so please ensure you are able to attend Zoom lessons before you enrol for lessons.
Late payment of an invoice incurs at £10 administration charge.
Payment is by online banking only on the last Monday of each half-term for the next block of lessons. We do not offer lessons during the school holidays and no charge is made for lessons during this period.
How to Contact The Piano School
Please note we do not have a full-time administrator and your teacher will be able to answer all questions about progress, purchasing books, exams and any other music-related queries you may have. Our administrator primarily focusses on issuing invoices and chasing late payments. If you have asked your teacher a question and they cannot answer they will ask our administrator to assist you. The only way to contact the Administrator is the se22pianoschool [ at]gmail.com address. Remove the [at]. Some of the teachers use a different email to send you the weekly teaching notes. Please do not reply this email as the inbox is not monitored.