Welcome to Thames Valley Piano School
A relaxed and friendly environment where you – or your child – will learn to play the piano at a pace that is comfortable. We will ensure that your musical journey is an enjoyable and rewarding experience, encouraging and motivating you to reach the standard you are aiming for.
Your development will be steady and measurable over a variety of musical styles: classical pieces, jazz/classic improvisations, and piano adaptations of pop songs. Preparation for exams and recitals will also be an important part of your individual lesson plan if that is the path you choose.
Of course, you will have to do some work as well! Regular practice is better than lengthy sessions with long gaps in between, but we are talking as little as a consistent 5 minutes (child) or 10-20 minutes (adult) depending on the individual, to start showing results.
If you think you can manage that, then you should be able to reach the goals you set for yourself.
Why Learn The Piano?
Let our students tell you themselves what they are getting out of learning the piano.
I have always loved the piano and it was an instrument I always wished I could play. Four months ago I finally decided to do something about it and got in touch with Thames Valley Piano School. From the moment I had my trial I knew I wanted to learn and I’m so glad I made the call. Matej is a great teacher. Full of enthusiasm, very encouraging (and patient) and he has definitely helped my confidence grow. I am now working towards my Grade 1 exam which I will be taking in a few short months. I love my weekly lessons with Matej he really is a great teacher!
I am an adult, completely new to the piano and have been having lessons with Matt for about 2 months now. For anyone considering taking up the piano as an adult, but are not sure if it is right for them or if they will be able to fit it around a very busy schedule, please let me assure you that it is well worth making that first appointment. You will never look back. Matt is very understanding of the pressures that full time jobs can bring, does not insist on rigid term time arrangements and will provide flexibility to you as needed. Whilst all important points for a busy professional adult, what is far more important is how wonderful…read more→
I would strongly recommend Matt. He is very friendly, enthusiastic,patient, and a understanding teacher. Matt made our daughter at ease just after few minutes of meeting her. In addition Matt is capable of presenting things from a number of perspectives to make lessons eventful and entertaining. Nibaa is practicing daily looking forward to her piano lessons. She is progressing really well and has been inspired to do well. Great lessons at an affordable price in a relaxing atmosphere.
Our 7 years old boy started to learn piano last September, after discovered his interests and ability in playing piano. We decided to find a private piano teacher for him. Matt started to teach our boy at the end of March, when my boy could only play the most basic tunes. 3 months after, our boy won 2nd prize of his age group in Windsor piano festival. By beginning of July, our boy started to preparing for Grade 2 exam. We have to say Matt has extensive experience in teaching kids, and he is extremely patient. We recommended Matt to all our friends who want their child to learn piano. The piano school also organised twice piano contest in the…read more→
“I have a very demanding job and wasn’t sure if I’d have time to learn, but I wanted to stop myself turning into a couch potato when I got home from work, exhausted. Matej said if I could do 20 minutes fairly regularly I should make progress, so I got into the habit of doing this as soon as I walked in the door if I was going home. I found very quickly that even after 10 minutes I felt completely energised, which was totally unexpected. Sometimes I find myself practising for much longer, and have no idea where the time went. I’m not sure if I’m going to go for grades or not as I’m enjoying the simplified classical…read more→