WYMONDHAM PIANO TUITION is run by Paul and Elizabeth McBretney.
 
Paul is an experienced teacher with more than 40 years teaching experience. He holds the Diploma of the Associated Board (Piano Teaching). He is a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and a member of the European Piano Teachers Association. His pupils ages have ranged from 4 years to retired people in their 60's. Many of Paul's pupils have achieved distinction in their Associated Board exams (there were 68 distinction exam passes from 1994 - 2019) and many won their classes in local music festivals. One pupil achieved the highest mark in the UK for her Grade 7 piano examination, achieving entry to the performers course at Royal Scottish Academy in Glasgow. She later studied at Royal College of Music in London. Three other pupils have passed their Grade 8 exams with distinction.
 
Paul believes that every pupil is an individual with different needs and should be allowed to progress at his or her own speed. He uses the latest teaching music carefully selected for the needs of each pupil. He has a special interest in teaching children with learning difficulties e.g. dyslexia.
 
Until very recently, piano tuition had changed little since the piano was invented more than 200 years ago. Lessons were all about scales, sight reading, endless exercises and aural training. It’s no wonder so many youngsters gave up as soon as they could. Doing your daily piano practice was like taking medicine!

But in recent years, technology has not only been developed to help us, but has become affordable too. Most people now have access to an iPad and most of my pupils use a digital piano. The apps Paul uses make practicing the piano fun, and nothing like it used to be. What’s more, it’s been shown that using these digital resources can dramatically speed up the learning process. Pupils practise at home with these apps get instant assessment of notes played on their screen. This enables rapid correct learning and prevents wrong notes from being practised into the memory.
 
All styles are taught from Baroque and Classical through Romantic to Modern music including Jazz, Rags and Blues!