Tuition Fees

Please enquire for details of tuition fees.

The tuition fees reflect tutor Dr Michael Spacie’s extensive and recognised qualifications in music along with 32 years of experience in successfully teaching music on all levels: absolute beginner; foundation; intermediate; advanced; further advanced (Grades 7 and 8); performance diploma. The teaching practice is not run or promoted on ‘retail’ lines and therefore there are no cheap fees, gimmicks, discounts, bargains, sales etc. in order to attract, gain business and vie with others offering similar services. The tuition fees do, however, reflect the extensive proven student achievements evidenced on this website in the testimonials, student performances page and some blog posts, along with the tutor’s own musical achievements evidenced on the qualifications page and on the soundcloud link which is to be found at the very foot of each website page. Learners do not have to commit to a specific or stated number of music lessons. Payment is by cash or cheque at the preference of the student, parent or guardian. No money will ever be requested in advance; payment is due at each music lesson, as from experience this suits most students and parents. The tuition fee is the same for all levels and standards.

The Tuition

  • Tuition is given in the tutor’s modern & comfortable home teaching studio at 63 Hall Road, Moorgate, Rotherham S60 2BW
  • Lessons are given on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in both the afternoon and the evening
  • The usual tuition pattern for students is a lesson of one hours’ duration once every fortnight
  • Twenty four hours’ notice is required to cancel a booked piano or singing lesson
  • Less than twenty four hours’ notice will incur the full lesson fee being payable

Introductory Lesson

An introductory lesson is easy to arrange. It is offered to all prospective students and without obligation to continue with further tuition. The introductory lesson is an important initial step in the decision to pursue tuition.

After the introductory lesson, the student will be much better informed as to what is involved and will have more knowledge of their chosen subject whether that be piano or singing. For an absolute beginner, a piano student will begin to read simple music notation, have a basic aural awareness, understand music and play basic pieces at the introductory lesson and a singer’s voice is usually improved at the end of the introductory session through an increased understanding of the basics of singing technique and musicianship.

It is understandable that a prospective student will be somewhat anxious and a little nervous at attending an introductory lesson, but as some of the student testimonials indicate on this website, every effort is made to put the student at ease and to help the student realise that learning music can be fun as well as challenging. A parent or guardian is welcome and encouraged to attend the introductory lesson with a young person. There is seating for one accompanying adult in the teaching studio.

Further Information

If you require further information or would like to arrange an introductory lesson, please feel free to telephone 01709 368134, or ‘phone or text 07757 364485, or email using the contact page of this website. All bona fide enquiries are very welcome from people that are genuinely interested in learning to play the piano or learning to sing.