What The Teaching Practice Offers:

What the teaching practice offers: A training in music for children and adults where first-class individual instrumental piano and music theory tuition is given. An integrated music curriculum comprising musicianship training, aural development (ear training) and theoretical studies. To encourage students with opportunities for wider music study, informing not only their instrumental piano training, but giving them a range of options for future development in music, should this be required. To provide a friendly and interesting atmosphere in which to study music; learning music can be fun as well as serious. Parents of children the chance to remain in lessons and stay with their child. There is seating in the teaching studio for just one adult; this can encourage a child and allow a parent to observe tuition in progress. Some parents, however, may wish to leave their child if … read more »

Studio Music Tuition

Face-to-face piano and music theory tuition is given for adults, children, beginner, advanced in the tutor’s dedicated teaching studio using the tutor’s piano. A parent or guardian is welcome to stay with a young person throughout tuition sessions as there is seating for just one accompanying adult. If you are interested in receiving a free of charge introductory lesson in the teaching studio or a series of studio lessons, please get in touch for details and to arrange the same. All genuine enquiries are welcome and the tutor is always here to help students develop their musical interests, abilities and pathways.

Online Music Tuition

Online remote one-to-one tuition by video call is offered for piano and music theory which presents a different way of teaching lessons which can be rewarding and helpful in learning music. The tutor is well able in teaching remotely both with practical piano work and theoretical study through the use of music theory charts and presentations. Tuition by online remote connective technology is delivered from the teaching studio and can be arranged for adult students or with a parent or guardian in respect of a minor. Piano and music theory tuition of all standards are successfully taught online as the testimonials which have been emailed to me indicate on the ‘Online Testimonials’ page of this website. I enjoy teaching online and this continues to be successful and musically enriching. Students who have lessons by video call have indicated progress, satisfaction … read more »

Dr Michael Spacie’s SoundCloud Page

The link at the foot of this page will take you to the SoundCloud page of Dr Michael Spacie. Michael has recorded some music on the organ using the Rodgers 928 Trillium Masterpiece 3-Manual Digital Organ installed in 2009 in Rotherham Minster, South Yorkshire, UK. Michael has been organist-in-association and has occasionally played the Rotherham Minster Organ since December 2011 until the Covid-19 outbreak when only the resident organist was permitted to play the digital instrument. Throughout the years Michael has played for his own amusement and for the benefit of any members of the general public who have happened to be in the Minster when he has had playing sessions throughout past years. (Thank you to all those many members of the public who came up to the organ and gave encouraging, thoughtful and positive comments to Michael – … read more »

Student progress with skilled teaching

I used to have a different piano teacher that wasn’t very good as he never explained anything to me and didn’t teach me how to read the notes. Because of this we decided to try piano lessons with Michael Spacie and I noticed how much better he was than my other one as he explains everything and taught me to read the notes and music. Now I really enjoy my piano lessons and always look forward to them. Alexander Teufel (Student) Susanne Teufel writes: Before Alexander started piano lessons with Michael, he used to go somewhere else. But after 6 months of music lessons he still couldn’t read the music properly and I often had to help Alexander with practising, because he didn’t know how to tackle a piece of music. He got every lesson a new piece for homework, … read more »