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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 which is installed in the liturgical south choir of Rotherham Minster, South Yorkshire, UK. Michael has intentionally recorded music in various styles to suit most musical tastes, interests and persuasions – all of which can be heard in the Cloud on the link below. Michael has also recorded some piano music using the piano in his home teaching studio. Each item digitally recorded, both organ and piano, was done in one ‘take’ without any technological tweaking. Generally speaking, it is good to have a working knowledge of the piano and organ and also the historic fortepiano, harpsichord and clavichord, especially for playing the music … read more »

Online Tuition: Teaching Music Remotely

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 pupils or with a parent or guardian in respect of a minor.

Piano and Music Theory Online

Please enquire by telephone, text or email using the details on the Contact page if you are interested in receiving piano and/or music theory lessons online. Piano and music theory tuition of all standards are very 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. Pupils who have lessons by video call have indicated progress, satisfaction and enjoyment. Online tuition is rewarding and allows the pupil and tutor to work together towards pianistic, musical and technical progress and awareness. Many aspects are covered such as interpretation; technique; musicianship; musicality; communication; structure; phrase shaping; harmony; voicing; pedalling; rhythm; timing and related issues; expression; musical literacy; artistry; all aspects of the written score; the syle, background and … read more »

Blended Tuition

An entirely free of charge introductory lesson will be given online using remote learning or, where possible, face-to-face in the teaching studio. Pupils who wish to begin a course of tuition will be asked to use online remote connective technology, and where possible, the occasional face-to-face in-person lesson in the teaching studio giving blended learning, albeit the bulk of tuition will remain and be delivered online as this has been highly successful with pupils of the teaching practice who have made great progress in their musical studies since the Covid outbreak proving online tuition will always be an option even when at some point teaching face-to-face is the norm again. Pupils attending the teaching studio in person for piano and/or music theory tuition will be asked to provide and wear a face mask or secure face covering. Pupils must use … read more »

Pupil 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 »