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Tutor Dr Michael Spacie

Dr Michael Spacie holds extensive and highly recognised qualifications in music including prestigious piano performance diplomas – an essential indicator of any musician’s performing and communication skill. Having recognised letters after a tutor’s name undoubtedly adds an important dimension to that tutor’s grounding, standing and status within their home town as well as further afield. It is so important not just for advanced students but moreover for absolute beginners and intermediate level students to receive tuition from a high calibre instrumental tutor who is a highly skilled performer in the instrument they teach and world-class first-rate recognised piano performance diplomas are solid evidence of this enabling a tutor to lay secure foundations in instrumental technique and musical artistry even to the learner who is an absolute beginner which is so crucial to the lasting enjoyment, satisfaction, furtherance and development of the instrumental and musical learning of the student. Dr Michael Spacie has accrued 34 years of experience in successfully teaching music on all levels: Absolute Beginner, Grades 1 through to 8 and Piano Performance Diploma. The tutor also holds a number of academic diplomas in music, some of which enable expertise and fluency in teaching theory of music on all levels with excellent results. Furthermore, the tutor holds degrees in music on Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral levels with a vast knowledge of music.

Online Music Tuition

Online one-to-one tuition by video call is available for piano and music theory and is a useful teaching tool when face-to-face tuition in the teaching studio cannot take place or a lesson is preferred in a student’s own home or when a student lives too far away to attend the teaching studio in person. The tutor is well able in the teaching of music remotely and music learners very much enjoy their lessons. Encrypted connections and trusted platforms are used for video call with remote connection technology. The tutor uses a laptop and USB powered stereo speakers or headphones. The remote teaching includes practical piano work, and for theoretical study, the use of music theory charts and presentations. Duration and frequency of one-to-one online lessons by video call is flexible with a choice of 60 minutes, 45 minutes or 30 minutes, weekly or fortnightly. Online remote one-to-one tuition is delivered from the teaching studio and can be arranged with an adult student or with a parent or guardian in respect of a minor. The tuition fee is the same for all levels and standards. Twenty four hours’ notice is required to cancel a booked online lesson. Kindly notify any cancellations by telephone or text or at a prior lesson. Should a cancellation not be notified, for whatever reason, the full tuition fee will be incurred. Learners do not have to commit to a specific or stated number of music lessons. A lesson payment is due either before or within 24 hours of each online music lesson taking place. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please enquire for details of the tuition fee. Thank you for your interest in Michael Spacie Music Tuition.

Studio Music Tuition

Tuition for piano and music theory is given in the tutor’s dedicated teaching studio. Duration and frequency of face-to-face lessons are flexible with a choice of 60 minutes, 45 minutes or 30 minutes, weekly or fortnightly. The tuition fee is the same for all levels and standards. Twenty four hours’ notice is required to cancel a booked lesson. Kindly notify any cancellations by telephone or text or at a prior lesson. Should a cancellation not be notified, for whatever reason, the full tuition fee will be incurred. Learners do not have to commit to a specific or stated number of music lessons. No money will ever be requested in advance, payment is due at each music lesson in the teaching studio. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please enquire for details of the tuition fee. Thank you for your interest in Michael Spacie Music Tuition.

Introductory Lesson

An introductory lesson entirely free of charge is easy to arrange whether in-person via video call or in-person in the teaching studio. 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 of piano and/or music theory. 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 with some awareness of musicianship.

It is understandable that a prospective student will be somewhat anxious and a little nervous at 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 in the teaching studio and there is seating for one accompanying adult. Also a parent or guardian is requested to be present at an introductory lesson and any subsequent lessons given online in respect of a minor.

Contact

If you require further information or would like to arrange an introductory lesson entirely free of charge, please ‘phone or text 07757 364485 (there is a voicemail facility), or email using the contact page of this website. All bona fide enquiries are very welcome from people that are genuinely interested in receiving piano tuition and music theory tuition.

Dr Michael Spacie is helpful, friendly, approachable and always willing to assist people who want to learn music. He has a clear, calm, repetitive, encouraging, friendly and steady paced teaching style producing musical outcomes. Michael is an inspirational and impressive tutor as outlined in the many student testimonials on this website; he enjoys working with people of like interests. Regarding piano and music theory tuition, he has much knowledge and reassuring answers are always supplied to any questions. Please feel free to contact him regarding piano and music theory lessons. Michael is genuinely happy to help explore the musical requirements and potential of others and to guide them with appropriate knowledge and understanding through a rewarding musical pathway and journey.