Piano
Tuition
Manchester

Autumn Term Consultation Lessons

Book your consultation lesson today  using our easy online booking system – simply book your slot and we’ll handle the rest!

Autumn Term 2022 - Update

We’re excited to announce a new location, new pianos and free consultation lessons for those starting in September – Don’t miss out! All of our lessons are available in-person and online.

Consultation Lessons

Choosing the right teacher for you is incredibly important

Before committing to lessons we offer all students a consultation lesson to see if we will be a good fit for you.

You can book a consultation lesson using our simple online booking system or by contacting us directly

Genre

Whether you’re looking for classical piano incorporating ABRSM grade exams or are seeking lessons in beginner Jazz, Pop or Musical Theatre piano, we will cater to your needs as a student.

Learn with experienced teachers that are also practicing pianists and performers.

Dominic Ciccotti - Performing on Steinway Model D

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Frequently Asked Questions

Piano Lessons for all ages (6+) from performing pianists and experienced teachers. 

Our students span all ages and specialise in a variety of musical styles, from baroque classical to musical theatre and 90’s pop. Students can also opt to incorporate a curriculum such as ABRSM’s, following graded piano exams up to advanced diploma level. 

During your consultation lesson, we will discuss your level, aims and objectives as well as the type of music that you personally favor in order to create a unique and personalised learning pathway. For younger students, we follow a beginners curriculum that is not only rewarding but also easy to follow and quick to progress through. Alongside this, all students will be provided with a foundation in music theory and piano technique which will be adapted to fit their specialism as well as being encouraged to learn and develop their own musical improvisation skills – developing the art of instantly creating their own music at the piano.

Advanced students will receive a thorough grounding in piano technique, an in-depth understanding of their musical specialism as well as mentorship from trained performers. 

Our pianists have trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and hold a Master’s degree level (or higher) qualification.

Book a consultation lesson using our website booking system today.

Students tend to opt for a timeframe that will suit their needs dependent on age and level. As students progress we recommend the longer timeframes but for younger beginners we recommend 30-45 minute lessons.

All available timeframes and options:

Consultation Lessons

30 Minute (One-One) Consultation Lesson: £16    £0 September Starters

Lessons:

30 Minute (One-One) Lesson : £19

45 Minute (One-One) Lesson: £25.50

1 Hour (One-One) Lesson: £34

In this section there is a brief list of recommended music shops in and around Manchester with their website and address details included below.

Forsyth

Forsyth is my No.1 recommendation for a music shop in Manchester. Firstly, it is a fantastic place to buy all of the sheet music you may want or need. Secondly, they stock grade books from ABRSM as well as other exam boards and also have expert staff and buying guides if you are considering buying an acoustic or digital piano. Lastly they have an expansive range of pianos which includes grands, uprights, silent pianos, digital pianos and even antique pianos to name but a few. In addition to pianists, they also cater to a wide variety of other instrumentalists.

https://www.forsyths.co.uk

Forsyth Brothers Limited,

126 Deansgate,

Manchester,

M3 2GR 

Dawsons

Dawsons music shop in Manchester city centre is a fantastic music shop. They hold an enormous number of guitars and are even one of the UK’s leading dealers of Gibson Guitars. They also hold a large number of pianos on their lower floor from acoustic to digital pianos. Because of this they would definitely be worth a visit for any potential piano buyers.

https://www.dawsons.co.uk/

30 Portland Street,

Manchester,

M1 4GS

 

Adult piano students can absolutely learn to play piano. As with learning anything as an adult, the key to learning is accepting that it’s ok to make mistakes as a beginner. However, once students transcend the anxieties of not being good from the get-go, there are a number of benefits to beginning your piano studies as an adult. Though it can take more time to absorb information, it is easier to understand and commit to memory complex concepts that children more often than not take much longer to understand.

Begin Today!

Firstly, as with anything, your progress will be impacted on by the amount of effort and commitment you’re willing to put in. Learning piano for many is a life-long dream that they either began as a child and stopped or never had the opportunity to pursue in the first place. Secondly and perhaps most importantly, playing music is hugely rewarding and the piano is perhaps the most versatile instrument through which you can enjoy and learn about the subject. There are seemingly unlimited possibilities available to musicians to get stuck into; from exploring the many genres that exist, to playing your favorite pieces by your favorite composers – so don’t delay and begin exploring today with PTM today!

For children, we recommend that students begin around learning at around the age of 6+. At this age students typically have an easier time of learning and are able to progress in their playing at a steady pace.

Our adults cover all age ranges and with enthusiasm can begin at any age!

Piano Lessons for all ages from performing pianists and experienced teachers. 

Our students span all ages and specialise in a variety of musical styles, from baroque classical to musical theatre and 90’s pop. Students can also opt to incorporate a curriculum such as ABRSM’s, following graded piano exams up to advanced diploma level. 

During your consultation lesson, we will discuss your level, aims and objectives as well as the type of music that you personally favor in order to create a unique and personalised learning pathway. For younger students, we follow a beginners curriculum that is not only rewarding but also easy to follow and quick to progress through. Alongside this, all students will be provided with a foundation in music theory and piano technique which will be adapted to fit their specialism as well as being encouraged to learn and develop their own musical improvisation skills – developing the art of instantly creating their own music at the piano.

Advanced students will receive a thorough grounding in piano technique, an in-depth understanding of their musical specialism as well as mentorship from trained performers. 

Our pianists have trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and hold a Master’s degree level (or higher) qualification.

Book a consultation lesson using our website booking system today.

All available timeframes and options:

Students tend to opt for a timeframe that will suit their needs dependent on age and level. As students progress we recommend the longer timeframes but for younger beginners we recommend 30-45 minute lessons.

 

Consultation Lessons

30 Minute (One-One) Consultation Lesson: £16    £0 September Starters

Lessons:

30 Minute (One-One) Lesson : £19

45 Minute (One-One) Lesson: £25.5

1 Hour (One-One) Lesson: £34

Adult piano students can absolutely learn to play piano. As with learning anything as an adult, the key to learning is accepting that it’s ok to make mistakes as a beginner. However, once students transcend the anxieties of not being good from the get-go, there are a number of benefits to beginning your piano studies as an adult. Though it can take more time to absorb information, it is easier to understand and commit to memory complex concepts that children more often than not take much longer to understand.

Begin Today!

Firstly, as with anything, your progress will be impacted on by the amount of effort and commitment you’re willing to put in. Learning piano for many is a life-long dream that they either began as a child and stopped or never had the opportunity to pursue in the first place. Secondly and perhaps most importantly, playing music is hugely rewarding and the piano is perhaps the most versatile instrument through which you can enjoy and learn about the subject. There are seemingly unlimited possibilities available to musicians to get stuck into; from exploring the many genres that exist, to playing your favorite pieces by your favorite composers – so don’t delay and begin exploring today with PTM today!

For children, we recommend that students begin around learning at around the age of 6+. At this age students typically have an easier time of learning and are able to progress in their playing at a steady pace.

Our adults cover all age ranges and with enthusiasm can begin at any age!

Val Harrington
Val Harrington
2022-05-14
Verified
I've been having piano lessons with Dominic for nearly 3 months now and am absolutely loving them. Dominic combines the necessary attention to detail and accuracy with really helping me appreciate the shape and musicality of the pieces I'm playing and to think about expression and interpretation. He quickly got a sense of my personality and approach to learning and so is very good at picking up just what I need to develop and improve. I feel like I work hard during my lessons but they're always fun and he's so encouraging that I come out buzzing. Thanks so much Dominic - you're a star!
Susie Graham
Susie Graham
2022-04-26
Verified
My 7 year old daughter has been having lessons with Dominic for a few months now. He is great with her and she is progressing so well. His teaching gives her a great understanding of music and she is learning fast. He is patient and professional and makes learning fun. Thank you Dominic.
Alison Bowcott-McGrath
Alison Bowcott-McGrath
2022-04-22
Verified
We are so impressed with Dominic. My daughter has come on dramatically since working with him. Now Grade 5 and has grown much more in the last year since being tutored by him.
Lyndsey Doody
Lyndsey Doody
2022-04-20
Verified
Dominic is a very calm, patient teacher with plenty of expert knowledge with a great rapport with my 9 year old, who had no prior knowledge of playing the piano, and has now whizzed through the recommended piano beginners books showing great progress after only a few terms. Parent is able to sit in the lesson to listen to progress and pick up on any points needed to practice. Would highly recommend!
Kieran Brown
Kieran Brown
2022-04-20
Verified
I have been learning piano with Dominic for over a year now and have improved massively and continue to enjoy the lessons. He is an expert piano player and is extremely capable of helping anyone to improve their playing or to start off learning the piano as a beginner. The lessons are varied and can be guided completely by whatever the student would like to learn or focus on. The lessons are affordable also and good value for money.
Mr GQ
Mr GQ
2022-04-19
Verified
Eve Cavell
Eve Cavell
2021-10-07
Verified
Dominic is a friendly, brilliant teacher. I have recently started piano lessons again after a fifteen year hiatus and Dominic has really helped me get back into the swing of things. Dominics lessons are very informative and interesting, he gives detailed feedback every lesson, really making me focus on every aspect of playing the piano. I feel like I come away every week having learnt something new. He has given me lots of new ways of learning/ tips to help make learning new pieces at home a little easier/ more manageable! He is incredibly patient as well as being very knowledgable and a fantastically talented pianist. I cannot recommend Dominic enough.
Holly Molly Richardson
Holly Molly Richardson
2021-09-14
Verified
Dominic is a fantastic, fun and talented teacher - I have improved so much while learning with him. He explains difficult concepts well and has always adapted his lessons and found pieces of music to suit the styles that I am interested in. I would really recommend lessons with Dominic to anyone in my shoes (near-beginner but have always wanted to play).
Gabriel Flynn
Gabriel Flynn
2021-06-18
Verified
I recently decided to take piano lessons for the first time in my life and booked 10 lessons with PTM. Dominic is a great teacher: encouraging, attentive, and energetic. He sets helpful exercises to do at home and gives detailed feedback on my technique during lessons. I feel that I've improved quickly under his tuition and it's been a positive experience for me.
Harry Lord-Moulding
Harry Lord-Moulding
2021-06-18
Verified
I have recently taken up piano lessons again after a very long hiatus; Dominic was the perfect choice. He has a real and deep understanding of what makes a good pianist, helping me get the best sound I possibly can from the piano whilst learning pieces of my choice (as well as suggesting music I might enjoy). As well as being a skilled pianist, Dominic is a natural teacher and I cannot recommend highly enough.
Pianist and Teacher Dominic Ciccotti

Dominic Ciccotti

Pianist and Teacher

Dominic completed his Masters of Music with distinction studying with Mei Yi Foo at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama having previously graduated with a first class honours degree from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where he studied with Frank Wibaut and Dr. Murray McLachlan. Dominic has performed across the UK and abroad as both a soloist and chamber musician. Upcoming projects include the launch of a Music festival in west Wales with violinist Thomas Mathias as well as recording projects with duo partner Yuki Minami. Alongside performing, Dominic enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities exploring music from Bach to Jazz. 

>> MMus Distinction                               

>> BMusFirst-Class Honours

>> Experienced Piano Teacher               

>> All Teachers DBS Certified

Yuki Minami

Pianist and Teacher

Born in Osaka, Yuki studied in Japan before moving to Wales to further her studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Mei Yi Foo. Having completed her masters of music with distinction, Yuki went on to further her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester under the tutelage of Kathryn Stott. 

She has recently competed in several competitions: winning an honourable award in The International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia, second prize in The European International Piano Competition in Japan, first prize in the Eric Hodges Memorial Prize, first prize in The RWCMD Concerto Competition, and first prize in the RNCM Beethoven Competition. Yuki has recently performed in concert halls including the NHK Hall in Osaka, Japan as well as Steinway Hall and Wigmore Hall in London. 

Watch Yuki perform Prokofiev Concerto No.1 with the Orquestra Sinfônica de Ribeirão Preto below.

Pianist and Teacher Dominic Ciccotti

Dominic Ciccotti

Pianist and Teacher

Dominic completed his Masters of Music with distinction studying with Mei Yi Foo at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama having previously graduated with a first class honours degree from the Royal Northern College of Music

in Manchester where he studied with Frank Wibaut and Dr. Murray McLachlan. Dominic has performed across the UK and abroad as both a soloist and chamber musician. Upcoming projects include the launch of a Music festival in west Wales with violinist Thomas Mathias as well as recording projects with duo partner Yuki Minami. Alongside performing, Dominic enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities exploring music from Bach to Jazz.

>> MMus Distinction

>> BMusFirst-Class Honours

>> Experienced Piano Teacher

>> All Teachers DBS Certified

Yuki Minami

Pianist and Teacher

Born in Osaka, Yuki studied in Japan before moving to Wales to further her studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Mei Yi Foo. Having completed her masters of music with distinction, 

Yuki went on to further her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester under the tutelage of Kathryn Stott.

She has recently competed in several competitions: winning an honourable award in The International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia, second prize in The European International Piano Competition in Japan, first prize in the Eric Hodges Memorial Prize, first prize in The RWCMD Concerto Competition, and first prize in the RNCM Beethoven Competition. Yuki has recently performed in concert halls including the NHK Hall in Osaka, Japan as well as Steinway Hall and Wigmore Hall in London. Yuki joined PTM during the Spring term of 2022 – to find out her lesson availability, please follow the lesson booking button below.

Watch Yuki perform Prokofiev Concerto No.1 with the Orquestra Sinfônica de Ribeirão Preto below.

Set up a consultation lesson with our easy online booking system today!

Location

We’re conveniently located on the border of Gatley and Hollyhedge park, making our studio easily accessible from Didsbury, Cheadle, Cheadly Hulme, Gatley, Wythenshawe and the surrounding area. There are links nearby to the A34, M56 and M60. 

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Contact

Phone on: 07810701595
Email at:  pianotuitionmanchester@gmail.com

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