Are you looking for piano lessons in Notting Hill W11? Playing music is one of life's greatest pleasures. I get immense joy and pride out of working with students at all levels, helping to realise their potential as piano players, keyboard players and accomplished musicians. Why not come and work with me at West London Piano Teacher and together we can bring the best out of your music!

Gordon Hulbert ALCM

Piano Lessons in Notting Hill W11

If you asked me what is the most important thing about taking piano lessons, I'd say 'enjoying yourself'. No-one progresses very far in anything unless they're enjoying it. I teach piano from my purpose-built piano studio in Notting Hill W11, West London and although I studied at a couple of famous London music colleges, I'm more proud of my 30 years experience in the real world, playing piano and keyboards for a living, producing, recording and performing with major artists at festivals, in concert halls, clubs and other music venues. I believe that offering practical work experience combined with a solid academic background is the best way to deliver a fully rounded musical education.

Associate of the London College of Music

Before touring the world, composing TV and film music and releasing records, I studied at the Royal College of Music and the London College of Music, most notably with Peter Turton, William Lloyd Webber (father of Julian and Andrew), John McCabe and Susan Bradshaw. As well as piano and composition I studied violin, viola and drums, giving me a deep understanding of how musical arrangements work from different perspectives and this brings massive added value to my work. I hold an Associate diploma from the London College of Music, so you can draw on my solid classical background as well as my extensive contemporary experience to help with your piano studies.

Why Book My Piano Lessons?

My piano lessons in Notting Hill W11 cover all styles of music, the ABRSM and Trinity syllabii, Pop Piano, Jazz Piano, R & B piano, Soul/Funk Piano, Gospel Piano, EDM keyboard styles etc. In 2018, strong, well-rounded up-to-date musicianship requires so much more than most traditional academic approaches provide. I believe strongly in combining traditional teaching methods with contemporary disciplines like groove, technical ability, dexterity, sight reading (in many cases), rhythmic awareness, harmonisation (classical and jazz), improvisation, aural and recognition skills. IMHO all of these are essential to ensure the continuing relevance of the contemporary musician.

Learn to play the piano at your own pace in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
Play your favourite classical piano pieces, pop songs and jazz standards
Learn how to play by ear using my collection of aural and recognition exercises
Develop your rhythm, technique and coordination to a highly advanced standard
Learn how to read sheet music, chord charts and jazz 'real books'
Compose and arrange your own piano music and learn to write songs
Explore traditional and jazz music theory and apply it to your piano playing
Express yourself and learn to improvise at the piano and keyboard