Welcome to my website.
I am a full time piano teacher who provides private piano lessons from my home in north Leeds for children, young people and adults. (Lessons are currently being provided online, through Zoom).
Whether you wish to play for pleasure or to pass grades, I can help you learn this exciting and rewarding instrument.
Together, we will work out the best course of action so that you get the most out of your lessons.
A variety of musical interests are catered for and you can learn both classical and popular music.
Lessons are available mornings, afternoons and evenings.
My qualifications include:
On a personal level, playing the piano has given me a great deal of enjoyment and a sense of achievement. As a piano teacher, my priority is to provide inspiring tuition to develop your own enjoyment and appreciation of music.
I am a member of the European Piano Teachers’ Association (EPTA UK) and I belong to a piano group based in Halifax, which stages annual concerts.
To update my knowledge of new publications, teaching techniques and resources, I regularly attend conferences and seminars.
My other musical interests include playing the ukulele and I belong to the Roundhay Ukulele Group. I enjoy singing in choirs and play flute with the James Farrell Concert Band.
"Karen is a very supportive teacher, who always encourages you to play to the best of your ability whilst still maintaining a 'fun' atmosphere. I would recommend her to anyone.”
(Amanda, age 17)
"As an adult who had previously never played piano, I thought it would be impossible to learn. Karen’s patient and enthusiastic approach has encouraged me to keep going and I have now passed my first four grades, all with merit."
I am based in the north of Leeds – just off the ring road (not far from Sainsbury’s and the David Lloyd centre).
The following areas are all close by:
Moortown, Meanwood, Chapel Allerton, Roundhay, Alwoodley, Shadwell and Headingley.
You can find me at: Carr Manor Avenue, LS17 5BJ