Learning to Love Music
Surrey Piano is a vibrant and passionate music school serving students of all ages throughout the Surrey area. We focus on excellence in music alongside developing a lifelong love for music as an artform and language. Every student that joins us becomes part of a broad family of students, families and teachers, and immediately feels part of our special community through activities designed to enrich piano lessons.
Our philosophy draws from the Russian School of Music, Kodaly and Orff. Beginning students use piano methods that include; Piano Safari, Tales of a Musical Journey and Hello Piano, and are carefully tutored in correct technique, sound production, harmony and musicianship to a high standard. We work together to develop healthy practice habits and routines with each student and their families, as we see this as one of the highest priorities when learning an instrument. As teachers we strive to continually develop our profession and artform through networking, education and performance.
Children have many musical opportunities throughout the year around Surrey:
Piano Recitals, Festivals, Piano Galas, Masterclasses
Workshops: Musicianship, Singing, Music History, Theory
Holiday camps and workshops
Practice challenges and Games
Exams with the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music
LEARNING TO LOVE PRACTICE
As a parent of four, Starr Meneely understand the challenges of helping children create good practice habits, and as a musicians we understand the need for intense focus and patience when learning advanced repertoire and skills. We work with students to learn how to practice. We gently grow healthy practice habits together with fun projects, goals and opportunities for performance. We believe that learning to love music is the most important part of music lessons and as we grow to love it, our practice habits come along naturally. Practicing the piano becomes easy and something we don’t have to think about very much, which makes learning music one of the most wonderful parts of our lives.
We are widely networked around the local area, online and throughout the UK, and always bringing fresh ideas into our studios and into our teaching. We offer students a wide student and family piano community with lots of opportunities for collaborations, performances and support. We work hard to build community within Surrey Piano. Students get to know each other personally and are able to develop and grow together. We try to nurture community as one of the most important parts of learning. This community in turn supports everyone, children, parents and teachers!