Paul McBretney - Teacher Profile

About Me


Promoting excellence and enjoyment in piano playing

Express yourself through music

I can teach you or your child to play the piano. Lessons are given in my home teaching studio. Parents are welcome to sit in on lessons in the adjoining waiting area.

I have a piano teaching diploma and over 40 years teaching experience so you can be assured that you are getting the highest quality piano tuition. I am a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians - the UK professional society for composers, performers and teachers. I am also a member of the European Piano Teachers Association.

I provide patient and friendly music tuition.


Why choose lessons with me?

With over 30 years experience in piano teaching you can be sure to receive knowledgeable and enthusiastic tuition. Piano teaching is now changing. Until very recently, piano tuition had changed little since the piano was invented more than 200 years ago. Lessons were all about scales, sight reading, endless exercises and aural training. It’s no wonder so many youngsters gave up as soon as they could. Doing your daily piano practice was like taking medicine!

But in recent years, technology has not only been developed to help us, but has become affordable too. Most people now have access to an iPad and most of my pupils use a digital piano. The apps I use make practicing the piano fun, and nothing like it used to be. What’s more, it’s been shown that using these digital resources can dramatically speed up the learning process. Pupils practise at home with these apps get instant assessment of notes played on their screen. This enables rapid correct learning and prevents wrong notes from being practised into the memory.


Enhanced DBS disclosure certificate

All abilities welcome from 6 years of age (adults very welcome!)

Studio located close to A11 near Waitrose supermarket for easy access from Norwich/surrounding area

Beginners welcome

Distance-learning lessons are given online via Skype

Free advice on instrument purchase

Preparation for music exams if desired - very high marks are often received. One of my pupils was awarded the Sheila Mossman Prize for the highest mark in the UK for her piano Grade VII exam.

Aural training

Studio with 2 pianos

Special Introductory Offer: 5 lessons for cost of 3 (2 free lessons)!

Paul McBretney DipABRSM FISM
Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, Member of European Piano Teachers Association UK



DipABRSM (Piano Teaching)