Lessons with Becs Leighton Music
Personalised Teaching: Online or in The Studio
Your lessons are are individual as you are.
No student is the same and one-size definitely does not fit all! As a trained Kodaly musicianship and NLP practitioner, I adapt my teaching to fit your own learning preferences.
We'll choose your pieces together, developing your skills through repertoire you enjoy. I work from a huge range of books and supplement this with studio-licensed music.
You can learn in person, in our purpose-built soundproof Studio, and/or online using remote technology.
Piano and Flute Lessons
Learn from scratch, pick up where you left off, or change direction...
I teach all ages and abilities, from pre-schoolers to retired adults, and beginners to advanced. Perhaps you are a complete beginner wanting to work towards grades? Maybe you played as a child and want to take a new approach as an adult? Perhaps you've been classically trained and want to explore jazz, pop, improvisation, or lead sheets? Whatever your goals, your learning path will be tailored to you.
Exams and Performance Opportunities
Students who choose to perform or take exams are well-prepared and confident.
There are many fantastic musicians with no formal qualifications, and there are many ways to develop musicianship without exams. Students who do choose exams will be supported to perform at their very best, and we use a wide range of exam boards to match syllabus to student.
We hold regular charity concerts open to all students. These are relaxed events with an emphasis on sharing music, and celebrating success.
In lessons, you can also work towards our Studio Challenges and Awards, from 100 Days of Practice, to structured Chord or Scales medals.
Music Theory, GCSEs and A-Levels
Extra help for students working towards formal qualifications
All students learn music theory along the way - it underpins your ability to play an instrument. Often you don't even realise you're learning it!
For students wanting to enter ABRSM exams at higher grades, additional support to achieve the pre-requisite Grade 5 Theory of Music is provided. Learning is supported with workbooks, targeted teaching tools, practice exam papers, apps and online resources.
I also support students with GCSE or A-Level Music, and those wanting to write compositions for the Compose Yourself Festival.