Performance & Tuition
Classical - Jazz - Contemporary - Boogie
Louise Woodcock is a Kent based pianist who offers incidental piano music suitable for weddings, parties, corporate events, and also home piano tuition in Kent and East Sussex. I also conduct bands.
In 2017 we will augment lessons with added musician skills: playing by ear, keyboard chord patterns, extra aural skills, practical musicianship, song writing, improvising, figured bass, performance!
Area covered:- [I visit you!!] -
Ashford - Ruckinge - Mersham - Kingsnorth - Kennington
Park Farm - Singleton - Willesborough - Chart - Sevington
Folkestone - Sandgate - Hythe - Seabrook - Lyminge - Lympne
Dymchurch - St Mary's - Littlestone - Greatstone - Dungeness Oxney - Wittersham - Tenterden - Smallhythe - Iden - Stone
Peasmarsh - Beckley - Northiam - Rolvenden - Kenardington
Snargate - Bonnington - Bilsington - Newchurch - Burmarsh
Ivychurch - Fairfield - Brookland - Brenzett - Appledore - Rye
Ham Street - New Romney - Romney Marsh - Lydd on Sea
Other villages considered - just ask!
Do you want to learn music at home in a relaxed FUN style?
Louise also teaches Sax - Clarinet - Trumpet - Trombone - Drums - Bass Guitar - Keyboard - Classical Guitar - Jazz Piano
Aural Training - Jazz Improvisation - Musicianship - Composition
"Its important to have fun & feel relaxed while developing your own musical personality through tunes you love & always playing in a rhythmic & expressive style!"
Louise Woodcock, Kent Music Tutor
* Lessons for children & teens beginner to advanced.
* Adult refresher courses!
* Adults with no prior playing skills welcome too!
* A valuable hobby - meet people through your music!!
Learn purely for fun or take ABRSM music exams: classical & jazz subjects available. Learn at your own pace with tailormade lessons in your own home. Focus on the style you love best!
You will learn to play music at sight & by ear, to accompany another player, to read chords, improvise, play songs in your favourite style, & even, if you wish, to perform confidently!
Take your wedding or event to another level with professional incidental live piano music! Your own choice of program can be arranged from classical to jazz to contemporary sounds.
* Piano accompaniment for ABRSM instrumental exams.
* Advice given on musical instrumental suitability & purchase.
* Music performance assessments given.
Louise Woodcock has over 20 years' playing & teaching experience in classical, jazz & contemporary settings. Louise composes her own piano pieces & accepts composition commissions. Ask for more details, see my "Services" page.
If your village or town is not listed above just contact me.
Want to learn how to play piano - lessons in your home Kent & East Sussex.
Are you a budding Yehudi Menuhin or Horowitz?
Whatever your level of playing I feel sure we can build new vivacity and finger strength: better control, faster passages, a truer legato, a brighter sound, more depth of volume, emotion and ever deeper perception, reignite your enthusiasm, explore new composers, improvise freely, discover jazz chords, break free from previous constraints, errors and stagnation! Begin your new journey into bolder pianism today :)
To the right here watch legend pianist Andras Schiff play short excerpts from Bach French Suites. How he pulls melodic highlights from Bach's incessant quavers! How playful and detached his left hand! First notes and rhythms, practice, practice, yet there is more to perfect interpretation: what an endless task is piano learning! Always more to master, more to appreciate, more to unfold!
FREE PIANO PLAYING TIPS for everyone:
Who is your favourite composer? There is such a wide range of piano music to play from the last 500 years plus modern contemporary, jazz, pop, boogie & blues, and even orchestral themes - you'll never be bored again! Many adult pupils find half an hour practice after work relaxes & enhances their mood, ready to shrug off the cares of the day, pop on the slippers & enjoy the evening! See what playing piano can do for you today :)
Is your teenager failing the grade?
They have been playing piano for years but with a listless attitude - not quite willing to give it up but no idea where to head next? New input required! I offer jazz chord improvisation & classical composition courses - or just start writing pop songs for performance! Learn to accompany yourself singing your own heartfelt vocals! A new spin on your music making guaranteed! Start today!!