Greetings and welcome to my website which is dedicated to piano    tuition, specifically jazz based styles, in north and east London.

My name is Hamish and im  a professional pianist/keyboard player based in Finsbury Park. I have been teaching for several years and have always managed to inspire my students no matter what level they are at. I have very advanced students and also total beginners (which is fine, but usually a small amount of keyboard knowledge is required to make the lessons flow a little smoother. Although this isn't absolutely necessary.

Is learning the piano something you have always wanted to do? Do you already play but wish to improve jazz/pop/blues knowledge? Are you an advanced player and have specific questions relating to to certain aspects?  I have an extremely effective method of teaching that incorporates harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic aspects and I tailor it to suit your needs, whether it may be learning your favorite pop or rock song, or want to play blues/stride/swing or more modern electronic music.

The heading 'Jazz' to me (although it has a different meaning to lots of people) incorporates many styles, old and new from early swing to hip hop/R n B. It simply gives you the tools and insight into learning how chords work together and how to structure a piece, learned or improvised.
 

I am a busy session musician and performer, and have been in London for six years after graduating from music college and touring extensively around the world in various bands.  I have a particular passion for world music and latin american music but enjoy all styles, and love teaching any aspect of improvised or 'modern' music!

 

London lessons are 1-2-1 and are usually taught in my home in North London (Finsbury Park) or in a studio in Hackney. Both locations  have great instruments to learn on. I can always travel to your home too and teach there if more convenient, as long as there is a sufficient instrument to teach on

Dont hesitate to get in touch via the contact form and i hope to hear from you and get started on your wonderful journey soon!
Rates are just £35 per lesson, preferably on a weekly basis but can be less (or more!) frequent if you would like and I can teach from my well equipped studio in Finsbury Park and also in east London. I am also available to travel to your home (assuming you have an instrument!)
I look forward to getting started!

Any inquiries phone 07714 333087 or email hamishbalfour@gmail.com

jazz piano lessons north london
jazz piano lessons north london