I offer private piano and music theory lessons.
Whether you are learning for pleasure, or in order to take exams, I will tailor tuition to suit your needs.
Beginners and beyond...
Learning the basics of piano technique should always be a fun experience for the young.
I recommend colourful, illustrated tutor books that encompass the full range of music exploration - rhythms, listening skills, music puzzles and pieces from different eras and cultures.
Adult beginners are very welcome, and I particularly enjoy exploring new repertoire with adult 'returners'.
Wherever possible, elements of sight-reading, aural and theory are incorporated into lessons.
Mrs Durbin is a superb piano teacher. Our daughter needed help revising for the Grade 5 theory and Mrs Durbin is proving to be fantastic. She is friendly, very organized and able to focus in on just the skills that our daughter needs. We are delighted with Diane Durbin!
I taught my daughter myself to grade 2 standard then found Diane. Harriet started lessons in November 2013 and by March 2014 had passed grade 3 with distinction. Diane's strength is that, apart from being a great teacher, she seems to know my daughter so well. She understands what will encourage and motivate her and it works.
The cantata was particularly successful and I can appreciate the hard work that went into it. Mrs Durbin's accompaniment was a 'tour de force' - I was very impressed.
Thank you for playing in my exams!!! I got 97/100 which was thanks to your help!
E.Humphries, via Twitter
Thank you, it's been a long time since first playing with you ...I have truly and thoroughly enjoyed being taught by you. Thanks for all the time you've given me.