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Strike a chord, with piano lessons for all ages ...
welcome to piano and music theory lessons with Rachel Harrison

Rachel started playing the piano aged 7, joined her first choir a year later, and has been playing and singing ever since.  Now a qualified piano and music theory teacher with 35 years experience, Rachel shares her joy in music with pupils of all ages. 


Rachel has a BA(Hons) in music, and a DipMus from the Open University; the Certificate of Teaching from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (CTABRSM); and Associate of Music from Trinity College London (AMusTCL). She also has grade 8 piano, grade 8 singing, and grade 8 music theory.  A firm believer in practicing what she teaches, Rachel continues her own studies, and is currently studying for piano and singing diplomas. 

Rachel is a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, and an ISM Registered Teacher.  The ISM, which is the UK’s professional body for  musicians,  champions the importance of music and provides practical support and advice.

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Rachel teaches piano and music theory to around 40 students per week.  Lessons, which are on a one-to-one basis, take place at her home in Maidenhead.   Children may start as early as five years old, and Rachel also caters for adult learners. Please use the menu tabs above to find out more about what's on offer.

With all lessons, the emphasis is on playing for enjoyment, and developing a wide range of musical skills.  Exam preparation is offered, as are a variety of performance opportunities, ranging from an annual pupil concert and participation in music festivals, to Brownie and Cub musician badges. 

Rachel is a music theory specialist, and lessons are available after school throughout the year.  In addition, a summer school is available for singers and instrumentalists needing grade 5 music theory.  Rachel welcomes enquiries from other music teachers.  

Rachel has signed up to the Music Education Code of Practice, committing to:

Be well prepared and organised

Be safe and responsible
Have appropriate musical skills
Work well with people
Evaluate and reflect on my work
Continue professional development


Rachel has worked as a peripatetic teacher in schools, and as a church musician.

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