Piano

The most versatile and easily accessible instrument

If you have chosen to learn how to play the piano, then you are in good hands. Here at IMS Cardiff our piano classes are designed for all ages and levels. Whether you are an adult beginner who is keen to explore the instrument, a parent whose child is just commencing her musical journey, a teenager who likes to jam with friends, or a university student who finds jazz intriguing and wishes to find out more, you are most welcome here. Our distinguished piano teachers are both performers and pedagogues with a genuine love for the instrument. They deliver lessons that are tailor-made to help you achieve your goals and develop your artistry, creativity, imagination and technique. At the same time, regular professional concerts and public performance opportunities for students provide inspiration and further experience. Learning the piano is an excellent way to enter the wondrous world of music; you will be enhancing multiple skills such as rhythm, hand coordination, listening, performing and stamina, in an environment that is supportive and encouraging. For more details on lessons at IMS Cardiff, including lesson frequency, duration and fees, see here.

What’s In It For You

There are numerous benefits in learning an instrument, including providing a full cognitive workout (see more in this excellent TEDEd video), keeping one’s brain fit for later in life, stress relief and an increased hearing awareness. Playing an instrument also allows you to develop the ability to concentrate on multiple things at the same time. For example, one must coordinate hand movement and read the music simultaneously. This applies to the piano in particular, as each hand plays a different melodic and rhythmical line, which develops the skill of split concentration. This distinctive ability to multitask can be applied to numerous life situations, giving you an advantage against your peers. But above all, playing the piano is fun. Join us at IMS Cardiff and we will help you become the best pianist you can be. To arrange a trial lesson, get in touch.

Our Music Tutors

All tutors at International Music School Cardiff are hand-picked, highly trained professional musicians with an enthusiasm for teaching their instrument. Piano lessons take place in our Cardiff city-centre venue, and it is our vision to create a place where music tuition of the highest quality is delivered alongside regular professional concerts and public performance opportunities for our students.

A Little Bit About The Instrument

The piano is an extremely versatile instrument. Look around you and have a listen: you will find it in jazz, pop and classical music; accompanying other instruments or being the diva in front of a symphonic orchestra; you will see it in a ballet class, a church hall, a piano bar or an old pub. Chances are your friends or relatives own one and you have often flirted with its keys and produced a little tune even without any formal musical training. It is precisely due to its unique accessibility that the piano has gained widespread appreciation today. The piano is a magnificent instrument! Not only is it bigger and heavier than all other instruments, (the Model D Steinway piano, for instance, weighs 990 lbs and is almost 9 foot long), but it is also one of the most versatile instruments. The piano can virtually do anything: as a solo instrument it has endless possibilities. It can be used as an accompanying instrument for singers and other instruments, and the piano is often featured in symphonies and other orchestral works.  Most other instruments can only play one melodic line. What makes the piano so great is the fact that the pianist can play many different melodic lines at the same time. The piano can be its own orchestra: From the low bass, through the middle and up to the top melody all at the same time! Another great thing about the piano is that you can easily see exactly what is going on. This makes music learning, particularly music theory, very visual. Maybe that’s why many great composers – Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms, to name only a few – were pianists…  

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