Welcome! My name is Chantal Ailsby and I offer private piano lessons at my home here in Carryduff (though I will be moving into Belfast in 2018/19). You can take a look at my background and qualifications on the "About" page. The first lesson is a free trial lesson which you can book as soon as you get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you!
Playing the piano is a great skill to have. It develops hand and eye coordination to a high degree, provides a wonderful outlet for creativity and emotional expression and teaches you all about self discipline and patience! Like anything else in the world, the more you do it the better you get - it's all about practice. Students need to have an instrument to practice on at home, their own personal motivation to learn and, in the case of children, lots of encouragement from parents.
The youngest I have taught is 5, but normally 6 or 7 is the best age to start. And older of course! All levels welcome. I work with LCM, ABRSM and Trinity exam boards if you wish to sit exams. Lessons are tailored to each student individually but generally include learning a range of pieces, music theory and some aural work.