The best and most reliable piano tutors in Islington for both beginner and advanced learners

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  • Piano lessons online or at your home
  • From £14 for online sessions and £36 for sessions at your home, we offer the most affordable prices for high-standard teaching
  • Professional piano tutors, trained at top conservatoires, including the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music
  • Flexible – schedule lessons whenever it is convenient for you, pay as you go or book in advance for discounted rates
  • In addition to our private lessons, we host biannual concerts, regular group workshops, ABRSM piano exam preparation and mock exams
  • Free access to one of our highly-acclaimed, BBC-featured music courses for children
  • Help sourcing a piano, and receive a free piano keyboard for your first month (T&Cs apply)
  • Satisfaction guarantee – if you don’t like your first lesson we'll refund the entire fee!

Your carefully selected piano tutor will devise a personalised lesson plan. Upon approval, we will all work together to achieve its goals. Our piano lessons are tailored to each students' specific needs and objectives, ensuring the optimal combination of learning and having fun!

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‘This is the most fun my child had in an online lessons since the lock-down begun!’

Anna, 35, Bristol

‘Really enjoyed this session! I’ve learned quite a bit myself just by watching over mys son’s shoulder.’

Kuzmina, 38, London

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‘A great way to introduce kids to what music is. My daughter is now learning the trumpet with Lycaeum after seeing what it can do in this online session’

John, 53, London

A fantastic team, passionate about music, great engaging lessons, prompt emails. My son learnt to see music in an exciting way and was able to answer most questions in the last lesson’s quiz by himself.’

Yulia, 37, London

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Having the right piano teacher is everything

When it comes to learning the piano, the tutor will be by far the most important and influential figure in a student's musical development, so having the right person is paramount to becoming the best musician one can be and actually having fun in the process!

One of the things that makes learning with Lycaeum so great is the tremendous amount of care we take when we select the relevant tutor for each student.

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How it works

1. Let us know that you'd be interested in lessons by 'Getting started'

2. We will set up a time to speak over the phone and learn about your musical likes and dislikes, your experience, and aspirations. The chat usually lasts 10-15 minutes, its goal being to determine exactly what kind of tutor and teaching style will work for your best.

3. After the call, we will email you with what we believe will be our best tutor for you, based on the chat above. You can look over their CV, history, and call up their references.

4.If you like what you see, we can organise a first lesson whenever it is convenient for you. If you like it and wish to continue, you can arrange further lessons directly with your tutor.

We are good at what we do

97% of our students continue with their recommended tutors after the first session

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86% of our students continue studying with their recommended tutor after their first 12 months of learning

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Our piano teachers

All our piano tutors are professionals or late stage students from London’s top conservatoires, such as the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, and are all DBS checked, so you know you will be in very good hands!

In order to teach piano lessons for Lycaeum, our tutors must first pass a series of thorough personal checks and interviews, and show the relevant experience and expertise not only as professionally trained piano virtuosos, but also as tutors in various educational settings. Additional skills beyond mere competency on the piano are a must, such as patience, organisation, and very good empathetic listening

We only work with the top 10% piano tutors in London!

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Our Prices

We offer two types of learning experiences - in person or online-only.

Online-only - the cheapest price in all of London for this quality of teaching:

30min - £14 per session

45min - £19 per session

60min - £24 per session

In person, inclusive of travel expenses - prices mandated by the Musicians' Union for teaching in London:

30min - £38 per session

45min - £46 per session

60min - £52 per session

You can pay as you go, or book in advance for discounted rates.

Satisfaction guarantee: If you pay for four lessons to start with and you don't continue after the first one, we will refund you everything!

Piano lessons online

If price is a concern, or if it is simply not convenient for you to welcome a tutor into your home, we also offer private online lessons from only £14/session - the most affordable rate in the UK for this level of tuition!

Our online piano tutors will create a bespoke learning experience for each student, whether children or adults, helping them attain their musical goals and enjoy the journey. 

All our online piano students will of course still benefit from our great range of events, concerts, competitions, and group courses. You can always upgrade to face-to-face lessons whenever you feel ready!

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Online group classes – as featured on the BBC!

All our students taking private lessons benefit from discounted or even free access to our unique complementary courses that explore music in-depth - where it came from, and where it’s heading. Explore courses like those below, and many more!

  • Film Music
  • Music in a Time Machine
  • ABRSM Music Theory

Our online courses are available to everyone, and are designed for learners at all stages in their musical journeys, including those with no experience. No instrument required!

Events, competitions, and concerts

Here at Lycaeum we aim to offer our students not just regular good quality instrumental tuition, but also an avenue to experience one of the best thing about learning to to play - making music with others and performing.

We even have a musical double decker bus where our students can have workshops and concerts across London!

In a regular school year we offer: weekly group workshops in various parts of London, three concerts - where our students can showcase their progress in front of their friends and family, and two student competitions with cash prizes to give our pupils something tangible to work towards alongside more regular ABRSM exams. We keep music exciting!

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Who we are

Lycaeum Music is a service focused on delivering specialised music tuition at home, online, or in group settings to children and adults across London. We have been featured in the local media on numerous occasions, even being on featured on prime-time BBC Radio London three times so far!

We have been particularly successful with the MusicOnWheels social inclusion project, where we bought a double decker bus and converted it into a musical space, taking it to various areas of London to deliver musical education free at point of use to underprivileged children in London, in partnership with Brent, Westminster, and the Arts Council. A 6min presentation video made by Emmy award winning film-maker Joe Pavlo is available here.

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