Refreshing and innovative approach to piano lessons...
Livingston Piano lessons (Est 2011) is a rapidly growing piano school. By far the largest piano school in West lothian, we receive lesson enquiries most days of the week from families throughout West Lothian and West Edinburgh.
Our core mission is that kids and teens reach their full potential with piano and enjoy all the multiple benefits in the process. Our friendly programme is built around this. For example:
Our approach in more detail...
The system we use has been shown to rapidly accelerate progress amongst our student base. For example, students typically complete their book series significantly faster than the average time suggested by the publisher. Students catch on to this constant sense of forward momentum. Week in, week out they tend to leave the small class excited to tell their parents how many pieces they have mastered that day. This sense of achievement is highly motivating for us teachers to witness!
Best of all, this result isn’t arrived at by teachers using tactics, incentives, or a strict manner to enforce lots of home practice. Students here practice in real time with us at the 1 hour lesson itself. We teach them the skills they need to take ownership of their own results. Indeed, one of our guiding philosophies is that through our programme, students should become very successful independent learners. This surely gets straight to the heart of what good teaching is about. We empower our students.
In my experience if you’ve ever taught one to one lessons you may resonate with the following:
We live in an age where we are bombarded with more information all the time. For example, the latest teaching philosophies, the latest music teaching app, the latest theme filled games which you simply must do with your students!, another blogger’s perspective on how to teach ‘creativity’………
At the heart of our model is a sense of ‘simplicity’. Yes, we use some supplementary apps and occasional games but at its core, we know how to get great results from students. Continuous ‘repertoire acquisition’ and the week to week mastery of new concepts is a very tangible ‘results’ indicator. This is as true to parents as it is to students and us teachers.
An easy to implement system:
Qualities we look for in teachers:
Our studio is very conveniently located at 5 Newyearfield business units, Livingston, EH546TW.
This is 15 mins drive from J1 of the M8 at Hermiston Gait
20 mins or less on very regular trains from Haymarket and 15 mins or less from Edinburgh Park.
Teachers here are welcome to use facilities in the studio– (Digital pianos, Computer and Wifi) out width their teaching hours.
Hours and days:
Various- Including evenings and weekends.
We are always on the lookout for the best teachers to join our small and friendly team. If you think you’d be interested in joining us we’d love to hear from you!
Benefits of working here:
£16.50 per hour during 3 weeks initial training. This covers 17 hours.
Following successful training period pay is £27-£32.50 per 1 hour class.
You are also paid at a rate of £20 per hour for any meetings and admin time required. These meetings are held through zoom and are scheduled at a mutually convenient time. I.E, you choose days and times on a digital calendar which work for you.