Piano tuition

‘Helen is the kindest piano teacher I have ever met. When we play the same piece on the same piano, I always wonder if the piano has been changed!’
Lei Ye
Bristol University

Helen offers private piano tuition, working with advanced students, both face-to-face and online. She is particularly interested in enabling freedom of technique in piano playing, working with performance anxiety and understanding the motivation and potential of her students.

Helen offers private one to one lessons, either online or face to face. She works with advanced piano students, on a weekly or more flexible basis. In addition, Helen can offer lessons for students preparing for auditions, both as solo pianists and accompanists. Helen is also available to accompany exams and auditions.

Helen currently teaches piano and piano accompaniment at Bristol University, to undergraduate and postgraduate performance students. She is in demand as a private piano teacher, working with advanced students, both face to face and online. Helen previously taught piano for 10 years at Trinity College of Music Junior Department, as well as teaching at Leeds College of Music, the Guildhall School and Cheltenham Ladies College. Her qualifications include an ARCM diploma a Master’s degree in Performance. Helen studied with Ronan O’Hora, Andrew Zolinky and Alicja Fiderkiewicz. Many of Helen’s students have performed Concertos, including Schumann, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Gershwin, and been successful in competitions and auditions for music colleges. Helen has given seminars for the Andante Union in China, to over 300 students, and for Bath Spa University among others.

Helen has been invited to give masterclasses at Wells Cathedral School, Royal Holloway, University of London, Trinity College of Music, Bath University, Dartington International Summer School and Pro Corda.

Helen has worked as an adjudicator for the BBC Young Musician of the Year and various music festivals. She has also examined end of year recitals at the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music.

Helen runs regularly online and face to face workshops for advanced pianists. Recent topics have included an evening with pianist William Howard, ‘Issues of Pedalling’ and ‘Effective Practice Techniques’. Please contact Helen if you are interested in attending these workshops.

Please contact Helen with any enquiries. Hourly rate: £47

More testimonials...

'I was looking for something a bit particular in a teacher: ability and willingness to relate to adult learners, first-class musicianship and playing to inspire me, ability to work both at the technical level and at the musical level, knowledge of and insight into piano repertoire to make suggestions that both inspire and challenge (by just the right amount....I was lucky enough to find Helen Reid a couple of years ago, who has more than exceeded my expectations.'
Advanced adult learner
'She has improved my playing in so many ways. Each lesson gives me a list of new things to think about...I would highly recommend Helen for anyone who wants to further enhance their skills at the piano'
Diploma student
'Wonderful teacher as well as a great pianist and a very welcoming and interactive way of teaching.'
Diploma student