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Mike Busby Piano

ST. ALBANS, Hertfordshire

(8)
6 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Mike Busby Piano logo
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Mike Busby Piano

ST. ALBANS, Hertfordshire

(8)
6 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

About

Whilst classically trained, I also play in a couple of touring bands, so am equally comfortable teaching rock, pop and jazz as classical.

I am happy to teach both adults and children, as well as beginners to intermediate.

Most lessons are at my house in the Jersey Farm area of St Albans, but I am able to go to students' houses in certain circumstances.

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Reviews (8)

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R
30 June 2020

I had only one lesson with Mike before lock-down started and lessons went online, so it's early days. By using technology creatively, Mike has kept me developing. I submit recordings, onto which he superimposes video commentary and sends back to me; this is very useful because I can keep going back to it. Even after lockdown, I might want to continue to do this. I am looking to explore wider than the ABRSM syllabus, I feel pretty confident that Mike will enable me to do this. He is encouraging and supportive and if you’re look for something a bit different (I was) then Mike might be your guy. More...

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18 May 2020

Mike has been teaching me piano for over two years now, he is patient and knowledgable with the skills to teach all abilities. I would certainly recommend him to others. More...

M
15 May 2020

Mike has been teaching me for nearly two years and my piano playing and understanding have improved. My only regret is that I wish he had been my teacher when I started having lessons 5 years ago. I have learnt more with Mike, than any other teacher, and I have had 3 over the years. Would highly recommend for young and old alike and, unfortunately, I come in the ‘old’ category. You are never too old to learn, so have a few lessons. More...

C
15 May 2020

Learning the piano rather late in life with dodgy musical knowledge so..... thank heavens for very patient, humorous, flexible encouraging lessons. Learnt a shed load. Very happy with Mike Busby. Great use of technology without loosing the human touch. Highly recommended. More...

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15 May 2020

My 2 daughters have lesson from Mike over 2 years now. I am very happy how they have progressed so well and my elder daughter can play some of my favourite pop musics, that really makes me happy and proud of her.
Mike is a great communicator with students and my kids always enjoy learning from him.
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D
15 May 2020

Mike started teaching our then 7 year old son last year, and he has now progressed through grade 1. Mike is super patient and sets a really good tone perfect for motivating our son to learn.
Since lockdown has started Mike has set remote learning, where we upload and receive valuable feedback on videos between lessons. Mike has clearly invested in some excellent software, meaning we continue to receive excellent value for money.
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M
11 March 2018

Always on time, reliable and my kids enjoy the lessons with mike busby

Thanks for your review, Misun. Your girls are a delight to teach. :-)

C
21 September 2017

I had not played the piano for about 40 years when I saw Mike's advert. He has been teaching me for six months during which time I feel I have developed my playing skills and I have a far greater appreciation of the technical side of music. Mike is very knowledgeable and a rigorous and thorough teacher. I leave my lesson with a sense of achievement and with plenty to practice for next time. I would definitely recommend him :) More...

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Q&A

I have got so much pleasure from playing the piano over the years that I wanted to give something back and help others to get the same enjoyment.

I have always enjoyed being 'master of my own destiny'. Running my own business allows me a certain amount of freedom to enjoy my other pursuits in life, and also to perform with my bands that tour the UK.

I have a good all-round knowledge of piano and keyboards having been classically trained to Grade 8 level, but now performing in two bands across the country. The bands I play in perform a variety of musical genres and I am able to better teach these styles to the students who wish to learn contemporary music.

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