Paul Napier-BurrowsI teach singing and piano to people of all ages and levels from Cheam in Surrey - and have been a singing and piano teacher for over 20 years.

None of my pupils have failed an exam in the last 10 years. That’s largely due to the amount of work my pupils put in but I also work hard to keep them motivated and to make learning music an enjoyable experience.

I teach up to Grade 6 piano and Grade 8 singing – for both the Associated Board and Trinity exams. I also teach singing to Diploma level for Advanced Students.

I teach because I really enjoy it. However, because I work full time as a singer, I only have about 14 half-hour sessions available each week. I normally teach on Saturdays as well as some weekday early evenings.

My background

I have been a professional singer for over 34 years, having trained at the Royal College of Music, and am a member of English National Opera. I also regularly perform as a soloist in concerts and oratorios. Read more....

benefits

The benefits of learning piano and singing are numerous. It's not just that learning a musical skill can provide enrichment and pleasure for a lifetime. It also helps develop your character as well as improving concentration, mental flexibility and self-knowledge. Read more....

Importance of learning performance skills

Technique is important but it’s not enough on its own. Sometimes one can listen to a pianist or a singer and, although their technique is excellent, there’s something missing from their performance. So audiences end up with a feeling of lifelessness and flatness. Read more....

performance

I have a large repertoire of sacred and choral music, including all the major oratorios, and I can be booked for performances. In addition, complete concert evenings can be arranged with my colleagues.

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testimonial

"Paul is a very good piano teacher – he makes my lessons fun, and the pieces easy to learn and remember. He is always in a good, jolly mood and engaged in whatever I am doing." Max, Grade 3

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