Piano Lessons - Cambridge
including Barton, Bottisham, Cambridge, Cambourne, Cherry Hinton, Chesterton, Cottenham, Coton, Dry Drayton, Fen Ditton, Foxton, Girton, Hardwick, Harston, Haslingfield, Hauxton, Histon & Impington, Kings Hedges, Landbeach, Milton, Orchard Park, Swavesey, Trumpington, Waterbeach, Wilburton and Willingham.
Steven Levitt began teaching the piano Wendover, Buckinghamshire in 1972.On moving to Cambridge in 1980, he became a piano teacher and choir trainer at the Young Arbury Music Makers, where he became Assistant Director of Music, and subsequently Director of Music from 1983-1990.
In 1989, Steven and his wife, Lynette, moved to Milton, just north of Cambridge, when they married. The name Rowans Music was adopted, as they lived in The Rowans at that time. Rowans Music became part of the Rowans Group, when I started Rowans Scientific Publications in 2007.
Steven has taught many hundreds of children and adults over the ensuing years. He taught one family for over twenty years, from January 1992, having taught all three daughters, and their mother, until the youngest daughter went to study music at university. He has several families where he teaches two or more children, and a number of families who have been with him for many years.
For a period of 5 years, from 1990-95 Steven held Saturday morning music sessions at the Milton Primary School, under the name of The Rowans School of Music Saturday Centre. This served the school and community offering lessons in a wide range of instruments, a choir, bands and an orchestra.
Steven is one of the few teachers in the area who travel to most of his students. This has resulted in a practice serving Barton, Bottisham, Cambridge, Cambourne, Cherry Hinton, Chesterton, Cottenham, Coton, Dry Drayton, Fen Ditton, Foxton, Girton, Hardwick, Harston, Haslingfield, Hauxton, Histon & Impington, Kings Hedges, Landbeach, Milton, Orchard Park, Swavesey, Trumpington, Waterbeach, Wilburton and Willingham..
He teaches a wide range of styles, and aims to try to introduce his students to any style of music that will help to maintain their interest in playing. After initially teaching his students to play, Steven's main aim is that, above all, his students should enjoy playing.
In July 2000, Steven sustained a serious injury to his hand, in an accident, which reduced him developing his teaching practice for 2 years, but since then, his practice has continued to grow, mainly by word of mouth, but also some advertising.
Steven enters pupils for examination with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), when he considers them to be ready. He expect scales to be fluent and aural tests to be understood at the beginning of the term the examination is to be undertaken so that the final term can be spent concentrating on polishing the pieces. Steven has entered over 100 students for examination over the years, with a 98% pass rate, and over 50% have been passes with merit or distinction.
You will need to obtain the music suggested, from any of the music shops in Cambridge. Occasionally Steven might be able to get it for you, if he visits one of the shops, but he is not able to make regular visits to buy music for clients. For very young children, we use the Music for Little Mozarts series, for child beginners, the John Thompson "Easiest Piano Course" and for older beginners, the James Bastien's "The Older Beginner Piano Course, Level One". For adults beginners, either the Bastien or more usually the Alfred "Adult All-in-One-Course" or Janet and Alan Bullard's "Pianoworks"
2020 - Due to the restrictions over the spread of Covid-19, all teaching is currently undertaken on-line. Once restrictions enable in person teaching again, we will gradually re-introduce home visits, but on-line lessons will always be an option if required
The Fees charged depend entirely on where you live, and how many other students we have in your area. From the start of the new academic year in September 2020 my fees will be for teaching at in Milton or on-line, £17.00 per 30 minute lesson, and away from home, prices start at £20.00 per 30 minutes, to allow for the cost of running a vehicle, additional public liability insurance, and the fact that whilst travelling we cannot be teaching another student.
If you would like to contact me about lessons, the easiest way is by email. See the Contact page for how to get in touch.
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Published August 2020 © Rowans Music 1980-2020
Updated - 25th August 2020