Piano

At SuSo, our piano teachers are curious, innovative and student-centred.   We aim for an holistic music education that encourages whole musicianship – playing by ear, reading music, improvisation, composition, playing popular music and inviting musical exploration.  We teach according to the learning style and musical preference of the student.  Whether you are interested in the more traditional exam route, or wish to explore your own musical creativity and self-expression through improvisation and creative play, we will develop a program to best suit your needs. 

Claire Crehan 

Claire started teaching piano in 2003 and has been actively developing her own teaching methodology since then.  She is a member of the Curious Piano Teachers, an online global community of teachers who are at the forefront of pedagogical research and innovative thinking in relation to teaching piano as holistically as possible. 

“My daughter absolutely loves piano and literally bounces into her lessons every week.  Not only have her musical skills dramatically improved but also her self-confidence under Claire’s expertise”. 

Claire also teaches adults from beginner to advanced levels.

“Moving at my pace was key to my learning, and Claire’s patience, ability and willingness to adjust our lessons to the level of instruction to meet my needs is a credit to her wonderful personality and teaching skills…  She has a good sense of humour and each lesson is so enjoyable that the time flies by”.  (Geraldine, adult student)

One on one classes are 30 minutes / 1 hour long. All of our classes are taught with a focus on personal development and confidence building.

To read more about Claire’s way of teaching, check out her blog From Heart to Heart – The Joy of Teaching

Bernadette Shiel-Nolan

Bernadette has been teaching piano with us since 2018.  She is a dedicated and kind teacher, who encourages each student along their own musical journey.  If students wish to do exams, Bernie is happy to facilitate this.  You can read more about Bernie here.

“Sean is really enjoying his piano lessons with Bernie.  She is a great teacher who has a lovely way with him.  Anywhere we go, he cannot pass a piano without playing a tune and we love that”.  

“Bernie has been a lovely teacher for Sophie – she’s had about four previous piano teachers and finds Bernie’s teaching style just right for her – encouraging and paying attention to detail. She helped her to achieve honours in her Grade 5 piano exam!  Bernie goes over and above what’s expected to bring out the best in her students”. 

Costs:

€25 annual registration fee

€83 / month over 10 months

€69 / month over 12 months

This includes:

  • 35 half-hour lessons 
  • access to 3 band program days during the school year
  • 2 recitals per year
  • supplementary teaching material 
  • access to online technology