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Piano Lessons
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Piano Lessons in Gateshead

Welcome to Sweet Symphony School of Music – your pathway to Piano excellence!

We offer fantastic Piano lessons from our Studio here in Washington, just a short drive from Gateshead. With over 200 Students taking Piano lessons here each week, it’s our most popular instrument. We currently have 8 teachers available to cope with the demand.

So whether you’re just starting out or you’re already a seasoned pianist aiming to polish your technique, our passionate instructors are ready to guide you in unlocking your musical talent.

Why Choose Piano Lessons?

Piano lessons are an excellent choice for several compelling reasons:

  1. Structured Learning:
    Piano lessons offer a systematic approach to learning, which is invaluable for beginners establishing a solid musical foundation and for seasoned players honing their craft. Through a carefully designed curriculum, students can advance steadily, mastering new techniques and musical concepts as they progress.
  2. Personalised Instruction:
    Every student possesses their own unique learning style, aspirations, and hurdles. Piano lessons provide personalised instruction tailored to individual needs, ensuring that each student receives the necessary support and guidance to thrive. Whether you’re embarking on your musical journey or seeking to refine your skills, a skilled instructor can offer valuable insights and assistance.
  3. Motivation and Accountability:
    Mastering an instrument requires dedication and perseverance, and it’s common to encounter obstacles or periods of wavering motivation. Piano lessons offer a source of accountability and inspiration, keeping students engaged and committed to their musical endeavours. Regular lessons provide tangible markers of progress and achievement, fueling students’ enthusiasm and propelling them forward on their musical path.

Studio Location

Conveniently located in Washington, our Studio serves as a welcoming haven for budding musicians across the North East. Here’s how to find us:

Sweet Symphony School of Music
Speculation House
Speculation Place
Tyne and Wear
NE37 2AP


Each Teacher sets their own rate of tuition, so prices vary slightly between Teachers.

Tuition is paid on the 1st of the month and is a fixed monthly flat-rate payment.

For more information on our pricing and cancellation policies, please click here.

I learnt to play the piano a very long time ago and hadn’t played for years. I got the chance of buying an electric piano and thought I could just sit down and play. How wrong I was.

Louise, however, has helped me to rekindle my enthusiasm. She has the patience to sit with an older person and remain calm while I play as if I’ve never played before. We have a laugh, then I try again and sometimes I even play the right notes!

I would definitely recommend Sweet Symphony to beginners and rusty players like myself.

Audrey, adult piano student
Sweet Symphony offers Piano Lessons to adults in Washington

Piano FAQ

Do I need to have a Piano before I start lessons?

No – we understand that buying a Piano can be a bit of an expensive purchase and you may wish to try out a few lessons before you commit to buying one. We would, however, advise that you will get the most out of your lessons once you have an instrument at home on which to practise. Your Teacher can advise you on what to look for in an instrument, and we can also recommend some local music retailers to help you with your purchase.

What ages do you teach?

From 3 – 103! Our Preschool Piano Lessons are perfect for young preschool Students aged 3 and upwards. Once children have started school they’re generally ready for our regular Piano lessons.
We also have adult Piano lessons available throughout the week, so whatever your age we’ll be sure to be able to find a suitable lesson space for you.

I’m an adult but I’ve never played before – am I too old to learn?

Absolutely not! We have loads of adult Students who have come to us as absolute beginners. The most important thing is your enthusiasm to learn (and practice!)
Our lessons are tailored to go at your own pace, so you’ll never feel under pressure or overwhelmed.
For more information on starting Piano lessons as an adult, check out our blog post about this very subject.

How much practice should I do each week?

This answer depends entirely on you and your own circumstances. We realise that everyone has extremely busy lives these days and fitting in practice can be difficult. The best solution is to try and get into a practice routine and aim for little and often – you’ll get more out of regular 10 minute practice sessions than trying to cram an hour and a half the night before your lesson!

Do I have to sit music exams?

Not at all. When they reach the required standard, we do have a conversation with Students about music exams. Many Students choose to go down the exam route, but we have plenty who continue to just play for please. We will never force exams on anyone, but recognise that they can be a good way to gauge and mark progess, as well as providing firm targets for those who like to work towards goals.
Sweet Symphony is a registered Trinity College exam centre, so all of our exams are held right here in the Sweet Symphony Studio.

I’m not sure if it’s Piano or Keyboard I want to learn. Is there a difference?

Although the two look very similar, there are, in fact, several differences between a Keyboard and a Piano. And whichever one you decide to learn will have an impact on the content of your lessons.
Our advice is: if you have a Keyboard at home, learn Keyboard. If you have a Piano, learn Piano!
If you’re not sure which route you want to go down, our admin staff are always on-hand to advise.

Are You Ready to Make Music?

Are you ready to embark on your journey toward Piano excellence and become part of our lively musical family? Get in touch with us today, or simply click below to schedule your first lesson. Let’s create beautiful music together!