WELCOME TO SLOUGH PIANO TEACHER
disciplined, friendly, passionate counselor and teacher 
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  • Read web page before you contact me/ Fees £38ph

  • Grades 5 and above £40 ph.

  • 100% Dedicated Pupils/Parents Only

  • Choice to undertake exams or not

  • Prepared to study and learn and have fun

  • Parents must support child through training

  • 14 week probation/evaluation on training

  • Exams and Fun.Theory, Composition and Production

  • 3 Strike System in place. No study Slot goes.

  • Pay fees on time or no lesson

  • One to One lessons only: No groups

  • Choice to have lesson at home and at mine: (2022)(depends on Covid)

All students passed their 2020 Exams
 2021 Examinations nearly finished
2 pupils gaining the highest scores for Grade 4 in the Country.

"Outstanding, Entertaining, understanding, incredibly patient, good value"

                                         


Coronavirus/Omicron Varient







 
I have added here a link regarding the virus in the UK and your local area:   Interactive Map

My students are currently having their lessons online and this has been working just fine as has their examinations, this will continue due to the severity of Covid/Omicron.

A study by ABRSM has shown that 90% of music teaching is now online as it is now a preferred method of  teaching and for examinations. My own survey did show that over 98% of parents now preferred online lessons as did the pupils.Click on the picture above to read the full ABRSM report.
                               

I would advise you to BOOK your lessons now as my waiting list can be up to 2 years.

Serious students only should apply ( I can't hold slots for more than 2 weeks)

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ABRSM Report November 2021

Please click on the image to read their recent report about pupils and teachers online.

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                                                                              IMPORTANT 

Before you contact me please read my Terms and Conditions and Expectations. If you can't be bothered to look through my web page, then you will not be interested in how I teach your child.

Alan Fletcher from Neighbours

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Learn  for Exams and For Fun

Before I started to teach I thought long and hard about how I would wish to be taught and what differences could I actually make to a students education in music. Would I teach the same methods as I was taught many years before or try and change that.

Many teachers today still teach by the old methods and they work to a point, however I found ways to make the learning process faster, enjoyable and retaining the discipline required to learn. I have not changed my method and the proof is in all the students who have passed their examinations over the years.My students on average learn 3 times faster with my methods.

I don't just teach piano for examinations.Learning exam after exam is not good practice although it might be quick you will miss out on so much enjoyment of other music. Learning for fun can also give you a skill for life.

Currently all my pupils are undertaking their Trinity Exams as they prefer the choices available. I can still offer ABRSM although I do find some of their pieces slightly outdated. However upon asking those pupils who are undertaking Trinity they have told me that they feel much more relaxed and enjoy the music.


As from January I will also be offering the ISoM Performance Graded Exam.This is a digital exam from The London College of Music.This can be taught from 3 years upwards and all learning material is free to Grade 4.If you would like more information regarding the ISoM Exams please click on their sign above.

If you click on the pictures above of Trinity, ABRSM, ISoM and LCM it will direct you to their relevant pages for examinations and information.

Personalized. Comprehensive. Fun.
Passing Exam Grades can help you get into University and College.

PDFS

Quick Links

January 2016 - Completed Diploma in Teaching: Motivating Students To Learn

Module 1: Behavior and Goals as Motivation Sources 

Module 2: Motivation Related to Attributions and Interests 

Module 3: Self-Efficacy

Module 4: Self-Determination 

Module 5: Combining Motivation Theories 

Module 6: Motivating Students to Learn Assessment

I continue to write and compose music for enjoyment and I have recently been asked to compose the opening Music to a TV Series in the USA. So it is now all down to the studios if they want to take the TV Series on. It is also very expensive to do so. I do however have good contacts within the Music and TV/Film Industry. 

I'm a former Resident Hotel Pianist and played at the Castle Hotel in Windsor daily as well as being headhunted to play for a well-known Bistro that was in St.Albans.

I also teach Film, TV, Pop and Stage Music. I also incorporate this into my students studies. Learning should be FUN!

Be like a fisherman

"Notes are like fish. There are different ones and they do different things.The Pupil needs to think like a fisherman. You need to make the right catch and capture your haul. If you capture the notes, you capture the essence and dynamics."  "Be like a fisherman capture the music"

John McCutcheon

 

Making Learning More Enjoyable

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  • Certifications: Protecting Children From Child Sexual Exploitation V2

  • CPR - AED - First Aid Certified

  • Motivational Coaching

  • CBT : Cognitive behavioural therapy

 Continuous Learning with other Diplomas and Certifications

  • Spoken English & Public Speaking

  • Solo Acting

  • Stage & Theatre

  • Vocal/Singing/Breathing

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PIANO LESSONS

Guaranteed Success

Children from 6 yrs upwards

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Theory
Singing
Relaxation
Motivation
CBT

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ABRSM Grades 1-5 and Trinity Grade 1-8

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PIANO LESSONS

Personalized Attention

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Welcome Visitor,   

 

You have shown an interest in learning the Piano or Keyboard.I hope you find the information that I give of use to you.Please read all the links.

I look forward to answering your questions and helping you with your Music.

 

SO WHY CHOOSE ME AS A TEACHER

 

  • Over 45 years experience of piano and keyboard

  • Calm friendly environment

  • Sense of humour

  • Experienced Teacher

  • Pupil Awards and competitions

  • Have performed publicly and live on TV

  • Understanding of children with fears and disabilities

  • Passionate about my work and how my students study and perform

  • I'm a Father and understand the care and compassion required to teach

  • True one hour lessons

  • Certifications by London College of Music, Trinity College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama

  • Relaxation, Voice and Performance Coaching

  • Motivational Coaching

  • Currently upgrading skill set with a number of Diplomas in Teaching

Contact me today to see how you can benefit from my wide range of services.

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With over 45 years of experience in Music/Piano studies and continuing  study in the world of Theatre/Stage and Music in Edinburgh - John McCutcheon can help guide you through the world of Music and Entertainment.

Having several stage shows under his belt such as Grease, Fame, Oklahoma, The Miser, Our Town and with participation in Radio and TV - John McCutcheon proved that having composed Music for the likes of James Bond and Baywatch it has given him an insight into the world of show business. He was asked to perform for Cat's Musical at the Theatre Royal Windsor.

He has composed music for Princess Diana, and Sir Sean Connery

  

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John McCutcheon and Robbie Williams

CONTACT ME

80, Upton Park, Slough SL1 2DG, UK

07933 070973

Myself and Robbie Williams/Take That

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Please continue to read through my web page and I do hope that you will find that I have answered many of the questions you may require in needing a Piano Teacher.

 

John McCutcheon

Having been involved for over 45 years within the music industry and bands such as RAAN, Orange Juice (session player ), and appearances on TV, John is now teaching those wishing to pursue a career in music.

In 1998 John sourced FBI and Christian Henson to work on the composition called "Spymaster" for Eon Productions - The World is Not Enough

Christian Henson

Christian Henson is a multi nominated (including Ivor Novello and World Soundtrack Awards) and multi award-winning composer. With over 45 films to his name, he has proved to be a prodigious and versatile force within the UK film industry.

Christian engineered and supported John McCutcheon in the production of "Spymaster".