disciplined, friendly, passionate counselor and teacher 
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  • Read web page before you contact me/ Fees £38phr

  • No under 6 years

  • 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: underway

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


Students are currently having their lessons online. Until January 2022

Availability: Soon to be teaching face to Face. Online lessons are currently available. January 2022 depending on the Covid situation.
I may not have any spaces in the New Year as I am currently taking on new pupils.


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

Important Notice

I offer Trinity and ABRSM exams.Over the last year ALL students have decided to work with Trinity. This is due to the ease of application as well as the pieces are mixed with modern and classical.
LCM is part of University of London, this is where I undertook my study of music certification as well as Trinity.
NOTE: ABRSM, TRINITY, LCM are all guided by UCAS.  
Trinity College of Music's shown over the last 18 months that's their exam system is easier to deal with and students have enjoyed the mixture of Technical as well as Pieces. 

If your Son/Daughter has had a bad experience in learning with another tutor please do not think all teachers/tutors are the same or teach the same methods. Many of my pupils have come from other teachers and schools due to their methods of teaching. I am extremely passionate about my students learning well and enjoying their instrument into old age.

Personalized. Comprehensive. Fun.

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

I do not teach under 6 yrs of age 

Under 16yrs can be accompanied by an adult. Parents welcome to sit in lessons


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)


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.

Online Lessons

Online lessons have become very successful over the past year and all students have passed exams with Distinctions, Merits, and Passes.

I am considering opening back to a mixture of face to face and online lessons in January 2022

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

Assured Learning

"Notes are the blood of music and the heart of the music is the student.Without the heart there is no soul and no rhythm. Music becomes alive when the student understands that they are the heart of the music".

John McCutcheon


Making Learning More Enjoyable

  • 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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Guaranteed Success

Children from 6 yrs upwards

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ABRSM Grades 1-5 and Trinity Grade 6-8



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.




  • 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


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".