Welcome to My Website
I have been involved in music education for the last 20 years and currently teach privately and at state and independent schools across the South East. I am also a freelance keyboard player and live performer.
I specialise in Classical and popular Electronic Keyboard and Rock and Pop piano giving students the opportunity to play the music they enjoy as well as coaching them to high standards of musicianship through the grades structure.
Why Choose Me?
- 20 Years’ Experience of music tuition to many pupils from beginner to advanced level
- Electronic Keyboard and Rock, Pop and Classical Piano specialist
- Fully set up for Video Online Lessons on various platforms – Zoom, Skype, FaceTime
- I can make home visits or you can attend my home studio
- Fully DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checked with certificate
- Areas covered include Farnborough, Aldershot, Fleet, Camberley, Farnham
“ I’ll teach you what you want to learn ”
Read more about the music lessons I offer, including tuition prices, locations and music grade exams…
See the syllabuses available for classical and contemporary electronic keyboard, piano & from the UK’s leading exam boards
As an established music teacher with 20 years experience, I have successfully taught many people. Here are some comments from some of my valued students parents:
Jim is professional, committed and approachable music teacher, who combines high standards of teaching skills with an informal teaching style that is very appropriate for the needs of young music students. Over the last two years, he has successfully developed my son's keyboard skills, being particularly supportive in preparing him for his first formal music examination. My son looks forward to his music lesson every week!”
HG, Fleet, Hampshire
My son has been taught keyboard by Jim for a number of years and describes his teaching qualities as patient, kind and thoughtful. He says "for instance, if I want to learn to play a particular tune, Mr O'Neil will often look for that music or listen to it and bring the score along with him for the next lesson which is great." From my view as a parent, he has engendered my son's enthusiasm for playing whilst ensuring he puts in the work for his grades! Both of us have no hesitation in recommending Jim's work.”
CHS, Finchampstead, Berkshire
Here are answers to some common questions you might have – please don’t hesitate to contact me if you require any further information or to book your first lesson.
Yes, I am happy to work towards both the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) or Trinity Guildhall Graded exams with my students
It is never too late to start learning the piano. I have taught many adult learners
I am happy to travel to your home. I primarily cover Farnborough, Aldershot, Fleet, Camberley and Farnham but can travel outside these areas so please get in touch to find out
Usually I suggest 20 to 30 minutes to begin with, particularly for younger students. Older and more advanced students will usually benefit from a longer lesson length of 30-60 minutes
I require 24 hours notice for cancellation of lessons