Piano lessons in Derby...

My name is Dom Scohy.

I have 20 years of teaching experience, & have been performing for 15 years. I'm from Belgium & the son of an international opera singer. I started my first piano lessons at the age of 3 years old, & achieved a music theory & piano diploma at the Academy of Auderghem at 16. I then studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels.

I have more than 20 years of international teaching experience between Belgium, France, and the UK.
In Derbyshire, I have previously taught lesson(s) at Foulds/Forte music school, & Derby school of music. I have also composed music for shows in Brussels.

I am very passionate & enthusiastic. I am very comfortable with classical, jazz & pop. I teach theory individually or in very didactic & fun group lessons. In my spare time, I am the keys player of the Derby-based jazz/funk band Oobleck.

Piano tuition is like learning a poem in Japanese because it sounds beautiful & is great, but understanding what you are saying is even better - I will help you understand music entirely. I have students from Allestree, Mickleover,
Littleover, Belper, see my testimonials here. I have been DBS checked. Contact me for your first piano lesson, near Mackworth in Derby - contact me now!

My testimonials from my Derby students (Google reviews)

  • review rating 5  Dom is super talented and so passionate about music and is a great teacher. He won’t just teach you how to read music and play, but how to understand and interpret music. His enthusiasm is infectious and his pupils love his lessons. He’s also a lovely guy. My daughter really enjoys her lessons. I would recommend him to anyone.

    thumb Sarah Reid
    11/09/2018
  • review rating 5  Great piano teacher. My son enjoys his lessons which are challenging and helpful to him developing his ability. Recommended as a piano teacher.

    thumb Michelle Mackervoy
    11/07/2018
  • review rating 5  Dom is a fantastic piano teacher! It has been two years since I started to learn piano with him, and it has been a great experience so far. I feel very supported in my practise, and I have discovered an amazing world through the theory and practise I was not aware of! My partner is also learning with Dom, and it's great to see how Dom tailors the lessons to each individual, so the work is really focused on what you need the most.

    thumb Olivier R
    11/03/2018
  • review rating 5  Dom is a fantastic piano teacher! We were very lucky to find him two years ago, and have been having weekly piano and music lessons from him ever since. Complete beginners, Dom has been very patient and encouraging all the way through. I cannot believe we are now considering piano exams and playing Bach! We really enjoy his teaching style, and are very grateful to Dom for opening up the music world to us.

    thumb Eduardo Villatoro
    11/03/2018
  • review rating 5  Dom is a fantastic piano teacher. He has a real passion for music and is clearly very knowledgeable and experienced with all styles. He has been teaching my two teenage boys for 3 or 4 months and has already re-ignited their interest and they are enjoying their lessons again. He knows exactly what music they will like, and his enthusiasm is brilliant! His teaching is easy going and relaxed, and he is always positive and encouraging. I am really pleased we found him – thank you Dom!

    thumb Joanne Ip
    10/31/2018

My Experience teaching piano

Piano Music Tuition

2001-2008

Piano Teacher Music School, Brussels

I used to teach music in a state school. Music is assessed twice a year. My work was to teach students to pass their exams, just like I do at my home in Derby now with my lessons.

Piano instructor

2004-2013

Private teacher at Magic keyboard school in Belgium

Piano teacher in a private music school, close to the international Queen Elisabeth chapel. I had the chance to be part of masterclass of worldwide pianist such as Maria Joao Pires who is teaching at the Chapel. I learn how to adapt my teaching to my students, which I now do every day in Derby.

Piano tution & member examination board

2010-2013

At St Michel college

I was a member of the examination board, which now helps me to prepare students for their piano grades (ABRSM, Trinity...).

Piano lessons

2009-2013

Ethnic Drums Teacher In An Autistic School "Les 4 Vents"

The work included, dealing with teenagers with on the autistic spectrums. We had to work on poly-rhythm which basically means that the group of approximately 15 teens were divided in different groups, and played all together with rhythms. Like a drums orchestra. My work here, now assists me to help students who are struggling with the rhythm, during my lessons in Mackworth.

Piano teacher

2014-2015

Derby school of music near Littleover

I prepared students for their grades (ABRSM, Trinity...) during each lesson.

Piano tutor & music theory

2015-2018

Forte music school, Derby

A lot of the students I taught here are still with me today. I prepared learners for their grades - ABRSM & Trinity. I taught music theory in groups & 1-2-1.

Teacher of piano & music theory

2018 - present

My own home. 33 Cheviot Street, DE22 3EX

I teach learners of many different ages & adapt my style to suit them. They come from the surrounding areas of Oakwood, Mickleover, Allestree & even Burton!

My thoughts on pianos & teaching...

Fees

30 minutes piano lessons 1 to 1
£16
45 minutes piano lessons 1 to 1
£24
60 minutes piano lessons 1 to 1
£32
90 minutes theory group lesson
£15

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