Becoming a musician is not just about acquiring a new skill, it’s an enjoyable way to express yourself. You can meet new people, learn more about the history of music, discover more about yourself – your likes, your strengths, your abilities and nurture a lifelong love, or even career in music.

Our team of music teachers are fully experienced musicians and are all seasoned performers in their own right.

Lessons follow a structured syllabus format including, but not limited to, Rockschool, Trinity, Guildhall, ABRSM, London College of Music and RGT@LCM.

Riverside Studios offers a fun, relaxed and supportive environment where students can begin to get the most out of their instruments and hone their practical skills. No matter your age, ambition, level or chosen instrument, we offer a range of classes to suit. If you have an interest in something a little unusual or obscure, get in touch – we have a vast network of musicians and can probably source a teacher who can help.

Riverside piano tuition

Piano & Keyboard Tuition
with Chris Watts

First, we need to understand your current abilities and what it is you’d like to achieve, so our piano/Keyboard induction session are a great start for us to learn about you. Whatever your standard, the initial first lessons will explore your understanding of the instrument and help us shape out a program of practical lesson plan tailored to your specific personal goals.

Beginners will study the fundamentals of keys, including the notes on the keyboard, scales, chord progressions and key signatures. Students will practice correct finger placement, hand and sitting positions and will learn about musical terminology and how to read piano music. The course will help to develop improvisational skills by exploring a wide variation of musical pieces.

For the more advanced students, or for those looking to progress further, attention will be paid to advancing knowledge on musical theory and musical terminology. The course will be more technical and comprehensive, examining chord progressions and key signatures to strengthen understanding and improvisational skills.  Once students are confident and ready we set to work on exams with ABRSM- we will put together a syllabus and support program which will see you through your exams

For those wanting to learn the instrument for fun or as a hobby, our lessons are friendly and fun, for all ages. We cover as much of the above that is desired, whilst learning to play your favourite songs on Piano or Keyboard.

We cover a vast repertoire on music from Classical, Musicals, Vintage, Jazz through to current, working towards live performances and concerts, and once your favourite piece is perfected, we'll record it for you to keep to show your progress!

We offer a 30 minute 1:1 class per week, secured as a block booking per school term.


Induction Class (30 Mins) - £15.00

30 Minutes - £20.00