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Piano Lessons Auckland

Tim provides engaging and contemporary piano lessons in Auckland, tailored to students of all ages and skill levels. With a strong background in jazz and performance, he offers deep insights into composing, understanding, and playing modern music.

Lessons are conducted in a purpose-built studio in Sandringham, Auckland, with options for online sessions as well.

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Meet Timothy William, a renowned Auckland-based pianist, producer, and music educator with over 15 years of experience in teaching piano. As a seasoned piano teacher in Auckland, Tim offers piano lessons from his home music studio in Sandringham, Auckland. 

Tim’s piano lessons are tailored to all skill levels and interests, covering styles from jazz to contemporary. He holds an Associate Diploma in Jazz Performance from the prestigious Wellington Conservatory of Music (now part of NZ School of Music) and is dedicated to a teaching approach that includes a modern syllabus covering piano and keyboard lessons, music theory, composition, and studio production techniques.

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"My ambition is not to have all my students become concert pianists, or have them grow into a career in music. I believe that musical education and appreciation is a hugely important pursuit in the development of children. As well as the enjoyment of learning an instrument, it will give them an awareness and appreciation of music around them"
- Timothy William


Tim offers structured piano lessons in Auckland tailored to fit individual learning styles and goals, with sessions available in 30, 45, or 60-minute formats. These lessons, held at his private music studio in Sandringham, cover both essential music theory and practical skills suited for all levels, from beginners to advanced players. Online lessons are also available for those who prefer remote learning.

Tim is a member of the Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand (IRMTNZ) as well as a registered member of ANZCA Music Examinations. 

In addition to piano/music lessons, Tim is happy to share his experience and knowledge in other areas of the music industry including:

Q & A

We offer piano lessons for students of all ages—starting from 4 years, to adults and those well into retirement.

Most lessons are 30minutes, but can be extended to 45/60mins; depending on each students individual requirements. 

Its ideal to have access to an instrument to practice on at home.  If you are looking to get one; Tim is happy to assist with recommending the right keyboard/piano for you.

Yes,  you can definitely prepare for piano exams with our lessons. Tim offers comprehensive coverage tailored to suit your individual needs, ensuring that you're well-prepared for any challenges you might face during your examinations. Whether you're aiming to complete graded assessments with organizations like ABRSM, Trinity, or any other recognized examination boards, Tim's expertise and structured approach will guide you through both the practical and theoretical aspects of the syllabus. He focuses on a thorough understanding of music theory, sight-reading, technique, and performance skills, making sure you feel confident and fully prepared on exam day.

Our lessons cover a wide range of musical styles including classical, jazz, pop, and more. We tailor the lessons according to the student’s interests and goals to make learning enjoyable and effective.

We understand that schedules can change. We offer flexible rescheduling options provided that you notify us at least 24 hours in advance. Lessons cancelled without 24 hours notice may still be charged.

T/W has been working professionally as a musician and teacher since a teenager and is approaching 20 years of teaching experience.

Yes, Tim offers online piano lessons for students who prefer the convenience of learning from their own home. These sessions are conducted using any of the standard video calling/conferencing apps/platforms; Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp etc...  Whether you're in Auckland or anywhere else, you can easily access Tim's expertise and continue your piano education online.

Lessons are conducted live via your chosen platform, allowing for real-time feedback and instruction. This interactive setup ensures you receive personalized guidance just as you would in in-person lessons.

All thats required is a device positioned so Tim can see the students hands and keyboard

Absolutely! Tim's piano lessons are suitable for learners of all levels, from complete beginners to advanced musicians. Lessons are tailored to meet your individual skill level and goals.

To begin your musical journey with us, simply fill out the enquiry form below or give us a call.  Typically we'll do a meet'n'greet to discuss your goals, schedule, and match you with the perfect lesson plan.

Why Learn to Play the Piano?

Piano lessons provide universal benefits that transcend age barriers, enhancing cognitive functions and memory in adults, while boosting creativity and discipline in children. Research further underscores the significant advantages of music education, such as improved coordination and concentration. Learning the piano is not only a rewarding journey that enriches lives with a lifelong appreciation for music, but it also cultivates practice and perseverance—qualities invaluable in today’s fast-paced world.

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Benefits for Children

Beyond nurturing a love for music, piano lessons equip children with crucial life skills. Studies highlight that learning piano enhances concentration, discipline, and the ability to learn other instruments more swiftly. Moreover, it significantly boosts self-esteem and coordination. Educationally, piano learners excel too; a study from the University of Wisconsin revealed preschoolers with piano training scored 34% higher in spatial-temporal reasoning tests compared to their peers engaging in non-musical activities. This illustrates the profound impact piano lessons can have on a child’s development and academic performance.

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Benefits for Adults

Piano lessons for adults offer significant benefits beyond musical mastery. They serve as a therapeutic escape, aiding in stress relief and emotional expression. Cognitive improvements are substantial, with learners noting better memory, enhanced focus, and increased problem-solving capabilities. The pursuit of piano fosters personal growth and a sense of achievement as adults navigate and overcome new musical challenges. Additionally, it provides social opportunities through performances and community engagement. Overall, piano lessons enrich adults’ lives, supporting mental, emotional, and social well-being through the joy of music.

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At his music studio in Auckland, Tim offers private piano lessons tailored to meet the individual needs of each student, from beginners eager to grasp the basics to advanced musicians perfecting their skills in genres like classical, jazz, or pop rock. As a dedicated piano teacher in Auckland with extensive teaching experience, Tim creates an encouraging and dynamic environment that inspires students to explore and excel in music.

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Play Piano in Auckland

Timothy William, a distinguished piano teacher in Auckland, offers piano lessons that cater to beginner students and students of all ages. With over 15 years of teaching experience, Tim’s approach is both engaging and effective, making learning to play the piano a rewarding journey. From pop rock jazz to classical, his lessons are tailored to help you play your favourite songs and master essential skills. Located in Sandringham, Auckland, Tim’s private music studio provides a nurturing environment for music lessons that inspire and educate.

At Tim’s music education centre, the focus is on a comprehensive musical experience. He offers piano and keyboard lessons that go beyond mere instruction, fostering a deep love for music. As a dedicated coach offering personalised guidance, Tim ensures each student can learn to play at their own pace. His piano classes are designed to accommodate students of all ages, making piano lessons in Auckland accessible and enjoyable. With opportunities to join music groups and participate in community events, Tim’s lessons provide a holistic approach to playing the piano.