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Oxford Piano School combines innovative teaching strategies with traditional and modern piano methods. It offers outstanding piano tuition to students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Our students develop a complete range of musicianship skills in a creative and non-pressured environment.

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Enjoyment comes first...

At Oxford Piano School you'll find no two lessons are the same, keeping things fresh and exciting. Student-oriented lessons are directed towards your goals and interests.

Build confidence...

An encouraging, non-critical approach and empathetic teaching style means all pupils grow in confidence and we work on solving problems together!

Become a musician...

Ever wanted to learn how to improvise? Or maybe even compose your own music?

I train students to be well-rounded musicians as well as excellent pianists. 



Piano is taught from beginner through to diploma level and beyond. 


Prepare for your ABRSM Grade 5 Theory exam with Oxford Piano School.


Tuition in composition from an Oxford University music graduate.

Meet Your Teacher!

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Joe Burgess, MA (Oxon - Music)

"Hi! I'm Joe, a professional piano teacher and musician. I studied music at Oxford University where I specialised in piano performance and was an organ scholar at Somerville College. I've taught piano privately and in schools for 12 years. Along the way, I have helped many adults and children develop into accomplished musicians and excellent pianists, many of whom were complete beginners when they started.

As a former classroom teacher and Head of Music, I am mindful of the vast differences in learning styles of each of my piano pupils, and know how to get the best from students of all ages. I have had a highly varied performing career as a versatile pianist, organist and musical director, enabling me to engage fully with my pupils' wide ranging musical interests.

I have a track record of excellent pupil ABRSM results. You'll feel prepared and confident whatever grade you are taking, but you'll also find my lessons never feel exam-oriented. My approach is the same, whether you are preparing for Grades or learning for pleasure. Ultimately, making progress on the instrument and improving as a musician always takes precedence over learning to pass exams.


I believe enjoyment is the key to success at any instrument. With that in mind, I encourage all my students to follow their own interests and to learn a variety of skills, such as improvisation, theory, sight-reading, playing by ear, and song-writing; skills often neglected by school curriculums and traditional piano teaching methods."

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