Piano For Adults!

Always wanted to learn the piano? Now's your chance! 


I'm Diane Paul, owner of Manchester Piano Tutor Online.


Although one-to-one piano lessons in my Didsbury studio have been suspended until the Coronavirus outbreak has ended, all is not lost as we have now launched our lessons on Skype.


If you would like to book internet piano lessons, fill in the form giving me your name and email and we will send you details.

Online student Rosalind Prior gives her views on learning by Skype:


'After four weeks of online lessons, I am definitely pleased I have been able to continue with my lessons. I feel I have made improvements in this time and it has also motivated me to keep practising outside of my lessons. The online aspect is not so much of an issue (and it saves you the travel!) and it is a great temporary alternative to continue learning during the current situation. I would recommend!' Ros Prior


We teach new, experienced and rusty pianists from age 7 upwards. If you have always wanted to learn or re-learn the piano or improve your existing skills but have never had the time to  balance this hobby with your careers, education or private lives, sign up for an online lesson in the comfort of your home - no stressful driving to get here and helpful Mindfulness  tips for weekly students to keep you focussed and functioning well. 


FREE tip sheets on where to look for pianos and keyboards. What is the difference? What kind of instrument do you need? Where to get them from. Recommendations for best tuners and removers. Fill in the contact form now for your FREE copy. 


Not sure whether to go ahead?  Book a free consultation by phone or email with Diane Paul to discuss your current learning needs and to iron out any concerns about taking lessons online. 

  • chill out any time of the day you choose, depending on availability

  • lessons for beginners, established and rusty students

  • lessons available from age 7+ - no upper limits

  • open all year round - we don't follow school terms

  • learn on your own instrument, in your own home

  • 30minutes to begin with; extend to 45min or 60min lessons weekly when required  

  • learn to play mindfully - focussed playing with weekly mindfulness exercises to complete at home

  • students from anywhere in the country and overseas welcome

  • examinations optional - from Grades 1 to 8 - 100% pass rate

  • gift vouchers for friends and family - always available (see Lessons page for details)

  • free  tip sheets, contacts

  • newsletters - spasmodic but informative!

  • privacy policy

  • social media and online teaching policy - safeguarding

  • online teaching contract to sign and return

  • How to Teach Online Certificate of Achievement: providing continuity for students

  • registered private teacher status with the incorporated society of musicians (ISM)

  • CRB enhanced disclosure certificate

  • teaching tree extending back to Beethoven

  • practice established 18 years

  • accompanist for singers, dancers, musicians, exam entrants, auditions, rehearsals

  • professional duettist, available for performances

  • Diane's learning began age 5

  • former student, Manchester School of Music with professional pianists, Richard Greatorex, Professor Robert Gregory, former pupil of Theodor Leschetizky in Vienna and others

  • see Reviews page for students' comments

  • see 5 star reviews on Google

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contact me NOW on the form below for a 30 minute online piano lesson for only £20

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always wanted to learn the piano?

now's your chance!

Seven-year-old Woody is a budding jazz pianist. Here he performs Joplin. Woody plays The Entertainer, which he learned during his online lessons at MPT Online. He is about to take his Grade 1 exam and has been learning offline for just over a year.

Woody's father, Tony said: 'We were determined to continue with piano lessons from Diane with our son, as he has improved immensely under her tuition. The move from face-to-face to online piano lessons was seamless and the technology works very well making for a great learning environment. Having classes at home helps to maintain a routine and enable teaching continuity and I would recommend any student to engage with the opportunity.'

Ryan Sun is 7 years old. He's been learning at Manchester Piano Tutor for 20 months and has taken to online learning like a fish to water. Ryan is working towards his Grade 1 exam. Here, he is playing Theme by Thomas Attwood. Ryan starred as the heroine's son, Tam in the 2018 production of Miss Saigon at Manchester's Palace Theatre.

11-year-old Lijiahao is from Beijing. She learnt piano for two years in China and is now working online with Manchester Piano Tutor. Lijiahao has been here for six months. Here, she's playing a piece from her Grade 1 exam -- Happy Day by Ian King, which she learnt here. Lijiahao's mother, Yuru comments on our online teaching on the attendance page.

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manchester piano tutor is based in east didsbury, south manchester; students come from near and far normally but during the coronavirus crisis, they learn online on Skype in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. Online lessons are available to students anywhere in the UK and abroad.

As this offers more flexibility, days and times are tailored to suit students' needs, depending on availability. We have room for new students on a first-come, first-served basis.


You are welcome to join us!

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