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The magical world of online piano lessons awaits!

From the warmth of your living room, embark on a rich and rewarding learning journey which will benefit your life and wellbeing in so many amazing ways!


Here are some good reasons...


Research has shown that learning to play a musical instrument can enhance your verbal memory, spatial reasoning and literacy skills. Playing an instrument requires you to use both sides of your brain, which strengthens memory power.


When playing the piano, you develop the skill of independent coordination. Your hand-eye co-ordination will start to improve. Develop co-ordination superpowers!


Playing a musical instrument melts away your worries in an uncertain world. And, you'll put a smile on people's face along the way with your wonderful musical performances! (and having a patient and friendly tutor helps too!)


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You'll need a book ready for your first online lesson with Iain.
Links to two popular books for beginners:

Me and My Piano Part 1
John Thompson Easiest Piano Course Part 1


Classic FM Advice on buying a real piano HERE
Entry level touch sensitive keyboards - HERE

Please note, choosing an instrument with touch sensitive/touch responsive keys is very important!



- A friendly and patient teaching style
- A passionate and experienced tutor who cares about music education
- A gentle introduction and satisfying lesson pace
- A good listening ear and constructive, positive praise

- Engaging rapport between tutor and student

- Clear instruction, feedback and advice
- Enhanced DBS-checked tutor with all the latest safeguarding training

- Strong foundations and attention to correct technique
- Boosted co-ordination, independence of hands and note reading skills
- The more you can practise daily, the better you will get!

- Explore the interrelated dimensions of music in high quality online lessons

- Work towards your goals in a progressive and positive style with a tutor

- A broad range of musical styles and pathways to enjoy once foundations are strongly in place - a brilliant and exciting musical future awaits!
- Clear goal-setting, lesson structure, tasks and practise plan 
- 100% pass rate - but exams are optional and not compulsory! ABRSM (classical and jazz), Rockschool and more!

- Tailored 1-1 lessons onscreen with Iain, same as a regular piano lesson but over the internet!
- customised weekly .pdf notes as a document 

- Opportunities to share and perform plus a creative dimension for students.

Lessons are stimulating and challenging to appeal to students’ intrinsic interest, enjoyment and motivation, lasting 30 minutes or 45 minutes. Flexible lesson times. No lost credit if there is a technical fault on either side. Lesson will be rescheduled or time added on. 24 hour cancellation policy at tutor's discretion.

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A wonderful learning journey on the piano awaits! 

Former Resident Pianist of the Swallow Hotel Dundee, Wigmore's Bistro and Bar Epernay, Birmingham's Premier Champagne and Piano Bar

“It’s nice to see my daughter enjoying it so much and for her to just go and play the piano for fun without me asking her to do it!”  - parent


Book your half price first lesson with Mr. Iain Masson BMusHonsBCU PGDipRNCM HonRBC MISM today!


Mr Iain Masson BMus(Hons) BCU PGDip RNCM HonRBC MISM

Iain is a music tutor who offers patient, steady, thorough and methodical musical guidance to all his students. His pass rate is 100% with 20 years of tutoring experience. 

He currently has teaching spaces for 9 private online students.

He is a Composition graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Northern College of Music with a BMus(Hons) and PGDip in Composition. 


He is the former Resident Pianist of the Swallow Hotel Dundee, starting the role age 16, Wigmore's Wine Bar and Bistro in the famous seaside town of Broughty Ferry and Bar Epernay Champagne Piano Bar in the Mailbox Birmingham, home of BBC Birmingham. He has also on occasion played at the five star Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews and on many country estates.


He was taught by Maureen Rutherford, Pauline Robertson and Kathleen Renilson.

As a performer, Iain is a past winner of the -


  • Evelyn Forbes Ruark Memorial Scholarship for Solo Piano Performance

  • Dr. and Mrs. William Christie Piano Trio Rosebowl

  • Miss K.H. McLauchlan Cup for Piano Performance


Iain has performed for national and international clientele, corporate functions and events, charity banquets, exhibitions and trade shows, as well as touring sports teams. He performed for chefs including celebrity TV chef Brian Turner.

As Resident Pianist at Bar Epernay, he took part in a live broadcast of BBC One's Working Lunch show during regional hospitality sector coverage of the Chancellor's Pre-Budget Report, presented from the Mailbox by Adrian Chiles.

Iain holds a BMus(Hons) Composition from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and a PGDip Composition from the Royal Northern College of Music.

In 2015, he was proudly conferred with HonRBC Honorary Membership of Birmingham Conservatoire (now Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) for services to music. 

Iain is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians

Iain is Enhanced DBS-checked and fully  updated with the latest safeguarding policies in education. 

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