Piano Lessons

Overview

  • Individual tuition.
  • 14 qualified tutors with extensive experience.
  • Lessons per week.
  • Flexible hours.

Piano Lessons North Wales

Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias offer regular one-to-one piano tuition for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

We advise every new student to come for a consultation lesson in which you will be able to discuss and set goals with your tutor. Students are given the opportunity to sit practical exams of the ABRSM or Trinity College London examination Boards.

By becoming a CGWM student, you will benefit from having various performance opportunities throughout the year at informal concerts such as ‘Llwyfan Cerdd’ where family members and friends are welcome to come along to enjoy your progress. Students are encouraged and supported to take part at these concerts from an early stage.

Further opportunities can include the benefit of receiving tuition from renowned musicians in Master Classes, Workshops and Ensembles.

The Friends of Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias have established a Bursary Scheme to help young students with tuition costs. Any student under the age of 25 is welcome to apply.

Ben Muskett Scholarship

“He was a musical firework, a shooting star, a handsome whirlwind” - Sioned Webb

Ben Muskett was one of CGWM’s young and inspiring piano tutors who was also in the early years of establishing himself a bright career as Head of Music at Ysgol Llanidloes. Early in 2011, at just 25 years old, Ben was tragically killed in a road accident.

The purpose of Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias’ Fund in memory of Ben Muskett is simple. It is our way of honouring his passion for music and teaching children and young people.

The aim is to be able to offer some support to promising young pianists for years to come. As Ben was a tutor at CGWM Caernarfon and was hoping to establish a branch of CGWM in Llanidloes, Powys where he was a music teacher, we are eager to make sure that pianists from both areas benefit from the fund. Two scholarships of a £100 is presented annually to avid pianists under the age of 18 – one to a piano student from CGWM, Caernarfon and the other to a pianist from Ysgol Uwchradd Llanidloes.

  • 2012 recipients: Gwenno Morgan (CGWM Caernarfon) Cathryn Jenkins (Ysgol Llanidloes)
  • 2013 recipients: Alexander Stevens (CGWM Caernarfon) Jodie Green (Ysgol Llanidloes)
  • 2014 recipients: Catrin Gruffudd (CGWM Caernarfon)

2016 Piano Festival

The 2016 Piano Festival will be held between 29th April – 2nd May 2016 and will include competitions, performances and events involving the community. This Festival will be Directed by renowned pianist Iwan Llewelyn Jones.

Facilities

Tuition is given in purpose built teaching rooms at our main centre in Galeri Caernarfon. All tuition spaces have upright pianos including Kawaii, Yamaha, Kemble, and Rieger Kloss. Advanced pianists are also given the opportunity to perform on a Steinway Grand Piano at formal CGWM Concerts held in Galeri Caernarfon’s Theatre. At our Denbigh branch tuition is given in the main auditorium and two smaller rooms which have pianos.

Other instruments provided for tuition include:

  • Lever and Pedal Harps
  • Drum Kits & Marimba
  • Amps are provided where needed for Guitar tuition

For tuition on any other instrument, students are expected to bring their own. Please contact us if this is not possible.

An important factor that Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias takes seriously is security and protection of all individuals who have contact with us. Many activities involve participation by children, and we are in regular contact with vulnerable adults. We operate a strict Safeguarding policy and ensure that all members of staff and tutors are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). All one-to-one tuition rooms have small windows in the doors, and a members of staff is present in the office during teaching hours.

Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias Caernarfon is located at Galeri Arts Centre. The building includes a café and sitting area serving food and refreshments. The building also contains performing spaces including two studios and a theatre which the Music Centre uses regularly for various workshops, masterclasses, concerts and festivals. Toilets and disabled toilets are available on each floor, and the building welcomes guide dogs. Disabled parking and limited pay and display parking is available outside the building. Other pay and display carparks are available a short walking distance away.

Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias Denbigh is located at Theatr Twm o’r Nant. The building includes a sitting area with tables. As well as teaching rooms, the building consists of a theatre which the Music Centre uses for various workshops and concerts. There is wheelchair access to the building, toilets and disabled toilets are available, and guide dogs are welcome. There is disabled and limited parking available at the theatre car par, on-street parking is available, and public car parks are a short walking distance away.

Tutors

All tutors at Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias are full time professionals within the arts sector, mainly dividing their career in performance and education. All tutors are experienced, committed and inspirational individuals.

  • Elain Wyn Jones
  • Sioned Webb
  • Geraint Roberts
  • Teleri Siân
  • Siân Wheway
  • Gethin Griffiths
  • Marie-Claire Howorth
  • Helen Owen
  • Steven Evans
  • Hawys Price
  • Siân Wyn Rees
  • Glian Llwyd
  • Diana Keyse
  • Mared Emlyn