With over 30 years experience the Womack-Banning Piano Academy offers studio based and home visit lessons with our talented team of teachers. Performance skills are confidence building and music is a performing art so we encourage this from the very early stages of playing and offer termly performance opportunities for all our students.
We also run and host Masterclasses, workshops and courses throughout the school year and during the holidays.
In addition we have recently launched 2 concert series: ‘Classics for Kids’ short concerts introducing children and young people to classical music, and ‘Raymond’s Concerts,’ free concerts for people with dementia and their carers/family.
Head Teacher, Founder and Professional Pianist Lorraine Womack-Banning is also founder and host of the Bedfordshire Piano Group which provides both formal and informal performance opportunities at various local venues for Pianists of all standards and genres.
Lorraine is also an experienced Adjudicator and is available for adjudicating school music competitions.
Recently, Lorraine was invited to be a Professor of Piano at Junior Guildhall at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama last September after 4 years of being a DEP there.
Piano Lessons: £45 per hour (£22.50 per half hour), Group Theory Lessons: £15 per student per lesson, Workshops and Masterclasses: £50 per hour, Classics for Kids: £7.50 per ticket, Raymond's Concerts (Dementia Friendly): FREE, Team Building / Creative Workshops: £50 per hour, Adjudicating: £45 per hour
I am happy to offer both staff training to musicians and non musicians teaching music in the classroom this is something I have done previously in other settings.
I can also offer team building and creative workshops in the form of a performance utilising the skills of that cohort or teaching a song (vocally) in harmony to be performed at the end of the session. In addition I offer creative workshops using music and words. I am able to be very flexible according to the skills of each group.
Lorraine Liyanage: Head Teacher of SE22 Piano School
Graham Fitch: Music Educator & Concert Pianist
Contact information available upon request
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible studio, plus my teachers also do home visits if required
Parking: Available on the road nearby
Safeguarding: All staff hold Valid DBS Checks
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Head Teacher - Lorraine Womack-Banning
The Head Teacher, Womack-Banning Piano Academy, 68 Aylesbury Road, Bedford, MK41 9RE