Lana Bode has been teaching piano for the past 13 years, over the course of which she has taught a wide range of students (both adults and children as young as 4). She teaches all levels of ability from those with no previous musical training to those playing at a diploma level. In addition to private teaching, she is on staff as a piano and aural skills teacher at The Gower School, the Ealing Junior Music School and Redbridge Music Service.
Lana aims to help students develop their talent as much as possible, whether they want music to be a lifelong hobby or a potential future profession. She believes in striving for perfection, down to the smallest details, while maintaining a positive encouraging atmosphere to stimulate musical growth.
While Lana is a trained classical pianist, she encourages her students to also explore other genres of piano music such as popular, rock, jazz and blues. Music theory and aural skills are also incorporated into the training to ensure a high level of musicianship.
Lana offers a free consultation lesson after which students can schedule a suitable time for weekly lessons. Lana teaches on a Yamaha grand piano in her flat in Bloomsbury, central London.
An ideal location for students throughout London, the studio is within a 10-minute walk of the following transport links:
- Chancery Lane
- Russell Square
Lessons may also take place in the student’s home for an additional fee.
One free consultation lesson will be offered before beginning weekly lessons at the rate of £35 per hour, £30 for forty-five minutes, or £20 for thirty minutes. For lessons taking place at the student’s residence, an additional fee will be added to cover the cost of transport, and to compensate for the time spent in transit.
Cash payments should be made at each lesson.
If the student cannot attend a scheduled lesson, I must receive notice at least 24 hours in advance in order to avoid a charge. Any lessons cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged at the full rate.
For lessons taking place at my residence, it is the student’s responsibility to arrive on time. If a student arrives late for any reason, the lesson may still be concluded at the scheduled time.
It is the student’s responsibility to purchase all music books and practise supplies, as well as to pay exam/competition fees.
It is the student’s responsibility to practise on a daily basis, following the instructions received in the lessons. Students should bear in mind that steady progress can only be achieved through consistent practice. Although it is preferable for the student to own or rent a piano, alternative arrangements are suitable so long as the student is able to meet the practise requirements. Students should practise either on a digital piano with weighted keys and touch response, or an acoustic piano that is tuned at least once each year.