David Ferris

piano teacher

Based in
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Also teaches in UK: Birmingham & surrounding Midlands area
David Ferris | piano teacher

Rates: £20 per hour (base rate)

Make an enquiry Phone: 07909705469

David grew up in Cornwall, and first started playing the piano aged 8. He was lucky enough to have teachers who introduced him to jazz from an early age, and soon became involved in Cornwall Youth Jazz Orchestra, and the multi-award winning Helston School Jazz Orchestra.

However, the real turning point for David came with involvement with the National Youth Jazz Collective (NYJC) led by Issie Barrett. David twice attended the NYJC summer school, where he received tuition from such luminaries as John Hollenbeck, Mark Lockheart, Nikki Iles and Martin Speake, as well as performing at venues including the Yehudi Menuhin Hall, the Barbican and King's Place. Following the 2011 Summer School, David was named as a "One To Watch" by Jazz FM DJ Helen Mayhew in Jazzwise magazine.

Now studying on the renowned Jazz Degree at Birmingham Conservatoire, David is taught by musicians such as John Turville, Mike Williams, Percy Pursglove, Liam Noble and Hans Koller, as well as visiting jazz legends such as Dave Holland, John Taylor and George Colligan. Heavily involved as a sideman with many bands on the thriving Birmingham scene, David can also be seen leading his own groups.

Teaching is a major passion for David. He has experience of teaching both young children and adults, individually or to large groups, and in many different disciplines of music. He sets out to make lessons enjoyable and inspiring as well as informative - as someone who has been lucky enough to have had some great teachers himself, he is well aware of the impact it can have.

One-to-one lessons


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


£20 per hour rate is for Birmingham only - I am happy to travel but longer distances will incur a higher rate to cover expenses. If you're not in a position to be taught at your own home, I can book rooms for teaching purposes at Birmingham Conservatoire, but again this will mean an increased rate.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07909705469

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