Nick Dodd

Private piano tuition for all ages and abilities in North Leeds


If you want to begin playing piano or improve existing skills then I can help! I provide private piano tuition to kids and adults of all ages, time schedules and abilities in a friendly and flexible environment in North Leeds.


Lessons with me are constantly varied in subject and style, exploring all sides and types of music. At the heart of all my tuition is improvisation and composition, teaching you not only to understand music, but to create your own in a meaningful way.

My aim is to create confident and flexible musicians, ones that are as comfortable improvising as they are reading music. Whether you’d like to play for fun, take exams (I have a 100% pass rate!) or simply just make music every week without the need to practice, please get in touch.

Lessons are £27.50 per hour or £14 per half hour.

Lessons are held in my home in Chapel Allerton, LS7. I'm also easily accessible from Meanwood, Headingley, Oakwood, Roundhay, Kirkstall and Horsforth.


£27.50 per hour

£21 per forty five mins

£14 per half hour


Lessons are currently taught online.


I also offer dedicated musical theory lessons from Grade 1 to 8 for all instrumentalists.

Musical skills

I aim to make all students confident with all aspects of music making.


Due to the ongoing lockdown situation, I am now teaching online!

All lessons are done using a "top-down" view showing the entirety of the piano with lesson resources being shared and worked on live. Notes are kept on a Google Doc and any further demonstrations are uploaded via YouTube.

If you'd like a free introductory session online, please get in touch!

About Me

I have a professional background in both education and music, with over a decade’s experience in teaching and performing music. All my teaching is informed by a Masters in Psychology of Music, where amongst other things, I explored the most effective ways to learn musical skills.

I'm especially interested in using improvisation as a way to learn music. I believe that creating your own music enables you to understand music in an entirely different way. Learning scales, keys and chords are no longer concepts to be learned by rote, but something exciting to explore!

I love and play all types of music, whether it’s classical, jazz, ragtime, blues, boogie and have been playing piano for as long as I can remember! As a musician, I perform regularly in two bands.


Get In Touch

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Chapel Allerton, North Leeds, LS7


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