Tim is a highly experienced teacher of piano, organ, theory, and academic music based in Deal, East Kent.

He also works as a piano and organ accompanist and coach for singers and instrumentalists of all levels of ability who are preparing to take examinations or to give performances.

Piano Lessons

Tim offers piano lessons to anyone who is keen to learn. His pupils range from children at primary school to retired adults. Tim is happy to accept beginners, more experienced pupils, and adults who wish to rekindle their ...

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Piano Accompaniment

Tim specialises in work as a piano accompanist and coach for singers, instrumentalists, and choirs. As well as concert work, Tim helps clients to prepare for examinations and for appearances at music festivals.

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Music Theory Lessons

Tim’s background and experience give him a powerful insight into the best means of teaching academic aspects of music. He taught for 12 years at King Edward's School, Witley, latterly as Director of Music, and guided ...

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Organist / Organ Tuition

Tim is the Organist and Director of Music at St. Andrew's, Deal, where he presides over the recently installed Browne organ. He offers organ tuition on either a regular or occasional basis. Tim works as an organist for ...

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What areas does Tim cover?

Tim is available as a piano and music theory teacher throughout Deal, Walmer, Sandwich, Ash, Dover and all of the villages between. Other areas may be considered - please enquire.

Tim's accompaniment and organist services are available further afield - throughout much of East Kent covering the whole of the CT postcode area, as far as Whitstable, Hythe and Canterbury.

  • “Tim became organist and choirmaster at St Andrew's Church in Deal in 2011. It is a church bathed in musical tradition, one that Tim has upheld. He plays for all manner of services - masses, evensong, weddings, funerals, etc - and always selects music and voluntaries suitable for the occasion, applause at the end of a service not being unusual. In addition Tim is a first class accompanist and an extraordinary improviser, not at all common in many a church musician.”
    John Harper
    International Music Examiner, Trinity College
  • I started playing the piano on my retirement, and have been a pupil of Tim’s since 2014.  I am a rather hesitant player, and Tim has been very encouraging and patient.  Under Tim’s guidance, I am now working on Grade 5-level pieces and a Chopin Prelude.  Our lessons are enjoyable, Tim has a vast wealth of knowledge, gives detailed instructions on how to master music which at first sight seemed impossible, and I always leave full of enthusiasm for next time!
    Adult piano pupil
  • “Tim Woodhead has been an invaluable colleague of mine for the last ten years both as a singing pupil and now as the accompanist for my pupils. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He has a very calm presence at the piano which soothes the nerves of my exam and Festival candidates! He is firm and friendly and his playing is sensitive, and, most importantly he breathes with my singers ,empathising with them entirely and supporting them through their songs and arias.”
    Avril Gray BA Hons, ARCM
    Distinguished singing teacher
  • “Tim is very knowledgeable in music and an excellent teacher. He is particularly good at providing plenty of encouragement and helpful, insightful advice. I really enjoy and look forward to my lessons with him each week.”
    Adult piano pupil
  • “Tim is the perfect teacher for adults wanting to learn the piano. He selects pieces that are achievable but not childish and based on the type of music you like.  He teaches at your pace, breaking each piece into sections with clear guidance on how to learn the notes, fingering and expression. He seems to know the history of every style of music and makes each lesson enjoyable.  I started learning as a complete beginner who couldn’t read music - thanks to Tim, I can now deliver a pretty decent sonata and a great selection of Christmas carols!”
    Adult piano pupil

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