Letter to Students


Dear Student (present or future!)

Thank you so much for starting (or thinking about starting) your piano journey with Project Piano.

You have embarked, or about to embark, on a wonderful adventure in music, discovering an unbelievably diverse world of sound. Depending on your own interests, this may include the classical piano repertoire, jazz, rock, pop, country, musical theatre, opera…the list just goes on. The piano (and I include the modern electronic keyboard) is an astonishingly versatile instrument. Some have described it as an “orchestra for your fingers”. It can be played solo, as part of a band, to accompany singers or other instruments, for relaxation, for excitement, as a composing tool – well, you get the idea!

My first piano teacher once said to me “if you can play the piano you’ll never be without a friend.” What wise words those were! Not only the friends you make through your music, but the piano itself is a friend. It has certainly been a constant companion for me, through good times and not-so-good times – my piano is loyal and always there for me.

I can help you make the piano your friend as well. Sure, there is a bit of work involved (especially in the early stages). There are skills to learn, practice to be done and knowledge to gain. It’s not a “five-minute” process. But I can assure you the effort is worth it, and it’s not as difficult as you might think! Many of my students say things like “I didn’t realise that piece was so easy till I tried it” – and they just love playing the piano!

They’ve discovered, like I did, that the piano is a marvellous friend.

I’ll leave you with the words of the famous composer JS Bach: “it’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.”

I look forward immensely to working with you. Just click the red button below this letter to get started.

With very best wishes,


Peter Auker, MMus, FTCL, GLCM, ALCM, PGCE
Project Piano

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