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Mission | Cate Gaffney Piano


My teaching aim is to kindle a lifelong passion and enjoyment of piano-playing through the development of all-round musicianship skills. Lessons aim to build skills, knowledge and insight logically and progressively, allowing pupils to develop the self-belief and self-reliance needed to access and engage in the extraordinary world of music-making.

My problem-solving, inquisitive approach continuously encourages pupils to draw on their imagination and intuition, and inspires each to take increasing responsibility for their own learning.

I strive to show every one of my pupils that something special lies out there if they are prepared to commit some time and effort.

“We are lucky to have found such an animated, devoted teacher; we are continually impressed by Cate’s commitment to the growth of her students”

Sally, parent of two teenage pupils