Piano lessons

Nigel Chapman provides 1:1 piano lessons from his comfortable home in Chelmsford.  He has a full client base with 80+ weekly private clients.  Nigel is an enthusiastic, encouraging and energetic piano and music theory teacher with a relaxed and positive attitude.  He adapts each lesson to suit each individual student.   The main aim is for clients to enjoy learning to play the piano and to provide them with a skill set to continue playing the piano independently for many years.   

Nigel's client base ranges in age from the age of 5 to 88.   He teaches in schools Monday to Thursday.  Fridays are reserved for adults lessons during the day.


The ABRSM piano and music theory examination board is covered for students who wish to take ABRSM exams.  

Clients who do not wish to take exams are taught in a variety of piano styles including classical, jazz, stride and blues.  Also composition and song writing is taught looking at structure, modulations, phrasing, etc).  This of particular use for GCSE music composition. 

 A waiting list is in operation but please do not hesitate to give me a call (07769 702 405) or email (nigelcml@gmail.com) if you have any questions at all.

Music Theory

 Clients are thoroughly prepared for ABRSM music theory exams  (Grades 1 to 6) using a series of raps and dances. A top down approach is employed aligning examination questions to each four main overall areas of knowledge:  Tonal structure, Intervals, Chord Charts, Musical directions.

A fast track Grade 5 ABRSM exam program is in place enabling students to take the Grade 5 music theory exam in a relatively quick time-frame. 

Please do not hesitate to give me a call (07769 702 405 or email me  (nigelcml@gmail.com) to discuss your theory requirements.

ABRSM exams take place three times a year and Nigel thoroughly prepares students  for each exam period.  Over 240ABRSM piano and music theory exams have been passed by clients under Nigel’s guidance.  


Nigel Chapman Music Limited  - Reg. Co. 09611198 - Phone 07769 702405 - Email nigelcml@gmail.com

Nigel Chapman Dip. Mus. (Open)