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Jemima Parrish

Music Teacher

Instruments Taught - Piano

Music has always played an integral part in Jemima's life. The first instrument she learnt to play was the guitar at the age of 7. It was when she started learning the piano in her mid-teens that she really began to appreciate classical music.

Jemima began classical training in piano at the age of 15, just over two years later achieving ABRSM Grade 8 Distinction and the following year, in 2014, the Associate Diploma in Piano Performance from Trinity College London.

Jemima has since attended the renowned Dartington International Music Summer School, with the piano and guitar. It was there that she was introduced to the use of guitar and percussion in Brazilian music; something that she is really enjoying learning more about.

In the past few years Jemima has played for weddings, firstly with the piano and most recently with the lever harp. She also enjoys composing and will often spend hours improvising at the piano, particularly pieces in the style of nocturnes and impromptus; she greatly admires the music of Chopin and Schubert.

Piano Tutoring with Jemima

Through her teaching, Jemima has enabled pupils to achieve great success with ABRSM classical piano grades, with many students attaining merits and distinctions. Jemima believes that introducing basic music theory in piano lessons, even to young students, will enable them to better understand the repertoire they are learning and subsequently facilitate a greater understanding of music.

With more advanced students, as well as developing technical ability, Jemima encourages an analytical approach to learning repertoire - examining the harmony, understanding the compositional techniques and exploring interpretation. Of course, all the while ensuring lessons are fun!

Teaching enables Jemima to share her passion for music and encourage others who are interested in discovering the joy of the piano!

Qualifications & Experience

- ABRSM Grade 8 Distinction - Piano

- A in A-Level Music

- Associate Diploma in Piano Performance - Trinity College London

- Dartington International Music Summer School participant

- Peripatetic piano teacher at Hogan Music and a local preparatory school since 2015

Comments From Parents and Students

"I am so happy that we found Jemima, she is positive and encouraging in every lesson and this has really helped my son build his confidence. Her passion and dedication have inspired him to want to learn more and be a better musician; in his own words 'Jemima is the best teacher I have ever had'."

"One of Hannah's highlights of the week is the time she spends with Jemima learning the Piano. She enjoys the safe and exclusive time Jemima offers in giving Hannah the opportunity to think about and use entirely different, but equally valid, skills from her normal day to day activities. I would recommend Jemima to anyone who is not only thinking about taking up the piano but also for any seasoned pianists out there."

"Jemima is the best piano teacher I have had, she is really kind and patient if I am struggling and is always encourages me to do my best. I really like my lessons with her."
"Oscar has progressed so much since starting his lessons with Jemima. When communicating she is always polite, courteous and keeps me updated on how he is doing and what he should be aiming for. He really has found a love for music through his time with her. Thank you so much!"

"Learning with Jemima is really nice. I enjoy my lessons. Jemima is friendly. She knows a lot about piano and she is good at explaining how to play. Jemima has good ideas and picks songs that I like. I feel as if I'm learning a lot with her."

"Jemima is my daughter's piano teacher and has been for about two years now and she is just an absolute dream! She is great with my daughter, very professional, extremely lovely and amazingly patient! Its always a pleasure to see my daughter looking forward to the next lesson and trying her best! I would highly recommend Jemima as a piano teacher!"

"Jemima is teaching my son for more than a year now. My son is loving the weekly lessons with Jemima. Jemima is moving the lessons at a pace that suits him whilst keeping the fun and enjoyment. When we moved online we were not sure how things would work out but the way Jemima runs the lessons helps to make it as fun as possible from the comfort of our home. Jemima is extremely patient, listens and explains whatever the questions my son is asking even if it is not related to piano sometimes. Jemima's teaching style and enthusiasm for music really helps. We would highly recommend Jemima."

"Jemima's continual encouragement and support enabled our 4yr old daughter to learn effectively right from the first lesson. I would have no hesitation in recommending her for piano tuition!"

Live Performances

12 Days of Christmas - Jemima Parrish (above) - Jemimma plays her own piano arrangement combing two traditional carols.

Recommended Piano Music Books

Music books are available to order from our partner Mail My Music.

ABRSM Exam Pieces

John Thompson

Piano Exam Pieces 2021 - 2022 - Grade 1

Piano Exam Pieces 2021 - 2022 - Grade 2

Piano Exam Pieces 2021 - 2022 - Grade 3

Piano Exam Pieces 2021 - 2022 - Grade 4

Piano Exam Pieces 2021 - 2022 - Grade 5

Piano Exam Pieces 2021 - 2022 - Grade 6

Piano Exam Pieces 2021 - 2022 - Grade 7

Piano Exam Pieces 2021 - 2022 - Grade 8

John Thompson Easiest Piano Course Part 1

John Thompson Easiest Piano Course Part 2

John Thompson First Classics


Piano Lessons Book One - F. Waterman & M. Harewood

Piano Basics - Theory Level 1 - Bastien

Seven Sonatinas OP. 168 - A. Diabelli - ABRSM

Chopin Preludes - Edited by Thomas Fielden & Harold Craxton - ABRSM

Manuscript Paper

Book Lessons

Piano lessons are available as either face-to-face or online lessons.

If you have any questions about signing up for music lessons, feel free to contact Hogan Music on 01635 496 57 or email who can help to answer any queries you might have.

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Free Try-Out Sessions

Fancy learning the piano? We offer free try-out sessions of 20-30 mins with our excellent tutors, so you can get a feel for what a full lesson would be like. You can also borrow an instrument from us if you don't have your own.

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