About Valerie...


Valerie is passionate about the piano and more importantly, about teaching the piano. 

An enthusiastic teacher is essential if the student is to be inspired into a lifelong committment to music making and learning.

Valerie believes that the key to successful teaching is continuing professional development and strives for self improvement constantly, regularly attending various seminars and courses run by the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) and EPTA (European Piano Teachers Association) to keep herself up to date with the latest thinking in musical education.

Valerie also attends the International Piano Summer School and Festival for Pianists annually (a one week residential course of lessons, masterclasses, lectures etc) and very recently, has taken three piano duet exams, Intermediate Piano Duet (ABRSM) and two Advanced Piano Duet Exams (ABRSM), gaining Distinction in all three.




Piano Lessons in Blackpool, St Annes and Lytham. Tuition by Mrs Valerie Whiteside.