Beverley Preece
I have arranged many masterclasses with eminent pianists, workshops for teachers and concerts for the Elmitt Academy, as well as organising our round of the EPTA Piano Competition for the last 6 years.
I also work as a piano teacher for Hertfordshire Music Service, teaching at North Herts Music School, Mid Herts Music centre and Hitchin Girls School.
I enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels. Many students have gained distinctions in their grade exams and been very successful in the EPTA competition and local festivals.
I love attending piano concerts, courses and masterclasses and continuing to develop my own playing and performing.

I have attended Chetham's International Piano Summer School every year since 2007 and studied with many fantastic pianists there as well as making many like-minded friends. Some of the teachers I have met there have come to give us masterclasses and recitals.
I first met Kate when I was a 16-year-old music student at North Herts College and she became an inspirational teacher for many years and a life-long friend, so it's wonderful for me to work at her academy.
I later studied piano with Jillian Skerry when I studied for a degree in music. I also did a postgraduate diploma in instrumental teaching at Reading University.
'What students say about me:
'Beverley has been a fantastic teacher who has taught my son piano through to Grade 8 and now beyond. Her encouragement and patience together with her expectation of him playing at his very best has helped him succeed at every grade. As well as this, Beverley has encouraged him to experience performing outside of the 'classroom' environment in competitions and Masterclasses, this has helped his musical development and made him the player he is today.'


'Our eldest daughter passed her grade 8 with distinction last year. Beverley has guided and taught her extremely well throughout the years, a super teacher! She has always been supportive and encouraging. She is currently working with our youngest daughter who has just completed grade 5.'


'Both of my children have achieved tremendous results over the past years under Beverley's teaching. I would highly recommend her to anyone, anytime.'