Next concert of Nottingham piano teacher, Charles Tebbs: My student, Will Shaw, plays the first movement of Grieg’s Piano Concerto at the Young Musician final with Newark and Sherwood Concert Band (Sat 28th September, Palace Theatre, Newark)


Charles plays Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ with Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra at the Albert Hall, Nottingham (2018)

  • “Both my children (aged 12 and 13) have learnt from scratch with Charles. He is a great teacher who is firm yet friendly with them. He soon picked up that my son enjoyed ‘making his own music up’ and gave him jazz pieces with improvisation built in. My daughter has just achieved a distinction at grade 3 and my son a merit in jazz grade 2. We are very proud of them and this could not have happened without the hard work and dedication of Charles Tebbs. Thanks a lot Charles. “
    Great Teacher! - The Smith Children

  • “During the relatively short period learning with Charles (about 6 months) we got through more material, both in length and difficulty, than i could have hoped for. As a post-grade 8 student, I’m glad to find a teacher that could push me well beyond my limits and to show me new techniques to improve my playing. Charles is open to interpretation, flexible in approach and incredibly enthusiastic about the music we covered. Couldn’t have wished for more, and will definitely resume lessons if ever i’m back in Nottingham!”
    An enthusiastic, incredibly knowledgeable teacher. - George Bragg

  • “I am writing this review for Charles Tebbs as a mature student of his. I have progressed further on the piano during the last year, with Charles’ guidance, than I ever have done. He is extremely knowledgable and has an excellent way of explaining things. To top this, he is probably one of the friendliest people I have met.”
    Piano Lessons with Charles Tebbs - Sean

  • “Charles has been my accompanist for my last three music exams up to my Grade VIII saxophone. Exams are very stressful so it was always reassuring to know that there was a safe pair of hands on the piano. Charles’ ability to cover up any of my mistakes in timing or any late entries was superb. During the rehearsal sessions his ear and attention to detail were invaluable in improving the overall performance of the pieces. Charles is a rare find and I cannot recommend his services too highly.”
    Awesome Accompanist - Jerome Foley

Dr Charles Tebbs is a pianist, accompanist and piano teacher based in Nottingham, with a wealth of experience teaching all ages and abilities.  He gives regular concerts and recitals and has made a CD of Bach’s Goldberg Variations as well as an amazing collection of over 50 YouTube videos.  His doctorate is in musicology (concerning musical endings) and he has also written prize-winning compositions and music for TV.

Charles’s mission statement is ‘to help dedicated students learn and eventually master the piano by exploring whichever styles and composers appeal to them, and to inspire and challenge them with the legacy of great masterworks of the piano repertoire’.  In addition to teaching a broad spectrum of piano music Charles also teaches the ABRSM jazz syllabus to students interested in improvisation.  Beginners are just as welcome as advanced students, but a commitment to regular lessons, practice and ownership of an appropriate instrument are essentials to the development of musical skills.

Contact Charles now to make an enquiry regarding lessons or booking as an accompanist or for a recital/concert/event.

A Nottingham piano teacher of unusual renown and skill!

Students attain high marks in ABRSM and Trinity examinations.  One student received the Nellie Greenhill Memorial Prize for the highest mark in grade 5 piano (in Nottingham) at the age of just nine, and now has a (post-grade 8) diploma in piano performance at the age of 14.

Charles can also help you or your child pass grade 5 music theory in order to gain access to higher ABRSM practical grades, having taken many students through this qualification.

Due to high demand please click here to join the waiting list for after-school lessons or make an enquiry regarding availability of daytime lessons.

Charles has extensive experience playing piano accompaniments for grade exams, competitions, schools, choral events and other occasions.  Please see the accompanist pages for further details.