Welcome to the website of

Stockport based Piano and Keyboard Teacher


I offer Face to Face and Skype lessons in Piano, Keyboard and Theory


Stockport - Bramhall - Davenport - Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme - Hazel Grove -

Marple - High Lane - Poynton

together with my wife and partner


5 x 30 Minute Lessons for £67.

Payment by Bank Transfer Only


Don't Delay! Ring 0161 456 9037 to get started NOW!

All ages/stages welcome - you're never too old to start!

Pupils may begin from 6 years of age.

Claire Underwood



Philip Underwood



I trained at Bretton Hall College of Education

(Leeds University) as a Primary School Teacher and Music Specialist.

During this period I studied the piano with concert pianist

Keith Swallow.

I qualified as a teacher in June 1984.

I taught on a full time basis from 1984-1991

working firstly at Great Moor Infant School

before moving to Cheadle Primary School in 1987.

I returned to work as a supply teacher in 1997

once our sons, Timothy and Daniel,

were in full time education.

I have worked in a number of schools

including Nevill Rd Infants,

Ladybrook Primary School and Hursthead Primary School.

I trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and at Liverpool University.

I have given recitals throughout Britain and in France and Germany.

I qualified as a teacher in June 1981.

I was awarded a composition prize in the USA in the 2008
Alienor Harpsichord Competition.

My organ composition "St.Deiniol's Well" was featured in the Second Annual Festival of New Organ Music held in London in October 2007.

Click HERE to listen

Beginner to Diploma level taught.

All styles covered including jazz and the latest chart hits.

Traditional and popular music theory including coaching for GCSE and A level music exams.

Coaching for admission to Oxford and Cambridge Music Courses

(recent successes at Gonville and Caius College Cambridge and Merton College Oxford)

Individually tailored lessons available daytime and evenings

For full details on music lessons please click here:



By Post: 28 Bracadale Drive, Davenport, Stockport, SK3 8RS

By telephone: 0161 456 9037/0781 605 0163 (mobile)

By email: philip@philipunderwood.co.uk

People say the nicest things!

"Many thanks for your intelligent teaching and bottomless patience over the years. I couldn't have - wouldn't have done it without you!!" Ray

"Thank you for being an inspirational and exceptionally gifted piano teacher. I've achieved much more than I imagined possible thanks to your excellent tutelage" Penny (Diploma student)

Getting Started

Younger pupils are taught using the Bastien Piano Basics "Piano for the Young Beginner Primer A"

Older pupils (including adults) begin with "The Complete Piano Player Book 1" - also used with beginner keyboard players.

Don't worry if you do not have a piano! You can make excellent progress using a keyboard provided it has 61 full size keys. Later, you may prefer to buy a digital piano.

Here below you will find further information about Philip's work as an

organ recitalist and composer.

To see a full list of Philip's compositions:

(click here)






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