Ian and Jan Assersohn's Teaching Practice

As qualified and experienced teachers and ABRSM grade examiners Ian and Jan Assersohn offer lessons in:

  • Piano - from beginners to advanced
  • Music theory
  • Aural

In addition, Jan offers lessons in Clarinet and Ian offers lessons in Composition.


Autumn Term 2017:
  Tuesday 5th September to Saturday 6th December
  Half term: Saturday 21st October to Friday 27th October
  ABRSM exams: Wednesday 12th December

Spring Term 2018:
  Monday 8th January to Saturday 24th March
  Half term: Monday 12th February to Saturday 17th February

Lessons are 30 or 45 minutes according to need, and are usually billed in blocks of 10. (For smaller children, 20 minute lessons are sometimes more suitable).

Charges from September 2018 are £20.00 per 30 minute lesson, other durations pro rata.

Examinations. When appropriate, students are entered for examinations conducted by ABRSM (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music). These are often conducted as part of a "Special Visit", usually on the last Wednesday of the school term, which means the examiner comes to us and the examination takes place in familiar surroundings, which can be less stressful for candidates.

Terms and conditions 

  1. Lessons. Tuition is given in series of 10 lessons, payable in advance. Holiday breaks may occur part way through a series. The dates of our holiday breaks can be viewed below.
  2. Missed lessons. Please let us know as soon as possible if a pupil will be absent from a scheduled lesson. Every effort will be made to offer an alternative lesson time but lessons missed at less than 24 hours notice will normally be charged for. Lessons cancelled by the teacher will be carried forward or refunded.
  3. Notice to stop. Notice to stop lessons must be given at least one month prior to the end of a series.