What better way to get your child started with music than with Go Piano, Wellington’s most recommended piano lesson provider!
Great piano recital last Sunday. We all enjoyed the event We were amazed with Samuel’s confidence in his introduction and playing his 4 songs comfortably. I wasn’t expecting him to speak confidently in front of people who he didn’t know beforehand Great job Jonathan!
Aran has made great progress in piano since starting with Go Piano. What’s more, he is really enjoying the lessons and the variety of music. As a parent, I find it easy to know where he is up to and what he has to work on for next week.
Having a piano lesson is quite a lot of fun. You get to learn new notes and different songs that you’ve never heard of.
Jonathan is always ready for my piano lesson. He helps me learn so many notes that now i can play lots of piano. Jonathan is so encouraging to help me get to the end of each song.
Hi Jonathan you have made the lessons so much fun and AWESOME you have literally been the BPTF [best piano teacher forever]
PS: You are cool!
Jonathan has been teaching piano to my 7 year old granddaughter for two terms now. It has been a very easy, pleasant and satisfying experience. I sit in on each lesson once a week and the 1/2 hour goes like lightening.
Jonathan relates well with Lucy. Is fair, firm and encouraging and keeps the lesson challenging for the level. And each level flows well into the next.
Goals and challenges each week are recorded and recognised with stickers and ticks when achieved.
The concert was valuable for Lucy and myself. To see other children learning and playing well was motivating.
Well Jonathan’s lessons are really fun. You have lots of things to learn there. There are lots of challenges you have to follow. You never know how fast you are going to go.
I recommend Go Piano
My son Lawrence has started to learn playing piano with Jonathan since last year September, he was 4 and half years old at that time.
To be honest, as a Chinese I have no idea where should I find a good teacher and how can I know whether my boy will like playing piano. But luckily I brought a voucher for Jonathan’s class, we would like to give Lawrence a try. After two times of class, Lawrence just loves his teacher and he is very exciting about he can play hot cross buns.
Meanwhile I found another teacher to teach piano. But his way is starting from theory, Lawrence kept asking “when can I play piano?”, and he could not sit and listen concentratedly, he even yawned. But in Jonathan’s class, he showed up more interest and he always got lots of questions to discuss with Jonathan, half an hour class is always too short for him.
I quite like Jonathan’s method to teach very young children and all the song he writes by himself, he also organizes concerts for his students, they can play songs in front of strangers, this is very special experience for Lawrence, in the concert he even build up some confidence.
Every time Jonathan is playing new songs for him to choose from, Lawrence is very exciting and he told me he wants to be the person like Jonathan.
I like how Jonathan makes his own pieces for us to learn. I also like how we have to complete challenges each week because that makes us practice at home to learn the pieces well.
I like Jonathan’s different music for different levels. I enjoy learning new pieces and playing them at the concert every term in front of my family and other people.
Our younger daughter, Riya has been taking piano lessons from Jonathan since early 2015. We were so impressed with Jonathan’s structured lessons, we enrolled our other daughter into his classes too.
Both girls are enjoying learning piano from Jonathan very much and we are very pleased to see their improvement. Jonathan makes sure that the girls have had enough practice with one piece before moving on to the next. He also takes mid term and end of term exams which gives us an idea on how they are doing and what they need to work on. This keeps the girls on track.
In addition, there is a family friendly piano concert every term during which all children showcase their pieces they have learnt. This not only has helped our girls develop confidence in performing in public but also has given them opportunities to listen to advanced students, to whom our girls aspire to.
We have no hesitation in recommending Jonathan to anyone.
Jonathan is a nice piano teacher that makes learning fun. I like the way he plays two pieces of music and then lets me choose the one I like best to learn.
I just wanted to pass on our thanks to you and Erica for all your input. Gabe really enjoyed his piano lessons and has a love of music that you have both contributed to.
I enjoy learning the piano, and I especially like the contemporary style pieces. I used to get nervous at piano recitals, but now I am quite confident at recitals.
Our daughter has been learning piano with Go Piano for roughly three years and we are very happy with both her progress and the style of teaching. She is now playing lovely pieces which we can all enjoy.
Our other daughter, a 5-year old, started lessons this year and played in her first concert at the end of the last term – a great boost for her confidence. Jonathan’s approach helps build a solid foundation on which his students can start to thrive as musicians.
Maddie was so excited when she came home from school last week. “Mum, Dad I get to use my other hand”, then she promptly sat down and played a couple of songs with chords. I love how she is encouraged to make up her own compositions as part of the learning program – brilliant and fun.
It was cool how there was a concert at school – Maddie did really well. I was amazed how confident all your students were playing on front of an audience.
I have been having lessons with Jonathan for almost three years and I am still really enthusiastic about learning piano and look forward to my lessons every week. I’m always learning something new and when I’m playing the piano I feel good and it never gets boring.
We are thrilled with Sophie’s progress and the enjoyment she gets from learning the piano. Jonathan’s teaching method has kept her interest up and she clearly feels such a sense of achievement being able to play pieces (including sometimes pieces that she has written herself with Jonathan’s help). So much more engaging then the endless scales and exercises I remember from my childhood piano lessons.
My daughter Emily thoroughly enjoys her piano lessons with Jonathan. His materials and teaching style are very creative and have really captured her attention. The weekly goals give her an ongoing sense of achievement and she loves the opportunity to write her own songs. She thoroughly enjoyed performing to the school in her concert and it was neat to see her gain the confidence to do that over such a short time.
When I compare what Emily is learning to my own childhood piano tuition which was very traditional and exam based, Jonathan’s teaching is giving her a much broader and creative experience which I think will enhance not only her piano playing but her general musical appreciation.
My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed her piano lessons.
The lessons have been well structured and set her up for success. She has made great progress and has grown in confidence. The music choices are relevant and fun. All of the children are engaged and look like they are having fun.
Izzy went to Go Piano for the 1.5 years we lived in Wellington. She thoroughly enjoyed the programme, variety and convenience of having the class at her school.
The teachers were approachable, understanding and kind to the children and the end of term recitals were a treasure for both the mums, dads, families and children.
We would recommend this piano school to anyone who would like their child to gain or enrich an understanding of music through piano.
Piper is loving playing the piano and she is doing lessons this year for her own enjoyment.
Our son started piano lessons last year and has really enjoyed them. Our daughters were keen to start this year too after seeing their older brother learn the piano. It makes it so easy with the lessons being held during school. Learning piano is so much more than learning an instrument; it teaches them that perseverance and daily practice leads to competency, it unlocks creativity and gives them the experience of performing to an audience.
I really value your encouraging and affirming approach to both your teaching and your students. Eva would not be doing lessons if it wasn’t for the positive way you relate to your students.
We know that Elliot has picked up some real valuable musical foundations from his time with Go Piano. I’m sure he will use those skills in the future, so thanks very much for all your efforts with him and the other kids at Ridgway.
Erica – thanks so much for being a great teacher. Serena has had fun working on pieces with you and has progressed really well.
We were at a birthday dinner last night and Ruby was playing a favourite piece on the piano. She is really enjoying learning piano.
Just wanted to thank you for tailor-making lessons for Ibanez. Being able to learn / play contemporary songs has really captured her imagination & made learning piano a whole lot more fun. Anything enjoyed doesn’t stop!
You’ve got a great individual approach & we appreciate her coming to Go Piano.
Jonathan has taught Rosa for just over 1 year, she is 12 years old. She is enjoying her music and developed confidence from early on in her lessons.
She has particularly enjoyed learning pieces she is familiar with thus keeping her focused. Jonathan is an enthusiastic instructor and makes the lessons fun.
We are given a detailed report each week on the progress Rosa is making, what pieces she has been learning, and where to focus her attention with the practice. We have been impressed with the level of confidence with which she plays.
Learning piano with Jonathan has been a valuable experience. Each lesson is fun and interesting and he encourages learning different styles of music. Also, my technical skills and musicianship has developed ever since.
It has been very impressive watching Peyton’s progress and development in the last year with her piano playing.
Julia has enjoyed learning with you over the last four years and has made great progress. Thanks for the quality tuition she has received since starting with Go Piano all those years ago.
Since undertaking piano lessons with Jonathan my playing has improved quickly. Jonathan has been sensitive to what I am hoping to achieve (being able to accompany myself singing a largely folk repertoire) and has been able to gear his lessons to help me maximise my potential while giving me the tools to be able to improvise so that even as a beginner, I can start to really enjoy playing and master some of my songs.
Amber has loved her lessons with Erica, so thank you very much for your teaching approach. She loves the music she learns.
I can’t recommend Jonathan and his programme highly enough. He has built elements of choice into his programme, which our daughter really appreciates. He breaks the learning down into different goals. Each different goal has its own reward so that the student can see progress. He is patient and engaged. When we switched to Go Piano, our daughter started practicing without being asked. In short, he makes it fun.
Many thanks Jonathan – we are delighted with John’s progress at Go Piano.
We are all so impressed with how much Mya has learnt in just two terms. She is already reading basic music and is playing with two hands! She looks forward to her lessons and practices at home without any reminders. She is so enjoying learning the piano. We are thrilled with the quality of the teaching programme she is receiving as well as with her teacher Erica. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Go Piano to other families.
Jack is very much enjoying your piano lessons and it sounds to us like he has come a long way since he started playing 4-5 months ago. We have been very impressed with his piano playing and the amount of time he puts into it every day.
Thank you very much for the great teaching you have done with our son this term. We really enjoyed the concert last night, and are very proud of Tama.
Jonathan has been teaching my daughter for less than a year and having gone from knowing almost nothing she has progressed remarkably over this short time. Her enthusiasm is a reflection of Jonathan keeping lessons interesting and upbeat whilst still teaching the required disciplines. Needless to say I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Jonathan to any other parent or child.
Conor has really enjoyed his lessons with Jonathan and Go Piano. He has found the lessons enjoyable, motivating and challenging. Jonathan has been really flexible and responsive to Conor’s and our interests and has helped Conor to learn some tunes that we were especially interested in, including an old folk song which sounds great when we hear this at home. Highly recommend.
My daughter Zoe has had a wonderful year of tuition with Jonathan at Go Piano. I am thrilled with the way she has progressed in such a short time and is now able to play competently to her family. Jonathan has tailored the lessons to Zoe’s personal interests in music, and introduced her to a range of contemporary and classical pieces. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
I just wanted to thank you for all your efforts with Joelle. She is really enjoying lessons and is constantly practicing. I am so pleased with her enthusiasm and progress.
Jonathan is an awesome teacher. He makes the lessons fun and I get to play the music I want to play.
Jonathan is great I really look forward to my lesson with him each week. I feel relaxed when he teaches me which makes it easier to learn.
The girls have really loved learning piano this year. We’ve been really impressed with their progress which is all down to your teachers so thank you.
Our 5-year-old son Joshua has been learning to play the piano with Jonathan for three terms. In that time he has gone from no knowledge in playing piano, to confidently beginning to play two handed pieces, reading and composing music. We have been blessed to see our son’s confidence and enthusiasm grow each week as he learns more about music and the piano. We appreciate Jonathan’s warm teaching style and the pace of learning and progress our son experiences. Jonathan’s weekly email after each session helps us to gage Joshua’s progress as well as ensure that we know how to support his practicing during the week. We have recommended Jonathan’s classes to our friends and recommend him to other parents.
It is fun learning with Jonathan, especially the learning games in our piano book. I love playing the piano and composing music. Thank you Jonathan, you are a great teacher.
I have been meaning to email you on the positive reaction of Om on his first lesson. He said it was a “breath of fresh air.” He loved it. He learnt his first 3 performance pieces on the first night, and now is finishing Mary Had a Little Lamb. Both my children have been practicing whenever they have time. Before and after school.
Shivam spends a lot of time practicing and has now memorized a couple of performance pieces as well. After watching Om memorizing the pieces, I think that Shivam is inspired to do the same. Even I have played and memorized all the performance pieces!!! It’s wonderful.
We have really enjoyed your work and my youngest daughter in particular now spends a lot of time playing her pieces in a multitude of ways. Both girls continue to blossom. Many thanks.
I am really enjoying how much Conor enjoys the piano – thanks in part to you I suspect!
Isla is practicing at home and enjoys playing for me, which is very cool. Most importantly she is really enjoying learning (in other contexts she is not usually at all keen to try something new and risk making mistakes).
Jonathan is patient, awesome and has a great imagination when it comes to writing songs and he is really easy to learn from 😀
Vinamra has been learning to play piano from Jonathan for 3 years now. It’s such a pleasure to watch her play! Thanks to Jonathan’s effort her interest in music is growing deeper. I really appreciate your passion for music and I can clearly see that you pass this on to your students too.
Vinamra enjoys watching your YouTube videos and I personally think its a very good idea for her watch you play the same music bit she is learning in class to make it sound perfect.
Thanks for all your efforts
I’m an adult student trying to improve my reading and playing skills. Jonathan’s a patient teacher and puts together a bunch of his own arrangements for all levels so you’ve always got something new to work on. Thanks for helping me take my playing to the next level Jonathan.
Our son is really enjoying learning the piano with Go Piano. Within the first couple of terms he is already composing his own pieces and learning to read music. Jonathan really pitches learning at his age (6), with fun song titles and music that appeals to young ears. You can really sense Jonathan’s passion for the piano and he passes this on so well to his students.
We were so impressed when Bella came home after her very first lesson able to play a tune, and having written one of her own! This approach has kept her engaged and excited about lessons for two years now, and she is learning the benefits of practicing and working towards goals.
As well as the classic pieces specially arranged for Go Piano, Jonathan goes the extra distance to offer familiar pieces the children love so they can learn to play their faves. It is a great service! So much better than in the olden days when we seemed to spend months just learning scales!
Ben is really enjoying piano, when he is a bit stressed about something he heads to the piano and comes back in a better mood. He is really enjoying seeing his own progress as well.
What is clear is that Finn’s piano has improved no end – and his performance of Bach’s Minuet in G for the family last Sunday was proof of the quality of your school’s teaching method. And what is even more important is that he really enjoys the lessons – as a child who hated piano lessons I understand the great value of that and how hard it must be to get right. So Go Piano is doing an excellent job.
Our son has entirely enjoyed his lessons at beginner’s level with Jonathan, we were surprised to notice the progress so fast! With Jonathan’s support and excellent teaching strategies, our son has developed real passion for music. We are totally grateful and can’t wait for the next lesson.
We have been delighted with the progress Rachel has made in just one term with Go Piano. She is always keen to practice, and is quite independent about it.
Our 8 year old daughter Emma, has been learning to play the piano with Jonathan for nearly 2 years. The progress she has made has been amazing to watch. She had no knowledge of the piano when she started and now she can read music, and is playing some lovely pieces. Her love for the piano has only increased. She goes off to her lessons with excitement and enthusiasm. Jonathan makes the lessons interesting and fun and our daughter looks forward every week to learning new things.
Our daughter has enjoyed her start to formal music lessons with Jonathan. In a short space of time, he has sparked an interest in the piano and converted her to a keen learner. She enjoys her weekly piano lesson and eagerly looks forward to it. He seems to have developed an excellent rapport with her, which we believe is key to helping her develop a love for the instrument!
Our five year old daughter began learning the piano for the first time only a term ago and is already impressing us with two handed nursery rhyme pieces. Jonathan teaches in a positive and structured learning manner which has accelerated our daughter’s musical development and achievements. This has strengthened our daughter’s confidence and deepened her appreciation of music which will give her great satisfaction throughout the years to come.
The girls are really loving playing. Evangeline was very apprehensive before she had her first lesson, and then raved on afterwards how fantastic it was. Both girls have been keen to practice their skills at home. Keep up the great work.
We are older adults who have been having lessons with Jonathan for 18months. Jonathan has the ability to adjust music the beginner is familiar with so that the beginner can start learning “proper music” straight away rather than fiddling about with exercises designed for kindergarten students! One of us has had lessons in the past and Jonathan was able to suggest music to play that got the confidence level up again and then extended musicality and enjoyment with more difficult pieces. He is very patient and works hard to help us play music the way we want it to sound, but would have difficulty with on our own.
My 5 year old boy, thanks to Jonathan ability as a composer, has the best toy – the piano. Cameron can play songs about a bear, about surfing down and dunes, about lights in New York City. Cameron has already composed his own little piece all about liking Turtles.
I really enjoy Jonathan teaching me piano. We learn all the songs that I like and he even lets me request songs to learn. Being a 14 year old boy I like songs that a piano teacher wouldn’t normally teach and Jonathan gives me the opportunity to learn these pieces of music.
Thanks for the lessons and Tuhina is enjoying every bit of it. We are happy with her progress and all credit goes to Jenny and your academy for getting her started and interested in piano.
Ida is enjoying adding the Piano to her vocal instrument. She is always raving on about how she did great in different songs with the help and encouragement from her teachers.
Caitlin is really enjoying her lessons – apparently they are even fun!
We only had three months with Jonathan so far but already had a chance to appreciate his great teaching skills and multiple talents as a musician as a piano player and as a composer. He is very punctual, attentive and helpful. One of the great thing about studying with Jonathan is an option to find his lessons on-line and listen to him playing the pieces he gives to his students. That’s a double lesson time
Emily has enjoyed your classes very much and she has made so much progress! We really appreciate your help and patience!
Piano lessons with Jonathan are fantastic! His ability to just play whatever piece I give him is really impressive and inspiring – it makes me want to learn how to play even more. He always finds ways to make things easier for me, which is great and helps me to stay motivated even when I feel like I’m stuck.
Jonathan is so much like a young Christopher Norton author of the famous micro jazz series (Chris taught me when I was 17). Both talented players and composers and inspiring teachers all in one. I am learning my favourite songs, I’m discovering classical masters and I am improvising some simple jazz. He is pushing me along and broadening my musical horizons and I always leave my lesson with a smile on my face!
Tom’s made fantastic progress under your teaching in just one year. It’s great the way you’ve helped him find ways to play music he’s interested in, as well as introducing him to a wide range of musical styles beyond his immediate interests.
Ellen has learnt to compose and play music and is thoroughly enjoying it. Jonathan is an excellent teacher and Ellen looks forward to her lessons and practises every day. The Go Piano approach to music is at the childrens’ level of interest and ability and they respond so well to it. Ellen is so enjoying her piano and for that I am very grateful. It can be very hard to keep young people interested and achieving and Jonathan is doing exactly that. Thanks Jonathan – you’re great!
I am blessed to have Jonathan as my teacher – he is very, very patient and very talented. I would like to recommend Jonathan to anyone who wants to learn piano music.
Jonathan has been Liam’s piano teacher for about 3 months now. Liam (8) composes, plays and practices everyday, and can’t wait for Jonathan to show up every Monday! I must say I am deeply impressed by Jonathan’s teaching method, a mix of fun, patience, composition, more fun and feeling of achievement. It is the fastest way to learn, and I would recommend Jonathan to any parent willing to give music a go into their kids education! Well done, Jonathan, you’re a star
I would like to thank Go Piano for taking the time to teach Katiana piano – she is enjoying it thoroughly!!!
I would like to say how much my son enjoys his piano lessons with Go Piano. He comes home on Wednesdays and tells me all about the fun he has had at his piano lesson. We would also like to mention the special effort put in by Go Piano in offering Paul some of his favourite songs to learn. Thank you!
Madeline is thoroughly enjoying her lessons – she practices morning, noon and night – voluntarily!!!
Jonathan is a great teacher to my two children (Anastasia, 9 y.o. & Mihali, 7 y.o.). His approach is unique because he helps my children to look at music beyond the already composed pieces. He is showing them how fun it is to play with notes and compose their own pieces. He wants the children to enjoy and discover music in general. We are very thankful for that.
I like my piano lessons because they are fun, interesting and I learnt a lot in only a couple of terms. I enjoy composing pieces with Jonathan. Jonathan is one of those teachers that makes everything easy and fun to do.
We are delighted at Quin’s enthusiasm and the enjoyment that he gets from learning the piano with Jonathan. I am sure it has helped his confidence and ability in his everyday school life. Much credit to Jonathan’s patience and knowledge – your love of music really shows through.
We think Jonathan is not only a talented musician but he is a very talented teacher. Matthew is really engaged in the music lessons. Jonathan follows Matthew’s interests so he’s playing some of his favourite pieces. We think its great.
“I love playing the piano with Jonathan” (Sophia, 5). Amazing what Jonathan did within only a few weeks. It’s stunning to see her hand-eye coordination and music theory knowledge. Jonathan’s gentle and amusing art of teaching inspired her. Focusing mainly on the fun of music, Sophia doesn’t even know how much she learns each time, she just loves the fun.
THANKS, we love the result!
It is impossible not to be inspired by Jonathan’s enthusiasm and brilliance. He has the ability to make even the ‘hard stuff’ seem fun. Liv loves her lessons because he treats her like a young musician!
Our daughters love their lessons with Jonathan and, I love the convenience of having them at school. Both girls have had lessons before and I always felt like a nag reminding them to practice. Since starting Go Piano they play for pleasure — putting on concerts is part of their play activity and they CHOOSE to practice because they are excited about it!
Our daughter thinks piano lessons with Jonathan Crehan are the ‘best ever’. Through Jonathan’s fun filled approach she has enjoyed music in a relaxed atmosphere, learning at her own pace and looking forward to every lesson. I would recommend Go Piano to anyone.
Jonathan is an excellent piano teacher & our second teacher (our first teacher moved on). Our daughter has just turned 6, and she looks forward to her lessons, she loves to play the piano and practices all the time!! We are astonished at just how quickly she has learn to play the piano & read the music notes. And getting better thanks to Jonathan. Jonathan has a gift in teaching, making music fun to learn, and is highly motivating to his students. Most importantly making my daughter believe in herself, and develop a love of music.
Our 6 year old son Nico has just completed his fourth lesson and he is really responding well to Jonathan’s relaxed and patient teaching style. We are surprised at the progress he has made so quickly!
When I saw Jonathan playing piano, I felt super motivated to learn piano, and play like he. So I talked with my mum about the possibility to take piano class with Jonathan, and she agreed with that. At the first was difficult to play with two hands, so Jonathan taught me 3 basic things regarding how to use my fingers, and musical notes as well. After 4 classes I was able to use my both hands on the piano, and I felt so happy, nervous, excited and proud about my improvements!!
I like piano because my whole family in Chile are musician, and I would like to be a musician as well. Now I am the unique piano player in my family!
I like how Jonathan teaching piano, he is so good person with me; sometimes he gave me gifts for my effort. He has patience, he can repeat the lessons as much as I need; he help me a lot. I like Jonathan as piano teacher, he is very cool!
Our son is enjoying learning piano. Jonathan is young and makes the lessons fun so he looks forward to going every week and even wants to practise!
Jonathan Crehan is teaching both my children – aged 5 and 7 – and I am delighted with the progress and enthusiasm they have shown at the piano. After their very first lesson they came home and showed me proudly what they had learned and played a simple piece for me. They are very enthusiastic about their lessons and enjoy practising what he’s taught them. His manner with children is superb. I’ve watched him teaching and he is patient, encouraging, and knows exactly how to engage them in a gentle and often humorous way. He accompanies them at times through singing or playing chords along with them, which definitely enhances their musical experience. I would highly recommend him as a teacher.
Go Piano teachers are classically-trained musicians. More importantly, the Academy inspires and motivates children to appreciate and enjoy making music.
Jonathan writes really fun music which is easy to learn. I have looked forward to each music lesson, they are great!
Jonathan’s class is fantastic- our son really enjoys his lessons, especially learning some familiar tunes. What a great way to encourage a little (and big) boy to play the piano!
My daughter Grace was very enthusiastic about her lessons, motivated by Jonathan’s fun, gentle teaching style. She enjoyed both the practical and theoretical sides of piano playing under Jonathan’s tutelage. I highly recommend him!
My daughter Caitlin just loves learning how to play the piano, and over the last term she has come home and told us what she has learnt. She finds Jonathan a very nice man to help her understand the beginnings of playing the piano and loved learning “hot cross buns” too.
Caitlin is certainly looking forward to playing the piano next term with Jonathan. Keep up the good work!!!
Annika (6) is really enjoying her Go Piano classes. She has even downloaded the application of Piano on her dad’s iPhone and she practices. I was impressed that she could play Hot Cross Buns after her fourth class with you. Thank you. Hope she can continue with you throughout.
Friendly, fun and professional. Our daughter has had a wonderful introduction to piano and music in general from Go Piano.