The Hap'ning Place
Singing Lessons in Crouch End
Piano, Guitar, Violin Lessons North London

19th December 2018 
Master Classes & Workshops
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Crouch End &
Central London

Tel: 020 8347 8082
Studio: 07908 771984
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Piano, Guitar, Violin, Viola, 'Cello, Flute, and French Horn Lessons

Free the Music Within You at The Hap'ning Place

Instrumental. pianohands.jpgOne to one tuition for children and adults is available on a flexible schedule Monday to Saturday - including days and evenings at our N8 studio in Crouch End.

The private lessons for beginners or those with previous training are taught by experienced and qualified professionals at our studio which is near Highgate, Muswell Hill and Finchley. We have students of all ages and abilities - from 5 to 85!

Whether you aspire to be Alicia Keyes, Jimi Hendrix or Horowitz, we like to keep the lessons enjoyable and fun and tailored to your requirements. We use modern techniques and we can teach either Classical and/or Contemporary music. You can progress quickly with moderate practice.

Playing may be for your own pleasure or you can choose to show off your new skills in our three annual studio recitals. You can also prepare for auditions and competitions. It is also possible for you to prepare for graded examinations with ABRSM, Trinity, LCM and the Rock Skool and we have a 100% success rate!


"Incredibly patient and inspiring teachers, who really make learning the piano fun."

"I am learning the piano there & I think the standard of teaching is very good."
Angela S

"My son went to Hap’ning place for about 8 years. He had three different teachers who took him up to grade 5 piano. They were all excellent and he really enjoyed his lessons. I would highly recommend it."
Sue D

"The Hap'ning Place has a great way of developing your confidence: from one-to-one lessons through group work and on to being a soloist in the supportive studio recitals"

Fees for guitar, piano, violin, viola, french horn, 'cello or flute lessons
24 half hour
44 one hour
Payment for lessons may be at the lesson or in advance per half term.

Emergency Cancellation Policy: Please note that we have a 24 hours cancellation policy. We are happy to try and accommodate schedule changes, but please notify us 24 hours in advance or a cancellation fee of the full amount of the lesson is required. Thank you.

Our Teachers

Instrumental. Tanya BarringerTanya Barringer B.Mus Violin Performance, Summa Cum Laude with University Honors and Honors in Major University of Houston, M.A. New York University has been teaching violin for over 10 years and performs currently as first chair with Bishops Stortford Sinfiona, Fulham Opera Orchestra and co-leader of the London Royal Orchestra Society as well as member of Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra and One Tree Hill Sinfonia.

Instrumental. Amy Luyendijk Crankshaw pianoAmy Crankshaw-Luyendijk, B. Mus and M Mus with Distinction, University of CapeTown SA. Amy is a composer and has been teaching piano, theory and french horn for many years. Amy also teaches theory and the music program Sibelius. She performs regularly with orchestras in the UK, Europe and South Africa. Amy's composition "Paper Bird" was recently performed with the London City Orchestra.

Instrumental. simon_drey_sm.jpgSimon Drey, BA, has taught classical and contemporary guitar for many years both privately and in schools throughout London. Simon performs most weeks with his bands and also enjoys teaching. He has had great success with his students in graded examinations and many of his students have gone on to play professionally.

Instrumental. jacob.jpgJacob Elliott is an experienced guitarist and tutor based in North London. He holds a classical music degree in guitar from Goldsmiths College London, and is comfortable in a wide variety of styles, be it Jazz, Rock, Classical, Blues or Folk. Jacob performs with his own band as well as working as a session musician.

Instrumental. janetfischer.jpgJanet Fischer PgDip Distinction in Performance and Professional Studies RNCM, MMus with Distinction in Performance, RNCM from the University of Manchester,BMus (Hons)/Grad RNCM from the University of Manchester. Janet teaches violin (or fiddle) and her extensive performance experience as a soloist and ensemble player has taken her to innumerable countries and cities.

Instrumental. Ian Fleming 5Ian Fleming BA (Hons) Music, BTEC National Diploma in Music (Triple Distinction) is an experienced performer and teacher. Ian has also writes music for, and performs in, various theatrical shows, touring Britain and Europe. A talented composer, Ian's music is performed by the Royal Northern Sinfonia, as well as featuring in films.

Instrumental. Laura Stevens 2Laura Stevens MM Royal College of Music, BA (hons) University of Cape Towns, SA is composer as well as an accomplished performer in cello and piano. In addition to her activities as composer and has studied under Francois du Toit, Helena van Heerden, Katarina Struthers, Marian Lewin and Anmari van der Westhuizen in these instruments. Laura plays with several orchestras and chamber groups (having done so extensively with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra and Chamber orchestras), as well as performing for studio session work toward contemporary and film projects.

Instrumental. Yundu piano 2015Yundu Wang American pianist received her BMus, MMus from the prestigious New England Conservatory. She is currently working on her post-graduate degree at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Yundu has taught both here as well as in the US and performs as a soloist, and collaborative artist. Yundu has recently performed in London's Barbican Hall with her duo partner, cellist Yoanna Prodanova.

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