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Swindon Piano Teacher John Wiles DipABRSM

Swindon Piano Lessons - About Me

I am a classically-trained professional pianist, composer and teacher, who is also in demand to play at weddings and private functions in and around Swindon. From 2019 to 2021 I was the resident pianist at Highgrove Royal Estate & Gardens and have since performed at HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Windsor. I am currently the resident pianist at The Windsor Guildhall

Coming from a musical family, I was introduced to the piano at an early age enjoying piano lessons from nine years old, and went on to achieve ABRSM Grade 8 classical piano performance with a distinction. I completed the ABRSM Diploma in Piano Performance in 2014, and have more recently studied with the film and TV composer James Harpham (Tenko), and award-winning jazz pianists David Newton and Craig Milverton.

I have been a regular entrant to the Swindon Music Festival, winning awards in composition, as well as piano performance in both the youth and adult categories.

I was crowned the New College Composer of the Year 2008, having recorded an album of my own solo piano compositions, In the Key of Me, which has sold successfully at my public performances. I have since been commissioned to compose music for online promotional videos and am currently in the process of writing and recording my second album of solo piano compositions.

– John Wiles DipABRSM

“I’ve been learning with John for around 2.5 years having started with no experience of the piano, no experience of reading music and a very basic grasp of where notes were located. I’m now at around grade 2/3 standard through John’s tutelage. John has been fantastic, very patient and flexible to fit learning in with a busy life and my confidence has grown hugely in that time. I have ambitions of learning different musical styles; classical, jazz et al and John’s knowledge and appreciation for these different styles, playing techniques and learning preferences really show through. Thoroughly recommend having lessons with John!”


Excerpts of me performing a range of pieces by Chopin, Beethoven and Brahms.

Qualifications & Awards

  • ABRSM Diploma Piano Performance
  • A Level Music – New College, Swindon
  • A Level Music Technology – New College, Swindon
  • Level 3 Award Education and Training (City & Guilds) – New College, Swindon
  • ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory
  • Winner – Swindon Music Festival 2012 Piano Solo (excluding sonatas) – 17 to 25
  • Winner – Swindon Music Festival 2010 Piano Solo (excluding sonatas) – 17 to 25
  • Winner – Swindon Music Festival 2009 Piano Sonata Solo 17 and over
  • Composer of the Year 2008 – New College, Swindon

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