Jemima Palfreyman Music Blog

Gift vouchers available!


Stuck for the perfect Christmas present idea?!

I'm pleased to announce that gift vouchers are available for any amount of lessons at any lesson length, at £25 per hour.

There is a special offer of 20% off if you want to buy somebody a course of lessons!

4 x 60min piano lessons £80

4 x 30min piano lessons £40

"The small print"

20% discount is for new pupils only and is not redeemable against existing pupils' lessons.

Only one 'special offer' bulk voucher per recipient (although multiples can be bought as gifts to different recipients).

Recipients are required to take their first lesson within two months of date of purchase, and are required to sign the standard Jemima Palfreyman Music lesson agreement contract.

Drop us a message via the contact page if you are interested in purchasing a gift voucher!

Oops...! Hello again!


What a long time has passed since I last did a blog update!

Things have been really busy at JPM, including a big premises move in September and the acquisition of a nice shiny new car! On top of this, a lovely new post as piano teacher at Bacup&Rawtenstall Grammar School has taken up much of my time lately!

The most exciting and recent news is that my duo partner (flautist Rachel Johnson) and I will be performing in the Bridgewater Hall's "Introducing" series this December, which is certainly keeping us busy. 

Pupils are busy preparing for winter exams and concerts, although the break will be upon us before we know it, I'm sure.

Here's hoping it isn't quite so long before my next blog update...keep practising!

Congratulations to ABRSM exam pupils!


Congratulations to all pupils who have recently received ABRSM results. Good marks and smiley faces all around, I have been made incredibly proud again!

It has been another busy month for JPM, with increased lesson uptake and some scheduling changes. I'm excited to announce that I'll be taking up the piano teacher post at Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School from September, and with some shuffling I am able to offer further private slots at an extra discounted rate than advertised to adults and uni students who can take lessons before 3pm on a Monday or Tuesday. Use the contact form if you would like more details on booking a slot!

Music at the Williamson Gallery, and some Shostakovich!


Last Sunday I was lucky enough to perform at the beautiful Williamson Gallery in Wirral once again. Despite the windy weather and slightly chaotic refurbishment, it was a pleasure to perform and it was lovely to see such a great turnout, with more chairs having to be inserted!

This weekend sees a pupil concert taking place on Saturday night in Ramsbottom, and a performance of Shostakovich Jazz Suites at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Sunday. 

I am also excited to be making my debut at the Buxton Fringe Festival with my new duo partner, flautist Rachel Johnson on the 9th July. The concert begins at 2pm, at Buxton Methodist Church, with tickets available on the door for £5 each. 

Keep your eyes peeled for some more interesting blog updates soon...finding time to squeeze everything in this month has certainly kept me on my toes!

Somehow it's June already!


So it's been a little while since I last had a moment to breathe and touch the blog...! And somehow in the meantime we've ended up in June!

Lots of exciting things lined up for the next couple of months for both myself and Jemima Palfreyman Music students! June is bringing ABRSM theory exams, and both ABRSM and Trinity exams take place in early July, so good luck to all pupils taking an exam this time around! 

I am looking forward to taking on a number of new pupils, and a new post working closely with young offenders in Ashton-under-Lyne to bring music workshops and possibly the opportunity for the young people to work towards some arts awards qualifications. I'll be meeting numerous instrumentalist and vocalist pupils of colleagues, for whom I'll be rehearsing and accompanying exams, as well as whizzing around for rehearsals and recitals, notably a recital at the Williamson Gallery on Sunday 23rd June  for which the program includes an exciting mix of Mozart, Chopin and Liszt as well as a world premiere of the Chaines composition, There's A Man In This Room. 

July brings performances in the Buxton Festival, an exciting opera gala in Liverpool and lots of preparation for August's performance of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto.

In the meantime, there are some really exciting deals that you can find on the 'learn with Jemima' page including a refer a friend offer which will give yourself and a friend a free lesson! Now that the sun is shining and our fingers aren't so freezing all the time, take the opportunity to refine your piano skills, or pick up a new skill from scratch!

Hoping everybody enjoys the month ahead and is feeling suitably motivated!