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Welcome to piano lessons in Teddington TW11

APRIL 2020

I am pleased to let you know that lessons are now available via Zoom, lessons are interactive and fun, if you are interested in booking a slot please get in touch.


Summer concert was a success, our performers did great!

This year 29 children played the piano and some of them sang as well. Big congratulations to Bryn who performed last and had  an outstanding ovation this year.

Congratulations to all my students who passed their grades. 100% success rate!  - Also big thumps up to my student Ethan Emerson who performed in America and Italy this year and has also many more performances coming in the UK and abroad for the rest of the year. Well done all of you!

Cristian Van-Schuerbeck

Would you like to learn how to play the piano in a

relaxed, friendly and easy way?

Motivation is the key to master any skill - Playing piano is a skill that will bring satisfaction in the life of

your children.

Would you like to play your favourite songs?

Impress your friends and family.

Ever thought of creating beautiful piano music?

Playing only basic melodies for years?

I am currently teaching piano to students from St. Mary & St. Peters, St  John’s, Collis, Stanley,

Newland House and Teddington schools. Please feel free to ask for references and hear from their parents

how their child’s knowledge of the piano has improved since having started lessons with me. I also teach to

many adults and artists based in the area, feel free to request references from them as well. Music is a big

part of people’s lives and playing and instrument brings an invaluable satisfaction when you feel you have

approached a certain level due to hard work and commitment.

Playing piano is not complicated, what is difficult is to find by yourself the right approach, perspective

and techniques to help your children through  their learning process.
Are you ready to start?



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Jo Emerson

Cristian is a fantastic piano teacher. He is relaxed, easy going and makes learning fun! He brings out the very best in my son who has been a student of his for the last 3 years. In my opinion, there is no better teacher and I would never consider having anyone else tutor my son.

Lisa Hutson

Cristian is an amazing piano teacher and musician -  I cannot recommend him highly enough.  My 9 year old son is so enthusiastic about piano practise since Cristian has taken over his piano tuition.  I also have recently taken up piano lessons again with Cristian and find I am progressing very rapidly as I feel encouraged and motivated to practise daily.  Both my son and I look forward to our weekly lessons and feel very lucky to have a piano teacher with such talent, dedication, humour and patience!

Pauliina Purnell

“Cristian is an absolutely amazing. He has been teaching our 7 year old son Kai Purnell for the past 2 years and has worked wonders with a child whose concentration span is not very long. It is all starting to pay off as a recent visit to the Wharf restaurant shows. As soon as we walked in, Kai spotted a grand piano, ran to it and proceeded to play it for a good half hour, with a huge grin on his face. All thanks to Christian's gentle and patient teaching. We simply can't recommend Cristian highly enough.”

Janette Douglas

“Cristian is an excellent piano teacher and musician. He comes to our house every week to teach my 11 year old daughter and he is always punctual and friendly. 

I’m really pleased with how much my daughter has progressed under his tuition, achieving Grade 1 in just 4 months and steadily working towards Grade 2. He has also inspired my daughter to create her own music and learn music she enjoys singing to. Cristian is very encouraging and has the patience of a saint! His fee is very reasonable and I would highly recommend him to anyone”

Jonathan Davies

“Cristian is an excellent teacher, very courteous and patient, and helpful at guiding me through my mental blocks! He's given me the impetus that I needed to persevere and develop my playing, and I've enjoyed learning the pieces that he has suggested as well as the routine exercises. I look forward to continuing my lessons with him.”

Gavin Dispain

“Cristian is a great and very patient piano teacher. Our seven year old daughter looks forward very much to her lessons with him. Cristian is courteous, always on time and always fully prepared for his lessons. I highly recommend him.”

Sophie Ross

“I always look forward to Cristian's piano lessons - he is a very talented musician and inspiring tutor. Every week he sets interesting homework to challenge comfort zones and reaffirm the work done in the lesson. We've covered various musical genres, and included improv techniques, sight-reading, covering pop songs and worked on original composition. Cristian is also full of fun and has a contagious enthusiasm for music. I'd thoroughly recommend his lessons!”

Agne G

“Cristian is a very patient teacher. He is always very prepared for the lesson and has always given me some homework to do, which was very useful.

Besides being a very professional teacher, Cristian is also a very talented musician. Only listening to him playing piano inspires one to learn how to play it!”


Cristian Van-Schuerbeck runs a successful piano teaching business in Teddington and has a great relationship with parents and students of all ages. he started playing the piano and keyboards since age 3. He has been developing his technique and skills on the piano with private tuition following, as an example, rock icons such as Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman as well as known classical composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Mussorgsky and Mozart to name a few.

He graduated from Instituto Nacional in Santiago Chile, one of the most reputed schools in his country,

Cristian’s roots are Belgian/Chilean/Spanish, and he is fluent in English, French and Spanish. Cristian’s son Emerson was born in the UK in 2012 and his wife is a primary school teacher from England.

While in Santiago in 2000, composed original music for Fotofashion agencies which aired on E! entertainment TV, before moving to Europe to pursue his music career.

In 2004 Cristian toured Glasgow, Edinburgh and London playing in piano bars and small venues, meeting musical director Giles Tingey and musicians such as Mark Naples and Steve Pomeroy. The same year he also toured with American band All Too Human in The Netherlands and performed at Prog Power Europe Festival 2004.

He contributed to the performance of the album 'Entropy', wich was recorded in studio by Derek Sherinian ex Dream Theather/Alice Cooper, playing keyboards in late 2004, Cristian produced his first Album 'My Experiences' followed by a customized gift CD for Helmlinger Jewelry, distributed all over Chile, in 2005. He produced his second and third albums 'Collection' and 'Celtic Thoughts' in 2006. In 2007, Crisitan moved to Paris, France, where he specialized in recording, mixing & music production.

In February 2009 Cristian returned to London to produce several rock bands. He also established his own business teaching piano and production in Teddington, South West London, having over 100 students in less than a year, including music producers, performers (Baby Blue - rapper, Sterling Williams - Thriller Musical), children and adults of all ages.

Continuing his personal development, Cristian performed at Bloodstock festival 2009 with London based group Biomortal and played keyboards live for Aeon Zen, performing with the band at Luminaire in London. The show received great reviews from 'The Classic Rock Magazine presents Prog'. Following this performance, Cristian recorded a solo on Aeon Zen's album 'The Face of the Unknown'.

In September 2010 and 2011, Cristian performed the music of Rick Wakeman, Yes and Asia as a solo act for Roger Dean at Trading Boundaries in East Sussex. Roger Dean is well known for his artwork with YES, Rick Wakeman and Asia.

In 2013, Cristian created the original music for Arckit - an innovative lego type product for children and architects which is now distributed worldwide.

Since then Cristian divides his time being a father, performing, composing music and expanding his music teaching business.

In 2016 Cristian became Keith Emerson’s grandson piano teacher ETHAN EMERSON, which has brought incredible results to his playing. Allowing him to perform at such venues like the Birmingham Symphony Hall in July 2017 - Ethan is constantly improving and working hard to carry on his grandfather’s musical legacy.

Cristian organises piano concerts for his students since 2015 and his latest July 2019 concert was a total success.

In 2018 Cristian created Piano Lessons at Home which is a new vision to music education beyond the conventional parameters to bring fun, confidence and creativity to the art of teaching piano.





Lessons are tailored to each student depending on their goals. You can prepare for grades or for enjoyment. You will learn to read music and technique exercises that will help you be confident playing piano at home, performing at recitals or taking a grade exam. Learning piano will also help your focus and motor skills as well as your concentration. Remember that the most important is to enjoy the process.

Pianos & Books

Cristian Van-Schuerbeck

Piano Instructor
Pianist, Keyboard Player & Music Composer.

Mobile: 07910208530

email: keysfromheaven@hotmail.co.uk

Please send a text or a message if you are unable to get in touch via telephone call as I may be busy giving a lesson.


Here you can find a selection of pianos and books I recommend for you to start learning piano.

- What type of piano do I need?

You have the choice to start from having an acoustic or a digital piano.

The most reliable acoustic pianos are the U1, U3, B1. Many of my students have them at home and they don’t require tuning very often. Please send me an email if you would like more personalised help in the search for your piano.

Then we have digital pianos, they are lighter, you can use them with headphones and you have the possibility to connect them to an ipad or computer to start recording and composing music with the use of technology. They are usually more affordable as well. From my experience teaching for over 10 years, Yamaha digital pianos are the first choice for a beginner. The sound is lovely and the touch isn’t too bad either specially the Arius range.

Please click on the photos to find their details available on amazon

- What type of books do I need?

Books are very important. They will help you be on track with your progress and also they will give a sense of commitment when you are just starting to learn piano.

You will need books for

  1. -Scales & Arpeggios

  2. -Technique exercises

  3. -Pieces

  4. -Sight-reading

  5. -Music Theory

  6. -Misc (Christmas books, Classical composers, Popular music)

Please click on the photos to find their details available on amazon

Scales, Broken Chords and Arpeggios.

Sight-reading exam specimen & Improve your Sight-reading workbook

Pieces Grades 1 - 8 ABRSM 2019/2020

Technique Exercises



Ethan Emerson performing at the Birmingham Symphony Hall with a 60 piece orchestra at The Keith Emerson tribute show, a celebration of his life. Keith was a member of Emerson Lake & Palmer and is considered one of the greatest keyboard players of all times. My student Ethan is Keith Emerson’s grandson.