At Pianoroom we realise the important contribution that tuition can make to you getting the best out of your instrument. We are, therefore, delighted to be able to offer courses of high quality keyboard and piano lessons on site here in Exeter.




David SandersonDr DAVID SANDERSON is a highly regarded, DBS checked piano teacher with an exceptional talent for bringing out the unique musicality of his students. He welcomes both children and adult players of all abilities and enjoys teaching in an atmosphere which is relaxed and most of all…FUN.
He is also a composer and performs his own music as part of his highly acclaimed solo live show “Tubular Bells For Solo Piano” which features his own piano arrangement of Mike Oldfield’s classic 1973 instrumental album. Recent shows have enthralled packed audiences at The Chapter House (Exeter Cathedral), Exeter Phoenix, Cygnet Theatre, Crediton Arts Centre and Kennaway House, Sidmouth.
During the 1990s he focussed on composing contemporary classical music for the concert hall and had several of his works performed live across the UK (and as far away as Taiwan) by renowned performers such as the Kokoro Ensemble, Gemini and pianist James Clapperton.
Along the way, during the summer of 2000, Dave completed a PhD in Musical Composition and became a member of the lecturing staff at Exeter University’s Music Department at Knightley.
As well as performing in several bands covering many styles, he also composed and performed jingle idents for BBC Radio’s “Steve Wright In The Afternoon” from 1989 to 2002 (one of which was released as a single and reached No. 62 in the Gallup Charts!!). Although that was many moons ago, the jingles have retained their popularity and still get played on the programme regularly.
In the meantime, he has taught piano for twenty years and continues to enjoy doing so while working on his own personal music projects.


DAVE’S LESSONS are held every half an hour, here in our teaching studio:
Weekdays from 12am until 2pm and 3:25pm until 5:25pm
Prices are £15.00 for each half hour lesson. First lesson free.
To book, just call Dave on 01392 426053 or contact us with any queries.





Teacher KateKATERINA SHETLIFFE is a natural performer and teacher with over 10 years experience in both fields. We have great pleasure in welcoming her also to Exeter and sharing her extensive musical skills with our many customers.
Originally from Moscow and having music teachers as parents, Kate’s interest in music and the piano began at an early age. Naturally gifted, she started playing at six years old and continued her studies at the Tula College of Music, Russia, where she graduated as a concert pianist in 1999.
As well as teaching, Kate has also performed as an accompanist and as a concert pianist in Russia, Sweden and here in the UK. She has been teaching piano and music theory for over 10 years, both privately and at music schools.
With her very special ability to bring out the best in all of her pupils, she has gained extensive experience of training the younger pianist through various workshops and activities, using renowned teaching methods utilised by well-established Russian piano schools. She has also obtained UK qualifications ATCL in Piano Performing, Dip ABRSM in Instrumental Teaching and is fully DBS checked.


KATE’S LESSONS are held every half an hour, here in our teaching studio:
Saturdays from 9am until 4pm
Prices are £15.00 for each half hour lesson. First lesson free.
To book, just call Kate on 07505 884271 or contact us with any queries.