Hi, I'm Adrian

I teach piano, music theory, musicianship and leaving certificate music.

I believe that anyone can learn how to play the piano very well. The main requirements are a good teacher, a decent instrument, regular (and not too much) practice, and most importantly, a belief that you can do it!

My mission is to provide excellent music tuition to students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

For young musicians, it is vital that they get the right kind of training from the very start, so that they develop good habits and practice techniques. For adult learners, one of my aims is to help develop confidence in their own abilities, and to remove any negative preconceptions they have about starting or continuing piano at an older age.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me for lessons, advice or any other musical queries. Thank you.


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Music Tuition

Prepare for Exams or Learn for Pleasure


Piano lessons follow the graded format set out by the Associated Board, Trinity College London or the Royal Irish Academy of Music from Preparatory Level to Grade 8. But you can also simply learn for your own pleasure.

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Music Theory

While piano lessons include a certain amount of theory, I also offer pure music theory lessons, preparing students for graded exams in this subject. Grinds in Leaving Certificate music are also available.

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Musicianship covers a broad and complex range of skills, but can be summarised as a musician's ability to respond quickly and intelligently to musical challenges.These skills include improvising at the keyboard, playing by ear, sight-reading, and much more.

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Leaving Certificate Music

Grinds in Leaving Cert music supplement classroom learning, and focus on two of the three strands of the syllabus: Listening and Composing. The Practical strand falls under one-to-one instrumental lessons.

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Learn At Home

Enjoy Music Lessons in the Comfort of your own Home!

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Now Enrolling for the Term: September - December 2019!


Visit my studio for piano lessons or choose to have them in the comfort of your own home. Please note that there is an additional call-out charge for home lessons.

To enrol for lessons in Piano, Music Theory, Musicianship or Leaving Certificate Music, please contact me at 087 660 9644 or email info@adriancooke.ie. See calendar for the academic year 2019-20 below.

Calendar 2019-20
# Subject 30 mins 45 mins 60 mins
1 Piano € 20 € 30 € 40
At your home € 25.00 € 37.50 € 50.00
2 Music Theory € 20 € 30 € 40
At your home € 25.00 € 37.50 € 50.00
3 Musicianship € 20 € 30 € 40
At your home € 25.00 € 37.50 € 50.00
4 Leaving Cert Music n/a n/a € 40
At your home n/a n/a € 50.00

Online Student Resources

Check out my online video tutorials and other web resources

YouTube Video Tutorials

Short video tutorials on some of the pieces from the ABRSM Piano Syllabus, which also demonstrate my teaching style. Visit my channel on YouTube

Download Sheet Music & Study Notes

Large amount of piano sheet music as well as comprehensive study notes on the listening and composing questions for Leaving Cert Music - all available to download when you register for tuition.

Click on the sample answer to 'Composing a Melody' from Leaving Certificate past paper below or click here.

About Me

Piano Music Videos


Rachmaninov Prelude No.4 in D major, Op.23


Rachmaninov Prelude No.5 in G minor, Op.23

Education, Experience and Performance

I have 25 years’ experience in music education, and have taught at some of the best-known music schools in Ireland, including Waltons New School of Music, Dublin, and W.I.T. Music School, Waterford.

I began my formal music education at D.I.T. Conservatory of Music & Drama, Dublin (1995-97), then earned a BA in Music from Waterford Institute of Technology (1997-2001). I continued to further my piano studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin (2004-06).

Currently, I am studying with Dr. Archie Chen at the Piano Academy of Ireland, and take intermittent one-to-one masterclasses with Irish concert pianist, Finghin Collins, as I prepare for my Associate Diploma with Trinity College London which includes a programme of Mozart, Chopin, Brahms and Rachmaninov for public recital performance this year.

Current Programme 2019-20

Mozart Sonata in D major, K.311

  • i. Allegro con spirito
  • ii. Andante con espressione
  • iii. Rondo: Allegro

Brahms 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118

  • No.1 Intermezzo in A minor
  • No.2 Intermezzo in A major
  • No.3 Ballade in G minor
  • No.4 Intermezzo in F minor
  • No.5 Romance in F major
  • No.6 Intermezzo in E flat minor

Chopin Ballade in G minor, Op.23

Rachmaninov Two Préludes, Op.23

  • No.4 in D major
  • No.5 in G minor
Now Enrolling for 2019-20

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To book lessons or to find out more, please contact me by telephone or email.


087 660 9644





Co. Waterford