Nick Hermann

Piano Teacher

With over 25 years of experience teaching the piano, Nick has a proven record of success through the ABRSM exam board, helping all ages and standard of pupil.


Music Theory Tutor

Music theory made easy with simple explanations and exercises. Cramming courses available upon request.


Music Well-Being

Nick has over 10 years experience using music to aid the well-being of adults living in residential care with learning difficulties and challenging behaviours.



Nick is a published composer of classical and jazz piano music, working with Kevin Mayhew Publishers since 2018. Nick's colourful music offers a wide range of styles and difficulties for learners of any age.

Nick teaches beginners through to Grade 8, from age 5 upwards. Classical and jazz syllabuses, or a bespoke package of pieces and technical exercises. Lessons in Cilcennin or your home.
Perfect for anyone wanting to improve their musical appreciation. Nick teaches ABRSM Grades 1-5. Cramming sessions for GCSE or ABRSM exams.
Nick is registered with Social Care Wales and uses music to bring well-being and positivity to people with learning difficulties. A person centred approach is always used.
Nick Hermann's published piano books can be found in music shops throughout the UK. Aimed at learners developing their skills, these fun books will keep the interest going.


DBS Checked
Nick Hermann has a recent DBS certificate giving parents and carers peace of mind.
Covid Vaccination
Nick had his 2nd Pfizer Covid vaccination jab on 3rd March 2021.
Nick has PPE to wear during in-person lessons.
Nick is very happy to provide references from the families of previous students.
Nick's wealth of experience in developing good musical technique, is combined with an encouraging and supportive approach to get the best out of students.

CALL NOW ON 01570 470550



What they say….

Over several years Nick taught my three children how to play the piano from beginner through to exam level. He’s enthusiastic, patient and made learning to play the piano enjoyable, even when interest was waning Nick always managed to increase their motivation and positivity to carry on.

Dr. Delyth Crimes

My daughter Maddie studied piano with Nick for eight years and whereas other passions fell by the wayside, piano never did.  I think a key part of this was because Nick made it fun whether that was guiding her through the exams or transcribing her favourite pop song of the moment.  An inspiring teacher.

Christine Smith

Nick is an inspirational teacher who has guided me in both practice and theory over the last eighteen months. This has enabled me to experience the joy of playing the piano which is something I have come to in later life.

Avril Jones

We really fell on our feet engaging Nick to tutor Eva. An inspiring teacher like Nick extracts the very best from his students.

Andrea Duford

These colourful pieces might be just the thing to fire the imagination of a young pianist with moderate technical skills.

Paul Drayton, composer & conductor

These fun-filled,imaginative and well written pieces are perfect for the piano teacher looking for pieces to work on in between grade exams. Up to date and in a variety of styles, including swing, each piece focuses on a particular technical or musical element. I highly recommend them.

Andy McFarlane, music teacher (London)

Buy Book 1

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Don't Try This At Home!

Fed up with the same classical and jazz repertoire? Finding much of it stuffy or boring? Don't Try This at Home! is jam packed with fun pieces, which are perfect for learning between grades and ideal as end of term concert pieces.

Brought to you by Kevin Mayhew Publishers, Nick Hermann's Don't Try This at Home! Book 1 starts off with easy piano pieces (Pre-grade 1-2) and Book 2 progresses to an intermediate level (Grade 3-4). Each piece focuses on a different technical element, allowing for targeted development.

The piano music contained in these books is designed to build up technique, dexterity and understanding of music. With memorable tunes throughout, there is a good variety of key signatures, time signatures and tempos. They are also cheeky, engaging and not a little mischievous. So if you're 8 or 80, you will find some cracking new pieces to help you on your musical journey.

Use the links to purchase copies of Don't Try This At Home! from at £9.99 each. For overseas orders, please contact Nick Hermann.

Buy Book 2

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Press the play button to listen to excerpts from book 1 and book 2.

Nick Hermann can be contacted on


Tel: 01570 470550

Nick Hermann teaches in

Cilcennin, Nr. Lampeter, Ceredigion, UK

Lessons can be arranged in your own home if you live

in Ceredigion or Carmarthenshire.

Call for availability and prices.