Welcome to Horsham Piano Lessons

My name is Emily Howell, and I am a piano teacher based in Horsham and founder of Vivace Arts Academy. Welcome to my website, feel free to browse the pages, and if you do not find any information you are looking for, just drop me an email on the contact page and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

From a young age I had a passion for music and fell in love with the piano. I soon decided that playing wasn't enough, and that I wanted to inspire others, so 14 years ago I became a piano teacher to instil the art of music in others.

Using eclectic and invigorating teaching methods, I currently have over 60 students. I teach from very beginner to grade 8, and I teach a breadth of music styles, so whether you want to learn J.S.Bach, Einaudi or your favourite pop hit, I have got it covered!

The relationship between teacher and student is very important to the success of a student. I strive to make a positive working relationship with every one of my pupils so that they feel happy and relaxed in lesson time and so that they achieve to the best of their abilities. I value every pupil I have and enjoy teaching every age and ability student.

We have released our first composition on Youtube!




What People Say...

My daughter has been learning to play both the piano and more recently the clarinet with Emily Howell for the past four years. She loves both her lessons and Emily's teaching style. Emily is patient, encouraging and supportive and my daughter has grown in confidence under her tutelage. As a parent I find Emily very professional and friendly and I would recommend Emily to any parent looking for a gentle, kind and caring music teacher for their child.
Rachael Donnelly, Horsham

Emily has taken me from an absolute beginner and over the years, patiently and expertly shaped me into an accomplished player, with a consistently patient and friendly approach. I have always looked forward to my lessons and Emily has helped me to select pieces which both challenge me, and which I've enjoyed playing; giving me the confidence and opportunities to perform in front of an audience. She has given me not only the necessary technical skills, but also shared her obvious passion and enthusiasm for music and the piano.
Sophie Bartlett

I have had Emily for 3 years and I have really enjoyed it. I like how she has introduced me to a variety of different music which I have enjoyed playing. She is very easy to talk to and helpful when you have a challenging piece. I’m currently recording a CD with Emily’s help and I have very much enjoyed this experience.
Louise Amphlett

As my eldest daughter entered Juniors at primary school I was suddenly launched into the decision to put her name down for a musical instrument. Both my husband and I do not play any instruments and we were not sure where to start. I found our piano lessons through a recommendation from a friend and since then my girls have not looked back. Very quickly they were able to play simple tunes and loved every minute of their new found talents. Their progress has been fantastic. Both girls feel very at home with Emily and enjoy the lesson structure. They skip along the road going to their lessons and always come out having enjoyed learning the next new thing. Last week my 6 year old daughter invited her friend over and was 'over the moon' to be able to play and sing 'Happy Birthday' to her. Go on give it a try. You will be amazed.
Ann Sharp

My daughter’s musicianship has flourished under Emily’s encouraging teaching style. She looks forward to her lesson even though it’s early on a Saturday morning!
Sarah Tombling

I really enjoy and look forward to every piano lesson as Emily’s teaching methods are both helpful and easy to understand.
Isobel Tombling