Chichester & Arun School of Piano

Chichester & Arun School of Piano

Chichester & Arun School of Piano was founded in 2015 by local pianist and teacher Christopher Johnston.

We aim to provide high quality and accessible piano tuition to all ages and abilities.

Operating as usual

ABRSM: News and articles 14/07/2023

ABRSM's latest effort in its quest to transform itself from the gold standard to the brown standard of music examination.

ABRSM: News and articles News and articles

Photos from Chichester & Arun School of Piano's post 09/12/2022

Good for you Tony!


The weekend is not off to a good start. 😬

7 years if being raised and lowered had finally taken its toll. Off to Bedhampton Pianoshop to repair or replace today!

Photos from Chichester & Arun School of Piano's post 30/11/2022

Photos are coming soon from last Friday's student concert!

Timeline photos 31/10/2022

⭐ Why not try this piano tip today?

Photos from Bognor Regis Music Club's post 22/10/2022

The Pallant Piano Group, made up of local pianists, returns to the Bognor Regis Music Club showcasing works by Chopin, Ravel, Debussy and Schubert and many more. Tickets available on the door. £6 for members, £8 for visitors.


There are just two days left to book a free trial lesson before enrolment for new students closes until next year. There are still slots available after school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, book online to secure your place.


Practise is the difference between "impossible" and "easy".

Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts series: Christopher Johnston, piano - Music in Portsmouth 14/09/2022

Thank you very much to Music in Portsmouth for the generous review of yesterday's recital. The event was recorded, so anyone who wasn't able to attend will be able to watch it shortly.

Chichester Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts series: Christopher Johnston, piano - Music in Portsmouth I usually prefer to have the whole story – the complete symphony if not the Complete Symphonies or the Collected Poems rather than the Selected. Christopher Johnston’s programme in Chichester today was made of ‘excerpts from’ sets of pieces but the benefit of that was that...


Here's a preview of tomorrow's recital at Chichester Cathedral. 1:10pm start, free entry with donations accepted.




Entries are open! You can now submit entries for our 68th Annual Festival on our website at

Here are a few words from our Chairman to start the year off:

A very big, friendly welcome to you all. I’m delighted to be able to confirm our 68th Chichester Festival of Music, Dance & Speech for 2023 will once again be inviting live performance entries at all our venues throughout Chichester and Bognor Regis in February and March 2023.

I would like to thank Christopher Johnston, CFMDS Press/Publicity Officer, Mary Smith, CFMDS Hon. Secretary and Harry Smith, CFMDS Data Manager, for all the work they have put into our new look 2023 CFMDS syllabus and our updated CFMDS website.

Please also make a note in your diary to join us for our Showcase Concert on Sunday 26th March at 3pm at the Minerva Theatre to celebrate the most outstanding performers from the 2023 Festival. Performers will be chosen from across our fifteen sections, including dance, musical theatre, piano, strings, voice and many more. Special prizes will be awarded to our exceptional performers from each section, presented by our committee members and patrons.

We have, as always, exceptional professional adjudicators lined up to enthuse and inspire candidates in all our sections. Please encourage as many friends, family and pupils who are involved in the performing arts to enter one or more of the classes on offer and we hope to see as many of you as possible at our Festival in the new year.

The closing date for all entries is November 30th 2022.

With all good wishes,

Alan Rodger

Chairman of the Chichester Festival for Music, Dance & Speech

Book Now | Chichester & Arun School of Piano 26/08/2022

Enrolment is now open for new students! Book a free trial lesson online or get in touch to arrange your preferred slot.

Book Now | Chichester & Arun School of Piano Book a free piano lesson online today. No obligation to continue lessons beyond free trial. Cancel or rearrange anytime.




Summer exam results are in! Well done to the following students:

Peter, Grade 1, passed with distinction.
Emily, Initial Grade, passed with distinction.
Jude, Grade 1, passed with merit.
Charlotte, Initial Grade, passed with merit.
Ella, Initial Grade, passed with merit.


amazing what actually goes into a piano 🎹👀🙏


Well done students for performing in this year's Showcase Concert. It was great to have you all performing under the same roof after a three-year hiatus.

Special thanks to the staff of Edes House for hosting us for the very first time in the fabulous Richmond Room. Thanks are also due to Lemonstone Weddings for photographing the event. More photos are available to view on the website; full-resolution pictures can be purchased to support future events.

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Here's a preview of tomorrow's recital at Chichester Cathedral. 1:10pm start, free entry with donations accepted.




20 Wiston Avenue

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 8pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 8pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 8pm
Thursday 9:30am - 8pm
Friday 9:30am - 8pm
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