Piano teacher and ballet pianist

Lessons at Horsham Piano Centre, Queen Street, Horsham, Sussex, RH1 5AA

Welcome to the website of Sally Carpender ALCM dipABRSM, Horsham based piano lessons and dance accompanist offering tuition throughout West Sussex

Sally Carpender at PianoI am a Piano Teacher with over 30 years’ experience teaching from 5 years olds to adults. My pupils either play for pleasure or can take ABRSM exams in Classical or Jazz Piano.

I believe in making lessons fun and once a basic understanding of technique is secured I like to encourage my pupils to explore a wide range of musical interests.

Tuition with ABRSM Theory of Music is also available for students studying other instruments who require a pass in grade 5 to be able to progress to grade 6, 7 or 8 on their chosen instrument. This can be given as individual lessons or a group if required.

I am also an accompanist, chiefly for Ballet, (RAD and ISTD Exams) but have also accompanied instrumentalists, singers and choirs.


Sally Carpender has been teaching my daughter Jennifer piano for about a year or so now. Jennifer has improved immensely under Sally’s professional tuition. She has demonstrated patience and encouragement with my daughter who has come on leaps and bounds since her lessons started with Sally.  I would always thoroughly recommend Sally’s services.

Ruth Lewis, Maresfield

Over the seven years of lessons with Ms. Carpender, I have had a lot of experiences with playing a wide range of music, which has enriched my musical knowledge from Baroque period through to pop music. I have also been involved in playing piano duets and even a quartet.

Chiu Ka Hei, Bobo

Sally has played for my dance classes and examinations and she has a lovely sensitive feel to her accompanying – I am sure that her experience as a dancer gives this special rapport with my students.

Jill Redford ARAD FISTD PGCA, EW School of Performing Arts, Edenbridge