About Us


Formed in 2012, Totnes School of Piano aims to provide music tuition designed to meet the goals and needs of music students in south Devon.


Totnes School of Piano is run by pianists Lona Kozik and Sam Richards. We teach a broad range of ages, abilities and styles, and collectively, we have over 30 years of teaching experience.

Lona is classically trained and specialises in teaching students to become fluent music readers. She is happy to teach complete beginners as well as students who have taken lessons for many years. For more advanced students, Lona strengthens musical fluency by incorporating music theory into lessons. Her current new offering is music lessons for preschool children (ages 3-5). These lessons incorporate singing, colours, and Kodaly hand movements to build strong musical foundations before moving into piano lessons.

Sam is an improvising and jazz pianist and specialises in teaching adults. Students seek Sam out to learn how to improvise in both a jazz and free style. Sam also offers lessons in composition and classes in songwriting and music history.

At the Totnes School of Piano, you can play for fun, prepare for ABRSM or GCSE exams, learn music theory, learn to improvise, develop your creative musical ideas, and more.


Please note that we teach from a ground floor venue that is accessible. We are happy to accommodate the needs of all students!


Lona Kozik


Sam Richards