Scalerail - Simple, Effective, Fun!

About Us

SCALERAIL Ltd was established in 2007 and is based in Leeds, UK. Our first product, SCALERAIL, is designed to overcome specific technical difficulties encountered when playing scales and arpeggios – the foundation of good piano technique. SCALERAIL was invented and developed by Jeremy Russell, who is a concert pianist and member of the teaching faculty of the Royal College of Music, London.

Many employees within the company are keen pianists and so understand the product well.


Jeremy Russell - Managing Director

Jeremy studied the piano at the RCM with Michael Matthews and John Barstow, winning a number of major prizes, including the Directors' Prize. On leaving college Jeremy won a British Council scholarship to study at the Chopin Institute in Warsaw, was a finalist in the Overseas League, a finalist in the Jose Iturbi Piano Competition, and one of the first recipients from the Lord Boyle Trust.

Jeremy has extensive experience as a performer working in this country and abroad as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician appearing on television and radio.

Whilst Jeremy enjoys working as a performer he also has a keen interest in teaching, and specialises in developing piano technique and providing remedial solutions for aspiring pianists. Contact Jeremy.


Karen Lawrie - Marketing Director

Karen holds an honours degree in Business Studies from Oxford Brookes University and an ABRSM Advanced Certificate (Dip ABRSM) in piano performance. Karen ran a private piano teaching practice in Oxford for 13 years offering Classical and Jazz piano tuition. She served on the committee of the EPTA UK Piano Conference (2002) and worked as an administrator for the Oxford Philomusica International Piano Festival.

More recently she ran a successful professional agency promoting classical music concerts and events both in the UK and abroad.  Contact Karen.


Paul Groves - Sales Manager (Institutions and Schools)

Paul holds an honours degree in music from Newcastle University, a performer's diploma in piano (LTCL) which he gained before leaving school, and a post-graduate certificate in education. After specializing in performance at university he trained to be a teacher at Bretton Hall College and took up his first teaching appointment for Warwickshire Education authority in 1982. He moved to Bradford in 1988 to take up the post of Assistant Director of Music at Bradford Grammar School and from 1992 until 2008 was Head of Music at Bradford Girls' Grammar School.

He has taught the piano throughout his career and has also worked as an accompanist, choral director, conductor, and church organist. Contact Paul.