Piano and Theory Teaching
I am a full professional member of the European Piano Teaching Association (EPTA) and hold the ATCL diploma and the DipABRSM in piano performance. I also hold the Cert PTC in piano pedagogy, a BA (Hons) in Music, and an M Mus in Music Analysis.
My teaching studio is located in Greenwich, London SE10.
I specialise in teaching adults (of all standards) and also work with children of secondary school age. I am passionate about teaching and feel it is a great privilege to be able to share my love of the piano with keen learners, whether they be beginners or more advanced students. As a qualified music therapist, I consider it crucially important that my students enjoy making music; lessons should not be a battle-ground, but a mutually supportive and safe place to learn I treat each pupil as an individual, preparing personal learning plans which take into account ambitions, musical tastes, and life circumstances. I focus on technique and musical detail right from the beginning and ensure students develop good habits and practise regularly.
My pupils come from a wide variety of musical and personal backgrounds. I am confident preparing students for exams up to Grade 8, and have a hundred percent success rate, with most of my pupils achieving merit or distinction. I am also equally happy to work with those who do not wish to take exams or perform, and for whom making music is a more private matter.
I consider it important that all pupils gain structural understanding of the music they are playing; theory is additionally a pre-requisite for pupils wishing to take ABRSM practical exams past Grade 5 level. I therefore teach some theory as an integral part of all piano lessons, and also offer extra coaching for pupils wishing to take the exam.