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Alexander offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Piano

Hourly FeeOnline Lessons
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Beginner £30.00£27.00
Intermediate £35.00£31.50
Advanced £35.00£31.50
Expert £35.00£31.50

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Alex recently graduated from Oxford University with a double first in Music and has a wealth of experience teaching the piano. He has been fortunate enough to receive coaching from such internationally renowned artists as Yo Yo Ma, Steven Isserlis, Natalie Clein, and the Villiers Quartet, and looks to pass on these experiences through his teaching. During his time at Oxford, where he was awarded a Casperd Scholarship at St. John’s College, Alex performed regularly at the Holywell Music Room and the Sheldonian Theatre among other venues. From a young age, Alex has performed across a wide range of styles and ensembles, in venues including Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Westminster Hall, and West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge. As a jazz pianist too, Alex has performed at several of the UK’s leading venues and events with his own group including the London Jazz Festival, Love Supreme Festival, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, and La Petite Halle, Paris, among others.

Alex currently studies at the Royal Academy of Music on a 2-year MA in jazz piano performance and is supported by the Universal Music Sound Foundation and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

Tutoring Experience:

I have given private piano tuition to students of all range of ages and abilities for several years, from youngest 7 through to adult pupils.

Tutoring Approach:

Music and learning an instrument should be about enjoyment first and foremost. As such, I am extremely open to finding music of any particular kind that excites and engages pupils, from traditional classical repertoire to popular music. I take a very rounded approach to piano teaching, in which I encourage pupils to listen widely and really get to know the music and musical world of a particular composer or artist as a necessary complement to the process of interpreting the notes. Generally, I aim to combine useful music theory insights with broader stylistic points when teaching a certain piece so that it becomes more than simply the notation the page.

I am also particularly keen on finding appropriate practise methods and techniques for individual students. Practise for many people just starting out with an instrument can be a very frustrating and draining experience. Still, practise remains a commonly neglected area of music tuition even though it comprises such a large part of the process of learning an instrument. In my teaching I emphasise practise methods as a result, because I know that with some guidance it will become a rewarding pastime rather than a chore if students are able to use their practise time most effectively. 15 minutes of concentrated, well-prepared practise a day is far more productive than a long hour of slow, laborious playing!

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Oxford University (2019) - BA Music, First class (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Hills Road Sixth Form College (2016) - A Levels, Music (A*), History (A) (College) (✔ On File)
  • Hills Road Sixth Form College (2016) - A Levels, Maths (A*), Further Maths (B) (College) (✔ On File)
  • ABRSM (2015) - Diploma, Piano, with distinction (Other) (✘ Not On File)

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