Information About Anthony - Lewisham teacher - (3 reviews)
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Anthony offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!
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My primary job role is working as a Commercial Pilot, previously based out of Edinburgh Airport. I have now moved to London to seek other aviation opportunities. Whilst I am looking for these new flying opportunities, I want to use my spare time to continue teaching piano.
I started playing the Piano when I was 4 years old and would play regularly for my church. I attended CYM in Waterloo (London) on Saturday mornings from ages 11-18 where I achieved my Grade 8 followed by ATCL in Piano performance, as well as my Grade 8 in Trombone. In my final year at CYM I became principal keyboard for the LSSO. After college, I decided to pursue a different career instead of music. This was management of live music events, and later a career in Commercial Aviation.
During this time, I would still practice the Piano when I could but would play on a leisurely basis. I also have enjoyed playing the organ for various churches (in London/Exeter/Leeds/Edinburgh) on a regular basis. I have been lucky enough to play on some larger organs as a one-off (Cantebury Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral).
Thanks again for taking the time to read this. If you wish to get in touch, it would be great to hear from you. Ant
Before 2018, all of my teaching experience had involved me teaching family, friends and friends of friends for either no fee or donation. They have all advised me to go in to professional teaching, but with an alternate career and previous jobs I found very little time to do so.
Since teaching professionally in Edinburgh, I gained a variety of students varying in age and skill level. I have now been back in London for almost a year due to the pandemic, but the previous students have wanted to continue lessons with me online. I have also gained students based in London (and done the lessons face to face when the restrictions permit it).
The standards tend to range from a beginner to intermediate, with current student ages from 8 to 62!
My own personal approach to music has directly influenced my approach to tuition. I feel that as music was not a career choice of mine, I find myself playing out of pure passion for the instrument and enjoyment of the musical journey. And that's how I feel others should approach it to, regardless of whether playing for fun or professionally.
If I can train someone, or start someone off on that journey that will allow them to get the same amount of pleasure that I get from playing, then i'll consider that a job well done.
I firmly believe that the difference between a good pianist and a great pianist is that a great pianist will really enjoy what they are doing. They will hear the music being created in the room. They will hear the emotions in the music that they're creating.
I believe that I can instill this passion in new pianists starting their musical journey. And i'd be proud and happy to be part of it.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Leeds (2008) - Music and Philosophy (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Trinity College London (2004) - ATCL Piano Performnace (Other) (✔ On File)
- Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2003) - Trombone Grade 8 (Other) (✔ On File)
- ABRSM (2002) - Piano Grade 8 (Other) (✘ Not On File)
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He is always punctual and would always give me plenty notice of any potential issues.
My children have gained music exams under his tutelage. Anthony phoned to speak to the kids after their exam to see how they got on which was really kind and appreciated by the kids.
I would definitely recommend Anthony and only wish we’d met him sooner!