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

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00

Keyboard

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Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00

Music Theory

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Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00

Composition

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Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00

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Personal Description:

Hello! I am a musician and composer based in South London and I am available for in-person and online lessons. I currently teach at the SE22 Piano School, but I am also available for private lessons. I have 20 years experience of playing piano. I have achieved Grade 8 Piano, Grade 5 Saxophone, and I passed Grade 5 Music Theory with Distinction. I specialise in classical piano, but I am also able to teach the basics of jazz piano. I also have experience training pupils towards music scholarship exams.

I have been both a solo performer, and I've played as part of ensembles - I've played in jazz bands and orchestras and I've been an accompanist for Suzuki violin groups.

I took exams from Grades 1-8 with the ABRSM, so I can teach anyone who is working towards a practical exam. I am also able to teach up to Grade 5 music theory

Tutoring Experience:

-3 years tutoring experience
-20 years experience of piano-playing and live performance - both as a solo performer and with bands and orchestras
-Attended Dulwich College on a Music Exhibition, where I played in the Big Band and Wind Band as well as smaller ensemble groups.
-Grade 8 Piano with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
-Grade 5 Tenor Saxophone with the ABRSM
-Grade 5 Music Theory (Distinction) with the ABRSM
-DBS checked

Tutoring Approach:

I enjoy finding ways to teach piano-playing techniques and music theory in an accessible way. In my time as a piano tutor I have learnt the importance of adapting quickly to students’ needs during one-to-one tuition, creating fun ways to learn complicated passages of music and helping the student develop a passion for music by discovering what they like to listen to and suggesting music around their interests.

During my school years I also qualified as a martial arts instructor, working for a South Korean martial arts called Kuk Sool Won. This involved teaching physical fitness and complex principles to people of all ages, although there was a particular emphasis on running classes for children. There are similarities between teaching martial arts and piano, as it is important to listen to your student, teach at a pace they are comfortable with, and find a way to make lessons engaging.

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

Qualifications:

  • ABRSM (2009) - Grade 8 Piano (College) (✔ On File)

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