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Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £36.00
Intermediate £36.00
Advanced £36.00
Expert £36.00
Casual £36.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £36.00
Intermediate £36.00
Advanced £36.00
Expert £36.00
Casual £36.00

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Personal Description:

Studied Piano at the London College at Music with Jeremy Davis and Bryce Morrison, and prior to moving to London, the organ with David Thorne at Portsmouth Cathedral. Graduating and gaining the Licentiate in 1995. Also performed in master classes with Piers Lane and Leslie Howard. Since then has won several first prizes at festivals across the country and given recitals in and around London as a soloist, accompanist, and a founder member of the Orpheus Piano Trio. Also formed a highly successful duo with talented flautist Odinn Baldvinsson.

Has performed extensively as a soloist with orchestras, giving performances of Mozart's Piano Concerto No.23 and Liszt's Totentanz, in concerts with the Southampton Youth 0rchestra. Was invited by the composer John McLeod to give a performance with the LCM Symphony Orchestra of Richard Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto from the wartime film "Dangerous Moonlight" in a concert devoted to British film music. Gave performances with the Surrey Sinfonietta of Schumann's Introduction and Allegro Appassionato Op.92 in Croydon and London's Southwark Cathedral, after being awarded first prize in the Croydon Music Festival.

Continues to perform a very wide range of music, on organ and piano, as soloist and with other musicians.


Christopher was the Director of Music at Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church (2002-05) and after interludes at St Andrew the Apostle, Willesden Green and St Alban the Martyr, Golders Green, he is now Director of Music at St George, Headstone (Harrow).

In 2005, Christopher was invited by the Liszt Society to review the first performance in this country for nearly twenty years, of Liszt's Oratorio Christus. Read the review here.

Tutoring Experience:

Private teaching practice in North West London since 1996. Lecturer at the London College of Music.

Tutoring Approach:

A member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, a professional body which aims at regulating and maintaining high standards in private music tuition. Classes of one-to-one individual tuition in piano, organ and music theory are held in a well equipped private studio, close to all major bus and tube links.

Pupils of all ages and abilities are accepted, and in most cases are prepared for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music examinations (Grades 1 to 8).

The emphasis is on providing a solid foundation in the rudiments of music, and in the development of a piano technique, upon which all future progress depends. This approach has resulted in a very high pass rate in examinations.

All pupils are encouraged to take part in an annual summer concert, which provides an opportunity for pupils to perform in front of an appreciative audience of friends and family.

Tuition is provided on a termly basis.

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

Qualifications:

  • GMS (2004) - FGMS (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • LCM (1996) - GLCM (Hons) (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • LCM (1995) - LLCM (College) (✘ Not On File)

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