Information About Edward - Acton teacher - (6 reviews)
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I'm available for ONLINE piano lessons for learners aged 11 upwards across all abilities, styles, and commitment levels. I'm familiar with the whole musical spectrum -- from jazz, through pop, rock, and soul, to classical.
I attained a distinction in my ATCL classical piano diploma in 2013, and graduated with a First in Music from the University of Oxford in 2015. In the last seven years I've acquired a wealth of experience playing solo piano for private events, as well as in jazz piano trios and wedding party bands across the south of England. From September 2023 I am further developing my jazz playing through intensive Master's study at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music.
I've appeared as a solo and ensemble performer at countless venues, including St George's, Colston Hall, Saint Stephen's, The Fleece, and Piccolino in Bristol, The Coal Exchange in Cardiff, University Church of St Mary the Virgin in Oxford, and Haberdasher's Hall in London. I've also recorded sessions with numerous up-and-coming singer songwriters, notably Mary Spender, Zoe , and Michaela Fedeczko.
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I have taught in various capacities over the last 4 years. As of July 2023, I have delivered over 700 priva**Contact Detail Removed**ssons (many of which took place on Skype or Zoom) and 600 in-school lessons. I have helped complete beginners as well as post-Grade 8 students. The age range of my past and present students extends from young teenagers all the way to 90+. I have helped students learn how to play classical pieces by Mozart and Satie, jazz standards, and pop songs by Elton John, Coldplay, and Taylor Swift. I've also worked as a private tutor providing over 100 GCSE Music and English lessons to Year 10 and 11 pupils with a perfect average 5-star rating from just under 30 pupil and parent ratings.
I can help with exam preparation, aural, sight-reading, and improvisation skills, repertoire, interpretation, technique, and theory. I'm happy to support students no matter their commitment level or pace of learning. Most importantly, though, I look right away to identify with each student their musical interests and goals. I make sure that every student is getting started on playing piano music that they love from the first lesson.
I encourage students to pick their own pieces to play, but I also offer a wealth of materials where requested. For beginners I like to follow Alfred's All-in-One course. For classical learners we can then progress to a varied range of pieces from Grades 15 curated by ABRSM exam boards (whether students want to take the actual exams or not) and then tackle Clementi sonatinas, Bach inventions, some of the easier Mozart sonatas and Chopin nocturnes, and Bartok's Mikrokosmos. For jazz learners we can move from exploring content recommended by ABRSM Jazz from Grades 15 through to the rich repertoire of jazz standards as set out by the Real Books. For pop and rock learners we can try out simple tunes such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Amazing Grace, and Scarborough Fair before progressing to classic songs by the Beatles and Stevie Wonder or more modern tracks using online resources such as MuseScore and Virtual Sheet Music.
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Additional Languages: French
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Oxford (2015) - Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Trinity College London (2013) - ATCL Piano (Other) (✔ On File)
- OCR (2012) - Music A Level (School) (✔ On File)
- ABRSM (2006) - Grade 5 Music Theory (Other) (✔ On File)
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Ed is very friendly, professional, patient and good at explaining things in different ways.
He is really knowledgeable about all aspects of playing, as well as the theory, musical context, and useful tips for practising!
Because of the covid situation, most of my lessons have been virtual and this has gone really smoothly, I haven’t noticed the difference. I’m really glad to have Ed as my teacher.