Information About Guido - Brentford teacher
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My name is Guido, I am a professional, qualified and awarded pianist (MMUS). I am also a composer (BMUS) and a researcher in the field of music and music didactics.
I can teach the following subjects: piano, music theory, composition, composition for non-musicians (Brainarm method), harmony, arrangement, counterpoint.
I also provide the following services: piano accompaniment for exams and concerts, transcription from audio, copying music manuscript in digital format,
concerts for your toddlers/children at your home to stimulate their brain and nourish musicality, italian pronounce for opera singers, chess lessons.
Guido is an Italian pianist, composer and researcher, winner of 'On Piano Creativity' Permanent International Contest and recognised for both his fine playing and his interesting compositions by such famous figures as Alexander Lonquich, Héctor Ulises Passarella, Rodion Shchedrin, Frederic Rzewski, Piero Rattalino and Yoshiko Okada.
His repertoire includes music from Bach to Ligeti as well as his own music (experimental works and innovative jazz arrangements), and also music composed by non-musicians through the Brainarm© compositional coaching, which is his main achievement in the musical research field.
Since 2016 he is an appointed juror of the WPTA International Piano Competition (member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation).
He studied at Conservatoire of Fermo then was awarded a scholarship in 2000; also studied in Conservatoire of Milan, Incontri col Maestro Academy of Imola and École de Musique Mozart in Bruxelles. Finally he graduated in 2006 from Fermo Conservatoire in piano (Mmus) and in compostion (Bmus).
He studied composition with Marco Di Bari, harmony, analysis and counterpoint with Fulvio Delli Pizzi, analysis with Michele Ignelzi, while his piano teachers have included Piero Rattalino, Enrico Belli, Fausto Bongelli and Donella Sabatini. In parallel he also attended piano masterclasses of such great masters as Alexander Lonquich, Boris Petrushansky, Jörg Demus, Franco Scala, Massimiliano Damerini, François-Joël Thiollier, Pierluigi Camicia and Giovanni Valentini; also Pier Narciso Masi and Alain Meunier for chamber music.
His performances in Italy and abroad made him collecting great success as a very communicative and charismatic musician.
In 1998 he has been the first pianist to perform in Italy Gyorgy Ligeti's works for two pianos.
He is passionate about improvisation and experimentation and has worked in genres ranging from contemporary music, modern jazz and ambient/psychedelic. These experiences have led him to develop his own style, a kind of inside-impressionism characterized by minimal diatonic constructivism. An example of this is in his work Dentro, which is in the catalogues of Orléans Concours International de musique XX siècle.
Where Dentro is sacred inspired, delicate and suspended, the collection Prophandances is very colorful, rhythmical and iconoclastic, taking elements of acid-jazz to create a large form genre out of it, and the most interesting example of this kind of music is A Sweet Call.
Among his works are various ensemble and several piano solo pieces.
During the years 2002 to 2004 he took part to Alexander Lonquich's and Marco Di Stefano’s theatre companies, working as a pianist, improviser, composer and actor. In 2004 he wrote and performed some arrangements of famous songs of the early 1900 for the theatre Piccolo Re di Roma.
A complete musician with eclectic artistic personality but also an inventor and a researcher of new methods to teach as well as composition music systems, his formation is full of experiences with various oriental disciplines and philosophies before his definitive discovery of the first century Christianism.
He has taught piano, theory, composition, harmony, arrangement, counterpoint, improvisation in a number of music schools in Italy for approximately 15 years, developing and launching in 2008 a method he has called Analogic, which is focused on developing consciousness through music and tries to describes music through a development of symbols and archetypes, for application in composition, analysis and performance ("from inner-world to outward” is the motto he uses to define it in simple words). This type of approach led him to invent and develop a very helpful system of symbols he called PTS (Piano Technique Stenography) to assist pianists and students with approaching a piece of music and learning it without technical mistakes.
In 2012 as well as founding a school known as the Accademia Professionale di Musica, he started making public demonstrations of the Brainarm technique, which gives non-musicians tools to compose high quality music without requiring that they have any prior knowledge of theory or technique.
Going against a common belief that it is only possible to compose good quality music once someone is already highly versed in theory and usually an extremely accomplished pianist, the Brainarm technique is for anyone: a way of empowering everyone who wants to write music, no matter what their level of musical knowledge. Interestingly, despite taking advantage of the instrumental technique and the experience of the tutor, no influence comes from him during the composition process.
To listen to some music composed by beginners and non-musicians, please visit the music section in **Web Address Removed**
Guido 's music is distributed on most popular online platforms and his scores published on Sheetmusicplus.
FEES (any subject: Piano, Composition, Theory, Harmony, Counterpoint, Brainarm)
Trial lesson will be free of charge if you start the course by seven days thereafter.
The following fees apply if you want me to come to your place:
A) 46£ half an hour to 45mins
B) 52£ one hour
C) 72£ one hour and a half
D) 94£ two hours
For each student of the same family simply sum up the price of any single fee.
The following fees apply if you prefer to come to my place:
G) 25£ for half an hour H) 38£ for one hour I) 56£ one hour and a half J) 75£ two hours.
K) If you prefer to have lesson every 2 weeks, just add 8£ to the choosen fee, but only if you come to my place. If you opt respectively for 2 or 4 hours lesson, such extra won’t be applied.
L) If you don’t want to commit for a fixed number of lessons per month, we can still go on. Again, simply add 5£ to the fee you have choosen provided you commit for the ordinary number of lessons per term (see the How many lessons should I do every year? section). This only applies to lessons at my place.
M) Should you prefer not to have a fixed number of lessons per term, I will propose a package of a certain number of lessons for an extra per lesson I have to decide (depending on how many lessons you want to do)
All travel expenses are included.
I am 41 y.o. and have been teaching since more than 15 years both in schools and privately.
I am very flexible and have lot of experience in teaching to adults advanced and professional, as well as
beginners and intermediate, regardless their age. I can teach all main music genres including classical, jazz, modern and experimental.
References are available upon request.
I am DBS checked (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) and underwent a Child Protection course in education.
I use to create a friendly atmosphere within an accurate discipline.
However I am very flexible as for musical preferences and the time one can dedicate to piano (should you get prepared for concerts, competitions, grades or you play just for your pleasure).
My way of teaching is based upon three methods: technique stenography, analogic method, problem solving.
I also promote a new musical praxis called 'Brainarm' allowing to compose great music straight from the first session without knowing either theory or technique, only by means of the know-how provided by the tutor but without getting influenced by him. It also helps to learn theory basics and composition theory without much effort, starting from composing immediately and not vice versa.
I can provide a traditional bottom-up path for all levels, all ages, (classical, modern, experimental and jazz genres) and also help advanced students and professionals to refine their musical and technical skills.
I can prepare you for ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall grades, Conservatoire admission, exams, auditions and competitions as well.
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Additional Languages: Italian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Conservatoire "G.B.Pergolesi" of Fermo (2006) - Piano post-MA (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Conservatoire "G.B.Pergolesi" of Fermo (2006) - Composition BA (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Liceo scientifico "G.Galilei" of Macerata (1996) - Scientific Liceo (high school) (School) (✔ On File)