Information About Henry - Sale teacher
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Henry offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!
Henry was born in 1999, and grew up in the Somerset countryside. He started playing the piano at the age of six, and until 2018 was a pupil of Catherine Miller in Bristol. For the 2017/2018 year Henry was the recipient of the European Piano Teacher’s Association’s John Bigg Scholarship, which also allowed him to take lessons with Murray McLachlan in Manchester, with whom he is now continuing his studies full time at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Henry has performed both solo and chamber music recitals extensively across the UK. Most notably in 2015, he had the pleasure of performing Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in F minor at renowned concert venue St George’s Bristol. More recently, in the summer of 2019 he gave a performance of the solo piano works of Adam Gorb (Head of Composition at the RNCM), including several world premieres over two concerts at the Stoller Hall in Manchester, as part of the Chetham’s International Piano Festival.
Henry has participated in various competitions; a prize winner in the EPTA UK Piano Competition several times, he was also a finalist in the RNCM’s concerto competition, highly commended for his performances of Mozart K537 and Brahms Piano Concerto no. 1. Amongst others, he has worked with such artists as Angela Hewitt, Peter Donohoe, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Philippe Cassard, Joseph Banowetz, and Nelita True. Henry has also taken lessons in composition from Professor Philip Wilby and John Mcleod CBE.
Alongside his love of music, Henry also has a keen interest in the visual arts. He holds a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Fine Art) from the University of the Arts London, and his paintings and stone sculptures have been displayed in a number of exhibitions in the South West.
2017 - 2018 Private Piano Lessons in Bristol
2018 - 2021 Private Piano Lessons in Manchester
With my younger pupils, I first introduce them to the rudiments of music. During their first lessons I help them to understand the concepts of melody, rhythm, and dynamics, and introduce basic theory and notation. I am also a keen advocate for improvisation at the piano especially with children, as it provides an immediate means of satisfaction and joy through making sounds. I believe one must be very careful to strike the right balance between emphasising the importance of hard work at the piano but also keeping the pupils curiosity and enthusiasm so as to always push them in the right direction. After all we do "play" the piano!
I find older students seem to develop a sense of the instrument more quickly as it is easier for them to grasp the more basic musical concepts. With more advanced students I help them to develop their musicality and find a sure sense of keyboard geography and technique.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Trinity College London (2017) - Licentiate Music Performance Diploma (LTCL) (Other) (✔ On File)