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Information About Hilary - York teacher


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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00

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Personal Description:

Pianist Hilary is an accomplished and versatile musician and teacher, with extensive performing and educational experience. A graduate from The Royal Academy of Music and University of Cambridge, she has given recitals as soloist and chamber musician throughout the UK and Europe, in venues including Wigmore Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields. She specialises in chamber music and accompaniment, and has accompanied prizewinners in international competitions including BBC Young Musician, the Menuhin Competition, Jugendmusiziert Germany and Manchester International Concerto Competition. She has appeared in festivals including Lichfield International and Aberystwyth MusicFest, and as concerto soloist as winner of Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra competition. Hilary's performances have been broadcast on BBC2, BBC4, Radio 3 and Classic FM. From 2009 to 2017 she was an accompanist at Chetham's School of Music, coaching talented young instrumentalists and singers and collaborating with them in all recitals, examinations, recordings and competitions. As a teacher, she has been on the faculty of Chetham's International Piano Summer School annually since 2010, and maintains a private teaching practice. Previously she was Head of Keyboard and Accompanist-in-Residence at Stowe School.

Tutoring Experience:

From 2009 to 2017 I was an accompanist at Chetham's School of Music. I have also taught as a faculty member at Chetham's International Piano Summer School annually from 2010. From 2005 to 2009 I was Head of Keyboard and Accompanist-in-Residence at Stowe School. I have taught private piano students for many years.

Tutoring Approach:

I aim to develop well-rounded, confident musicians who enjoy playing, sharing and listening to music. If you wish to take examinations, I have much experience and success with entering students for them, but I recognize that examinations are not for everyone, and tailor each learning journey to the individual student. I encourage my students to perform, and have a music room at my home where I hold concerts. I am a member of EPTA.

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


  • University of Cambridge (2005) - MA Cantab (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • Royal Academy of Music (2004) - PGDip RAM (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Royal Academy of Music (2004) - LRAM Teaching Diploma (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Cambridge (2002) - BA Music (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

Tags: York Piano teacher, York Intermediate Piano teacher, York Advanced Piano teacher, York Expert Piano teacher