Information About John - Kingston upon Thames teacher - (3 reviews)
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John offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!
After studying a degree in Classical Piano at Trinity College of Music, I spent several years teaching privately and at schools while moonlighting as a session musician for artists such as Jamie Lawson, Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran and even Beyonce (ashamedly name dropping now!).
During those early days in my career I taught piano and music theory at Lanterns School of Music. It was there that I learnt many age old tricks - particularly how to make lessons fun, exciting and rewarding. It sounds obvious, I know, but I strongly believe it is the teacher's enthusiasm for the subject that inspires the student more than anything else.
Alongside my career as a teacher I've been fortunate enough to travel the world doing something I love: play the piano. I've performed on countless TV shows (including Top of the Pops, Jools Holland and The Jonathan Ross Show), supported on tour the likes of Girls Aloud, The Script and James Blunt and have recorded with mind-bogglingly famous artists such as Ed Sheeran and Beyonce. Travelling the U.S with Paolo Nutini was another highlight, as well as headlining Glastonbury with him in 2015!
If you're looking for someone to help inspire your playing, take some grades, or simply need help in re-engaging your passion for the piano, then please don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm very accommodating, patient and friendly - certainly not a task master (like my terrifying Russian teacher at college!).
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I've taught many pupils of all ages and abilities up to and including grade 8 in piano. Music theory up to Grade 5 - no problem. Jazz and blues is also something I'm more than happy to teach - can't beat a bit of Oscar Peterson, Scott Joplin or Fats Domino if that's what you're after!
I'm happy to travel to pupils for lessons or for students to come to my music studio in Hampton Wick where I also write, record and produce in all styles and genres. Online lessons are also available - please feel free to drop me a message with any questions.
Look forward to hearing from you!
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Trinity College of Music (2003) - Bmus (Hons) Classical Piano (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- ABRSM (1997) - Grade 8 Piano (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- Guildhall (1996) - Grade 8 Drums (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- Guildhall (1995) - Grade 5 Percussion (Other) (✘ Not On File)
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