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Hourly Fee
Beginner £35.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £35.00
Casual £35.00

Personal Description:

[DUE TO THE CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES I AM NOW OFFERING ONLINE TUITION ON SKYPE, ZOOM, TEAMS AND OTHER PLATFORMS] Originally from Dorset, Joseph is a pianist and composer based in Oxford and London. Joseph has made accountable success, winning competitions such as the Windsor Piano Competition in 2015 and 2016 as well as the Basingstoke Music and Arts Festival. Last year, he received a first class honours degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where he was a scholar. Joseph has had guidance from pianists such as Philip Fowke, Alistair Hogarth, Mikhail Kazakevich, Douglas Finch, Peter Tuite, Penelope Roskell, Sergio De Simone, Hilary Coates and Philip Lange and studied composition with Deirdre Gribbin and Orchestration with John Ashton Thomas.

Joseph has played in several venues including Cadogan Hall, 49 Queens' Gate Terrace, South Kensington for the Vernon Ellis Foundation, St. Alfege Church, Greenwich and the Old Royal Naval College. Joseph's passion in repertoire lies with modern and contemporary music. He recently commissioned a work by composer Caitlin Harrison for a recital in May 2019. Despite this preference, he also feels at home when performing staple repertoire such as Beethoven, Bach and Chopin. Recent performances include Cadogan Hall, Trinity Laban Undergraduate Piano Festival, New Lights Piano Festival in Greenwich where he performed Adès’ ‘Still Sorrowing’ for prepared piano, Thomas Hardy Biannual Conference in Dorchester, Cheap Street Church, Sherborne and St. Alfege Church, London.

As a composer, Joseph has frequently played his own works. He recently premiered his piece ‘A Sense of Living’ at his final recital at Trinity Laban and premiered his piece ‘Litany’ in a solo piano recital in Sherborne, Dorset. In terms of chamber music, Joseph was commissioned to write a clarinet quartet for fellow students of Trinity Laban in 2017. In tandem with this, Joseph has integrated improvisation into his piano recitals in the past. He is particularly interested in fugal improvisation.

Tutoring Experience:

I have been teaching privately since 2011 working with a range of abilities from complete beginners to advanced students of all ages. I teach peripatetically at D'Overbroeck's School alongside my private teaching in both Oxford and London. I teach both casually and through graded syllabuses. I am also able to help with GCSE/A level courses and composition, depending on the student's needs. As well as teaching one to one, I have run multiple workshops in schools around the UK to classes of up to forty students.

Tutoring Approach:

Whether a pupil wishes to work through graded exams or casually, I teach in a manner that is personal to each individual, working at the student's own pace in a way that they not only gain a solid foundation of technique, but an understanding of subjects such as the art of practice, theory, history of music in context and performance anxiety. My approach has been moulded by a diverse range of experiences as well as tuition from some of the country's most celebrated concert pianists. It is my goal to help my pupils gain a clear understanding in all fields so that they are able to work on new pieces independently and effectively. Most importantly however, I seek to let the individual learn in a relaxed, informal environment that nurtures their passion for music.

Rates are the following.

£25 for 30 minutes
£35 for 60 minutes
£50 for 90 minutes

Lesson length is negotiable.

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

Qualifications:

  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (2019) - BMus in Classical Piano Performance (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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