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Robert offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £50.00
Casual £35.00

Singing

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £50.00
Casual £35.00

Organ

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £45.00
Advanced £50.00
Expert £60.00
Casual £45.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £30.00

Composition

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £45.00
Advanced £50.00
Expert £60.00
Casual £45.00

Harpsichord

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £45.00
Advanced £50.00
Expert £60.00
Casual £45.00

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Personal Description:

I am an experienced, friendly, and patient teacher and historical keyboard specialist based in North London, two minutes away from Seven Sisters Underground Station. I have been an organist and choral conductor for over ten years and currently hold the post of Director of Music at St John the Evangelist Palmers Green where I conduct the choir and train the Organ Scholar in organ technique and church musicianship.

I studied piano with international concert pianist Caroline Clemmow, organ with Alan Phillips, improvisation with Neil Wright (Farnborough Abbey) and harpsichord with Alan Cuckston.

As a teenager I was a Runner-up Cathcart Young Composer of the Year and served as the Conductor of Barrow Silver Band from age sixteen to eighteen. My piano playing has taken me to the Sage Gateshead and on a tour of Germany's Black Forest. As an organist I regularly give recitals across the country, and as a harpsichordist I have served as Director and continuo player of Stabat Chamber Orchestra and give occasional recitals across London.

I am a regular member of Lydian Voices and the Savile Singers in which I sing bass, and am the author of two performed musicals that were performed at the Pleasance, Edinburgh and London's So And So Arts Club.

Tutoring Experience:

I have over ten years experience teaching both in schools and privately, having started tutoring younger students in music theory and the piano whilst still at school, and going on to become a peripatetic music teacher with North Lincolnshire Council. I have since worked with numerous young and older pianists, organists, singers and electronic keyboardists from absolute beginner level to Grade 8 and beyond, cultivating excellence in technique and rigorous musicianship.

"I was looking for a new piano teacher for my daughter who was struggling to stay motivated with her practice. Since starting with Robert I have been delighted with her progress and I now struggle to get her away from the piano. She really looks forward to her weekly lesson and comes away feeling inspired and positive. I can't recommend him highly enough." - Jenny, Winchmore Hill

Tutoring Approach:

I believe that musical talent is not something you are born with but can be cultivated through good tuition and practice. I take an analytic and holistic approach to teaching that helps students to develop a framework for understanding music whilst cultivating essential practice skills to ensure they are able to make thorough progress quickly. I am a supportive and adaptive teacher and I tailor my teaching style to the strengths of my individual students. I integrate historical context, style and theory of music into my practical tuition to allow my students to develop their general musicianship as well as technical proficiency.

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I offer organ lessons on the 1904 three-manual Abbott & Smith organ at St John the Evangelist Palmers Green, where I also give piano lessons on a Yamaha upright. The acoustic is excellent for singing so I recommend singers use this space, though singers interested in early music may wish to work with the harpsichord. Should you like me to come to you please drop me a message to discuss.

I teach harpsichord in my home on my two-manual Hubbard replica of a 1769 instrument by Pascal Taskin where I also offer theory and composition tuition.

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

Qualifications:

  • Queen Mary, University of London (2014) - BA (Hons) English (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (2013) - Grade 8 Organ (Merit) (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (2012) - Grade 8 Theory (Distinction) (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (2008) - Grade 8 Piano (Other) (✔ On File)

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