Information About Xabier - Peckham teacher
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I started my own professional studies at the Conservatoire "Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga" in Bilbao, followed by the renowned Conservatoire "Musekene" in San Sebastián for 5 years, studying under Gustavo Díaz-Jerez and reaching Grado Superior. I followed this with a Masters in Musical Interpretation and Research at VIU in Valencia under Eugen Indic and Francisco Escoda Padrón at the same time as doing a post-graduate in Contemporary Music at CSMA in Zaragoza with Ricardo Descalzo, Nicolás Hodges, Alberto Rosado and Yukiko Sugawara.
I have performed in numerous concerts and recitals throughout the Basque Country, Spain and France, including in the Palacio Euskalduna, the Guggenheim in Bilbao and in the Principal and Victoria Eugenia theatres in San Sebastián. I've also performed in chamber groups and various orchestras.
I am a pianist and piano and music theory teacher living and working in London from Spain. I have been teaching the piano for over 10 years to the full range of students, from those just starting their journey all the way to professionals. My repertoire includes both the classical and also the jazz tradition.
I'm a dedicated and passionate teacher with a thorough approach, always getting the best out of my students. I adapt to new students with ease, teaching in a clear, relaxed, supportive and friendly way.
The most important objective of a lesson is that they are fun, engaging, and rewarding. I have an individualized approach that focuses on each student's strengths and areas for improvement in a highly supportive and encouraging environment.
My approach to teaching is flexible and I'm very happy to tailor to my student’s needs. I will happily stick to an exam board syllabus, avoid this entirely, or offer some combination of approach – whatever suits!
At the end of each lesson (If they are happy with this) students are given weekly assignments for them to work on during the week.
Lessons can include ear training, improvisation, sight reading, learning pieces, Music Theory, musicianship and exam preparation.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Conservatorio Superior de música de Aragón (2014) - Piano Contemporary (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Valencian International University (VIU) (2014) - Piano (Musical interpretation and research) (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Musikene Music School (Spain) (2013) - Piano (Bachelors) (✔ On File)