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Piano

Hourly FeeOnline Lessons
Hourly Fee
Beginner £35.00£31.50
Intermediate £35.00£31.50
Advanced £35.00£31.50
Expert £35.00£31.50
Casual £35.00£31.50

Music Theory

Hourly FeeOnline Lessons
Hourly Fee
Beginner £35.00£31.50
Intermediate £35.00£31.50
Advanced £35.00£31.50
Expert £35.00£31.50
Casual £35.00£31.50

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Personal Description:

- Professional Pianist and Piano Teacher with 10 years of Teaching Experience -

I am a pianist graduated from Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in performance( Doctorate Level 8) at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with a full scholarship. Since 2012, Studied at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with the prestigious ABRSM international scholarship and earned the Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance in 2016, finished with a Master of Music in Piano Performance degree in 2018.

Feel free to hear more of my performances on my channel.

As a piano teacher, I have been teaching piano for 10 years. I worked as a teaching assistant for 2 years while studying in the middle school attached to China Conservatory in Beijing. Since 2014, I have been teaching as a private piano tutor in Glasgow, also worked as a part time piano teacher at the Bishopbriggs music school before moved to Birmingham to continue my study.

I taught students of all ages, from as young as 4 years old to adults. I teach students from all levels, from beginners to someone who needs more advanced advice. We will discuss what you would like to achieve or what you would like the lesson being planned, and work the best together.

Additionally, I have taught many students who were taking the grading exams ( ABRSM, Trinity etc.). I am happy to work with you if you are looking for tutor to help the preparation process and get ready for the exam.

For my detailed teaching approach, please check the Approach to Music Tuition section below.

For my full biography as a pianist --

Xizi was born in China. In 2006, Xizi was accepted to the Middle school attached to the China Conservatory and moved to Beijing to pursue her studies as a pianist under the tutelage of Xiaoxue Hu.
During her time at the conservatory, Xizi was awarded the 1st prize at the Robert Schumann International Piano Competition for Youth in Germany, 2018. In 2010, Xizi was awarded the 1st prize at the Beijing International Piano Festival Young Artists Concerto Competition and was also awarded the Young Artists Performer in the Beijing International Piano Festival. The same year, Xizi was awarded the 2nd prize for the China Conservatory Piano Competition of YAMAHA Asian Music Scholarship in 2010. Xizi was a semi- finalist in the 6th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in 2009.
Xizi was also a regular participant in concerts whilst studying at the conservatory, represented the China Conservatory while attending the Chinese Works Concert held in America and participated in the Prestissimo Music Festival in Pennsylvania. She had her concerto debut by collaborating with China Youth Symphony Orchestra.
She was invited to play recitals in Jincheng and Yuncheng in 2009. In July 2010, she held a recital at the China Conservatory and her hometown Haikou.

In 2012, Xizi was offered the prestigious ABRSM International Scholarship to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the wing of Aaron Shorr and Fali Pavri. During her time at the Conservatoire, Xizi collaborated with the RCS repertoire orchestra as a soloist, and participated in concerts regularly. She won the 1st prize at the Peter Lindsay Miller Prize for Piano Duo. Xizi has performed in Spain, Italy, and regularly giving recitals in the UK, include giving lunchtime recitals at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe.
From 2018, Xizi is studying with John Thwaites at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, undertaking Advanced Postgraduate Diploma with a full Scholarship, additionally, she received generous support from the Harrod Funds, Bullock Trust and Help Musician UK.

Xizi is also active in Chamber Music. Xizi regularly performs and works with other instrumentalists as well as working on different song projects with various singers. In 2019, Xizi and her trio represented Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to take part in the Piano Trio day held by the Piano Trio Society UK.

Xizi has participated in piano festivals including summer school at the “Imola Piano Academy”. She has had Masterclasses with renowned musicians such as Olga Kern, Richard Goode,Peter Donohoe, Jon Nakamatsu to name a few.

Tutoring Experience:

I worked as a private piano teacher and accompanist for 10 years both in China and in the UK, also as a teaching assistant while in China.

During the past 6 years as a piano teacher in the UK, I worked with students from all ages, and all levels. I taught as a part- time teacher at the Bishopbriggs Music School before moved to Birmingham for my study.

I have taught many students who were taking the grading exams such as ABRSM, Trinity etc. and was very glad to share the success with them. The pass rate for the grading exam is 100%.

Tutoring Approach:

I am passionate about teaching and believe it is also important to share my love of music with my students.

I believe being able to enjoy music while learning is one of the most important things in the teaching process.
The detailed approach to the Tuition will be based upon individual -
Whether you are a young beginner or an advanced learner; whether you would want to focus on the grading exam or building a solid learning foundation. We will discuss what you would like for your learning, tailor the lessons, and learning plans according to your needs, take it step by step. Hopefully, enjoy the music along the way, and bring our shared love for music into all our working processes.

Everyone is a wonderful individual on its own and as a teacher, I would like to respect students' individuality and hope to develop the best possible way to work the best together.

I am a native Mandarin speaker, at the same time, I speak fluent English since I have been studying in the UK for the past 9 years. Having teaching experience in both languages has helped me develop my communication skills in my teaching as well as understand the importance of expressions during the lessons.

I am also available and experienced with Online Teaching, if you would like to have Online lessons, do contact me to discuss and arrange whichever platform you would like to use ( Skype, Zoom, Team etc… ) .

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

Qualifications:

  • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (2021) - Advanced Postgraduate Diploma (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2018) - Master of Music (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2016) - Bachelors of Music (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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