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My name is Marat and I am a London-based pianist, musicologist and composer with more than 20 years of experience. I am also a dedicated and experienced piano, composition, music theory and music technology tutor offering excellent and in-depth tuition for any age or ability. I have been teaching extensively in schools and privately, and giving lectures at universities. I would be happy to share my passion and enthusiasm for music with you!

My musical path started at Moscow Jurgenson Music School in Russia at the age of 7 where I took my first piano and music theory lessons. After 8 years of full-time studying I graduated with distinction. In 2015, I graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London specialising in classical and contemporary performance (under Andrew Zolinsky) and music education. Recently, I have completed my masters programme at Goldsmiths, University of London specialising in contemporary musicology (under Keith Potter) and music management.

Since 2012, I have been performing and premiering contemporary classical music solo or with ensembles at various venues and events, including IKLECTIK, Arebyte Gallery, Sound Festival, Southbank Centre, Cheltenham Music Festival and Teatro Baltazar Dias (Madeira, Portugal). I am a core member of the New Maker Ensemble, a group dedicated to experimenting with various art forms of new music and performance art. I regularly write articles and album reviews about new music. I have given lectures and presentations on new music at various conferences and events, including the Gnesin Contemporary Music Week 2020, 2021 and 2022, the Gnesin Academy and ZIL Culture Centre. And I even have my own podcast about new music.

Tuition is open for both online and in-person classes. All ages and abilities welcome: from age 5 to adult learners, beginner to advanced. I teach from my flat in Surrey Quays, but can also travel to my students, in which case a travel fee will be added to the standard rates. I currently offer:

  • Piano / Composition / Music Theory / Music Technology tuition
  • ABRSM and Trinity exams preparation
  • Playing for personal pleasure and learning
  • Help with musical analysis

Tutoring Experience

I have prepared a great number of students for their piano and theory ABRSM exams both privately and at various music schools. The large majority of the results are distinctions and merits. Many of my students went on to study music at a higher institutional level. Some students received music scholarships while studying with me.

Tutoring Approach

My approach is based on the traditional Russian teaching methodology, where special attention is paid to foster correct technique and develop an imaginative and vivid performance of any musical material, whilst being able to adjust to personal needs of a student. Great care is paid to music theory, aural skills, solfège, improvisation, musical analysis, sight-reading and other disciplines that make up an all-rounded musician. Each of my lessons is tailored to the student's needs and I cover most of the musical genres.

LanguagesRussian, English (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Goldsmiths, University of London2020MastersMA
Goldsmiths, UoL2015BachelorsBMus (Hons)
Moscow Jurgenson Music School2009SchoolRussian Diploma
Goldsmiths, UoL2012OtherIFC in Music

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