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Alistair Bankier Classical Piano Teacher (West London)

Alistair Bankier Gold Member

  • Regent's Park (W9)
  • Last Logged In: 16 Aug 2015
  • Sex: Male
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  • Can Travel To: Brent, Camden, City of London, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Wandsworth
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Personal Message
Whether you want to play classical piano or gain a deeper understanding of harmony so you can write your own music, I can help!
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Classical piano
Pop/Blues/Funk piano
Music Theory
Harmony & Counterpoint
Tell me about your qualifications.
BMus (Hons) from Edinburgh University, Faculty of Music 2006
What kind of experience do you have?
I began studying piano at the age of 7 and specialised in performance during my undergraduate degree in Edinburgh. I have performed both as a soloist and with orchestras.

I have been teaching both adults and children for around 10 years and tailor my lessons around each individual student. As well as working on the ABRSM syllabus, I include theory, improvisation and harmony in my lessons.

Alongside my private students, I spent some time teaching adults in a Music In The Community project in Edinburgh, using music as part of the rehabilitation process with prison inmates. I have also run songwriting workshops in London for teens.

I currently run Two Bees Music School with my wife, Hannah Cahill, which organises regular student concerts as well as other events throughout the year. More information can be found on my website.
How much do you charge?
£40 per hour
£20 per half hour

(There is an extra charge for travel if you would like lessons at your home)
Where do you teach?
I teach in a designated music room at my home. If you would like lessons in the comfort of your own home there will be a small additional charge for travel. I am able to travel to Notting Hill, Bayswater, Kensington, Maida Vale, St John's Wood, Kensal Rise, Queens Park, West Hampstead
When are you available?
Flexible - please contact me to discuss.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages and abilities.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare students for Trinity Guildhall and ABRSM practical and theory grade exams. I am also able to offer extra tuition for GCSEs and A-Levels
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I am in the process of renewing this.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am available for composition and theory lessons over Skype. Payment is by PayPal prior to the start of the lesson. Please contact me for details.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.
Where and with whom did you train?
Edinburgh University Faculty of Music 2002-2006, BMus (Hons) under Peter Evans, John Kitchen and Nigel Osborne.
Do you have a personal message for students?
It is never too late to learn an instrument! I am passionate about music and I believe that learning any instrument should be an enjoyable, rewarding experience. My lessons include an element of theory, harmony and history, as I believe it gives the student a deeper understanding of the music.

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