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Tutors in SE postcode

Gold Catherine Knight Bermondsey, SE1
Gold George English London, SE1
Gold Jonathan Galton Central London, SE1
Sarah Lewis London Bridge, SE1
Bethia Hourigan Blackheath, London, SE3
Gold Edward Bonner London, SE3
Gold Lewis Wright Blackheath, SE3
Gold Marcelle Zahra Blackheath, London, SE3
Gold Steve Pringle Blackheath, SE3
Gold Lydia Shilling South East London, SE4
Gold Ryoko Izutsu Brockley, SE4
Silver Gareth Humphreys BMus MMus London, SE5
Gold Jemma Freestone South London, SE5
Silver Chris McCartney Forest Hill, SE6
Gold Alvaro G. Cortes Charlton, SE7
Gold Damon Flanagan greenwich,charlton, SE7
Silver Emma Hughes Charlton, SE7
Maulen Alimbayev Charlton, SE7
Gold Jamie Rock Surrey Quays, SE8
Gold Simon Nevitt London, SE8
Gold David Dyson Greenwich, SE10
Gold Edgar Cardoso Greenwich, London, SE10
Gold Filippo Di Bari London, SE10
Gold Hannah Robinson South East London, SE10
Gold Katherine Smith Greenwich,, SE10
Kiyoko Fukuo South East London, SE10
Gold Matthieu Greenwich, SE10
Gold Soraya Greenwich, SE10
Gold Tabitha Kelly Greenwich, SE10
Gold Karen French Hither Green, SE12
Gold Andrew Johnston - Pianist Greenwich, SE13
Silver Dr Michal Rogalski Lewisham, SE13
Silver Erin Sawicka South East London, SE13
Gold Gaspar Hunt Lewisham, SE London, SE13
Gold Marianne Hardisty South East London, SE13
Gold Sabina Heywood London, SE13
Gold Thomas Matthias Greenwich, SE13
Jonathan Rogerson New Cross, SE14
Katarina Melling SE London, SE14
Silver Kristin Sofroniou New Cross, London, SE14
Gold Manuel Santos New Cross, London, SE14
Silver Niomi O'Rourke London, South East, SE14
Ruth Nelson South East London, SE14
Silver Yue Zhou (Joe) New Cross Gate, SE14
Emma Fleurot London, SE15
Silver Mischa Foster Poole London, SE15
Silver Nicky Enderby Peckham/Nunhead, SE15
Gold Theo Jackson London, SE15
Claudia Norz Rotherhithe, Southwark, SE16
Nice Vizoso London, SE16
Gold Valentina Pravodelov Bermondsey, London, SE16
Gold Victoria Szyrocka South East London, SE16
Gold Liam Hindson Upper Norwood, SE19
Gold Rob Eyles (Vocal Coach) South London, SE19
Sarah Bort Crystal Palace, SE19
Gold Sharon Subbarao London, SE20
Gold John Cervantes Dulwich, London, SE21
Silver Christina Cooper West Dulwich, SE22
Gold Sue Klein South East London, SE22
Gold Fraser Kelman Honor Oak Park, SE23
Gold Gwyn Pritchard South East London, SE23
Gold Helen Downham South East London, SE23
Silver Sachika Taniyama South East London, SE25
Gold Katherine Birtles Sydenham, SE26
Gold Samuel Bordoli London, SE26
Gold Sophie Mather Sydenham, SE26

Tutors travelling to SE

Gold Nianda Reid Croydon, Bromley, BR3
Gold Sarah Harper Bromley, BR3
Mikhail Shilyaev MusicAListers South London, SW2
Gold Izo FitzRoy London, N15
Gold Hannah Tyler Stratford, London, E15
Emily Askew Wandsworth, SW18
Tim JH Anderson London, NW6
Arlene Lin North London, N1
Gold Dimitrios Skyllas London, SW3
Gold Will Sullivan Wanstead, E12
Gold Irma Vastakaite London, NW1
Gold Gloria Toplis South-East London, BR3
Gold Ugne Tiskute London, N2
Gold Katerina Mina Pimlico, London, SW1
Gold Kobayashi South West London, NW10
Silver Yoko Misumi orpington, BR6
Silver Fabio Acri Central London, NW2
Gold Sophie Crawford London, SW18
Gold Adam Cigman-Mark London, N6
Gold Lucy Skinner Wandsworth, SW18
Alexandre Garziglia Clapham South, SW12
Silver Hamish Mackay London, N1
Silver Rebecca Music London, EC1
Gold Jane Salmon Central London, EC1V
Gold Ed Whitehead London, N7
Gold Andreas Papapetrou London Turnpike Ln, N15
Gold Ross Learmonth Willesden Green, NW2
Molly Parsons-Gurr London, SW7
Gold Emma-Louise London, NW10
Gold Dominika Feher Leytonstone London, E11
Gold Christine Zerafa London, SW3
Gold Stuart Murray London, NW6
Gold Phillippa Slack West Hampstead, NW6
Gold Bravin Karunanithy London, W1K
Gold Derek Dobbins Bexley, DA15
Gold nathanbritton Greater London, KT8
Gold Lucy Andrews Wimbledon, SW19
Gold Malcolm Gullis Battersea, SW11
Alexander Koshelev Purfleet, Essex, RM19
Calum Zuckert Earl's Court, SW5
Silver Lucía Veintimilla Kensington, W8
Gold Chris Hyson. London, N6
Gold Peter Mallinson Chesham, HP5
Gold Natalie Cavey Stoke Newington, E5
Silver Aleksandra Myslek London, NW1
Cicely Levy Bethnal Green, E2
Aled Jones London, W11
Silver Helena Kay London, EC1
Meklitpiano Bethnal Green, E2
Silver Timothy Ellis Maida Vale, W9
Gold Simon Gilkes Paddington, W2
Stefano Matteucci Wallington, Surrey, SM6
Gold Aimée de Gruchy-Lambert London, SM2
Gold Tim Maryon London, NW1
Gold Kathleen Ross East Croydon, CR0
Silver Rachel Coleshill Sutton, SM2
Gold Raymond Liu West London, SW7
Becky Yen-Huan Wang North West London, NW6
Gold Chris Hatton Hackney, E5
Nikos Stavlas Walthamstow, E17
Gold Raymond Hearne London, E11
Natalie Watson London, NW10
Gold Claire Wickes Streatham, SW16
Gold Tom Corin East London, E15
Gold Gavin Cranmer-Moralee Sanderstead, CR2
Gold Tom Harrison London, SW8
Gold Duncan Rutherford North London, N1
Gold Grace Warren Newham, E15
Jonny Goodwin London, E10
Silver Milly Herner Teddington, KT8
Zanna Evans London, E3
Gold Edyta Lajdorf London, SW19
chloe chi Queensgate, SW7
Gold Juan Rezzuto West Kensington, W14
Gold Amy Yuan LRAM Kensington, SW7
Gold Paul Terry Whitstable, ME13
Gold Sean Webster Streatham, SW16
Gold Helen Wilson Beckenham, BR3
Gold Fernando Martín-Peñasco Osorio Islington, London, N19
Silver Hara Kostogianni Croydon, CR0
Gold Zanete Uskane Lambeth, London, SW16
James Henshaw Whitechapel, E1
Gold Duncan Strachan Maida Vale, London, W9
Charlie Flint Shoreditch, E2
Gold Yan Lee London, NW10
Gold Dimitris Karydis East London, E14
Gold Steven Dodsworth Croydon, CR0
Aimee Consiglia Sandsend, Fulham, SW6
Gold Jennifer Mu London, NW3
Gold Chris Keyte Kingston, KT2
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Online Tutors

Gold Juan Rezzuto West Kensington, W14
Gold Emma-Louise London, NW10
Gold Peter Irlam Formby, N Liverpool, L37
Katarina Đorđević Harrow, Middlesex, HA3
Silver Paul McBretney Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18
Gold Mark Harrison Manchester, BL4
Gold Izo FitzRoy London, N15
Liam H Highgate, N London, N6
Silver Ms Olga Jegunova London, W2
Gold Steven Dodsworth Croydon, CR0
Gold Tim Stein North West London, N2
Natalie Watson London, NW10
Matt Mockford Cardiff, CF5
Gold Ed Whitehead London, N7
Gold Daniel Friend Norwich, NR2
Silver Sofya Fotiyadi Orpington, BR6
Natasha BA (Hons) Peterborough, PE4
Colin Smith Bristol, BS6
Gold Andrew Kwan Harrow, Pinner, HA5
Gold Michael Joel London, W4
Gold Simon Gilkes Paddington, W2
Gold Eliot Darwin Sheffield, S6
Stamatia Statherou Canterbury, Kent, CT2
Luke Fraser Stoke Newington, N16
Jonathan Booty Manchester, M20
Gold Marco Marconi Hitchin, SG4
Charlie Flint Shoreditch, E2
Silver Dave J Ford Perth, KY14
Silver Aron Rozsa London, NW10
Mikhail Shilyaev MusicAListers South London, SW2
Gold Alejandro Bonatto London, EC1Y
Gold Christopher Poffley Felixstowe, IP11
Gold Martin Rowberry Sutton Coldfield, B75
Gold Andrew Nesbitt Manchester, M32
Gold nathanbritton Greater London, KT8
Mr Aron Kingsford Penzance, TR18
Alexander Koshelev Purfleet, Essex, RM19
Faith Taylor London, E5
Gold Tom Harrison London, SW8
Gold Andrew Connington Teddington, TW11
Gold David Henry Walthamstow, E17
Gold Aaron Monteverde Epsom, KT19
Gold Stephanie Tepper Hammersmith, SW13
Silver Ian G Croydon, CR2
Gold Aizhana Nurkenova London, NW6
Harriet Stubbs London, SW11
Bekki Gocher Manchester, M3
Gold Sofia Sarmento Birmingham, B3
Stefano Matteucci Wallington, Surrey, SM6
Gold Sam Woodford West Kensington, W14
Mr. David P Wallace Croydon, CR2
Gold Michelle C Perry Wolverhampton, WV6
Gold Duncan Strachan Maida Vale, London, W9
Silver Yvonne Clarke Balham, SW12
Gold Emma Yates-Butler York, YO31
Silver Hara Kostogianni Croydon, CR0
Assel Westminster, London, NW8
Musicplus Bedfordshire, LU1
Marta Bochenek london, E7
Gold Raymond Hearne London, E11
Nina Zautashvili Ealing, W13
Gold Eleanor Hudson Macclesfield, SK11
Silver Dunja Lavrova Poole/ Dorset, BH15
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Gaspar Hunt Piano Teacher (South East London)

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I started playing the piano at the age of 4, and I am now a professional pianist with a vibrant career. I studied on scholarships at the Royal Academy of Music (Junior) and Trinity College of Music.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Classical piano - beginner --> grade 8 --> Diplomas (ABRSM, Trinity).
I also teach jazz, theory and composition.
Tell me about your qualifications.
Grade 8 (aged 15 - distinction)
DipABRSM (aged 16 - distinction)
LRSM (aged 18 - distinction)

French horn:
Grade 8 (aged 17 - dinstinction)

Grade 5 (aged 12 - 100/100)
What kind of experience do you have?
I am thorough and detailed yet friendly and encouraging. All my students say of me that I am the most patient person they've ever met. I never get frustrated with students, as I believe this betrays a lack of creativity and knowledge. If a student doesn't understand something, it is my responsibility to explain try another angle or try something different.

(click on 'view full profile', you can listen to some of my recordings on the right hand side)

Teaching experience:

I have taught extensively since my teenage years. Though I am not an exam freak, I have passed every single student who has chosen to take an exam (most of them with distinction; the only thing I can say about the others is that there is only so much I can do for students that don't work!).
When I was 20, I was selected by the WAM foundation as a particularly promising young teacher, after a thorough evaluation. They sent me with a handful of other outstanding young pianists to train piano teachers and students for an entire summer in New Delhi (India) all expenses paid. This involved teaching over 30 individuals one-on-one, as well as performing, running lectures, workshops and masterclasses in venues such as the British Council and the Dhoon school, India's "Eaton".

Performing experience:

I am in constant demand as a soloist and accompanist. Concerto performances include Beethoven's first piano concerto with the St Albans Philomusica, Mozart's 23rd piano concerto with the Harpenden Friend's ensemble, and Rachmaninov's 2nd piano concerto with the Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra. In 2009 I was involved in BBC's 2009 Maestro series final as concerto soloist with 'Drum n Bass' legend Goldie conducting. More recently I played for E4's Made in Chelsea (which you can watch for free on E4's youtube channel, 27mins into Season 3 Episode 9). I worked with Matt Willis (guitarist/vocalist from Busted and 2006 winner of ITV's I'm a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here) as the arranger and pianist for Boys In The Front Room, a new musical on the life of Joe Orton which is currently undergoing production. I performed in an interesting solo Covent Garden concert this year, where the entire programme was chosen online by the audience ahead of the performance; they were made to request and vote for any classical/popular/movie music they wanted to hear, and I had a week of extreme musical marathon to learn the pieces I didn't already know! I also regularly work for Puzzle Piece Opera as musical director and pianist, as soloist or accompanist for functions, and as arranger and composer.
I have won a number of prizes, including the European Teachers Piano Association's piano competition and the 2009 UHRecordings composition prize which involved a large cash prize and a recording. At 16 I received a full scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music (Junior) where I studied with Timothy Barratt who is a trainer for ABRSM examiners and co-writes the ABRSM teaching notes on piano examination pieces. I took advantage of a full grant to study composition for a year at the university of Hertfordshire and then accepted a scholarship to study piano at Trinity College of Music under Philip Fowke, an internationally renowned concert pianist. I was also incredibly fortunate to take lessons in France from Bernard Flavigny, who studied with Cortot, Messiaen, Nadia Boulanger and was a classmate of Boulez.
I find being a composer brings huge benefits to my playing and my understanding of music. I have written music for ads, short films, and plays. I run a successful business, Commission A Piano Song, where people commission pieces based on a loved one's name (which we code into musical notes, more information on the company website). My interest in eastern traditions and music has involved me in performances on the Indian harmonium of hindustani classical ragas, devotional bhajans and sufi qawwali in various venues, including the Brighton Festival. I also play jazz piano.
How much do you charge?
£35 per hour
I give a discount for the initial 'taster' lesson, after which you're welcome to try a few more teachers before making your mind up. It's important that you find the right teacher for you, as the range of teaching quality and style is vast.
Where do you teach?
I teach from my flat in Lewisham, a short walk from Lewisham and St John's stations. Buses 21, 136, 321, 436 and 484 stop at the bottom of the road.
As I am not short of demand, I do not travel to students unless they are prepared to pay for my expenses and travel time (£20/hr).
When are you available?
As a performing musician my schedule is pretty flexible. I am available daytime and evenings on weekdays and saturdays. I don't teach on sundays (except for occational rescheduling).
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have students off all levels, including grade 8 and diplomas. However I am always happy to take on beginners, as I like being able to teach good habits from the outset. I have taught students aged 4 all the way to retired adults for whom playing the piano was a lifelong dream.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Additionally parents are very welcome to sit in on their children's lessons, during which they may read or check their emails!
Do you have a personal message for students?
I am thorough and detailed yet friendly and encouraging. All my students say of me that I am the most patient person they've ever met. I never get frustrated with students, as I believe this betrays a lack of creativity and knowledge. If a student doesn't understand something, it is my responsibility to find another angle or try something different.

Too many teachers just make their students tackle incrementally harder pieces, without fully (if at all) tackling the wealth of basic instruction. This was the case for many of my early teachers, and that cost me years of improvement. I feel bitter about this, but it fuels my passion for teaching: I want to pass on the gems of knowledge which I wasn't given as a child. Balance between hands and lines, voicing of chords, imperceptible fluctuations of tempo to make the phrases breathe and the music speak, anticipatory pauses for expressive notes, dynamic sculpture of phrases, micro-phrasing, highlighting a piece's architecture, finer points of pedalling, articulation, and the use of all the above to express what the music is saying and bring it to life… These are skills that students need to tackle from the very outset for them to develop alongside finger coordination and fluency. This is what makes students sound professional no matter what level they're at (and earns them distinctions for exams!). I cannot bear teachers who simply say "you must feel the music" when they don't provide adequate training. Once you have mastered and internalised these skills to the point when they become completely natural and inbuilt, only then does "feeling the music" make sense, because your subconscious can manipulate these tools on its own. As a result, playing the piano becomes incredibly pleasurable and immersive, regardless of the student's level.

I ensure all my students understand music in the full sense of the term; most pianists play the notes in front of them in the same way someone might recite poetry in a language they don't understand. It may be a perfectly competent rendition, but it's ultimately ludicrous. I teach sound theoretical skills which makes taking grade 5 theory effortless, as it's infinitely easier learning theory hands-on in the context of a piece of music rather than abstractly from a book or in a class. I teach aural skills, transcription and jazz basics (which incidentally enables students to play keyboard for rock/pop should they ever need to). This brings tremendous benefits to their classical playing and makes well-rounded musicians.

I really emphasise reading skills, so that students' playing and reading improves at the same rate. Unfortunately, most students' reading only develops during the last minute panic over exam sight-reading, and during the first few days of tackling a new piece before muscle-memory kicks in. The chasm between their reading and playing levels steadily widens over years and learning new pieces becomes increasingly painful. Finally most loose interest and give up, only to bitterly regret it in later life.

I often hear teachers complaining that students don't know how to practice properly, but they rarely seem to do anything about it. That is always my first priority because if a student spends his time at the piano improving his practicing technique, his playing will follow naturally. What works best is asking them to record 10mins of practice (i.e. 8 bars) and upload it to Soundcloud, youtube's equivalent for audio files. I am then able to give timed feedback on it, and within a couple of months they are usually able to practice like professionals.

In short, it all boils down to this: if I get my pupils excited about their playing and practice, I've done my job.

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