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Problems and solutions in learning music

Music is a highly beneficial part of education, because not only does it divert and entertain,...
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What makes an inspirational teacher?

There are three things which strike me as essential in the work of an inspirational...
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Film Composers: Compromise or Adapt?

I just came off the phone from an interview I had been conducting a 'Hollywood Film Composer'...
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An Unlikely Source of Composing Advice

You know who's great at giving composing advice? Authors. They know a thing or two about...

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  • Chris Schlechte-Bond Chelsea, SW3

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    I'm an experienced and classically trained piano tutor with students of all ages and abilities. I am a graduate of the Royal College of Music and King's College London and also teach GCSE/A-level music, music theory, composition and aural awareness.
  • Maggie Boyd Crouch Hill, N19

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    For me teaching music and performing are the most direct and intimate form of human communication. Watching and helping people achieve and gain confidence through grasping this language is endlessly rewarding.
  • Valentina Pravodelov Bermondsey, SE16 Gold Member

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    Hello everyone! I offer bespoke lessons in piano, singing and theory: each lesson is designed for each individual student, according to the student's needs and interests, using a variety of teaching strategies to enhance the learning experience.
  • Michael Buxton LRSM Shrewsbury, SY5

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    Learning a musical instrument should be fun! I try to tailor all of my teaching to the student's requirements. I also teach both of my children, one of which has been successful in gaining a place at Chetham's School of Music.
  • Chris Keyte Kingston, KT1 Gold Member

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    First lesson free. Experience with pupils of all ages from 4 to 70s. Friendly and patient.
  • Andrew Hall Mitcham Junction, CR4 Gold Member

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    I am a professional musician with years of experience in performing, composing and arranging music of many different styles, as well as teaching in schools, universities and music services.
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  • Why learn to play the piano?

    Joshua McConville Musical Composition Teacher (South East London) Picture Why learn to play the piano?   Here are 7 reasons to learn the piano. Many of these reasons apply equally to learning other instruments.   1. Piano playing is one of the most accessible forms of music making. The pianist doesn't need to worry about tuning pegs, embouchure, or reeds; to make an...
  • Symphonic Creeds

    Joshua McConville Musical Composition Teacher (South East London) Picture ‘Symphonic Creeds’: Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang, and the Symphony as Belief Statement. IntroductionBeethoven transformed the symphony, infusing into the genre a depth unknown before. His Ninth Symphony (1824) was seminal; it introduced a chorus and soloists into the Finale, enabling Beethoven to...
  • Younger Students and Composition

    Musical Composition Teacher (Coventry) Picture   (Extract from a document included as a supplement to a report written in response to coaching a concentrated residential course for ‘A’-level composition students from a 6th form college. The term ‘students’ should not be taken to represent the majority of composition students at the...


  • Empowering people through music

    Robin Thornton Music Tutor Musical Composition Teacher (Aberdeen) Picture Empowering people; empowering people to empower people. I was talking with a friend and they asked what teaching was like and the phrase, “Empowering people; empowering people to empower people”, just slipped out.  That is a great way of thinking about teaching, but what does...
  • Casals and Bach - A Meeting of Heart and Mind

    Max Gregory Musical Composition Teacher (Leeds) Picture Casals and Bach - A Meeting of Heart and Mind (J.S Bach Six Suites for Solo Cello, Pablo Casals, EMI Great Classical Recordings, EMI Masters) "...his (Casals') interpretation is a classic in the best sense of the word". So reads Gramophone's quote on the back of these recordings. Gramophone...

    Guido Mallardi Musical Composition Teacher (Harrow) Picture In 2011 in Italy, at the Professional Music Academy (Accademia Professionale di Musica), It was experimented for the first time - and later on adopted - an avantgarde method through which it is possible to compose high quality music even knowing nothing about it!It seems incredible but in spite...