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Jazz Piano Teacher in South Bermondsey - Aidan Glover

Aidan Glover Jazz Piano Teacher (South East London)

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  • Professional Qualification Bmus Hons Jazz Paino- Trinity College Of Music
  • Professional Qualification HND Jazz Piano - Chichester College

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Personal Message
Hello! I am a pianist with many years experience performing and teaching. I specialise in jazz and other pop styles and am passionate about sharing my love for music with others, whether it be on stage or in a teaching environment.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Jazz/pop/soul/rock/boogie woogie piano and keyboards- improvisation, rhythm, transcribing, harmony, sound, programming, touch, technique and feel.

I want my pupils to feel joy making music and experience a tailored tuition to their specific musical taste and desire whether it be constructing and deconstructing jazz improvisations, leaning how to make a piano sound beautiful, learning how to play their favourite songs and tunes, learning how to program an intricate pop set in live music software, understanding how chords and harmony work, learning the different skill sets for different keyboard instruments, or composing and pop song.
Tell me about your qualifications.
My highest qualification is a Bmus Hons in Jazz Piano from Trinity College of Music, where I studied with a full scholarship.
What kind of experience do you have?
As a Jazz Pianist I have played at many jazz clubs and festivals including Ronnie Scotts, 606, Isle Of Wight Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival and Penang International Jazz Festival, and toured for two years with the Afro Jazz artist, Carmen Souza.

In other improvised areas I am a member of the band, The Bays, which is an improvising electronic outfit. Last year we played at Ilkley Film festival and Brooklyn Film Festival.

As a pop keyboard player I have played and toured with many artists including Rae Morris, Joss Stone, Michael Kiwanuka, Arthur Beatrice, Kwabs, Kiko Bun, Gorgon City. This includes radio and recording studio work, tv appearances, world tours and many festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival, British Summer Time, and T in the Park.

As an educator I have taught as a peripatetic in primary and secondary education as well as teaching mature students privately. In school I taught classical piano and violin up to grade 5 as well as jazz and pop. I have also run jazz and improvisation workshops in schools around South East London, and Rhythm workshops for the Prison Service at Slough Probation.
How much do you charge?
I charge £20 for half an hour, £40 per hour, or £70 for a two hour lesson.
Where do you teach?
My preferred location for teaching is my recording studio in South Bermondsey. It has a lovely upright piano, and also many other keyboards including a Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer 200, Clarinet D6, Prophet 6, Juno 6, Mini Moog and a Hammond A100 with Leslie. It is a great space to teach different styles and also record bits of lessons for reference (at no extra cost). I also teach from my flat in Greenwich. I have a decent upright piano there and a good hifi sound system as a teaching aid. I am also happy to travel to private homes but that may be subject to extra cost (please see above).
I am happy to travel to lessons in other locations but I will charge a little extra depending on where I am traveling to. Please feel free to contact me and ask directly for a quote.
When are you available?
My schedule is reasonably flexible and I am happy to work on that basis with pupils if that suits them. Most days and evenings are possible.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all age groups and abilities. I enjoy working through the early stages of technique and music reading with young and old, analysing complex harmony with a jazz enthusiast and everything in between.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have had multiple CRB checks when working in schools and prison, but I am not currently working for an establishment that requires me to have one.
Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at Trinity College of Music. Whilst there I studied piano with Simon Purcell and Nick Weldon, and received supporting individual tuition from Steve Watts (double bass) and Dave Wickins (drums). On top of this I had rhythm workshops with Barak Schmool, improvisation with Mark Lockhart and arranging with Paul Bartholomew.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I have been through the music education system, starting at the age of 7, and have experienced many different teaching styles and played with many different musicians from around the world. I believe that the route into learning should be one of joy and I think that with a tailored approach to learning, pupils can exploit the areas where their specific talents lie and embark upon a very rewarding musical experience.