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Matyas Bacso - Piano Lessons in Colchester

Matyas Bacso Classical Piano Teacher (Colchester)

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  • Professional Qualification BA (Hons)
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS checked
  • Professional Membership Musicians' Union
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Personal Message
I have been passionate about the piano from a very young age and I always wanted to become a pianist and composer. In my teaching I enjoy sharing my passion for music with others and I encourage creativity.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Depending on the students' interest I teach classical, jazz and pop piano, composition / songwriting and improvisation and preparation for exams (ABRSM, or other board). The lessons also include music theory and aural training. For students who want to play for pleasure I am happy to develop a more informal lesson plan. I always make sure that lessons are tailored to suit the interests and needs of each student.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I studied classical piano for 12 years and have recently gained a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Popular and Jazz music at the Centre for Music and Performing Arts at Colchester Institute. In 2004 I won a performing competition in popular music in Slovakia - 'The Lyre of Guta'. In March 2011 I won the Canon Jack Award for Solo Piano at CMPA in Colchester, performing 'Rhapsody in Blue' by Gershwin and came second in the Roy Teed Cup for Composition in 2012.
What kind of experience do you have?
I am a widely experienced performer. As a soloist and band member I have toured in Europe (Hungary, Slovakia and Germany) for years.
I have been teaching as a private piano teacher for more than 6 years. My student's have been very successfully passing the ABRSM exams, but my main goal is to help them become great pianists who enjoy playing and are passionate about music.
Since last year I have been working at the University Centre Colchester - School of Music, teaching piano accompaniment skills and one-to-one piano lessons to BA Music Education and BA Popular Music students. From 2017 I also work as a musical director at Theatricool performing Arts School in Colchester.
How much do you charge?
The fees for the one-to-one lessons are the following:

- 60 min / £28 (suitable for intermediate, advanced and mature students)
- 45 min / £22 (suitable for older beginner, intermediate and mature learners)
- 35 min / £18 (suitable for older beginners aged 8-12)
- 30 min / £16 (suitable for young beginners aged 6-9)
- 20 min / £12 (suitable for very young beginners aged 4-6)

Also, I regularly run music theory group lessons in preparation to the ABRSM theory exams. This is a time and cost effective way of learning, plus working in a group is much more fun too. The sessions are 90 minutes long and the fee is £15.
Where do you teach?
I teach at my home in The Willows in Colchester.
When are you available?
I have very few time slots left. Please get in touch for more information.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach students of all ages (my youngest student is 4 and the oldest is over 80!) from beginner to advanced level.
Mature students are very welcome.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I follow Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Muisc (ABRSM) as a template scheme of work, but I am also happy to follow other syllabus such as Trinity or Rockschool. Not every student want to take exams, therefore I tailor my teaching to the needs and ambitions of the students.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, I am DBS checked.
Where and with whom did you train?
I trained with

Julianna Juhos (3 years)
Mónika Lohner (2 years)
Stefánia Lackova (2 years)
Károly Gágyor (4 years)
Benjamin Groom (1 year)
Lesley Young (1year)
Andrew Noble (1 year)