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Edyta Lajdorf - Piano Teacher in Kensington and Chelsea

Edyta Lajdorf BMus, MMus, LRSM Classical Piano Teacher (South West London)

Edyta Lajdorf BMus, MMus, LRSM Gold Member

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  • Professional Qualification 2012 - 2016 BMus (Hons) - Royal College of Music (Piano and Harpsichord)
  • Professional Qualification 2016 - 2018 MPerf - Guildhall School of Music and Drama (Piano and Harpsichord)
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS checked
  • Professional Membership Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)
  • References References are available upon request

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My education from the Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama along with my experience as a concert pianist, enabled me to become an accomplished teacher of piano and theory who has taught at all levels and age groups.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Classical Piano
Practical Musicianship
Music Theory
Chamber Music
Harpsichord
GCSE Music
A-level Music
Classical Singing
Tell me about your qualifications.
I am a Master of Music scholar of Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where I study piano with prof. Paul Roberts and prof. Martin Roscoe, and harpsichord with prof. Carole Cerasi. I have completed my Bachelor Degree at the Royal College of Music in London, where I was under the tutelage of prof. Gordon Fergus – Thompson for piano and prof. Jane Chapman for harpsichord.

I have won several prizes in international piano and harpsichord competitions:
2015 - Donemus prize in the Prix Annelie de Man, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2014 - II prize in the Valetetta International Piano Competition in Malta
2013 - Finalist diploma in the 1st International Piano Competition ‘Performance without limits’ in Lodz, Poland
2012 - Outstanding Artist award by the WISE Foundation in Boston, MA, United States
2011 - II prize in the I. J. Paderewski VIII National Piano Competition in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland
- II prize in the J.S.Bach XX International Piano Competition in Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland
2010 - V prize in the National Audition for Piano Class in Warsaw, Poland
2007 - II prize and a prize for interpretation of Beethoven in the International Piano Competition in Usti upon Laben, Czech Republic
2006 - III prize in the International Piano Competition in Usti upon Laben, Czech Republic
2005 - II prize in the National Audition for Piano Class in Warsaw, Poland

I have performed concerts internationally in the Czech Republic, United States, Netherlands, Malta and Poland and in the United Kingdom at venues such as Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Room, Huddersfield Town Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Regent Hall, Savile Club, Victoria and Albert Museum, Milton Court, Bridgewater Hall, the Royal College of Music, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, St Mary Abbots Parish Church, Bush Hall and Toynbee Hall. In addition to my solo performances I have played with orchestras, string quartets and choirs.

I have attended many music workshops and masterclasses which gave me the opportunity to work with professors from all over the world (G. Isphording, V. Rosenbaum, A. Korsantia, J. Stanford, A. Wodnicki, J. Banowetz, M. McLachlan, A. Barutti, P. Slavik, V. Nossina, R. Fric).
What kind of experience do you have?
I have a flexible and dynamic approach to teaching and will adapt each lesson to the individual needs of the student, with the emphasis on fun, creativity and progress.

For the last seven years I have been working with children and teenagers. My teaching experience started with a very intensive course in the Early Years Teaching in 2010 that taught me the importance of giving children a good start in music. Between 2010 and 2012 I took part in Music for everyone project supported by Warsaw city. As a workshop leader I was in charge of workshops about Polish Music in non-musical schools, organising and leading concerts promoting Polish music, leading musical activities and workshops introducing children to the world of music.

Since 2012 I have been collaborating with RCM Sparks on projects and workshops that gave me the opportunity to work with children coming from different backgrounds and having various levels of experience in music. Working as a music assistant requires from me helping them to discover the beauty of music, create their own pieces and teach them piano. I have previously worked for organisations such as: the Early Learning Music Academy ‘Elma’, Richmond Music Trust and Funky Monkey Keyboard Classes.

For the last five years I have been giving private piano and music theory lessons for children, teenagers and adults whilst also working for RCM Teaching Service at the Royal College of Music. I’m happy to prepare my students for exams (Piano Grades 1-8, DipABRSM, Music Theory Grades 1-8, Music GSCE, Music A-Level).
How much do you charge?
£40 per 30 minutes
£55 per 45 minutes
£70 per hour
Where do you teach?
I teach my students at my studio on Old Brompton Road near Earls Court tube station. I have got a great teaching environment with comfortable place for parents to sit in the lesson if they wish. I’m also happy to travel to students' homes in Kensington and Chelsea area depending on the distance and my availability. Please contact me if you wish to arrange a trial lesson.
When are you available?
I am available to teach on a flexible basis with availability during the day, evenings and weekends.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have been teaching all ages from the youngest student at the age of 3 to school students and adults. I am happy to teach all ages and standards, and make a plan individually for each student.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Piano Grades 1-8 (ABRSM), DipABRSM, Music Theory Grades 1-8 (ABRSM), Music GSCE, Music A-Level
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I'm member of Incorporated Society of Musicians