Associate Teachers 

Bozhidar - piano, music theory, composition 

Mainstream Tuition 

Bozhidar is a classically trained pianist, composer and musicologist. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Huddersfield, and a Master’s degree in composition from the National Music Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

Throughout the years of thorough musical training, Bozhidar was taught by a number of distinguished piano tutors and experienced many different teaching methods. In his own teaching practice he enjoys sharing his professional knowledge and experience, and he carefully tailors the content of lessons to each pupil. He is particularly interested in finding new and creative ways of teaching piano and communicating music to young beginners. Since 2017 he uses the acclaimed Dogs&Birds piano method with his youngest students.

Maria - piano, oboe, music theory

ASD and Mainstream Tuition  

Maria is a professional oboist and pianist specialised in neuropsychology and education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in music from the Higher Music Conservatory of Valencia, a Master’s degree in Teaching from the University of Valencia, and a Master’s degree in Neuropsychology from the International University of La Rioja, Spain.

 

Throughout the years of musical training, Maria was taught by distinguished piano and oboe tutors. Moreover, from a young age, she has been an active member of different music bands, orchestras and chamber groups.

 

As a teacher, Maria trained in different music teaching methods such as IEM. She has extensive experience teaching piano, oboe and music theory and through the music, Maria encourage her students to take pride in their own work and keep in mind the progress they are making. She believes it is essential for them to be the main drivers of their own learning process, while providing regular feedback, promoting curiosity and creating a classroom environment in which students can feel confident, happy and safe to express themselves.

Giovanni - all guitars
ASD and Mainstream Tuition 

Giovanni started playing guitar from the age of 6 and performing live when he was 14 years old. He has also participated in an Italian talent show which is broadcast on Canale 5 (a channel on the Italian television network).

In 2016 Giovanni moved to London to study music performance. He finished his studies in 2019 at ICMP (The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance). During this time Giovanni has started working on several musical projects.

 

Giovanni is a versatile guitarist, open to different genres and collaborations. The use of technology in his equipment plays a significant role, and has enabled him to achieve a modern and compelling guitar style.

Zina - piano, composition, music theory, aural skills

ASD and Mainstream Tuition

Zina studied Music at the University of Surrey, specialising in classical piano and composition. During her studies, she collaborated with other musicians such as cellists, pianists, and singers, taking part in concerts, recordings, and performance competitions.

 

Zina is now a freelance pianist and composer, writing music for short films and animations. She is also a part-time Music Specialist in a nursery in London. From a young age, she has been performing live solo and accompanying roles in hotel bars and choirs.

 

Zina has a wealth of experience teaching piano, focusing not only on technique and theory exams but also on developing creativity. As the music specialist in a nursery, she teaches children of 6 months to 4 years old creative music and dance, in groups of up to 20 students.

 

Zina is passionate and strongly motivated to help all her students explore the beautiful world of music and to bring out their best. She is very dedicated to her students wanting them to most importantly enjoy their piano lessons.

Laura - violin, viola

ASD and Mainstream Tuition 

Laura has the greatest of passion for violin playing. Her enthusiasm for music and passing on her knowledge is a life's work. Laura has 100% pass rate with exams and has experience with preparing students for concerts. Each lesson is catered to the individual needs of the student whether that be the technical aspect of violin playing or how the music speaks.

 

Laura has played with several orchestras in Bedfordshire and London.

 

Laura studies with the great master of violin Fabienne Fauritte.

Elizabeth- violin, piano 
ASD and Mainstream Tuition 

Elizabeth is a classically trained violinist, recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London with a Master of Arts with Distinction. She has also
received a Diploma in Music teaching from the Conservatory of Ceske Budejovice and undertaken short intensive study courses with professors at the Royal Academy on violin pedagogy, specifically addressing working with children and
teenagers.

Elizabeth is a dedicated violin teacher with experience teaching different ages and skill levels, from beginners to advanced. Besides the violin, she also
teaches beginners piano. Elizabeth firmly believes that music education helps shape children’s personalities and is beneficial for their mental and social
growth. The correct playing technique always comes first in her teaching as she is convinced that it is an necessary base for any music-making. Her patience
and calm energy allow every student to learn at their own pace. Elizabeth realises all pupils are unique and the lesson must be in harmony with their individual
needs. With a friendly personality and encouraging approach, she tries to make every lesson fun and enjoyable experience.

Sarah - Beth  - Piano, Voice
ASD and Mainstream Tuition 

Sarah-Beth is a songwriter, vocalist, pianist and recording artist who believes music to be one of the most valuable forms of self-expression.
In 2019, she completed a BA in Popular Music with first class honours at the MTU Cork School of Music, Ireland.

Sarah - Beth has completed a Masters in Music Performance there as well ,whereby she showcased original compositions through a series of live performances.

Having begun piano lessons as a young child, the Cork native only recognised the significant role music would play in her life when she started composing as a teenager. The therapeutic effect of writing was enough to lead her to obsessively tinkering on the piano for hours each day. Therefore, her belief as a teacher is to identify and nurture her student’s natural abilities.


As all children are unique, she encourages them to engage with music in a way that works for them. She considers a holistic approach to learning music best. This involves developing a student’s aural, harmonic, reading and improvisational skills in order to broaden their musical perspective and promote critical thinking.

 

All the while, her lessons are designed to be fun, engaging and catered to the individual’s needs.

Eliot - piano, drums,  music theory
ASD and Mainstream Tuition 

Since graduating with a 1st Class Honours in Jazz from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Eliot has been active playing across Europe and the UK and as a recording artist; carving a path as one of the most versatile and proficient musicians in the UK. Whilst at college he was mentored by some of the finest musicians in the world including Martin France, principal drum tutor at the Royal Academy of Music, John Hardy principal of Composition at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Huw Warren, world renowned improvisor and principal of Piano at the Royal Welsh College.

 

 For piano he excels at teaching beginner and intermediate level  students, anywhere from complete beginners to Grade 5. The heart of his approach to teaching is embracing the creativity that comes with enjoying music and having fun. Whilst enthusiastic and encouraging, his patience allows both mainstream and ASD students to learn at their own pace.

Aldo - all guitars, music theory

ASD and Mainstream Tuition 

Aldo Ziranek Wilson is a 27 year old South London raised musician. With over 10 years of experience playing the guitar he's been gigging all over England, playing many notable venues and festivals.

On top of performing, Aldo has been conducting guitar tutoring in and out of schools. He has obtained a Rockschool Teaching Diploma and received a degree in Popular Music from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) in London.

Aldo brings a real energy and enthusiasm to everything he sets his mind to, and he is a really encouraging, friendly and nurturing teacher.

Aldo is also a member of the band ''The Dirty Truth''.

His music influences are Guns And Roses, Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Alice In Chains, James Brown, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Extreme, AC/DC. 

Jack - piano, drums/percussion, music theory 

ASD and Mainstream Tuition 

Jack is a classically trained pianist and composer. He holds a Bachelor of Music
from Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University and has just completed a
Masters of Fine Arts (Music for Film and Visual Media) with the Film Scoring
Academy of Europe
, Sofia, Bulgaria.

He has extensive experience as a performer within Australia, and is beginning to
grow his film credits as a composer. During his Bachelor years, he studied under
pianists Oleg Stepanov, Natasha Vlassenko and the jazz pianist & composer

Yitzhak Yedid. He has had masterclasses with Sonya Lifshitz & Michael Kieran-
Harvey, received several awards for piano and composition and had music

published within the country. Since coming to Europe, he has been mentored by
American composer/producer Andy Hill, has written music for several award
winning short films and has both performed and had music performed within
Bulgaria and Italy. Jack has a strong belief in improvisation as a means of
performance and as an invaluable tool of composition, and much of his own
work reflects this.

As a teacher, Jack is enthusiastic and experienced. He brings a focused and friendly
approach to students of all ages. His methods are drawn from a many great
schools of thought which he has digested throughout his diverse education and
experience. His overall objective with every student is to help them find their
own path, establish their own goals and then help them develop the tools they
need to be able to pursue those goals. He believes no two people learn in the
same way, and takes great joy in being that link that connects the ‘wanting to be
able to do it’ to the ‘being able to do it!’, whether that be for exams, performance,
to relax, to focus, or purely to gain the self satisfaction and enjoyment that comes
from learning music!

Tom - piano, voice,  music theory

ASD and Mainstream Tuition 

Tom is a music graduate from the University of Birmingham, having gained a great deal of teaching experience over the course of six years in London, Buckinghamshire and Birmingham. Having toured the United States twice as a classical pianist and accompanist, Tom now works as a piano tutor, choir leader and musical theatre teacher at multiple venues all over London, having performed as a pianist and singer in an Off-West End musical about Rachmaninoff! 

 

With a passion to nurture each student’s individual musicality, Tom tailors each session to suit the unique needs of the student, ensuring a high level of enthusiasm for the piano and the tools to self-motivate in between lessons. Tom draws on his experience in multiple creative domains in order to create a musical environment that relaxes and inspires, whether you are a total beginner or an assured performer.

Tomyr - piano, all brass

ASD and Mainstream Tuition 

Tomyr Warcaba - Wood graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, with a First Class Honours Degree. During his time at the Guildhall he undertook regular lessons from Simon Wills, Eric Crees and Peter Gane.

 

Tomyr’s study of the trombone, euphonium, piano and sackbut allows him to explore and perform a range of musical styles; everything from Gabrielli to Berio and beyond. This has given him the opportunity to cater his teaching to the wide range of
musical interests of his students. Tomyr believes that learning a musical instrument should be fun as well as educational, and teaches with a strong emphasis on imagination and music-making from the outset.


Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Tomyr has been working as a freelance musician and teacher across the UK and Europe.

George - piano, music theory

ASD and Mainstream Tuition 

George Mayne is a musician, composer, concert pianist and a piano teacher based in England. He has studied in the UK as well as abroad, and have pursued a Conservatoire Diploma and participated in various Master Classes.

George started playing the piano at the age of 5 and has enjoyed making music anywhere through teaching and performing. 

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Eddie - piano, keyboards, accordion

Mainstream Tuition 

Eddie Giffney received his Masters of Music with Distinction, majoring in Performance Piano at the Royal College of Music, with Ashley Wass. He has achieved considerable success on several instruments: piano, early keyboards, and piano accordion. He recently won the Mitchell Prize after four rounds of the Royal Overseas League Competition, and reached the semi-finals of the Jean Francaix International Piano Competition. Other performance highlights of the last season include solo recitals at St James’s Piccadilly and Princess Alexandra Hall, for the London Chamber Music Society at King’s Place, and presenting at the Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival. He also gained 12th place in the Accordion World Championship in Shanghai, and has twice been the South Pacific and NZ Open champion on the classical accordion. He has been teaching piano for the last decade, and loves working with students of all ages and ability levels.