Gema Lu Cai
Piano Teacher in Manchester
Email: [email protected]
I am a Spanish pianist based currently in Manchester, UK.
I have been teaching for over 4 years (I started when I was 15) and it has been my passion ever since. I have taught beginners and young professionals. The age range varies from 3-21 years old, and this has given me a very wide range of skills as I had to learn different teaching methods to adapt to each of them.
I have taught in three different languages (I speak five; English, Spanish, Catalan, Chinese and Wenzhonian) to students of such different backgrounds (from Brazil, Spain, China, UK, from a conservatoire, complete amateurs, already professionals in other instruments, etc.).
I have also had a lot of experience with online teaching, ever since the pandemic. I specialise in 1-to-1 teaching but have also taught in small groups.
I love understanding my students and tailoring everything to their personal needs. I specialise in classical music so I would mainly focus on that, but I also love contemporary music and underrepresented music. I believe that technique is the only true way in which we can actually achieve communicating what we want to say with our music, but I also find extremely important to always find the fun in practicing. I want to believe I try my hardest to make every lesson interesting. All in all, it has given me the certainty that I want to do this as a living.
Music Qualifications & Achievements:
I am still studying my Undergraduate BMus degree, currently in my second year at the Royal Northern College of Music with professor Helen Krizos.
Back in Spain I obtained both titles of Elemental and Professional Degrees (this would be kind of similar to the highest ABRSM degree).
I have won over 18 prizes in competitions, and performed in 9 different countries (Spain, UK, France, Netherlands, Latvia, United States, China, Korea, Switzerland).
If you require more details of this don’t hesitate on contacting me.
I teach my lessons from a teaching space located in Manchester M15 5AY and M13 9RD, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer online and mobile music lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my music lessons simply get in touch.
Gema is a fantastic teacher all around. She is able to carefully pick out flaws in your playing but does it in a way that motivates you to do better. She always has great repertoire recommendations but will give you free choice over the pieces you want to play if you wish. Other than that she is very reliable and easy to communicate with if you have any concerns about your tuition. Overall she is a brilliant, supportive tutor and one that I would highly recommend.
Gema Lu Cai was my piano teacher for about 10 months. Her classes were particularly helpful, as they allowed me to practice the technical aspects of the piano while playing a repertoire I was interested in. She always provided me with meaningful feedback, and helped me progress in my personal goals as a musician. For these reasons I fully recommend her for the job.