Music Theory & Piano Teacher in Wimbledon
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After graduating from The BRIT School, obtaining the highest possible grade in their music programme, I went on to study a music degree at the University of Surrey where I achieved first class honours. My degree saw me majoring in jazz composition and advanced harmony. I have been playing the piano for the past 13 years of my life, and have been teaching the piano for the past 5.
I consider myself a versatile musician and comfortable teaching across all age groups. Whether it be a Debussy Prelude or a Bill Evans solo, I am experienced and practiced in teaching both. I spent the first half of my musical career within the realms of classical music, before moving towards jazz and pop. I currently also earn as a session musician and have worked for various artists over the last few years, including Tom Baird, Olivia Dean and ZANDI.
As emphasised by my undergraduate dissertation title, “The Evolution of Jazz Harmony”, I am particularly interested in music theory as a whole. Therefore, I also offer to teach this (popular or classical), as from personal experience I found understanding the backbone of music to be both interesting and unequivocally valuable.
Music Qualifications & Achievements:
- First Class Honours in Music from the University of Surrey
- Level 3 Extended Diploma from The BRIT School: D*D*D*
- A Level – Maths: B
- GCSE: 8 A*’s and 2 A’s
- ABRSM Classical Piano: Grade 7
- ABRSM Jazz Piano: Grade 5
- ABSRM Classical Theory: Grade 5
- Rockschool Drumkit: Grade 8
I decided to stop classical piano grades at the age of 15, where I obtained grade 7, as I then moved to the BRIT School and wanted to branch out into the realms of jazz and popular music.
I offer mobile lessons to students based in south London (subject to my availability and your location). I also offer online lessons for students who are interested. For more information about my music lessons simply get in touch.
Nick is a great piano teacher. He has been teaching me since Sept 2020. Patient, polite, always encouraging, and with great advice on techniques and practice tips for both classical and jazz / pop pieces. Good sense of humour and able to adapt his teaching style depending on my capability at any given time.
He has also occasionally taught my daughter (aged 10 – grade 2 level) during holidays and she has loved his lessons too .
Nick has been teaching our 5-year-old online since the summer and she loves her piano lessons! He is calm, patient and engages her well at a suitable level, always praising and encouraging, which is hard enough in person, let alone online! I particularly like the way Nick asks what songs she likes so that she a) knows them and b) likes them! This approach is working brilliantly and we can see great progress, even in just a few months.