Archived on 6/5/2022

Piano, Violin and Viola Teacher

18 Mar '22

Welcome to my post ! I am Leo, a piano and violin teacher in Dulwich/Honor Oak/Forest Hill area.

Under a holistic approach to music, my students will learn technique, music theory and develop their musicality at the same time. Lessons materials are chosen from a wide range of classical to modern repertoire. I encourage my students to imagine the piano as a microcosm of an orchestra and think about how the sound of different instruments can be heard from the piano. Generally, I don’t encourage the use of one music method book for my students once they have passed the beginner stage. Experience has shown that every student develops their musical taste and skill differently, and learning is most effective when they play the music that appeal to them. For the younger students, I have custom-arranged pieces with colourful pictures to capture their attention. For the more advanced and musically inclined students, I encourage them to proactively look for pieces that they would like to learn, or pieces for which we can develop a learning plan to get them to the required level. The approach to learning violin and viola is slightly different to piano as more emphasis on the technical training is needed due to the nature of the instrument itself. Regular practice is an integral and important component of learning music for all students. I will help my students to develop an effective practice strategy. My lessons include online support in-between lessons.

I teach from the beginner level to Grade 8. My students have successfully applied for the music scholarship at Kingsdale Foundation School and obtained outstanding results from the Reigate Music Festival. I have over 30 years of orchestral experience. I have achieved Distinction at the diploma level (AMusA). Please do not hesitate to book a free trial lesson with me or contact me to discuss further if you are interested. You are welcome to whatsapp or call my number at 07477633088, or email me at References are available. I look forward to hearing from you !