Elaine is a professional teacher and performer of classical and jazz piano. She teaches children and adults and has a creative and engaging approach to learning. Lessons can be just for fun, or if there is a particular focus on doing the grades, Elaine is experienced tutor of classical and jazz ABRSM grades. As a qualified class teacher Elaine led music departments throughout the South East until 2010 when she decided to return her focus back to the piano. She has since been teaching many happy students the piano and keyboards as well as performing both as a soloist and in various bands and ensembles throughout the UK.
Sarah studied music at Dartington College of Arts and is also a qualified classroom music teacher who plays the piano and cello. She has a wide range of teaching experience both in the UK and abroad, which includes both individual and group sessions. Sarah has a fantastic way of bringing out the best in her students, she makes them feel at ease and has a creative and engaging teaching style. She is particularly suited to teaching beginners and loves to encourage new students to explore their own ideas as well as following a syllabus. When she’s not teaching Sarah writes and performs music in various ensembles.
Currently in his final year of a BMus at the University of Chichester, Jacob’s experience in both performing and teaching bely his years. Having begun Piano and Saxophone tuition from a young age, he sped through grades and quickly became known in the surrounding area as a skilled performer. He has spent the last few years honing his craft and developing an active gigging lifestyle, playing with everything from Chamber groups to Big Bands and more contemporary ensembles, where he also developed his skill as an accomplished arranger of music.Jacob goes to great lengths to make sure that his students feel comfortable and at ease with their learning, so as to achieve their true potential.
Ella has been teaching since she graduated in Music from the University of Birmingham, specialising in composition. She teaches all ages and abilities of students, lessons can be purely for fun or with a focus on taking either Trinity or ABRSM grades. She also teaches Music Theory. Ella specialises in Classical styles and has an engaging and patient approach, holding the belief that every student is different and will have a different learning style. Ella also teaches an a cappella natural voice choir and writes and arranges music for theatre.
Paul is a pianist, Musical Director, composer and arranger. He studied music at the University of Sussex and has since toured around the world as a performer and accomplished bandleader. Paul teaches all styles with a particular emphasis on classical and jazz. As well as this he also teaches composition, arrangement and theory. He’s a passionate and enthusiastic teacher who encourages versatile development of his students by applying a fun, comprehensive, informative and successful tutoring approach that inspires independent learning as well as acknowledgement and understanding of all styles.
Sam lives and breathes music! He is a fun, easy going piano and keyboard teacher of all ages. As a freelance musician he manages and performs with a soul band, plays solos at wedding and writes, records and tours with alternative pop bands. He studied jazz at Birmingham Conservatoire and has a background of working with children with special needs. All styles are taught from beginners to advanced, including Sam’s passion for improvisation and composition.