Complete Beginners are especially welcome!
Personalized programmes of study, tailor-made to each student, including well -known methods by Michael Aaron, Barratt, Russian, ABRSM...
One-to-One, small groups, and now also Online learning available!
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Piano, Keyboard, Oboe, Music Theory, Aural & Musicianship for: ABRSM Grades 1-8, TrinityGuildhall, Victoria College exams, GCSE, A Level Music, other music exams, scholarship entries, competitions, festivals, concerts and events. Intensive Theory workshops (or a crashcourse) leading to Grade 5 Theory exams (and other theory exams on request) are available ! Study online is available at a discounted rates. PASS your Music Theory Grade 5 exam with confidence! and Carry ON with your desired instrumental/vocal studies!
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Masters Degree in Advanced Music Performance MMus RCM (Historical Music Department) - Royal College of Music, London.
Postgraduate Diploma in Music (PGDip) from the Royal College of Music, London.
Bachelor of Music Degree with Honours from the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) Manchester.
Licentiate of Royal Schools of Music (LRSM) with Distinction Advanced Certificates in Oboe and Piano (ABRSM).
I have also went through the ABRSM Grades system and passed them with distinctions (Grade 8 in Oboe, Piano and Theory) and have been lucky to study with ABRSM examiners, thus know first hand what it is like to study and be in that exam situation and can guide the pupils through all the preparation stages resulting in an excellent exam pass rate.
- How much do you charge?
I normally charge £15 for 30-minute lessons and £30 for an hour (60-minute) lessons at my home, Discounts available.
Should I have to travel to your place- travel costs are payable.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at my home in Greenwich or can travel to yours within a reasonable distance in South London, Central London, East London, South East London, Lewisham, Catford, Bromley, Orpington, Woolwich, Deptford, New Cross, Westminster, Newham, Erith, Dartford, Croydon, Southwark, -please enquire about your area if not listed here.
Online lessons via skype are available at a discounted rates.
- When are you available?
Mondays to Saturdays term time and outside term times, also teaching during school holidays are available.
Intensive Theory workshops and individual tuition can be arranged
Sundays can be accommodated on request.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Ages from 5+ for Piano , Keyboard, Theory, Aural & Musicianship tuition
Oboe tuition from about 8 years of age.
Levels from Beginner & intermediate to advanced, ABRSM, TrinityGuildhall Grades 1-8, PrepTest,
Festival, concert, competition, College/School/Conservatoire (junior/senior), University entry preparation.
Children and adult beginners are especially welcome!
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM Grades 1-8, TrinityGuildhall, Victoria College exams, GCSE, A Level Music, other music exams, scholarship entries, competitions, festivals, concerts and events
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I very much welcome applicants for online tuition, either in real time, via Skype, or by correspondence via email. More details - please get in touch!
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Music enriches everyone's lives, start your journey today and keep enjoying it throughout your life!
Alexander is one of our best tutors. They have a high-quality profile, verified qualifications, a quick response time, and great reviews from students!
- What kind of experience do you have?
Over 10 Years professional successful teaching experience in London, teaching children and adults of all levels from complete beginner to grade 8, from many different backgrounds and nationalities. I have taught in pupil's homes, in my own place as well as have worked for a number of education establishments, including Kingsdale Foundation School 2008-09; The Music House for Children, Shepherds Bush, London (Since 2007- date) London Borough of Newham- Primary schools, London Borough of Hillingdon- primary schools- One-to-One and small groups teaching - Piano, Keyboard, Oboe, Music Theory tuition.
Also I am a freelance concert performer since 2001 in orchestras and ensembles and thus know first hand what it is like to prepare for various performance situation in festivals, concerts, events, exams, conservatoire entries, recitals and naturally guide many of my students towards their own successful performances. Please have a listen to the tracks quoted on this page as examples of my playing.
I am also an orchestral conductor, having conducted St. Barts' Orchestra Streatham, London from 2008-2011 on a regular basis, with weekly rehearsals and a few regular concerts per year, involving the local choir and professional international soloists. Thus, I have a real experience of working with a larger group of people with various age groups and abilities in a conductor/leadership role and teaching capacities, resulting in successful performances.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, several Enhanced CRBs are available (as I work/have worked in different institutions)
- Where and with whom did you train?
I have trained in some of the best Music institutions: Tchaikovsky Specialist Music School for talented children, Kiev Ukraine (up to 1996), and in England- Birmingham Conservatoire Junior School, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, Royal College of Music, London. Thus I combine the best traditions of Russian Piano School with the find traditions of western European school in the UK, ABRSM music exam regulations particularly.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Yes- Incorporated Society of Musicians - Treasurer and Committee member since 2007/08-to date.
Musicians Union Member since 2004
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Students enjoy studying with at all levels, whether one-to -one or in small groups, for exams or just for fun, for recreation purposes.
All who chose to do the exams pass with great success and enjoyment.
• BMus(Hons) RNCM
• CRB certificate
• Incorporated Society of Musicians (Treasurer South East London), Musicians Union
I have really enjoyed studying Piano with Alexander for a number of years. Between 2005 and 2011 I have progressed from a complete beginner through to approximately Grade 5/6 standard. I found Alexander to be a really committed, patient teacher with lots of enthusiasm, passion and creativity in his work as a music teacher. I really recommend his services to anyone, particularly adult beginners and intermediate.
My children, aged 14 and 16 really enjoy studying Piano with Alexander for many years. Although my children never wanted to do any exams, they have enjoyed passing a few ABSRM grades as well as playing Piano for fun and shall be doing so for the rest of their lives. I am most grateful to Alexander who has always found the best songs and other materials, tailor-made for my kids and motivated them at all times!
Superb teacher, really recommend him to anyone!
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