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Lessons offered by Erick
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
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  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Piano
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids
  • Graduate
  • Doctorate

Erick - Finchley Central - Piano


I'm very happy to say my students are ages 4 to teenage years and adults and from countries such as Japan, China, Italy, Israel, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, USA and others! I hope you read through my details and please don't hesitate to contact me.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach Piano, Music Composition and Music Theory, all levels. In all of Finchley area as well as Muswell Hill, Totterridge and Whetstone, Barnet, Southgate and others may be possible.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

Doctorate in Music Composition, Royal College of Music.
Masters in Music Composition, Royal College of Music, London.
Bachelors In Music/Piano, Schulich School of Music of McGill University. Montreal Canada.

- How much do you charge?

Around Finchley area: (also Totterridge and Whetstone, Barnet) For some areas in East Finchley and Muswell Hill I may apply an extra £2 per lesson.

£23 per half hour
£40 per one hour

- Where do you teach?

I travel to your home.

- When are you available?

Monday to Saturday: morning to evening (various times) Please contact.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

Piano from 6 to adults. All levels.
Composition and Music Theory. All ages and levels.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

I have prepared my students for ABRSM exams from prep level to Grade 8 piano, as well as Grade 8 Music Theory also ABRSM.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

I believe that everyone can learn to play the piano Although I was strictly trained, I don't particularly believe is the only way to be good at piano. It takes practice and time though.

Children really need the support of their parents to be more successful at learning. Every lesson is usually 30 minutes long unless the pupil is more advanced and mature. I like to teach using various methods adapting to every student, we may try classical repertoire or some popular repertoire that could be instructional. I like to encourage students to learn various pieces at the same time, improve their reading, memorization and practicing skills.

My biggest goal as a piano teacher is for my pupils to be able to play the piano without the need of a teacher and for their entire lives, that may be professionally or as a lifelong skill.


- What kind of experience do you have?

I have prepared students for ABRSM piano and Music theory exams from Prep to Grade 8 levels. I've also helped students with their GCSE and A levels music exams. I organise piano recitals twice a year where my students are encourage to take part. As well as teaching piano privately, I'm a piano teacher at the Dwight School in Finchley and at St. Martha's School for Girls in Hadley Wood. I have been a piano teacher since I was 19; so I have more than 10 years of experience. As a pianist I've performed as soloist and with chamber groups in Canada and the UK playing standard repertoire and my own piano works.

Recently, I am more focussed on writing music. I have had my works performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, L'Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France, the Mercury Ensemble, CHROMA Ensemble among others and at various music festivals. My works have been broadcast by the BBC Radio 3. My work '. . . and the Crowd (wept)', an opera based on the life of Big Brother's Jade Goody, was premiered at London's Tête à Tête Opera Festival in the summer of 2013.

Awards and Distinctions:
Royal College of Music 'Director's Award' 2010 and 2011, London.
Royal College of Music, 'Concerto Competition' winner, 2008 and 2009, London.
Canadian Centennial Scholarships, 2012, UK
Canada Council for the Arts Scholarship, 2009-2011, Canada
Adrian Cruft Prize 2009. London, UK.
Sound of Perfume Prize, 2009. London, UK
Kamloops Symphony Award 2002. BC Canada.
Honorary Mention at the Jean Coulthard Composing Competition, 2002.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes, I could show upon request.

- Where and with whom did you train?

Piano with Mme. Marina Mdivani and Patricia Greenfield.
Composition: Christopher P. Harman and Kenneth Hesketh.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Sound and Music British music association. (formerly known as Society for the Promotion of New Music, SPNM)

- Tell me about some of your current students.

My current students are from 7 year old to adults. They are from various backgrounds and levels.


Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £40/h
Lessons offered by Erick
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Piano
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids
  • Graduate
  • Doctorate

Erick's CV

• BMus Composition/Piano, with Honours. McGill University
• MMus, PhD Composition (currently) from Royal College of Music.
• CRB received in 2009 and 2010.
• Sound and Music (former SPNM)

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