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Jason James
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Jason James
« As a mature returner to the piano (after a gap of more than twenty years), I was looking for an inspiring teacher who is also sensitive to my idiosyncrasies and bad habits acquired over time. I have to say that in Guido I have experienced an engaging, passionate and inspiring teacher. Not only is he an exceptional pianist, able to 'read' Chopin Etudes with artistry of the likes of some of the great Chopin interpreters, but also a teacher able to inspire through the use of imagery and description of how to shape a phrase or choreograph a hand movement to give the required effect. Further, as typically of a returning student of piano, I struggle with holding too much tension when playing. Guido is able to guide me through a process of altering my tone, relaxing my arms to play in such a way as to improve the sound I make. These subtleties were new to me and I am glad to find a teacher who inspires, expects great things and nurtures my playing while still able to motivate through discussing archetypes, energies and nuances. Further, I have seen students before and after my lessons, from beginners to advanced sixth formers emerge from their lessons similarly enthused. »
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Lessons offered by Guido
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music
Levels
  • All Levels

Guido - London - Music

Methodology

I am a qualified and awarded pianist (MMUS), composer (BMUS), Alink-Argerich appointed competition juror
promoting innovative approaches: Brainarm((concealed information)
and PTS((concealed information)

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Piano, music theory, composition, composition for non-musicians (Brainarm method), harmony, arrangement, counterpoint.
Genres: classical, jazz, modern, experimental.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

- Piano MMUS at Conservatoire of Fermo (Italy) (2006)

- Composition BMUS at Conservatoire of Fermo (Italy) (2006)

- winner of 'On Piano Creativity' Permanent International Contest and a scholarship in 2000.

- Several music courses and masterclasses attended (see official website for details)

- Italian scientific high school (1996)

- How much do you charge?

Trial lesson will be free of charge if I come to your place and thereafter you start the course by seven days, completely free if you come to my place.

The following fees apply if you want me to come to your place:
A) 72£ half an hour
B) 145£ one hour
C) 178£ one hour and a half
D) 194£ two hours
E) 218£ two hours and a half
F) 240£ three hours

For each student of the same family simply sum up the price of any single fee.

The following fees apply if you prefer to come to my place instead:
G) 32£ half an hour or up to one hour (ONLY for each of two or more siblings, otherwise for just one child the fee is H) H) 38£ half an hour or up to one hour I) 56£ one hour and a half J) 75£ two hours.

K) If you prefer to have lesson every 2 weeks, just add 8£ to the choosen fee. If you opt respectively for 2 or 4 hours lesson, such extra won't be applied.
L) If you don't want to commit for a fixed number of lessons per month, we can still go on. Again, simply add 5£ to the fee you have choosen provided you commit for the ordinary number of lessons per term (see the How many lessons should I do every year? section).
M) Should you prefer not to have a fixed number of lessons per term, I will propose a package of a certain number of lessons for an extra per lesson I have to decide (depending on how many lessons you want to do), and in that case the How many lessons should I do every year? section will be ignored.

All travel expenses are included.

- Where do you teach?

I travel mainly in West and Central London.

I will teach at your home or at my place, at your choice.
But if you don't have a piano yet, don't worry, you can come to my flat, otherwise you can rent a piano starting from 20£/month.
This rent will be deducted from the purchase of that instrument if you decide to go on with your piano lessons.
Ask me for more information.

(You can also decide to take a second hand piano for free... Yes! Just have a look on Gumtree, there are so many people getting rid of old pianos. Some of them are working well enough.)

- When are you available?

Please contact me and send your availability in term of days and times and I will do my best to find you a free slot.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

All ages. All levels.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

Auditions, competitions, ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall grades and Conservatoire exams. GCSE.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

Skype lessons. I will give you further istructions once you get in touch.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Everyone has great music inside!

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I am 40 y.o. and have been teaching since more than 15 years both in schools and privately.
I am very flexible and have lot of experience in teaching to adults advanced and professional, as well as
beginners and intermediate, regardless their age. I can teach all main music genres including classical, jazz, modern and experimental.

References are available upon request.

I am DBS checked (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) and underwent a Child Protection course.

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

Yes.

- Where and with whom did you train?

See my full Biography for details.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Cadenza Music.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

I prefer others to talk about me. Please, view my references or ask for further references.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £40/h
Lessons offered by Guido
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music
Levels
  • All Levels

Guido's CV

• Piano MMUS and Composition BMUS, Argerich foundat. juror
• Tens of masterclasses attended
• DBS and references available on demand
• Cadenza Music school, Accademia Professionale di Musica

12 reviews on Guido
  • 5/5

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12 recommendations

Jason James

As a mature returner to the piano (after a gap of more than twenty years), I was looking for an inspiring teacher who is also sensitive to my idiosyncrasies and bad habits acquired over time. I have to say that in Guido I have experienced an engaging, passionate and inspiring teacher. Not only is he an exceptional pianist, able to 'read' Chopin Etudes with artistry of the likes of some of the great Chopin interpreters, but also a teacher able to inspire through the use of imagery and description of how to shape a phrase or choreograph a hand movement to give the required effect. Further, as typically of a returning student of piano, I struggle with holding too much tension when playing. Guido is able to guide me through a process of altering my tone, relaxing my arms to play in such a way as to improve the sound I make. These subtleties were new to me and I am glad to find a teacher who inspires, expects great things and nurtures my playing while still able to motivate through discussing archetypes, energies and nuances.
Further, I have seen students before and after my lessons, from beginners to advanced sixth formers emerge from their lessons similarly enthused.

B
Bawden

My son is nervous as he has lax ligaments and his hands don't always work the way he would like! Guido was patient, kind and very encouraging with my him, and although he didn't continue with piano as he favored the acoustic guitar, he enjoyed his lessons with Guido and I was very grateful to him for his time and patience. My son gained much needed confidence from Guido.

F
François Masson, student's parent and student

Guido is a great piano teacher. He has a lot of patience with children and adapts to the best learning approach depending on the child. An accomplished musician, he is also a great teacher for adults whatever their level."

14/10/2015

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