Progress doesn't require massive levels of talent, but rather lots of enthusiasm and efficient work! This is why my primary goal in teaching is to foster a love of music making in my students.
I cater my teaching to the individual needs and goals of each student. Skills we can cover include sight-singing, sight-reading, rhythmic exercises, aural skills, technical exercises and of course - repertoire you love suitable to your skill level!
It is also important to me that student and teacher develop a good rapport. Having a good personal relationship with your teacher is key to getting maximum enjoyment from your lessons and so I always approach students with patience and kindness.
I'm a concert pianist with degrees from the Royal College of Music London and the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto. I've performed in Carnegie Hall, the National Concert Hall Dublin, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto and in many other venues throughout the UK, Ireland, the US, Spain and Switzerland.
With 7 years of teaching experience, I have a 100% pass rate for students taking ABRSM exams, with most students achieving Merit or Distinction results. Some of my students are also music scholarship holders in some of London's most competitive schools.
Peter is a London based Irish pianist. His playing has taken him from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Dublin’s National Concert Hall and the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. He has performed live on national radio on RTÉ Radio One and was a featured artist on Arena. Described as “a major talent” and as “the most individual and developed young Irish pianist I’ve heard in years" in the Irish Times, Peter earned his Bachelor of Music degree and graduated with distinction from the Glenn Gould School of Music, Toronto studying under John O’Conor in May 2018 and was awarded his Master of Music degree by the Royal College of Music in 2020.
As a solo player, Peter has performed concertos with Camerata Ireland and the Hibernian orchestra, and recitals at the Clandeboye Festival, the Pallant House Proms in Chichester, the Boyle Arts Festival, Winterval Festival and the Westport Festival of Chamber Music. He has performed in venues throughout Ireland including the National Concert Hall, the National Gallery of Ireland, Cork School of Music, Backstage Theatre Longford and the Examinations Hall of Trinity College Dublin. While at the Glenn Gould School he presented and performed in “Kinaesthesia”, a multidisciplinary collaboration between students of the Glenn Gould School of Music and the Ballet Jörgen of Canada. As a past member of St. Finian’s Schola Cantorum, he performed for President Mary McAleese in the Chapel of St. Patrick’s College Maynooth in their 40th anniversary concert.
Recently, Peter has performed at the Royal College of Music’s Keyboard Festival, given solo recitals in London, Madrid and the Town Hall Theatre Galway and has performed chamber music concerts in London at St. Mary-at-Hill, New Malden Church and Charlton House, in Castillo de Locubín (Spain) and in Christchurch Cathedral Waterford. He took part in the inaugural NCH International Master Course performing Clara Schumann’s piano trio in the National Concert Hall where he also performed Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Hibernian Orchestra last spring.
Peter has won several national prizes and bursaries including the Huban, Heneghan, Harty, Benson, Nordell and Esposito Cups, the Morris Grant Cup and Bursary and the Mabel Swainson Pianoforte Award at Electric Ireland Feis Ceoil. At the Royal Irish Academy of Music he was a recipient of the Lucien and Maura Teissier Scholarship for Piano which enabled him to attend the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Peter looks forward to performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Dublin Orchestral Players, returning to the National Concert Hall as a soloist with Camerata Ireland and to making his début at the West Wicklow Festival this year.
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