Since 2007, I’ve worked with private students in the UK, Finland and Estonia, where I was also employed as a piano teacher by the Marjamaa Music and Art School. I now teach privately in London, and in partnership with the Reedham Park School, Purley.
I’m humbled by the unique relationship each student develops to music making, and firmly believe that piano playing can absolutely be accomplished by anyone. With experience teaching students of all ages from a variety of backgrounds, I can offer you an innovative and flexible teaching method that will inspire and inform any budding musician.
Whether you or your child are a complete beginner, wish to pursue ABRSM graded exams, hone your existing piano skills, or simply immerse yourself in music, I will guide you through your process and help you discover your inner pianist !
I'm a British pianist who graduated with a Master’s cum laude at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, studying under prof. Peep Lassmann, a student of the legendary Russian pianist Emil Gilels. I was awarded 3rd Prize at the Theodor Stein Piano Competition 2019, and have given recitals as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in the UK, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Spain, with a recording featured on Latvian state TV channel LTV1. I received a BMus (Hons) from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on scholarship, and was invited to spend an Erasmus year at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, studying under renowned Finnish pianist Juhanni Lagerspetz and chamber coach Matti Raekallio of the Juilliard School.
As the founder, accompanist and manager of the Vocal Poems of the Baltics ensemble, I am always searching for new ideas within the Western Art Music sphere. My ensemble features singers from each of the Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, presenting vocal works by their native composers, and has toured extensively with the support of the Estonian Cultural Endowment KULKA since May 2018. I've also premiered solo and chamber works in Estonia, Latvia and Spain, and am pursuing my interest in new music here in London.
Curriculum Vitae 2019-20 - Jamie Loftus
Master’s cum laude in Piano performance at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre - 2016 to 2019
Erasmus exchange student at the Sibelius Academy - 2015 to 2016
BMus (Hons) on scholarship at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama - 2012 to 2016
DipABRSM - 2016
3rd Prize at the Theodor Stein Piano Competition 2019
Peep Lassmann (Estonian Academy - student of Emil Gilels) 2016 - 2019
Toivo Nahkur (Estonian Academy) 2016 - 2017
Juhani Lagerspetz (Sibelius Academy) 2015 - 2016
Richard Ormrod MA (Cantab) 2014 - 2016
Roger Owens MMus GRSM (Hons) ARCO ARCM 2012 - 2014
Accompanist, Project Manager and Founder of the Vocal Poems of the Baltics ensemble, touring in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since 2018
Solo recitals in South-West of UK
Recitals given in chamber concert series Ajast Aega, organised by the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Numerous chamber recitals in Estonia
Recital appearances for professional concert series Profile Piano Series, managed by students at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Recital appearance in the Dora Stoutzker hall at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Soloist on recordings of student pieces for piano and orchestra at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Rehearsal pianist for Sibelius Academy chamber orchestra Kapubandi
Classical programme performed at hotels, weddings and function events
Master’s thesis title
“Proposing a Universal Guideline for the Rehearsal of Western Art Music Through the Synthesis of Scientific and Autobiographical Evidence” - awarded the top mark 5 at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre 2018 under supervisor Jaan Ross
Gijón International Piano Festival 2017 and 2018
Valencia International Performance Academy 2018
Porto Pianofest 2016
Peter Laul - Estonian Academy 2019
Alexander Kobrin - Valencia International Performance Academy 2018
Pavel Nersessian - Valencia International Performance Academy 2018
Juan Lago - Valencia International Performance Academy 2018
Julian Martin (Juilliard School) - Gijón International Piano Festival 2018
Robert MacDonald (Juilliard School) - Gijón International Piano Festival 2017 and 2018
Dr. Jose Ramon Mendez - Portopianofest 2016, Gijón International Piano Festival 2017 and 2018, Valencia Piano Festival 2018
Dr Amy Gustafson - Gijón International Piano Festival 2017
Petras Geniusas - Estonian Academy Crossing Keyboards project 2016
Artur Pizarro - Portopianofest 2016
Stephen Osbourne - Dartington Summer School 2015 and 2016
Tuija Hakkila - Sibelius Academy fortepiano class 2015
Ilmo Ranta - Sibelius Academy piano seminar 2015
Juhani Largespetz - Sibelius Academy piano seminar 2015
Martino Tirimo - Dartington Summer School 2012
Graham Humphries - EPTA masterclass in Devon 2011
Jaanika Sirp (Estonian National Opera) - 2017 and 2018 Simon Lepper - 2015
Joseph Middleton - 2015
Michael Pollock - 2012 and 2013
1:1 piano teacher at Märjamaa Music and Arts school, Estonia - February 2018 to June 2019
Guest examiner at Märjamaa Music and Arts school, Estonia - 2019
Private 1:1 piano tuition - 2007 to present, in the UK and Estonia
Extensive pedagogy course with Rebekka Angervo at Sibelius Academy - 2015 to 2016
Our classes are alive, fun, and so much like a continuous journey through all the aspects of piano music.
Jamie is a very talented pianist, and as such, knows how to spot which aspects you can improve and how. A very creative teacher, he gives valuable advices that can speed up your learning, based on your own strengths and weaknesses. You can't go wrong with this guy, he really lives with music in mind.
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