I am best at teaching students who know what they want. My lessons take a 'music clinic' structure: you tell me what you want to achieve, such as take an exam, learn your favourite piece, etc., and I use my most efficient ways to help you accomplish it. I believe technique and musical sense are both crucial and I focus on building a solid foundation for you.
I am a recent Oxford graduate with a master's degree in composition. I have taught piano, violin, and music theory since 2013 and have had students of all ages, ranging from 7-year-olds playing simple songs to 16-year-olds preparing for Grade 8 exams. I am particularly experienced in guiding beginner students through a structured violin course.
First lesson at half price.
Rates may vary with long distances.
Cancellation a week in advance.
MPhil in Music (Composition) - University of Oxford
BA in Music, first-class honours - The Chinese University of Hong Kong
LTCL in Organ Recital with Distinction, 2018
LTCL in Piano Recital with Distinction, 2014
AMusTCL in Music Theory with Distinction, 2014
ATCL in Piano Recital with full marks, 2012
Grade 8 in Violin, 2010
Graduation recital, 2018 (Encore violin duet written by myself)
Israel is really talented in languages. He is patience, fun, easy to get along and full of charisma as a tutor ! I definitely highly recommend him as your children's private tutor! He is a religiously faithful Christian too! Amazing calibre and trustworthy professional !
I have known Israel for many years and always wondered how come he can master so many languages. He is proficient in German, French, Swedish, and Polish! When I heard that he started teaching and sharing his secrets, I jumped at the opportunity to learn French from him.
I am a beginner and not a natural, but Israel is empathetic, patient and encouraging. He prepares excellent classes which are tailored to my needs. To me, French was challenging, especially the pronunciation, but Israel shared his down-to-earth tips and they were really helpful. He put me at ease.
I would definitely recommend Israel. He is professional and friendly, and above all a first rate teacher.
Israel is a professional and patient teacher. He always encourages students to speak more, gives them learning directions with lots of useful materials. He is also flexible to make adjustments according to students’ level and requirements. Highly recommend for people who are looking for a right language teacher!
Israel is very good at explaining difficult ideas in simple words. He is patient and nice too.
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