- Hourly rate £50
- Response Time 1h
- Number of students 3
1st lesson free!
Professional Pianist, Music producer with 10 years experience in teaching Piano, Guitar, Improvisation, Music Production, Pop and Jazz in London
- at your home
- By webcam
About the lesson
You want to learn how to play your favourite songs without music scores. Feel Free and enjoy making music actively with a modern learning approach? Maybe you just wish to accompany yourself while singing at the same time? Or even write your own music?
7 FACTS ABOUT ME
- 10 Years teaching experience
- Lessons in my music studio (central London)
- Teaches improvisation for all instruments
- Experienced performing musician
- Active music writer and producer
- Teaching in English, French and German
- Have a BA degree in Jazz piano
My main responsibility as your piano teacher is to understand your music taste and goals so I can adapt my teaching approach to your needs. But I also want to make you understand what are the possibilities to do with this versatile instrument. To help you develop an intimacy with it and to make it become your inspiring friend.
Learning music is similar to learning a language. It has its own grammar, vocabulary and articulation. My lessons are generally based on following main topics which are all related to each other without being indivisible: Understanding - Imitating - Creating
UNDERSTANDING : Trough learning theory and listening to music, you understand how music works. You know the grammar and structures that help you see what’s happening on your instrument. That allows you to memorise patterns faster, easier and to take creative decisions yourself.
IMITATING : We all learn our first words by imitating our parents. By watching, listening and redoing, you develop your musicality and feeling by making music actively. Learning a language only by reading texts without understanding them doesn’t make sense, you have to start speaking it. Music is the same.
CREATING : Being creative doesn’t only mean composing or improvising. It means being able to adapt any piece is music to your skills by using your knowledge and experience. Taking initiatives to experiment with existing tunes and varying them as much as you wish.
LEARN TO FEEL FREE AND IMPROVISE
When we think about improvisation, we tend to bind it with Jazz music. And that´s legitimate because yes, Jazz´s history and main essence is build on improvisation. But the Truth is that improvisation is much older than the first jazzmen. Even Bach, Chophin and Mozart were great improvisators and they even improvised at their perfomances. Unfortunately, this freedom in classical music almost disapeared nowadays and that´s why very few know and teach about it. Improvisation is not meant to be link to any genres, it is part of making actively music, taking initiatives and creating bond beetween strangers.
It is an incredible feeling to be able to just sit with your instrument and start playing something from your mind. And that is absolutely NOT depending of someone´s talent. Music works exactly like a language. And no matter how early or late we start to speak with words and no matter our affinity with linguistics, as adults we all speak fluently without needing to be a poet or a writer.
Musical improvisation CAN be mastered on a certain level by everyone. With knowledge, practical exercices, patience and an accompanying teacher, your way to freedom will have no obstacles.
- Music reading
- Musical keyboard
- All Levels
I am french but i studied Jazz piano until 2016 in the college of music in Munich (Germany). Obviously during this time, I was playing a lot of jazz with its relatives genres like blues, soul, funk and fusion.
Parallel to my academical courses, I plaid original music and covers with many different bands from rock, reggae and pop and soon i got the opportunity to lead a 7man wedding band performing all over Germany any kind of lounge and party music. Oldies, actual hits songs, I was responsible for the sound and repertoire aesthetic of the band. I arranged medleys, directed the rehearsals, programmed and triggered loops while I was sometimes even playing the bass with my left hand. I also had the chance to be a weekly jazz bar piano player at a Luxury Kempinski 5-stars hotel for 2 years until... well, March 2020 obviously.
As an artist and active musician, I developed also different skills.
I actually learned by myself to play the guitar from 2008 by using my knowledge on the piano.
And since 2017, I am intensively producing music like Lofi hiphop, RnB, NeoSoul, House, EDM, Nudisco.
As a TEACHER, i had pupils since 2012 from all ages and levels from 6 to 65. YES, 65!!! I was hired in 3 music schools and gave group workshops to advanced adults about improvisation, music theory, singer accompaniments, songwriting.
I have been taking Jazz piano improvisation lessons (not an easy topic) from Timothee for a few months now and I am so very happy about it. He is nothing like the other teachers/courses on the subject. He is understanding, patient and very experienced in both theory and piano. His analysis on my skills were spot on. He explains certain theory elements in a way that gives sense to the exercises, helping you understand their uses and push you to further practice them. I strongly recommend him!
I have been taking jazz piano improvasition lessons from Timothee for a few months (not the easiest topic) and I have to say that out of all the other classes/course I have taken, he has truly been the most understanding and experienced. He brings a new approach to theory and practice that seems to be much less complicated than a lot of other teachers make you believe. He explains the use of certain exercises that truly make sense in practice and develop your freedom and confidence on the keys. He would rather take his time with you than rush you into exercises that you can do on your own. I strongly recommend him!
I am a vocal teacher and have been working together with Timothee since almost 5 years. I regularly send him some of my vocal students who wish to learn how to accompany themself on the piano and they always come back telling me their stories about how Timothee teaches with such passion and clarity. I highly recommend him, as he is not only a patient teacher great at explaining any topics but also a very talented musician with whom i performed at many gigs.
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- 5h: £250
- 10h: £500