So nice that you want to learn more about music, you have come to the right place.
I approach each student differently and will cater the lessons around what you want to learn, your goals, interests and how you work best as a person. I aim to awaken a passion for the subject through making all aspects of it fun and engaging. I believe we learn best when we are fully immersed in something, lingering in a space between being too challenged and being able to master a task. Flow, passion and curiosity will take us further as musicians and students and my role as a teacher is to create that space for you and awaken your inner artist.
I can teach you all aspects of music composition from idea generation, creativity and research to fully fledged notated works for different instruments. Within this I also teach orchestration, how to read music, music theory and various music softwares such as Sibelius and Logic Pro X. In addition to giving you the necessary tools for composing I also love to challenge you to think differently. Having the ability to think outside the box is not only useful in music but in all other areas of life as well. I teach beginners up to an advanced level.
In addition to composition I also teach piano from a beginner to intermediate level or oboe from a beginner to professional level. I can prepare you for ABRSM grade exams between grades 1-6 in piano and 1-8 in oboe. Exams not your thing? In this case I am of course also happy to explore the instrument with you and discover music for the joy of music's sake. Lesson will go in your own pace and the contents of it is open to change according to your needs.
About my qualifications and experience
- 1st class Bachelor in Music with Honours in composition from the Royal College of Music in London
- I am a member of the Swedish society of composers (STIM)
- I currently teach students between the ages of 6-50 in piano and composition around London
- I was a Britain Pears Young Artist in 2019 on their composition and performance course
- Public liability insurance
- Clean up to date DBS check available upon request
- Course in safeguarding
What do you charge?
I charge 35 Pounds per hour and if beyond a biking distance of 20 min I charge a 5 pound travel fee.
Where do you teach?
I teach in the student's house or over Skype/Zoom.
Which days are you available?
In theory most days could work, let me know your available times and I am sure we can work it out!
What does my music sound like?
Listen to my music on my soundcloud (concealed information) .
I am looking forward to taking you on a musical journey and discovering all that music has to offer!
First lesson is free to see if I am the teacher for you.
I am a Swedish/British composer and musician with a first class Bachelor degree in music from the Royal College of Music and over 10 years experience of both performing music and writing my own music. My music has been performed in England, Sweden, Italy and France and is as diverse contexts such as the Royal Academy of Arts, contemporary music festivals, fashion shows, techno clubs and for film and dance. Besides this, I play the piano up to grade 8 and oboe up to a professional level and have performed in orchestras under world class conductors.
I have over 3 years experience of teaching piano and composition privately both in Sweden and London to all ages and levels and an additional 4 years of experience leading larger groups of teenagers and kids as part of summer camps and music workshops. I am currently a teacher part of Fireworks Music School where I teach piano, MTech where I teach music production, Royal College of Music's teaching Service where I teach composition and Music Maps where I teach piano to beginners. Besides this I also have experience in taking students through ABRSM exams and working alongside top class workshop leaders as part of 'RCM Sparks'.
Current teacher as part of Fireworks Music School, MTech, Music Maps and RCM Teaching service as well as private tutoring. I have also taken students through ABRSM piano grades exams.
Own compositions performed in Royal Academy of Arts, Kalv contemporary music festival, Inklingroom, fashion shows and Amaryllis Fleming hall. Music produced for Raindance nominated director Beatrix Blaise.
Have performed as an oboist and pianist in Snape Maltings, Musikaliska, Berwaldhallen and Amaryllis Fleming Hall under conductors such as Jukka Pekka Saraste, Jessica Cottis, Ryan Bancroft, Duncan Wardand Daniel Blendulf.
Experience in typesetting complex scores for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
Zacharias has been superb in fostering my 6 year old daughter’s creativity in making her own music. He also finds ways to include learning of musical theory that suits my daughter:)
Zacharias is great! He has a lot of knowledge in the field of music and also is an amazing support and has helped me so much. He is understanding and adjust all the knowledge he share to my level. Highly recommend!
I collaborated with Zacharias W. on several composition projects. The creative exchange was not only very inspiring but also highly professional. His hunger for music, sounds and innovation is very enriching for any kind of music or music crossover projects. Occasionally, I hired Zacharias for score preparation and score engraving and was very satisfied with his work. His friendly manner and open mind made the communication very comfortable and easy-going. I will consider and recommend Zacharias also for my future projects.
From day one Zacharias has been a ray of sunshine and musical inspiration for my son. Virtual lessons have flowed really well and provided much needed inspiration and guidance during the pandemic, my son has learnt so much about composition! Zach is a natural educator.
I highly recommend this teacher!
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