I am a piano teacher, pianist and composer.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Piano (& ABRSM grades), Theory (ABRSM grades), Composition, and Songwriting.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a 1st Class Honours degree in Music from Christ Church College, Canterbury and Grade 8 Distinction in piano-playing. I studied with Dr Frank May at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and then privately. I have played piano for many theatre and broadcast television productions including BBC's 'The Hunt', 'The 2000 Year Old Computer', 'Diana, Secrets Behind the Crash' and the recent feature film 'The Moo Man'.
I had a scholarship in Composing for Film at the National Film & Television School, 1990-1994.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £40 per hour and £23 per half hour when teaching from home, but if travelling to pupils' homes it is £45 per hour and £27 for half hour - though I can give some discount on a block of lessons, which parents and pupils often book.
- Where do you teach?
I prefer to teach from home, (I'm 10mins walk from Chiswick Station) but I can travel to homes in Chiswick, east Sheen, Mortlake and Richmond.
- When are you available?
I teach every day except Sunday. I teach children 3.30 to 8.30pm weekdays generally and Saturdays, by Zoom or in person. I teach adults in the mornings, early afternoons, before 3.30pm or in the evenings.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I enjoy teaching all levels, particularly children and adults at beginner and intermediate levels.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare students for the ABRSM Graded Music Examinations 1-8 in Practical and Theory.
I also have occasional concerts. I held a pupils' concert at the Richmond Adult Community Centre that was a great success.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been teaching piano to both children and adults since 1993, as well as lecturing and giving workshops in music at colleges and institutions such as Rowan Arts and Cambridge University, where I have been a music tutor at the Moving Image Studio. I am an Affiliated Member (visiting artist researcher) of the Digital Studio for Design, Representation and Communication (DIGIS), Martin Centre, University of Cambridge.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained with Dr Frank May in Pianoforte at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and also Jean Phillips at Christ Church College, Canterbury.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am an Associate Member of the British Academy of Composers, Songwriters and Authors, and an Associate Member of PRS, of Equity, and a member of the Mercury Musical Workshop. I am also an Affiliated Member of DIGIS, Cambridge University.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
My student Martina Donnolly attained a Distinction pass in her Grade 3 Piano in Dec 2020, one of my many students who have achieved Merit and Distinction passes in their ABRSM piano and theory exams. I also have many pupils, adults included, who simply want to play for pleasure and improve their technique without entering exams. I also organise concerts for my pupils: it's important for them to have the experience of playing in front of an audience.
Many pupils and parents, after beginning with me, pay in advance for a block of four or eight lessons, or other amounts, which works out cheaper.
• BA Hons (CL.1) in Music, Christ Church College, Canterbury & Postgrad. Scholarship in Film Music Composition, National Film School, Beaconsfield
• Studied Piano at Guildhall School of Music, Part-Time Studies, with Dr Frank May
• DBS checked November 2017
• Freelance Tutor, Cambridge University; Associate Member of B.A.S.C.A.,Mercury Musicals, PRS, Member of Actors Spotlight
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I am a retired lady who has taken up piano again after a lapse of many years. I find Stephen an entertaining and helpful teacher and particularly appreciate him allowing me to progress at my own pace as I am only playing for my own pleasure.
Stephen Daltry has taught my children piano for just over a year and they have both flourished in that period of time. My older child can now read music and play a number of tunes competently and my younger son who only started a few months ago is also progressing very well.
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