Tutors

CURRENT TUTORS (Home visits) 2017/18

Vesta Kuprinskaite (one-to-one classical violin/piano & group lessons & aural & theory & workshops)
Cat Brown (one-to-one classical guitar/piano & group lessons & aural & theory & workshops)
Aaron Blandford (one-to-one accoustic/contemporary guitar & songwriting & group lessons & aural & theory & workshops)
Aneurin Rees (one-to-one accoustic/contemporary guitar & songwriting & group lessons & aural & theory & workshops)
Fani-Margarita Yovcheva (one-to-one classical piano & group lessons & aural & theory & workshops)
Eva Jacobs (one-to-one pop/blues/jazz:voice/piano & group lessons & aural & theory & workshops)
Ralitsa Penkova (one-to-one classical piano & group lessons & aural & theory & workshops)
Jenni Moussali (one-to-one classical piano/violin/guitar/double bass & group lessons & aural & theory & workshops)
Lewis White (one-to-one classical piano & group lessons & aural & theory & workshops)  

'Vesta - About me : I started life with music at the age of 7 playing the violin. Similarly, In few years I started playing the piano as well by 9 years old. I successfully participated in many various violin concerts and competitions (national and international) where most of them brought me success winning prizes. Also, participated in many masterclasses and one of them was with David Oistrakh's student that visited Lithuania. From 2014 to 2016 the leader of the first violins in orchestra. At the moment I am in my first year of studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Violin Performance. My passion about teaching children deeply came out when I was 16 and I was required to give lessons to children assisting my violin teacher. I had to prepare students for concerts and exams giving individual lessons. I also had opportunity to teach small ensembles. I always find the best creative way to engage students and achieve the most from lessons. I encourage students to be motivated, hardworking and critically minded developing their own musical judgement.
Vesta Kuprinskaite (instruments taught) - Classical Violin/Piano

'Cat: began her musical journey aged 4; beginning with the recorder then moving on to learn classical guitar and piano from aged 9. As well as teaching classical guitar, Cat is pursuing her LTCL diploma in classical guitar- drawing inspiration from guitarists such as Kaori Muraji and Julian Bream and also composes film music in her free time as a hobby. 5 years of teaching, a B.A Hons degree in music and an ATCL diploma in classical guitar has afforded Cat the experience, knowledge and determination to develop her students’ musical abilities and help them fulfil their potential in guitar. Cat works by her philosophy that ‘Enthusiasm is one of the most important qualities a teacher should possess’- making each lesson an enlightening, imaginative and informative experience.'
Cat Brown (instruments taught) - Classical Guitar/Piano

'Aaron is a guitar tutor with over 5 years of teaching and touring experience, he has taught students of all ages and abilities.  His unique approach to teaching puts the students needs and requirements first every time, whether the students main goal is to achieve Grades, A Levels or just to play a few tunes, Aaron will create a course just for you.'
Aaron Blandford (instruments taught) - Guitar (Accoustic & Contemporary)

'Aneurin comes from a Contemporary music background and has experience in teaching and performing a huge range of styles – from Blues, Pop, and Indie, to Jazz, Funk, Folk and Experimental Classical. Years of teaching has allowed him to adapt to different students of all ages and abilities, and to respect every students’ individual learning approach. He also has experience teaching students with learning difficulties. Aneurin achieved a diploma in Music Practice from the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, and went on to graduate with a First in Music from Oxford Brookes University, where he specialised in performance and contemporary composition. As a performer Aneurin has also helped students with confidence, stagecraft and ensemble work, as well as song-writing, and as a teacher encourages students to train their ears alongside music theory, with specific focus on finding the ‘groove’ of the music. He has experience teaching students through their exams; if they already play but need help moving to the next level; or if they just want to learn for fun.'
Aneurin Rees (instruments taught) - Guitar (Accoustic & Contemporary - 
Blues, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Folk and Funk) ; Songwriting

'Fani-Margarita started her music education at the age of 6. She was taught by her mother who is a piano teacher. At the age of 12 she attended the music school in her hometown NUMSI ’Prof.P.Vladigerov’, Burgas, Bulgaria, where she continued to develop her musical skills, studying different music disciplines such as music theory, aural practice, history of music and choir singing. From 2009-2015 she studied in the music university NMA ’Prof.P.Vladigerov’ in Sofia, Bulgaria, graduating with ‘Pedagogic’ - Bachelor degree and Masters in ‘Composing for the media’. Fani is a piano player with classical, pop and jazz repertoire. She is also composing pieces for piano, electronic tracks and compositions for different media related projects. She is a friendly piano teacher with personal approach for each student and ability to make the piano lesson intriguing and funny. She can teach her students also aural practice and prepare them for exams.' 
Fani-Margarita Yovcheva (instruments taught) - Classical Piano
 

'Eva was fascinated by the piano as soon as her father let her touch the keys as a baby. As a 7-year-old she embarked upon a formal musical education at the Urban Academy of Music, Speech and Dance in Beringen (Belgium, BE). She specialised in classical piano and pop vocals (r&b, soul, jazz, rock). She released her first album ‘Eva Jacobs’ in 2012 and barring one cover all the other songs were self-written. While working on her second album, she performs her music in a variety of venues across the UK as well as overseas. She has experience in teaching for 6 years and also teaches in pop piano. She uses CVT (Complete Vocal Technique) during voice lessons. She loves to motivate and help her students of all ages to develop their skills, adapts to their own rhythm of learning. Here is a link to her website, linking to YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and other social media accounts - www.eva-jacobs.com'
Eva Jacobs (instruments taught) - Voice ; Piano 

'Ralitsa started playing the piano at the age of 6 in a family of musicians. From an early age she had an intense musical training in piano playing, music theory, solfeggio and chamber music which later on led her to perform on various international piano competitions, masterclasses and concerts. She completed her studies in 2015 at the University of Arts in Bremen, Germany where she graduated with Distinction. She then moved to the UK and developed her career both as a soloist, as well as a teacher. Ralitsa teaches group and one-to-one lessons to students of all ages and abilities. Whether to prepare for a concert or exam, or simply for the joy of playing the piano, she adapts her approach to each of her students individual needs and encourages them to look forward to perform and share with each other.'
Ralitsa Penkova (instruments taught) - Classical Piano


'Jenni
is an experienced instrumental teacher and musician offering lessons in violin, piano, guitar and viola to students of all ages and abilities. Her students have been successful in ABRSM exams, played in competitions, workshops, festivals and on the BBC. Jenni graduated from King’s College London and specialised in Advanced Performance Studies (violin) at the Royal Academy of Music and in 2014, achieved the Licentiate award of the Royal Schools of Music in violin (LRSM). Jenni encourages students to develop their own musical judgement and listening skills whilst consolidating technique, score reading and interpretation skills across a variety of genres and styles.'
Jenni Moussalli (instruments taught) - Classical Piano ; Classical Violin ; Guitar ; Double bass

'Lewis is a classically trained pianist, also experienced at playing in rock and pop bands. Having completing his music degree at Sussex University, he spent 2 years in Jersey working full-time as a piano teacher and musician. He moved to London in July 2016, to continue his work as a teacher and to study for a Masters in Music Composition. He has taught students aged from 5 – 65, and has successfully taught and guided students through graded examinations. With a flexible approach to teaching, Lewis finds the best way to engage his students, helping them to achieve the most from lessons.'
Lewis White (instruments taught) - Classical Piano

Vesta Kuprinskaite (training)
Bmus (Hons) Violin performance/composition: Trinity Laban Conservatoire or music and dance - London (2017 - 2021)
Secondary education with music programme: Panevezys Vytautas Mikalauskas Art Gymnasium - Panevezys, Lithuania (2004 to 2016) 

Vesta Kuprinskaite (competitions won)
1st award (prize) playing duet at the V Republican Ensemble Music Competition 'Lietuva aš už muziką' - March 2016
1st place playing solo at Republican Music Competition XII Arco Festival - December 2011
1st prize performing with strings ensemble at the International contest of young performers - Amber note 2013 - April 2013
Won diploma performing violin solo at the XIXth National Balio Dvarionas Piano and String Competition - May 2012

Cat Brown (training)
B.A Music with Hons - Kingston University 
ATCL diploma in classical guitar - Trinity Exam Board

Aaron Blandford (training)
BMus Professional Music Performance - Academy of Contemporary Music (2014–2016)

Aaron Blandford (work)
Private Tuition (2014 to present)
Teacher - Open 2 Music (2016-2016)
Teacher - Goodall Guitar School (2014-2015)

Aneurin Rees (training)
MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature - University of York (2014)
BA Hons in Music and English Literature - Oxford Brookes University (2013)
Diploma in Music Pratice: Guitar  - ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music), Guildford (2006)

Aneurin Rees (work)
Private Lessons - (2006 to present)
Ampthill Music School - (2006 to 2009)
Composed the theme music for Oxford Brookes University Poetry Centre podcast (acoustic guitar & viola) 

Fani-Margarita Yovcheva (training)
Master of Arts: ‘Composing for the media’: NMA ‘Prof.P.Vladigerov’ - Sofia, Bulgaria (2012-2015)
BA (Bachelor) ‘Music Pedagogic’: NMA ‘Prof.P.Vladigerov’ - Sofia, Bulgaria (2009-2012)
Secondary Education: NUMSI Prof.P.Vladigerov’ - Burgas, Bulgaria (2002-2009)

Fani-Margarita Yovcheva (competitions won)
1st prize at National Civic Forum Bulgarka's competition for composition and piano performance, Burgas, Bulgaria (2009)
2nd prize at International Competition For Young Pianists, Bitola, Macedonia (2004)
1st prize at National Music Competition 'Varban Varbanov', Bulgaria (2000)

Eva Jacobs (training) 
Jazz at De! Kunsthumaniora (Arts School) - Antwerp, Belgium (2011-2012)
Urban Academy of Music, Speech and Dance - Beringen, Belgium (1998-2007)

Eva Jacobs (work) - www.eva-jacobs.com
Singer/Musician/Songwriter/Performing and Recording Artist: 
Judge on talent show, Open Mic UK at Cardiff – (October 2016)
Teacher- Singing and Piano, Jeugdmuziekschool (Bree, Belgium) – (2013-2016)
Teacher- Singing and Piano, Make Music (Bree, Belgium) – (2015-2016) 
Teacher- Singing and Piano, Pop en Rock Studio (Schoten, Belgium) – (2012-2014)

Ralitsa Penkova (training)
University of the Arts Bremen, Germany (2011-2015)
"Prof. V. Stoyanov" National School of Arts - Ruse, Bulgaria (1999-2011)

Ralitsa Penkova (competitions won)
1st prize at the "Steinway Förderpreis" Competition - Hamburg, Germany (2012)
1st prize at the VII International Music Competition "Franz Schubert", and special prize for chamber music - Ruse, Bulgaria (2009)
2nd prize at the National Music Competition "Pancho Wladigeroff", and special prize for best performance of a piece by Pancho Wladigeroff - Shumen, Bulgaria (2009)
1st prize at the XIII International Music Festival Competition "Elias Kanetti" - Ruse, Bulgaria (2008)
2nd prize at International Music Festival Competition "Hellas" in Lesbos, Greece (2008)
3rd prize at the I International Children's Piano Competition for Russian and Bulgarian Music - Varna, Bulgaria (2004)
2nd prize at the International Piano and Composition Competition "Karl Filtsch" - Sibiu, Romania (2002)
1st prize at the III National Piano Competition "Franz Schubert" - Ruse, Bulgaria (2001)
3rd prize at the IV International Youth Music Festival "Hopes, Talents, Masters" - Dobrich, Bulgaria (2001)
3rd prize at the XVII National Piano Competition "Svetoslav Obretenov" - Provadia, Bulgaria (2000)
Six 1st prizes and a 2nd prize at the Yearly Internal Competition of the "Prof. V. Stoyanov" National School of Arts - Ruse, Bulgaria (2004-2010)

Jenni Moussalli (training)
BMus (King’s College London), with Advanced Performance Studies (violin) at the Royal Academy of Music, London
Licentiate award of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM) in violin performance - with viola as a related instrument  (2014)
DipABRSM (2011)
ABRSM  Grade 8 viola, Grade 8 piano, Grade 8 violin, Grade 8 double bass

Jenni Moussalli (work)
Musico South
Wandsworth Music Service
St Anne's School
Private tuition

Lewis White (training)
'Goldsmiths', University of London - pursuing Masters in Composition, starting September 2016 (UK)
ABRSM Grade 8 - 2009 
Sussex University (UK)

Lewis White (work)
Serkeidian, Original Band
Tadgh Daly, Original Band
Chordz Contemporary Music School (until March 2016)

PAST TUTORS (home visits)


Edmund Taylor (one-to-one classical/baroque violin & group lessons & aural & theory & workshops
Mindaugas Juozapavicius 
(one-to-one keyboard/piano & group lessons & aural & theory & workshops)
Alexandra Byrne (one-to-one classical piano & group lessons & aural & theory & workshops)
Ana Souza Leban (one-to-one piano & group piano & aural & theory & workshops)

Áine Callan (one-to-one piano & group piano & aural & theory & workshops)

Magdaléna Tomášková (one-to-one guitar & group guitar & aural & theory & workshops)

Marco Paoli (one-to-one singing & group singing & aural & theory & workshops)
Petra Hajduchova (one-to-one piano & group piano & aural & theory & workshops)

Edmund Taylor (training)
BMus in Performance degree - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (2015)

Edmund Taylor (work) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=artUXRW2jqE
Founder and leader of Bellot Ensemble, playing concerts and functions around London (2014 - present)
Freeland violinist (2010 - present)
Private Violin and Music Theory Teacher (2007 - present)
Ursuline Academy Ilford (2017 – present)
Concert Canary Saturday Music School (2016 – present)
Academy of Performing Arts in Woolwich (2016 – present)
St Edward's Church of England School & Sixth Form College (2016 – present)
Kingston Music Service September (2015 – December 2016)
Musico South (2014-2016)
Herringthorpe Junior School (2009 – 2010)

Mindaugas Juozapavicius (training)
BA(Hons) Commercial Music - University of Westminster, London (2013 –2015)

National Diploma in Music Performance - Kaunas Juozas Gruodis Conservatoire, Lithuania (2005 -2008)

Mindaugas Juozapavicius (work)
Teacher - Soundsteps Music School (2017 to present)
Freelance teacher (2015 to present)
Keyboard player - MUSIC ZONE ONE LTD (2015 to present)
Keyboard player/songwriter - SHANTY (2015 to present)

Alexandra Bryne (training)
Repetiteur – Italian Opera Summer School (2016)

Bachelor of Music: Classical Piano Performance - Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Australia (2015)

Alexandra Bryne (work)
Repetiteur – Brisbane City Opera, Australia (2014-2016)

Conductor/Accompanist – Australian Youth Choir, Australia (2014-2015)

Ana Souza Leban (training)
Academy of Music Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Music pedagogic, Oboe - 2006-2014
Royal College of Music London (UK) - Master of performance in Oboe - present

Ana Souza Leban (work)
RCM Sparks (UK) 2015-present
Music school Tolmin (SI) 2006-2015
B2 school (SI) 2013-2015
Student choir Pegius (SI) 2010-2015

Ana Souza Leban (Instruments taught)
Oboe&Cor Anglais to professional level
Piano up to grade 8
Recorder fkute up to grade 3
Accompanist up to grade 8
Music theory up to grade 8

Áine Callan (training)
RIAM (Royal Irish Academy of Music = equivalent of ABRSM) - Grade 8 Piano ; Grade 5 Brass
ABRSM - Grade 5 Theory
D.C.U. (Dublin City University) - Bachelor of Education 2:1 (2012)
University of Ulster - Postgraduate Diploma in Education (2016)

Magdaléna Tomášková (training)

University Palackeho (Czech Republic)
Prague Conservatory (Czech Republic)
'Developing Musicality' at Hurst Lodge School (UK) 

Magdaléna Tomášková (work)
International School of Music and Fine Arts Prague (Czech Republic)

Primary school in Prague 10 for children with speech and language difficulties and special needs (Czech Republic)
Riverston school, non-selective independent school (UK)
Junior Music School (UK)

Marco Paoli (training)
ITIS Galileo Galilei (Italy)
Music Academy of Versilia (Italy)
Conservatoire of Music Giacomo Puccini, La Spezia (Italy)

Marco Paoli (work)
London Music Center (UK)

Petra Hajduchova (training)
Organ School, Brno (Czech Republic)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London (UK)


Petra Hajduchova (work)
Private tuition (UK)