TUTORS 2021/22 (b) - Full details


Piano ; Theory ; Aural

'Lucy is a traditionally trained piano and school music teacher. She is a graduate of Trinity College of Music, London where she obtained GTCL graduate status and LTCL piano teahcing diploma. Lucy's teaching style is inspirational, dynamic, fun and full on. She always encourages her pupils to reach their fullest musical potential. Lucy is keen on all aspects of teaching including technical issues, which she addresses right from the beginning and with any level of student. She encourages music note reading literacy and understanding at all stages.

Lucy Torrington (training)
GTCL graduate status: Trinity College of Music, London - achieved before January 2000
LTCL piano teaching diploma: Trinity College of Music, London - achieved before January 2000


Classical/Operatic Singing ; Piano ; Theory ; Aural

'Meliza is a classically trained soprano and recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Catherine Benson and Iain Ledingham, obtaining her Masters in Vocal Performance. In 2016 she graduated from the Conservatoire of Bordeaux obtaining her Diploma of Musical Studies in voice. Meliza holds a bachelor degree from the Universidad los Andes (Colombia) in Music and Italian language and Cultural Studies. "I find teaching very rewarding and I deeply enjoy to see the development of the students through the year. I personally appreciate an active feedback from my students so I can always be improving my methods, my abilities to teach and to share my knowledge , and to make of their learning experience a memorable one".

Meliza Metzger-Gomez (training)
Master of Arts on Vocal Performance: Royal Academy of Music, London (Sept 2016 – July 2018)
Diplôme d’études Musicales, Art Lyrique: Conservatoire de Bordeaux (Aug 2013 – June 2016)
Bachelor of Arts in Music: Universidad de los Andes, Bogota (Jan 2008 – Sept 2013)
Intercultural Studies on Italian and Italian Language: Universidad de los Andes, Bogota (Jan 2009 – Jan 2013)
French and Music: Universidad de Pamplona (Aug 2007- Dec 2007)
Belinda “Dido and Aeneas”: Auditorio Mario Laserna, Bogota (2019)
Queen of the Night “Die Zauberflote”: Concert version, Tallis CO, Westleton, UK (2018)
Marie “La fille du regiment”*: Royal Academy of Music VF, London (2018)
Giulietta “Capuletti e i Montecchi”: Royal Academy of Music VF, London (2017)
Pamina “Die Zauberflote”*: Royal Academy of Music VF, London (2017)
Adina “L’elisir D’amore”*: RAM summer course, Cinque terre, Italy (2017)
Clorinda “La Cenerentola”*: RAM summer course, Cinque terre, Italy (2017)
Exultate Jubilate: CCE, London (2019)
Chorus, Sop 1 Mahler 2: Royal Festival Hall & Royal Academy of Music, London (2017)
Opera Gala: St James Church, Gerrards Cross, UK (2018/2017)
Lunchtime and early evening recitals: Royal Academy of Music, London (2018+2016) 
Lunchtime and early evening recitals: Musique a Malagar, France (2016)
“Solent Duo” Guitar Voice recital: Festival Lent & Ptuj, Slovenia (2019)
“Solent Duo” Guitar Voice recital: St. James Sussex Gardens & St. Olave Heart Street & St. Matthews Bayswater & Charlton House & St. Michael in Sittingbourne, UK (2018)
Recital of repertoire for coloratura soprano: Mario Laserna & Museo Nacional & Sala Ernesto Martín, Bogota, Colombia (2019)


Violin & Piano ; Theory ; Aural

'Anca - I began studying the violin when I was 6 years old, at Oradea Art High School. I hold a BMus in Instrumental Performance (violin). Because of my studies at the Vocational School of Arts, I was provided the chance to study also the piano as a secondary instrument for 8 years, in parallel with the violin. For the past 12 years I have been working at the same Art High School I graduated from as a tenured violin teacher. Throughout these years I have been teaching more than 50 students, aged 6 to 17 years old, both beginners and advanced, students who performed in different music competitions and concerts representing the school and the community to which they belong. My violin classes are tailored to develop each student’s abilities according to their respective age, level and skills, aiming to reach as high as possible a standard of understanding and performing music. I teach students of all ages and levels, for any desired musical genre. My lessons include: cheerfulness, joy, devotion, tact and love for children, and music theory notions, reading music, technique exercises for both hands, varied repertoire according to each student’s interests, preparation for performing on stage. The first lesson is for getting acquainted with each other and for the student with the violin (for beginners), to assess the student’s level. 

Anca Dukai (training)
Introductory course on Music Therapy for Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) : Bihor County Teaching Regulation Agency, Department of Education - Romania (completed 2014)
Master of Educational Management: University of Oradea, Department of Education - Romania (completed 2008)
Bachelor of Education: University of Oradea, Department of Education - Romania (completed 2006)
Bachelor of Music + Master of Music (Hons) in Instrumental Performance (Violin): University of Oradea, Faculty of Music - Romania (completed 2006)