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forming your own ideas and knowing what is the sound you want or need to express the music 


knowing how to move physically to create the sound you require, to meet your ideas and expression


training to direct your attention at the right place during performances, so that your mind and body can allow your musicality to flourish


maintaining a positive mentality and recognising that your self-growth in music is the most important; instead of being afraid of failure, use opportunities to reach new heights

Teaching Philosophy

My goal is to realise my students’ full potential at the piano


I can customise a practice plan for each student so that you can see progress


I believe that everyone (age doesn’t matter!) has the potential to play the piano when they are shown carefully how to, and I can show you how to approach the instrument step-by-step


The mind or mental attitude in piano playing is just as, if not more, important as the technical and musical aspects. I guide my students to achieve their best through training their mind and technique so that their musicality can flourish


I will let pupils decide what they really love to play as much as possible; interest yields motivation and neither can be forced upon


I stress the importance of ear training and playing at sight, as they are very important especially at the early stages


My approach has been inspired by the great English Pedagogue Tobias Matthay in his writings such as The Visible and Invisible in Fortepiano Technique. (Matthay is a teacher of many notable pianists in the first half of the 20th century and he has been forgotten and, in my opinion, misunderstood in recent times.)


I am a member of the Incorporated Society of Musician and hold an ISM Registered Private Teacher status


I have prepared students for ABRSM and Trinity Exams, ranging from Grade 1 all the way up to LTCL level.

Four Cores of Studies

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