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Professional Piano / Music Theory / Composition / DJ Lessons in Cambridge

I am a friendly, patient, and professional Piano, Composition, Production, Music Theory, and DJ teacher from London, based in Cambridge. I have 11 years of teaching experience, and have taught pupils from 5 years old to 65!

I began composition lessons with Darren Bloom at Forest School, Snaresbrook, and was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, followed by a place at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where I completed an MMus in Composition in 2019. My previous tutors include Richard Ayres, Wim Henderickx, Richard Causton, Edwin Roxburgh, Ed Bennett, Joe Cutler, and Howard Skempton. I have also taken master classes from Rebecca Saunders, Mario Garuti, Anna Korsun, and Colin Matthews.

I was the winner of the Orchestre Nouvelle Generation Composers Competition 2016/17, and the Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestral Composition Prize 2015. Distinguished ensembles and performers who have performed my works include the DoelenKwartet, HERMESensemble, Syzygy Quartet, Ossian Ensemble, Noszferatu, Decibel, David Le Page, Patrick Johnson, Sara Minelli, Rowland Sutherland, and Colin Alexander. My compositions have been featured at world-famous festivals including the String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam and TROMP Percussion Festival and at venues such as Kings Place and Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, as well as various venues throughout Europe, North America, and South Africa.

In addition to classical composition, I also write advert soundtracks on a regular basis for clients such as GHD, Lanvin, Japanese Vogue, Mariana Jungman (London Fashion Week), Cent Magazine, and Face Lace. I have completed a number of scores for award-winning short films 'Wanted' by Graeme Montgomery, and 'Genesis' by Beatrix Haxby.

I am also a bassoonist, having studied with Adam Mackenzie (New London Chamber Ensemble) and John Orford (London Sinfonietta). I was a member of Essex Youth Orchestra for four years, and have written a new repertoire for the instrument including a number of Concert Studies and also a Bassoon Quartet.

I am also an active DJ under the alias 'Delian Sound', playing eclectic sets from Garage to Jungle. I studied with international artists including Kasey Riot and Noah Priddle at the London Sound Academy and have performed in venues such as SET, Dalston alongside artists including Chiminyo and D’vo.

Tutoring Experience:
From 2009-2011 I taught Drumkit to students aged between 10-15 at a local Rock & Pop School. I've also been involved in a number of music courses for children between 2009-2014 as a Supervisor / Sound Technician.

In 2016 I began giving private lessons and built up a group of over 20 pupils ranging from 5-year-olds to adults through positive word-of-mouth. Between April-July 2017, I was contacted by a local primary school to give small group lessons in Piano and Guitar. Alongside my studies in Amsterdam, I continued to teach a similarly wide age range of pupils.

Since 2019 I have taught Composition & Musicianship at the Saffron Walden Centre for Young Musicians.

I have an Enhanced DBS check, available upon request.

Tutoring Approach:
My philosophy in Music Tuition is to improve the student's technique through exercises and pieces which they enjoy. I also provide general music education as I believe in a holistic approach, and increasing their passion for music which will increase their motivation for practice and improvement.

Extra information

I recommend 30 min lessons for most students under 12 years old.

Location

At teacher's location: Norfolk Terrace, Cambridge, UK
At student's location: Around Cambridge, United Kingdom
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
120 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

I am a friendly, patient and professional Piano, Composition, Production, Music Theory and DJ teacher from London, now based in Cambridge. I have 10 years of teaching experience, and have taught pupils from 5 years old to 65!

I began composition lessons with Darren Bloom at Forest School, Snaresbrook and was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where I graduated with a BMus in Composition in 2015. I continued my studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where I have just completed an MMus in Composition under the tuition of Richard Ayres and Wim Henderickx. My previous tutors include Richard Causton, Edwin Roxburgh, Ed Bennett, Joe Cutler and Howard Skempton. I have also taken masterclasses from Rebecca Saunders, Mario Garuti, Anna Korsun and Colin Matthews.

I was the winner of the Orchestre Nouvelle Generation Composers Competition 2016/17, and the Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestral Composition Prize 2015. My scores are held in the Royal Academy of Music and American Viola Society libraries, and my pieces have been performed in prestigious music venues such as Kings Place and Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, as well as various concert halls throughout Europe, North America and South Africa.

In addition to classical composition, I also write advert soundtracks on a regular basis for clients such as GHD, Lanvin, Japanese Vogue, Mariana Jungman (London Fashion Week), Nowness.com and Cent Magazine. I have completed a number of scores for award-winning short films 'Wanted' by Graeme Montgomery, and 'Genesis' by Beatrix Haxby.

I am also a bassoonist, having studied with Adam Mackenzie (New London Chamber Ensemble) and John Orford (London Sinfonietta). I was a member of Essex Youth Orchestra for four years, and have written new repertoire for the instrument including a number of Concert Studies and also a Bassoon Quartet.

I studied DJing with international artists Kasey Riot and Noah Priddle at the London Sound Academy, and I've now been active as a DJ for a number of years. I enjoy playing eclectic sets ranging from UK Bass to Jungle, and I've performed at venues such as SET, Dalston and alongside artists including Chiminyo and D’vo.

Education

Bassoon Grade 8 ABRSM Distinction
Piano Grade 7 ABRSM
Music Theory Grade 5 ABRSM
London Sound Academy DJ Graduate

BMus Composition - Scholarship to Birmingham Conservatoire 2011-2015
MMus Composition - Conservatorium van Amsterdam 2017-2019

Experience / Qualifications

From 2009-2011 I taught Drumkit to students aged between 10-15 at a local Rock & Pop School. I've also been involved in a number of music courses for children between 2009-2014 as a Supervisor / Sound Technician.

In 2016 I began giving private lessons, and built up a group of over 20 pupils ranging from 5 year olds to adults. Between April-July 2017, I also gave private and small-group music lessons at a local primary school.

Reviews (5)

Super patient and knowledgeable, a great first lesson. Cheers!
My first piano class and absolutely loved it. Thank you Leon!
Leon was amazing teacher..he has patience, knowledge and gives you motivation to keep on practicing. I strongly recommend him as your maestro!
great experience so far!
Leon is a very pleasant, patient person and explains well. I am happy with the lesson. Booking another one :)

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