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Piano / Pop / Jazz / Improvisation / All ages and all levels

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Learn to improvise, play your favorite songs by ear, accompany you on vocals, understand music and free yourself from sheet music that prevents you from playing freely! Music is like a language with its grammar and vocabulary, you just have to know where to start.

I am a graduate pianist in Jazz and active as a stage musician, Music producer and piano teacher, Synths, Harmony, improvisation, Jazz and Pop.

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At student's location: Around London, United Kingdom
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Skills:

Age:

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:

30 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes

The class is taught in:

French, English, German

About Me

I collect my experience as a pedagogue since 8 years. I quickly noticed that each pupil has his own expectation and difficulties. I learned from it to analyse and find suitable systems, methods and practicable exercises for everybody of any level.

I have been teaching from the naive 5 years-old kid to the mature 65 years-old lady. But also the wild 13 years-old teenager who doesn’t care about practicing, the curious 20 years-old student who has to learn for his exams and the busy 40 years-old dad who works a lot during the week and enjoys the weekend with his family.

It is important to understand what each of them want, understand their goals in order to elaborate strategies. Some of them would play songs from books, some would learn from hearing and watching. Others would want to play Chords, to accompany their singing, to improvise their own music.

But still, there are two main ideas i always keep in mind:
“To free from notes” has always been one of my most important task. Playing and enjoying music really starts when you don’t look at notes anymore, that’s why I motivate each pupil to play by heart and to take initiative in order to develop their creativity. Important is not how complicate and difficult they play but how easy and free they can express themselves.

When it is about freedom and improvisation, many pupils have tendency to bind it with Jazz even though this music is complicate or not always interesting for beginners. This is my second important point, to find the suitable music genre for any pupil depending on his taste and level. Pop is most of the time a great solution in order to learn the Harmony basics and to play we’ll known melodies.

I am an open mind person, patient and sympathetic. I enjoy to meet new people, to share my musical knowledge but also to learn more, better and deeper.
I believe not everybody can become a World Star, but everybody can learn how to enjoy making music. And that is the most important.

Through the years, i have been playing and recording with several bands from all kind of music genre: Pop, Rocknroll, Soul, Gospel, Reggae, Hiphop, RnB etc... playing Jazz and lounge music in severals hotels (solo, duo, trio).
Dance music for weddings, birthdays or disco parties (House, pop, Techno but also 80 ́s, 90 ́s hits...) leading and arranging medleys and mashups for a 7-man band, using synths, loops etc...

As an Arranger/producer, i have arranged for Bigbands, small strings and horns formations, produced an Neo soul-Jazz Ep for a singer, produced songs for different singers from Pop, Hiphop, Neosoul, House.

Education

Since 2015 : Self-education in Recording, Editing, Sound designing, mixing and music production
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2013–2017 : Bachelor degree in Jazz Piano (Music College in Munich)

2012–2013 : Music formation for Jazz, Pop and Rock « Neue Jazzschool » (Munich)

2012– 2014 : Private Classical piano lessons by Milla Chizhik.

2012– 2007 : Private Jazz piano lessons with Alain Leonard, Monika Lang

2002– 2007 : Classical piano lessons at the « Conservatoire départemental de Fresnes »

Experience / Qualifications

Since 2020 : Piano teacher for Cadenza piano School (London)

2019-2020 : Piano Teacher (kids from 5 to 16) in Garching Musikschule

Since Winter 2018 : Give workshops for adults about Improvisation, Harmony, Accompaniment technics

Since 2017 : Weekly Bar pianist in Hotel Kempinski (Munich) and Hotel Bachmair (Starnberg)

Since 10/2017 : Musical manager and performer of a successful 7-man wedding band performing in all Germany

2017-2018 : piano teacher for kids at Music Academy (Munich)

Since 05/2015 : Piano teacher as a Premium Jazz Teacher (mostly adults)
Adpianum Klavierschule (München)
Since 2012 : Private Piano and Guitar teacher

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