PIANO TUTORS

You’ll learn to play, read, write and improvise music in a fun and engaging way. Playing well known Rock and Pop tunes to help hone your skills.

Our keyboard and piano teachers are passionate about teaching and care about their students progress.

They are also great musicians in their own right. They have a wealth of experience and skills to pass on to the students. Each one is an accomplished performer, having passed a minimum of grade 8 for their instrument. Many though are multi-instrumentalists and have other talents to compliment this. From award-winning composers, to virtuoso violinists and music tech experts.

Iain Masson – Piano and Brass Teacher

Iain is a Scottish composer, conductor and pianist. He works as a freelance music leader, conductor and piano accompanist in the West Midlands.

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Education:Graduate of the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Northern College of Music and was the winner of the RNCM Alan Rawsthorne Composition Prize in 2005.

Experience:As a Conservatoire student, he has worked as a Resident Pianist at various Birmingham hotels and bars. His compositions have been performed on BBC Radio 3 and around the UK and abroad. His compositions have been performed at venues including the Bridgewater Hall, Royal Swedish Opera – Kungliga Operan, the Italian Culture Institute Stockholm, King’s Place London, Brighton Corn Exchange, Regent Hall London and the Adrian Boult Hall to name a few. In 2015 he was proudly awarded Honorary Membership (HonBC) of Birmingham Conservatoire for services to the music profession in the 10 years following graduation.

Paul Riley- Piano Teacher

Paul is a keyboard and piano player who gigs regularly in and around the Birmingham area.

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From playing in various bands he has experience in a broad range of styles, including: Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Motown, Bossa Nova, Pop and Samba.

Education: Studied music at Cardiff University.

Experience: Paul is an enthusiastic piano tutor, both in schools and privately. Paul has experience as a keyboardist in various bands playing a variety of different styles (listed above). He has also played at weddings and in many local churches, for over 10 years. Paul is a versatile teacher who is equally capable teaching those who want to take exams for Grades as those who are looking to learn songs by ear or learn improvisation, jazz, or theory.

Olivia Murphy- Woodwind (Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute) and Piano Teacher

Olivia is a pianist, multi-instrumentalist, composer based in Birmingham, working as a freelance musician. She teaches from beginner piano all the way to grade 8. Olivia is patient, understanding and always puts her students first.

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Education: Graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Majoring in jazz Saxophone. She is the winner of the 2018 RCB jazz composition prize for jazz orchestra.

Experience:

Olivia has performed across the U.K and Europe and is a regular player in the Birmingham jazz scene. She has vast experience playing in RBC’s Ellington Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra and Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra. Olivia has four grade 8s in classical piano, jazz saxophone, jazz clarinet, classical clarinet and can teach beginner to advanced in Flute. Olivia has experience teaching all ages across all genres and can also offer lessons in composition and theory.

Lucas Kelly – Piano Teacher

Lucas Kelly is an experienced jazz pianist who enjoys teaching all ages and abilities.

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Education: Lucas is currently in his third year, studying jazz piano at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. 

Experience:

Lucas is an experienced and diverse pianist, from accompanying choirs to playing piano in several jazz orchestras across England. He plays in many diverse ensembles such as the RBC Jazz Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Afro-Cuban Orchestra and the Township band. In 2016, Lucas performed one of his own big band compositions with his sixthform, Greenhead College, at the Royal Albert Hall for the finals of the Music For Youth festival. 

Lucas teaches all grades in ABRSM Classical piano and up to Grade 8 in Music Theory. He can teach from beginners to advanced students. 

Elena Myloans – Piano Teacher

Elena is a singer songwriter and musician. She mainly teaches vocals but also teaches beginner piano and guitar.

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Education: Bachelor Degree in Popular Music Performance and Vocal Teaching from Birmingham City University.

Experience:

Elena began singing from the age of 10 and started to perform at the age of 14 years old. She has vast experience in a wide range of musical genres. She studied classical opera and has participated in opera musicals, pop and rock bands. Elena has studied a variety of techniques from some of the greatest vocal teachers around, for example: Brett Manning, Seth Riggs and Ken Tamplin. Her experience enables her to connect with all students and cater to each lesson, whether that is working on certain song techniques or graded exams and theory.