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.

Ashley Allen- Piano Teacher

Ashley Allen holds over 10 years of experience in the performing arts industry as a professional touring musician and a private piano tutor.

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Education: Studied Music at Wolverhampton University.

Experience:He has had the pleasure of working, recording and playing with many notable music industry figures such as Gregory Porter, Aynsley Lister, Julie Dexter, and Omar. He has also performed at many notable events including the 2018 commonwealth games in Australia, the annual sky sports world badminton opening ceremony and the regular BBC Introducing artist sessions. In addition, he has organised ensembles and community classes for Birmingham’s youth. His passion for education and empowering young people has led him to receive awards for youth excellence, through managing ensemble groups, directing youth choirs and leading community workshop.

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

Olivia is a saxophonist and composer based in Birmingham, working as a freelance musician.

Olivia is patient, understanding and always puts the student’s interests first.

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Education:In the final year of undergraduate study at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, majoring in jazz saxophone. She is the winner of the 2018 RBC 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 recently returned from studying for a term at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague in the Netherlands. She has vast experience playing in RBC’s Ellington Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra and Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, as well as smaller ensembles and her own projects which regularly performs her own music. Olivia has four Grade 8s in jazz saxophone, jazz clarinet, classical clarinet and classical piano and so can teach all ages and abilities from beginner to advanced, as well as flute, composition and theory tuition.

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.