Director - Piano, Music Therapy
Talia (MA, MT-BC, NMT) is a music teacher and music therapist who specializes in working with young children and individuals with additional needs. She holds degrees in Music Therapy and Piano Performance as well as an MA in Education. Talia runs our baby and toddler classes and the Group Piano program. She also has extensive experience as a neurologic music therapist working with children on the autism spectrum, children and adults with speech and language disorders, and adult wellbeing clients. In addition to leading our incredible team of cycling teachers, Talia serves on the management committee of the European Piano Teacher's Association UK and is the editor of Piano Professional magazine.
Teacher - Piano
Jeffery started playing the piano at the age of six and went on to study at Romania’s Gheorghe Dima Academy of Music. He studied under the guidance of acclaimed Romanian pianist and pedagogue Daniel Goiți and Prof. Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music in London and from September 2017 he began his studies at the Royal Academy of Music on a full scholarship. In 2018 he was awarded the Grand Prix of the Concours International de Piano S.A.R. la Princesse Lalla Meryem in Rabat, Morocco. Recent and future engagements include recitals in Portugal (April, 2019), Spain – courtesy of ‘Cita con los Clasicos’ festival (May, 2019) as well as a tour of several Moroccan cities in December 2019, courtesy of the French Embassy and the Institut Français du Maroc.
Teacher - Piano
Priscila started playing the piano at the age of six and is currently studying under Professor Yekaterina Lebedeva at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London. She has been awarded both the Haynes and Cross Prize Fund Scholarships and is supported by the Wood Accommodation Trust. Priscila regularly takes part in masterclasses, through which she has worked with distinguished musicians such as Josu de Solaun, Peter Tuite, Sergio de Simone, Yekaterina Lebedeva, Alessandra Brustia, Luigi Mariani and the Carducci Quartet.
Teacher - Piano and Singing
Selin Asar is an experienced and trained musician teaching voice and piano lessons to people of all ages. After graduating with an honours degree in the opera department, she became a teacher and then embarked on a master’s programme of educational sciences. She is keen on following well-thought-out lesson plans, developing authentic teaching materials and activities and teaches through visuals, games, songs, chants.
Teacher - Piano and Music Theory
Matas started his piano studies at the age of eight at the Juozas Naujalis Music School. During that time he won a laureate diploma in Juozas Naujalis school competition “Musical Sounds”. From 2012 to 2018, he further his piano studies at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Colin Stone.
Matas has played in masterclasses given by Andrzej Jasiński, Dmitri Alexeev, Jerome Lowenthal, Stephen Hough, Graham Scott, Philippe Cassard, Michel Béroff, and Stefano Fiuzzi. After graduating with a distinction, Matas regularly performs in international piano competitions and concert venues in Lithuania and the UK.
Teacher - Guitar, Bass, Uke and Global Music
George Howlett is a guitarist, writer, and musicologist, loosely focused on jazz, rhythm, and global improvisation. He also plays Indian sitar, tabla drums, and santoor (Himalayan dulcimer).
Alongside teaching guitar for over a decade (including schools, SEND groups, and beginners of all ages), he regularly writes for Guitar World, Jazzwise, MusicRadar, and The Wire. Past experience includes winning the electric & acoustic prizes at the 2010 Mid-Somerset Festival, playing for religious ceremonies at Bristol Hindu Temple, and soundtracking a deer chase for a BBC2 wildlife documentary.
Teacher - Piano and Composition
Fabrizio has a Master of Music degree and a wealth of experience both teaching and performing on piano. In his career, he has performed widely across Italy, playing in concerts such as the "Fazioli Piano Show" in Milan and in Termini Imerese for the Amici della Musica Association. He has experience as a session solo pianist as well as performing at private events. His pop/rock band has played many pubs, weddings, and parties. He has also played as a session pianist at Modulab Studio and for the Rovigo Conservatory. Fabrizio has worked as a composer and arranger at Modulab Studio in Bologna, and attended the Scoring for Motion Pictures Master of Fine Arts program at FSAE, leading to several projects in the film music realm.
Teacher - Piano, Harp
Maria is a Polish-born harpist, pianist and electronic music producer. She graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance where she studied classical music. As a gigging musician, Maria plays with Levitation Orchestra- a free jazz orchestra, and in a number of other ensembles and cross-disciplinary projects involving electronic elements and poetry. As a teacher, she offers lessons focused on classical music, jazz and other popular genres to help students explore their interests.