Talia Girton

Director - Piano (Beginner to Intermediate) , Music Therapy

Talia is a music teacher and music therapist who specializes in working with young children. She believes that first and foremost, music lessons should foster a love of the arts in children (and adults!). Her lessons are informed by the interests of her students, and, along with note reading and performance proficiency,  include an exploration of songwriting and improvisation. Talia leads our baby and toddler classes including Nursery Rhyme Sing-Along Time and the Little Keys program.

Fiona Fey

Teacher - Piano, Voice, Guitar, Clarinet (Beginner to Intermediate)

Fiona Fey is a multi-instrumentalist and skillful songwriter navigating many worlds, from incisive Anti-Folk to ornate Chamber Pop. As a full-time gigging musician, she plays with numerous groups around the United Kingdom, including the Mediaeval Baebes.

Priscila Oprescu

Teacher - Piano (Beginner to Advanced)

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.

Selin Asar

Teacher - Piano (Beginner to Intermediate) and Singing (Beginner to Advanced)

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.

Matas Jankauskas

Teacher - Piano and Music Theory (Beginner to Advanced)

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.

George Howlett

Teacher - Guitar, Bass Uke and Global Music (Beginner to Advanced)

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.

Fabrizio Riso

Teacher - Piano and Composition (Beginner to Advanced)

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.