Hi, I'm jamie

  I'm a British pianist who graduated with a Master’s cum laude at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, studying under prof. Peep Lassmann, a student of the legendary Russian pianist Emil Gilels. I am humbled to have received 2nd Prize at the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition 2020, 2nd Prize at the Callegaro International Piano Competition 2020, 2nd Prize at the Progressive Musicians Online Classics Competition, 3rd Prize at the 5th ODIN International Music Online Competition 2020, and 3rd Prize at the Theodor Stein Competition 2019. I've given recitals as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in the UK, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Spain, with a recording featured on Latvian state TV channel LTV1. I received a BMus (Hons) from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on scholarship, and was invited to spend an Erasmus year at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, studying under renowned Finnish pianist Juhanni Lagerspetz.

 

  Since 2007, I’ve worked with private students in the UK, Finland and Estonia, where I was also employed as a piano teacher by the Marjamaa Music and Art School. I now teach privately in London, and in partnership with the prestigious London Russian Music Academy. Every student has a unique relationship to music making, and I firmly believe that piano playing can be accomplished by anyone. With experience teaching students of all ages from a variety of backgrounds, I can offer you an innovative and flexible teaching method that will inspire and inform any budding musician. Whether you or your child are a complete beginner, wish to pursue ABRSM graded exams, hone your existing piano skills, or simply immerse yourself in music, I will guide you through your process and help you discover your inner pianist !

As the founder, accompanist and manager of the Vocal Poems of the Baltics ensemble, I am always searching for new ideas within the Western Art Music sphere. My ensemble features singers from each of the Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, presenting vocal works by their native composers, and has toured extensively with the support of the Estonian Cultural Endowment KULKA since May 2018. I've also premiered solo and chamber works in Estonia, Latvia and Spain, and am pursuing my interest in new music here in London.

  I'm a British pianist who graduated with a Master’s cum laude at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, studying under prof. Peep Lassmann, a student of the legendary Russian pianist Emil Gilels. I am humbled to have received 2nd Prize at the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition 2020, 2nd Prize at the Callegaro International Piano Competition 2020, 2nd Prize at the Progressive Musicians Online Classics Competition, 3rd Prize at the 5th ODIN International Music Online Competition 2020, and 3rd prize at the Theodor Stein Piano Competition 2019. I've given recitals as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in the UK, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Spain, with a recording featured on Latvian state TV channel LTV1. I received a BMus (Hons) from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on scholarship, and was invited to spend an Erasmus year at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, studying under renowned Finnish pianist Juhanni Lagerspetz.

 

  Since 2007, I’ve worked with private students in the UK, Finland and Estonia, where I was also employed as a piano teacher by the Marjamaa Music and Art School. I now teach privately in London, and in partnership with the prestigious London Russian Music Academy. Every student has a unique relationship to music making, and I firmly believe that piano playing can be accomplished by anyone. With experience teaching students of all ages from a variety of backgrounds, I can offer you an innovative and flexible teaching method that will inspire and inform any budding musician. Whether you or your child are a complete beginner, wish to pursue ABRSM graded exams, hone your existing piano skills, or simply immerse yourself in music, I will guide you through your process and help you discover your inner pianist !

  As the founder, accompanist and manager of the Vocal Poems of the Baltics ensemble, I am always searching for new ideas within the Western Art Music sphere. My ensemble features singers from each of the Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, presenting vocal works by their native composers, and has toured extensively with the support of the Estonian Cultural Endowment KULKA since May 2018. I've also premiered solo and chamber works in Estonia, Latvia and Spain, and am pursuing my interest in new music here in London.

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Archie - 14, England

Archie  -  14, England

"A really wonderful teacher! He taught me some useful foundational skills as well as being encouraging and helpful with the pieces I wanted to learn."

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I have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, and have taught students of all ages since 2007. I hold a DipABRSM, the standard professional teaching diploma in the UK.

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I have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, and have taught students of all ages since 2007. I hold a DipABRSM, the standard professional teaching diploma in the UK.

Music making is best when it is enjoyed ! At the heart of my teaching approach is a deep affinity with music, and it's my job to find and nurture what it is that draws you to the piano.

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Music making is best when it is enjoyed ! At the heart of my teaching approach is a deep affinity with music, and it's my job to find and nurture what it is that draws you to the piano.

If you're 5 or 95 years old, have a set goal in mind or are just here to immerse yourself in music, every student is unique. Let's work together to bring out your inner musician !

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If you're 5 or 95 years old, have a set goal in mind or are just here to immerse yourself in music, every student is unique. Let's work together to bring out your inner musician !

Life can be unpredictable, and if you'd like to book an extra lesson, reschedule a lesson at a day's notice or have any other queries, I will respond within a few hours.

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Life can get in the way. If you'd like to book an extra lesson, reschedule a lesson at a day's notice or have any other queries, I will respond within a few hours.

Whether it's the ABRSM practical or theory exams you wish to pursue, I will work out a timescale with you and guide you through your preparation to ensure you succeed on the day.

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With an extensive knowledge of the student pianist repertoire, I will keep you inspired and progressing with the right pieces for your musical taste and stage of development.

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Whether it's the ABRSM practical or theory exams you wish to pursue, I will work out a timescale with you and guide you through your preparation to ensure you succeed on the day.

With an extensive knowledge of the student pianist repertoire, I will keep you inspired and progressing with the right pieces for your musical taste and stage of development.

 
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