Kris Bell Piano Teacher

Kris Bell Piano Teacher
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  • Hammersmith, London SW6 5LT
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  • Mobile: 07801 869 022
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I studied at Oxford University, the Guildhall School of Music&Drama and at the National Opera Studio and am a British-born classical pianist and conductor with 20 years of experience as a performer and teacher at the highest level. I have worked as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist with many of the major British opera companies and internationally. I have always enjoyed teaching and coaching alongside my activities as a performing musician and have a studio with superb grand piano in the heart of Fulham, London SW6.

I have 20 years experience teaching all levels and ages from beginners to professionals, adults and children. I have run a private teaching practice in London and taught at several London schools and colleges including: Guildhall School of Music&Drama, Morley College, King's College School, Wimbledon, the Lady Eleanor Holles School and Queen's Gate School. I am CRB checked. I have also coached on the young artists' programme at the Royal Opera House and for the International Vocal Arts Institute.

It is my aim to inspire and draw out the best in all of my students, according to each one's strengths and abilities. I have myself been taught by some of the world's finest musicians and pianists and try to pass on my knowledge and experience, as I can. Happy to explore a range of styles from classical to jazz and popular, my approach is disciplined but friendly. All aspects of learning music (technique, theory, style and interpretation) are explored in the lesson and come together to create ever-improving standards of performance.

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Disclosure and Barring Service: yes

Qualification: DipGSMD, LGSM Hons, BA Hons (Oxford)

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