Get to know our growing team of professional music teachers, which will give you an insight into the high standards we deploy throughout our classes and workshops. All of our teachers are CRB cleared. Ana-Paola Ortiz
(Acoustic and Electric Guitar)
Curtis has played lead guitar for a variety of bands and projects and is known to gig relentlessly around Europe. He’s also afounder member of the new party band ‘CandyAmp’Having played in an act signed to Island Records, he has enjoyed supporting the likes of Katy B, Aloe Blacc and TheBlockheads. He has played at venues as prestigious as Somerset House, Liverpool Echo Arena, Teatro alle Tesse (Venice,Italy), Portsmouth Guildhall, Milton Keynes stadium and the Park Lane hotel.Aside from making noise in bands. Curtis also has experience of pit-work for musicals and has written and produced jinglesNick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 show ‘Switch’.When he isn’t out gigging with Candyamp, you’ll find Curtis teaching guitar and leading his popular ‘School Of Rock’ sessionsin London schools.
Jonathan is a music graduate and has been playing guitar for 12 years and piano for 10 years. He is currently the lead guitarist and co-writer of Romance who were previously signed to Universal and have toured the UK and Japan supporting rock legends The Cult. Jonathan has many years of experience teaching private guitar and piano lessons and has taught music workshops in schools. He has played for various function bands playing popular songs from 1950′s-present for weddings and corporate events. Jonathan can play a variety of different styles including jazz, reggae, R&B, soul, fusion and classical. He specialises in playing rock, pop, blues and classical music. He has a grade 8 certificate in ABRSM classical guitar and piano.
(Flute, Recorder, Early Years)
Letizia is an Italian musician and flute player. She was born in Catanzaro (Italy) that daughter of artistic parents, and begun learning the flute at an early age. Further on, after her degree in Psychology from Padua University, she moved on to Paris for a few years where she developed a career as art teacher. She pursued further flute studies at the École Normale in Paris and at the London College of Music where she got a B.Mus in flute performance. Recently Letizia is training as a Professional in Guided Imagery Music Therapy.She played in many ensembles, notably which C.O.M.A. contemporary Music Orchestra, London, Orcheste Symphonique – Musique en Seine- Paris, (2009-2010) Ensemble de flutes Université Sorbonne – Paris.Letizia has taught Flute, Recorder, and music theory for many years and in different countries. She is fluent in English, French and Italian.
(Singing, Guitar, Ukelele)
Sara is an experienced singer, guitarist and composer. Starting music lessons from a young age, Sara has been involved in a variety of professional music projects, in a wide array of genres, from choirs to bands and ensembles. Most notably, Sara is an original member of the ACM Gospel Choir and performs with her homonym originals project regularly. In addition, Sara has been teaching in her areas of expertise for a number of years. Sara is competent in the most varied situations, from studio, to live, radio and TV. Sara’s credits include working with Scouting For Girls, Russell Watson and Beverley Knight; singing on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, ITV’s Ultimate Movie Toons or BBC Proms in the Park; and recording in the legendary AIR Studios, and with producer Glenn Skinner (Boy George/ Debbie Harry/ Lighthouse Family). Sara has also had her original songs featured on TV and radio, including syncs on Channel 4′s Hollyoaks. Sara and her band have recently supported Johnny Borrell of Razorlight on one of his tour dates. Sara’s music training include a BA(Hons) in Commercial Music from the University of Westminster as well as qualifications in Popular Music Practice, Guitar, and Vocals from the Academy of Contemporary Music.
Nikolina Antonova Sokerova
Nikolina Antonova Sokerova was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She started playing the piano at the age of 6 years. She began piano lessons at a music academy for classical and folklore music. Later Nikolina continued her education at a music school: “The National School for Music and Dance Arts “Dobrin Petkov” – Plovdiv, Bulgaria (September 2004 – May 2013) with a piano teacher Svetlana Koseva (Bulgaria).
Nikolina continued her professional growing as a musician and pianist at University of West London, London College of Music, London, United Kingdom
(September 2013 – May 2016) with a piano teacher Natasa Sarcevic (Serbia).
Nikolina is currently finishing her higher education in University of West London, London College of Music, with a Master degree – MMus in Performance, specialty piano with piano teacher Natasa Sarcevic (Serbia).
A Bulgarian violinist Zlatina Stoyanova began learning the violin at the age of four. She is currently studying MA Teaching Musician in Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She graduated BMus (Hons) Performance in The University of West London – London College of Music. She also graduated Instrumental Musician – Violinist from The National School of Music and Dance Arts “Dobrin Petkov” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Zlatina has performed in the graduation ceremony concert as a soloist with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra. Also, she has performed at the Golden Hall in Musikverein, Wien as part of the Summer Cum Laude Youth Music Festival; Menorca (Spain), Ponte de Piave (Italy) and UK.
Zlatina has participated in several masterclasses with Dina Shnaiderman (Sweden), Emil Kamilarov (Bulgaria), Kevork Mardirossian (USA), Eugeniy Chevkenov (Austria), Prof. Devorina Gamalova (UK-Bulgaria), Stephane Tran Ngoc (UK), John Mills (UK), and also music festivals, and competitions across Europe. In March 2016 she has been awarded The William Brake Bursary.
She started teaching violin in 2013 – preparing pupils for ABRSM exams, performances, examinations, auditions and festivals. She has an experience working with little children from age of 3 to adults.
George is a London based multi-instrumentalist, session musician, composer and teacher.
In his early teens George found a strong interest in the melodic side of music, taking up the clarinet, guitar and bass.
(Acoustic and Electric Guitar)
Enrique is a versatile Musician and Music Tutor with more than 20 years of experience. He has performed a wide variety of orchestral and chamber repertorie as well as popular music like Tango and Rock. He began playing the Double Bass when he was 15 and by the age of 20 he had already won a place in the Orquesta Sinfonica de Bahia Blanca where he played for several years. In 1999 he travelled to London to study at Trinity College of Music where he won the Vernon Elliot Prize for Double Bass and graduated in 2007. Whilst still a student at Trinity College of Music Enrique played as principal double bass in the String ensemble, Wren ensemble, Contemporary music group and Symphony Orchestra. He had master classes with Rinat Ibraguimov, Alex Henery and Corrado Canonici. In 2005 Enrique founded the Tango quintet “Del Plata” who focus on Astor Piazzolla’s “Tango Nuevo” Since then he has playedwith almost all groups and soloists of tango in uk, the musicals: “Tango in the City”, “Flamenka” as well as colaborating with groups in France and Argentina. At present he works as a freelance classical player with orquestras in London and UK and he is also part of “The London Tango Orchestra” (First Orquesta Tipica in the UK)
Alex studied Suzuki violin with Helen Brunner as a child, before continuing with his studies at Junior Guildhall and later obtaining a Postgraduate diploma from Trinity College, London. Having lived in Barcelona from 2003 to 2014, he played in the Liceu Academy Orchestra and in the Opera and Flamenco show. He had also also taught violin at the Barcelona Suzuki school. He plays classical music, but he enjoys exploring different styles , and he has played with Flamenco artists and Irish folk musicians.
Kirsty has been teaching clarinet and saxophone for seven years. She studied clarinet at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Australia under renowned clarinettist Paul Dean. Kirsty regularly performs as a session musician for contemporary bands and ensembles, and writes and performs with her own band Little Scout. She performed with the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra for three years, and most recently has been writing and recording music for television and film. Kirsty is a very energetic and inspiring woodwind tutor, and has a passion for directing and conducting small ensembles.
(Bass, Acoustic Guitar)
Vicky Warwick is a talented bass player and songwriter. Alongside making a career as a bass guitarist, Vicky has always taught bass and guitar to a range of people. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music in Popular Music Performance from the London College of Music/Tech Music Schools. She since has worked with a variety of people including Guy Chambers, Tinashé, Josh Kumra, Gabrielle Aplin and pop-production house Xenomania. She also has appeared on television with Cee Lo Green, Craig David, Vanessa Amorosi, Joe McElderry and during the X Factor series. All the skills Vicky has learnt in her career as a live and recording musician, and also as a songwriter can be applied practically to a lesson plan with each student. Vicky has been playing bass for 13 years and teaches all abilities for bass guitar, and beginner to intermediate in electric/acoustic guitar. She can cater for each student’s needs; whether they want to learn sight-reading and music theory, or just to take it up as a hobby. Whatever the case, the lesson will always be fun and will always focus on songs the student wants to learn.
Monika Kotula is a pianist and piano teacher, who has been working with children age 4 – 14 for last ten years. She has genuine knowledge and understanding of child’s development and their learning process. She has been studying Education and Music at Institute of Education University College London and at the moment is researching different approaches to teaching methods incuding the Chopin’s method.
Brendan earned his BMus Degree in classical music in Ireland before moving to London in order to pursue an MA in Advanced Music Technology. He has been teaching various styles of guitar, music theory and piano since he was sixteen years old. He was also the lead guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist for one of Ireland’s top function bands. He has had numerous master classes with the top leading classical, rock, and jazz guitarists in the world, and considers the classical guitar his greatest achievement. Brendan has always unlocked the potential in the students he teaches and considers it a privilege as well as a profession.
Alvaro Siculiana, pianist, was born in Parma (Italy) in 1988.
He started playing piano at the age of 10 and entered the Conservatoire G.B.Martini of Bologna 2 years later, where he received a Postgraduate diploma under the tutelage of Stefano Orioli. During the past few years he has attended masterclasses and lessons held by internationally renowned pianists such as Sergei Senkov, Martino Tirimo, Douglas Finch, Denis Gelenbe, Andrea Lucchesini,Alicja Kledzik.
Alvaro is an active soloist and chamber musician and has performed in many venues around Italy and UK.
Supported by the Trinity College London Scholarship and the Music Students Hostel Trust, he finished an MMUS in piano performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under the guidance of Simon Young.
Alvaro is a passionate and successful teacher. In the last few years his pupils have entered the best conservatoires in Italy and have accomplished extraordinary results.
Alvaro believes the real aim of a teacher is to enable his pupils to get along without him, by creating a student-centered environment and encouraging their inquisitiveness.
Mireia Carbonell graduated as a primary music teacher (at Barcelona University) and as a musician (modern music, jazz) atCatalonia’s Conservatorium (ESMUC, in Spain). She studied with musicians as Jordi Ruiz, Josep Pérez Cucurella, Gary Willis, Ignasi Terraza and she did a mentoring program with Lucas van Merwijk. She have more than 8 years expererience as a musicteacher in private music schools and she has performed with dance orchestra, musical theatre, circus and jazz music.
Sonia Bartlett- Cos
Sonia Bartlett-Cos, is a passionate dancer born in Bilbao, Spain. She started dancing at the age of three and has been trained in many different styles such as ballet, flamenco, jazz, belly dancing, latin and street dancing. Also, Sonia was awarded a gold medal in Rhythmic Gymnastics in Vizcaya, Spain, at the age of 15.Her passion for dancing makes her a motivating teacher who will make the experience highly enjoyable.
(Language through Music)
Delphine is French and studied Translation and Interpretation at the University of Granada (Spain) and in Rome, Italy. She is an experienced professional translator and has also taught French, Spanish and Italian to children and adults. Delphine started music lessons at a young age, playing clarinet and cello, and performed with the Wind Orchestra of Vire, France, for many years. At 18, she won the second prize at the French National Young Musician Competition as a singer and clarinettist with the Combo Jazz band. Her friendly and enthusiastic nature as well as her passion for languages and music makes Delphine an exciting teacher.