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 DBS cleared.

Ana-Paola Ortiz

Curtis Nice

(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.

SARA ROBALO

(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.

 

ZLATINA STOYANOVA

(Violin, Piano)

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 WILLETTS

(Drums)

George is a London based multi-instrumentalist, session musician, composer and teacher. Beginning to learn the drums at the age of ten, George quickly developed the skills to play with other musicians, regularly gigging and touring around the UK. Firstly in a local swing band, and later joining many other rock, funk and soul bands.

In his early teens George found a strong interest in the melodic side of music, taking up the clarinet, guitar and bass.

Since moving to London in 2011, George has worked live and in the studio with many different artists and producers, including up and coming country artist Alibis, Emily Faye, Johnny Ong, Casson and many more. Using extensive musical experience and versatility, he strives to ensure a positive end result for the artists he works with. 

Roberto Cicorella

(Acoustic and Electric Guitar)

Roberto is an Italian and English speaking musician and music teacher. He holds a BA in Rock and Pop Music (Milan,CPM Music Institute, 2016) and is an experienced guitar teacher.
He specialises in teaching individual private lessons to children and teenagers.
Roberto can teach music theory, acoustic and electric guitar to people of all levels.
 
During the past few years he has also been playing guitar with several bands, exploring different music genres including jazz, pop and rock.
 

ENRIQUE GALASSI

(Bass/Double Bass/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)

Ariane Cammarata

(Violin)

Ariane can teach violin from beginners to Master level, children and adults .

She has  a Bachelor of Music Degree, a Teaching Diploma in Violin Teaching and a Master in Music Performance from Goldsmith University of London. 

Ariene has also  experience  as a solo recitalist  and had performed pieces like Mozart’s Violin Sonata number 18 in G Major k.301 and Mendelssohn’s F minor Violin Sonata.

MONIKA KOTULA

(Piano)

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.

Jon Mapp

JON MAPP

(Bass and Guitar)

Jon is a professional musician and composer, playing bass on tour around the world with Myles Sanko and composing and producing music from home. As a teacher in London since 2008, he has taught at the London College of Music as a guest lecturer and at the Montgomery-Holloway Summer School.

ANCA NEGRUT ESKANDAR

(Flute, Recorder, Piano)

Anca Eskandar is an extremely talented and devoted musician and teacher. She holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree as a Flute specialist from the University of Timisoara / Romania.
During her years of study Anca has proven to be a hard working top student and has been awarded prizes in many national and international competitions. She also won a one year scholarship to study abroad in Spain at Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica in Granada.
Anca has started teaching flute and piano during her Master’s degree studies in Romania. After 2 years of teaching she became Head of the Woodwinds Department at the Secondary Music School in Lugoj.
Along side Anca has an extensive international experience. She has been teaching in Dubai, UAE and has come across with various styles and curriculums, from American to British and beyond, including ABRSM and Trinity examinations.
Her training, experience, enthusiasm and commitment in working with children of all ages recommend Anca to be en excellent teacher for your child if you so chose to learn flute, piano, recorder, and music theory.

VICKY WARWICK

(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.