Edwin Dizer

  

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I'm an experienced professional piano, singing, theory and aural teacher based in Wimbledon. Please get in touch from the Contact tab if you would like to enquire about lessons. You can find some advice about lessons and learning music in Articles, and in Compositions you can find music I have written especially for students.

Qualifications:

BMus (hons) 1st class from the University of Manchester's music department (rated best in the country)

Grade 8 in singing, piano, and trumpet, and LRSM certificate in piano performance.

⦁ Royal College of Music from 2005-2011.

⦁ Professional, patient and fun teacher with several year's experience.



Rates and Classes:

⦁ Have any doubts? I give an initial half hour lesson for £10.

⦁ Competitive rate of £22 per half hour, £31 per 45 minutes and £40 per hour after trial lesson.

All ages and standards welcome. I also teach students not doing grades and interested in all genres of music.

⦁ Flexible hours possible

⦁ Studio at Wimbledon, SW19, with excellent piano and recording facilities

⦁ I can travel to a student's home within walking distance; please enquire regarding arrangements.



My Teaching Philosophy:

Music has the power to enrich our lives when it is taught well. Of course it is enjoyable, but its pursuit also develops valuable life skills, and ultimately music offers new ways of understanding the world. With this philosophy, I believe lessons should above all be fun, interesting and inspire further investigation and practice; too many people are put off by poor, uninspiring teaching.

Alongside ensuring strong foundations for good technique, I try to inspire confidence, passion and creativity in students so that they can engage any piece of music with their own original interpretation. Where the student shows interest, I enrich lessons with insights into music history and theory so that students can combine good technique with good understanding. My ultimate objective is to empower students to control their own musical development and enrich their lives with this wonderful skill.

I adapt my teaching style to apply the most suitable strategy and teaching techniques for each individual student. These techniques have been developed from years of experience and influenced by teachers, psychologists and musicians including Paul Harrisson, John Holt, Stewart Gordon and Timothy Gallwey. I create a friendly, approachable and relaxed atmosphere so that students feel comfortable and enjoy themselves. Though some students respond well to challenges and official achievement, I will not pigeonhole students into doing exams if I believe they will not benefit in some way. I put an emphasis on pieces the student will enjoy, but I also explore new or less familiar genres of music regularly. For children, a good rapport with the parents is essential and I recommend that parents attend their children's lessons, though parents may always approach me for an update on their child's progress or with other questions.

Teaching 'unmusical' students and people with learning difficulties are a true test of a teacher's abilities, and I enjoy teaching such students. Often, they can achieve good results with the right guidance.

"Edwin is a brilliant singing teacher. I took lessons with him, and despite my complete novice status, and lack of musical understanding, he really helped me develop my voice and singing ability. He is very patient and thoughtful teacher. He has a massive musical knowledge and talent, combined with a great talent to teach. He is fun and engaging, and makes the lessons really enjoyable. He obviously loves singing and he helps his students love it too." - Cat

"We have finally found the right piano teacher as I am aware that while personality counts for a lot, proper qualifications and experience are crucial too. My daughter has been really enjoying her piano lessons with Mr Edwin Dizer compared to her last piano teacher. She is always excited to attend the lessons. Mr Edwin is very good, patient, piano teacher. He supports, encourages and gets the best out of her. He conveys his passion and enthusiasm for piano and its literature to Anna on each lesson. He teaches her at her own pace. Also motivates my daughter Anna to be curious about music which has an enormous impact on her progress." - Marie

"Edwin Dizer has been my piano teacher for a while now and I am always impressed by both how well prepared he comes for each lesson (since he always has novel ways of helping me get around tricky compositions) and at how much fun you can have in his lessons!" - Omer

"Edwin Dizer is a great music teacher. He has a vast and wide ranging knowledge of music and theory, and he is an impressive pianist. Crucially for a teacher, he gives encouragement and inspiration. I've had several piano teachers and Edwin is by far the best." - David

"Edwin's structured and methodical approach makes the daunting task of learning to play piano easier and more fun. I found his insights into music theory as well as tips for efficient practice very useful and effective in achieving desired results." - Manish

“You're the best piano teacher ever!” - Maggie

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