I am an opera musician and director and I’m active in, and passionate about, both disciplines.
Please note that piano lessons are usually 30 minutes and cost £15. I am a pianist, composer and arranger and my work has been published by Ricordi. I am a patient and friendly tutor who understands that gains don’t come overnight and excellence requires practice and encouragment. I can tutor in piano, music theory, music history and composition and can guide you through an exam process or one tailored to your particular interests.
As a director, I have worked with Welsh National Opera, Wexford Opera Festival and English Touring Opera and have taught stagecraft at the Trinity School in London and specialist workshops on the dramatic URL’s of Samuel Beckett. I offer private coaching to singers and actors in performance and drama, whether for auditions, performances or personal development.
I think Russell is an exceptional piano teacher and I would highly recommend him. His patience is astounding, the breadth of his knowledge is clear as my 7 year old is already reading and playing pieces after only a few weeks, looking well on her way to successfully completing her grade 1 exams. My daughter is more on the reserved side but Russell seems to understand the best way to connect with, engage her and coach her through.
I would highly recommend him.