ONE-to-ONE or SMALL GROUPS
Sessions are held at Highbury Park Music or at students’ houses in Highbury and Islington area.
The instrument tuitions proposed for children and adolescents 4 years of age and older are based on more than 15 years of music teaching experience, between Italy, Spain and UK.
Our classes are structured following the main musical methodologies for the instrument approach (Kodaly, Gordon, Suzuki, Orff, Willems) and the latest research in neuroscience and music to create a path that follows the student’s needs and creativity.
We also follow the preparation for exams and tests.
During early childhood children will be able to approach the various musical instruments, recognise their timbre and discovering the differences to be able to choose more consciously where to concentrate their musical attention. They will learn short instrumental pieces, compose their first melodies and learn the first notions of musical grammar.
When students are around the age of 3 to 5 years old, we usually run 30 minutes sessions that involve movement, singing and playing different instruments. This helps the development of their general musical skills (singing, rhythm, coordination) which are fundamental to playing an instrument.
This path aims to prepare children for a conscious choice of the musical instrument, helping their musical development through singing and movement, as well as playing.
Playful and fun rhythmic activities will be the basis of the lessons.
The goal is also to create a creative space where the children can discover the sounds, express musical creativity (also through songwriting and improvisation) and have fun, before starting a more structured path with the music on a specific instrument.
CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS
We run classes for older children and teenagers that>want to approach the piano, keep focusing on developing their general musical skills through songs and beautiful pieces, improvisation and composition, whilst also learning how to read and understand musical grammar.
At HPM you can also be supported to prepare ABRSM exams (piano and aural test).
TIZIANA POZZO Music therapist, educator and pianist, Tiziana has collaborated for years with educational institutions (from nurseries to universities) on music projects in Italy, Spain and the UK. She is specialised in children’s development and their natural music learning. In 2018 she founded Highbury Park Music in London with Sam West, where she mainly works in music therapy, piano teaching and music education. In 2016 she starts the collaboration with Creative Futures and the University College London for various research projects. She works in the UK and abroad running CPD courses on body music in education and therapy.
STEFANO PADOAN graduated in piano at the Venice Conservatoire, in chamber music in Rome and he completed his master degree in chamber music in Venice. He’s been teaching piano and music, directing choirs and small ensembles for over two decades. He’s also specialised on the Gordon’s Music Learning Theory (music for children 0 to 6 years old). In 2014 he started working full time in London as a piano teacher.
P.s. He’s also a wonderful photographer!
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Payment: All payments are made directly to Highbury Park Music and must be made within 7 days of invoice.
Term Dates:Term dates are discussed directly between the teachers and the family.
If you need to cancel your lesson please let the teachers know at least 24 hours in advance. Since we turn away other students to hold a reservation any cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will result in full charges.
Illness or Emergency: we realise that sometimes a sudden illness or an emergency can prevent you from giving 24 hours cancellation notice. In this instance, we will use our discretion and if the circumstances are sudden and out of your control we will work with you to reschedule your appointment within the same term without charges.
Health & Safety:
There must be at least one parent/ carer on the premises throughout all sessions. Please make the teachers aware of any medical conditions or special needs that pupils may have.