June 22, 2016

Piano Lessons In North-West London

Lorenzo Rocco Piano LessonsLorenzo offers piano lessons and is specialised in classical and modern techniques and repertoires. Over a 25-year period he has successfully prepared a wide range of pupils for ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall examinations, Grade 1 to 8 and diplomas. He also teaches orchestration and composition, as well as jazz, rock and other styles.

Lorenzo also prepares students for Music Aptitude Tests  to grant admission to many selective secondary schools  and run Music Theory classes, including the very popular course aimed for ABRSM grade 5 Theory exam.

He takes on students of all ages and abilities, as long as they are keen to learn and prepared to practise between lessons. Lorenzo teaches at Ebony & Ivory Music School in Colindale (see map) and offers home visits.

Piano lessons areas of teaching include:

  • Classical music
  • Jazz, Rock and other genres
  • Aural
  • Music Theory
  • Harmony
  • Sightreading skills
  • Improvisation
  • Composition
  • Orchestration

He takes on students of all ages and abilities, as long as they are keen to learn and prepared to practise between lessons. Lorenzo teaches at Ebony & Ivory Music School in Colindale (see map) and offers home visits.

Why Learn Piano

Music should form an integral part of the development of any child. Neuroscientists have been developing a new understanding of how music develops our brains. It seems that learning and listening to music can raise your IQ, improve your emotional development, and even physically strengthen your brain, as well as improve coordination.

It’s likely that music is so powerful because the brain uses many areas to process it. As well as activating our neurons, music recruits the auditory cortex to interpret the sound, the cerebellum for the beat — the same neural circuitry we use for language — and then integrates it all smoothly. Playing music has been found to increase the volume and activity in the brain’s corpus callosum — the bridge between the two hemispheres — allowing messages to get across the brain faster and through more diverse routes. This may allow musicians to solve problems more effectively and creatively, in both academic and social settings. However, the most important reason why we should all learn music is simply that being able to play and appreciate music is sheer joy, as every adult who regrets not having done enough in their childhood knows. Whether teaching a future music professional, or an amateur who will appreciate music for life, Lorenzo’s goal as a teacher is to form well-rounded musicians, covering various areas that are interdependent, including sight reading, music theory, orchestration, composition.

Piano Mastery

Mastery at the piano involves not only being able to play the correct notes at the correct time, but also and above all being able to express feelings, and making a piece of music sound communicative and beautiful. The objective is to develop in each student a comprehensive understanding of music that enables them to play the piano with enjoyment and musicality. It is paramount that students over time strive to become independent learners. This is achieved by teaching them how to listen, evaluate their playing, and make the necessary changes in their own playing.

All parties (usually the child, the parents and the teacher) agree on the objective of the piano lessons, following a plan which should be discussed and refined periodically. Whether learning to play the piano is for sheer enjoyment, or to pass a particular grade, or to learn a particular piece, the objective must be understood and agreed by all parties.

Location

Piano lessons for students in North-West London, Colindale, Mill Hill, Edgware, Burnt-Oak, Stanmore, Borehamwood, Kingsbury, Harrow, Wembley, Hendon, Kilburn.