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Donnette Joseph, Director, Piano and Vocal Tutor

Donnette Joseph

Director, Piano and Vocal Tutor

I started piano lessons at the age of 8, and soon found a love for composition - by age 10 I was enthusiastically writing my own songs! At age 17 I began teaching piano to children whilst completing my own piano grades. This formal training in classical piano led me to pursue a degree in Contemporary Music from the Academy of Contemporary Music, where I specialised in voice and composition. After a brief period as a pop star in a girl band, I went on to write songs for the hit platinum selling band, Big Brovas.

A change of direction led me complete a second degree in HR Business Management which prompted a move to a career in the city, while continuing to teach music part-time.

During 2013, whilst teaching, I realised how much I missed being in the creative environment where I could express my love of music and more importantly share it with others. It was then that I decided to leave behind my career in business to form Summit School of Music in early 2014. Summit has grown rapidly since then, expanding its student base and taking on more tutors to make a team of eight.

Jorge Rodriguez, Piano Tutor and Team Supervisor

Jorge Rodriguez

Piano Tutor and Team Supervisor

Hi! My name is Jorge and I'm a pianist from Spain. I hold a Masters degree in Music Performance (both piano and chamber music) and I have more than five years of experience as a piano and music theory teacher both in schools and in private lessons. I'm an experienced teacher in classical piano for both children and adults, and I can also teach you jazz, rock, pop and latin music.

I also have a degree in Sound Engineering so I know a lot about recording, microphones, production, composition, post-production... it has been my life. I can teach you music theory and technical subjects like recording, production, post-production and studio skills. I'm experienced in digital audio workstations, MIDI sequencers and notation software.

I love to make my lessons entertaining and fun, always trying to have the perfect mix of motivation and progress!

Watch my videos on YouTube

Judy Demeter-Toth, Piano, Vocal and Clarinet Tutor

Judy Demeter-Toth

Piano, Vocal and Clarinet Tutor

I have been playing the piano since I was 5, and graduated from Bela Bartok Music Conservatory in Budapest majoring in clarinet, and later from the University of West London with a degree in Music Performance and Recording.

I have always loved teaching music to all ages and passing on the experience I've gained so far in all my music studies, performing, writing songs and composing. I teach piano, music theory and singing but also work on stagecraft and performance as well as songwriting and composing skills.

It has been great joy reaching higher and higher levels in music with my students and also maintaining a love for music and using it as a tool for personal growth.

Cristiane Lazar, Violin, Viola & Piano Tutor

Cristiane Lazar

Violin, Viola and Piano Tutor

Hi there! My name is Cristiane and I am a classical musician originally from Romania. I started my musical education when I was 6 at the Academy of Arts in Galati, and then moved on for my graduation in Italy, at the Conservatorium of Verona.

I am a professional violonist and I teach violin, viola and piano to students of all ages. I have over 5 years teaching experience and I can adapt to your musical taste by combining technical skills and musicality to teach you any style.

I speak fluent English, Romanian and Italian, and I would like to share my passion and teach you what I have learned whilst studying with some of the great masters of the violin.

Alina Makhina, Violin and Piano Tutor

Alina Makhina

Violin and Piano Tutor

I started learning violin and piano at the age of four and have pursued my passion for music ever since. I have a Bachelor of Music (first class honours) degree and have more than five years of teaching experience in both instruments, as well as music theory.

I have worked in various educational settings, including private lessons, schools, music clubs, have led educational workshops and participated in music teaching conferences. On top of that I have also attended the LRAM teaching courses (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music).

Having studied with some of the best music teachers at the Purcell School of Music in Watford and Royal Academy of Music in London, I have extensive knowledge of music and its history, and so I try to incorporate that into my lessons in a fun and easy-to-understand way.

My main goal is to make lessons educational and diverse, as well as keeping them fascinating and exciting for my students, and making sure all individual needs are met.

Deven Gohil, Guitar Tutor

Deven Gohil

Guitar Tutor

My name is Dev, I'm 21 years old and I'm a professional musician from Harrow, London.

My lessons can be tailored to meet any level of ability from beginner upwards. I am both academically and self-trained, Grade 8 qualified, and achieved a Diploma and Higher National Diploma at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) and I have a degree in Creative Musicianship in which I obtained a 1st Class Honours.

I have recording, songwriting, performing, touring, production and teaching experience, and I am able to teach a wide range of styles, from Classical to Jazz to Metal.

Check out my YouTube channel

Naomi Carr-Jackson, School Administrator

Naomi Carr-Jackson

School Administrator

Hi I'm Naomi, I have over 6 years experience in office administration within the public sector, managing teams and handling client relations.

I've completed my ILM and level 2 administration and I very much enjoy being the first point of contact, getting to know people and being organised. Having studied performing arts at college, I really enjoy working in a creative environment.

As a mum of two young children, I understand the significance and importance of having extra curricular activities to help their development and crucially, the importance of finding the right teacher for your child.