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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

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.

Giorgio Senigagliesi, Piano Tutor

Giorgio Senigagliesi

Piano Tutor

I have been studying piano since I was eight years old. I enrolled at the "G. Rossini" Conservatoire and later at the "L. D'Annunzio" Conservatoire where I graduated in Piano Performance.

During my studies, in the Conservatoires, I performed several times for public events at "G. Pedrotti" hall in Pesaro (Italy), "L. D'Annunzio" hall and "Sala Bellisario" in Pescara (Italy). I've also performed as soloist in various classical music events, such as at Auditorium "La manna" in Civitanova Marche (Italy), "D. Lazzaretti" Theatre in Morrovalle (Italy), "Villa Barruchello" in Porto Sant'Elpidio (Italy).

My strong passion for the music teaching and Music Therapy led me to understand the importance of the music in childrens' development, especially in special education needs.

I love to create a fun environment during lessons, in order to stimulate my students to enjoy both the music and piano practices.

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.