Donnette JosephDirector, 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 RodriguezPiano Tutor and Studio Engineering Instructor
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!
Selin ÖzenViolin, Viola and Piano Tutor
Hello! My name is Selin and I am a classical musician originally from Germany. I started my musical career at the age of 6 in Wolfsburg and moved to England, after being awarded a scholarship on the Bachelor of Arts program at the University of Chichester. I finished my studies and will be graduating with a Masters degree in Performance from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in November 2016.
Since 2012, I have been teaching and performing as a Violinist and Violist as well as Chamber Musician in many countries such as Russia, Switzerland, the United States and Argentina. I have had the great opportunity to be a one-to-one tutor and workshop leader at various musical events. As a workshop leader at an orphanage in Argentina, I have had the chance to help children with troubled backgrounds to develop their confidence in their capabilities and the validity of their own viewpoint through creative musical teaching.
I am very passionate about teaching and I would love to share my musical knowledge with you and show you how to play the Violin, Viola or Piano.
Nathalia RakotosonPiano Tutor
My name is Nathalia, and I started my musical education when I was 5, having a wonderful teacher who awakened my passion for music. After that I was guided by dedicated professors who taught me how to practice and be devoted to music, and I graduated from Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Poland as a Performance Pianist. I also hold a Teaching Certificate, and I have 11 years of teaching experience with both children and adults.
I love meeting new students and on our lessons I like to present music to them as something simple and beautiful.
Blasio KavumaFlute and Piano Tutor
Hi! I'm Blasio and I teach Flute and Piano.
Deven GohilGuitar 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.
Rachael RajanPiano and Vocal Tutor
My name is Rachael Rajan. I am a qualified singing and piano teacher and a graduate of Academy of contemporary music. I have been studying music throughout my life and am academically trained and qualified to teaching standard of both classical piano, contemporary and theatre singing.
I started teaching 5 years ago and since have had many students of all different grades. I have passed many of my students through exams with glowing results. If you are interested in learning this craft and honing this skill I would be happy to assist you.
Qualifications: A LEVELS Music and Music Technology; ABRSM Teaching grade; London College of Music Examination Music Theatre, Singing teaching Grade, Distinction; Academy of Contemporary Music Degree (BA hons) in professional music performance.