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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 Studio Engineering Instructor

Jorge Rodriguez

Piano 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!

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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.

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Rachael Rajan, Piano and Vocal Tutor

Rachael Rajan

Piano 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.

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