Piano Teachers

Working in partnership with Markson Pianos
“Bark is the best way to find local service professionals. We do all the leg work to help you find the right pro for the job!” - Nick Hewer
Listed below are just a few of the numerous piano teachers we are delighted to work with. Over many years we have developed extremely close working relationships with them and greatly appreciate the symbiosis that exists between us.
Karen Newby

Karen Newby is a graduate of Trinity College of Music and teaches piano, violin and theory. Several of her former pupils now have successful careers in music and she teaches all abilities and ages. Although she helps prepare for examinations, her aim is always for her pupils to reach the best standard of which they are capable through playing pieces they enjoy.
Karen is also very sought after as a singer/pianist and is a regular at The Ritz Hotel restaurant.
Visit her webpage at Karen Newby

Grace Francis

Grace Frances is an international prizewinning pianist who has given critically acclaimed performances at the Wigmore Hall, St John‘s Smith Square and BBC Radio 3. Please don‘t let these credentials intimidate or put you off as Grace is an avid teacher who specializes not only in beginners of any age but also advanced players who are looking to improve on their technique. With her warm approach but firm guidance, her pupils consistently gain exceptional marks for their music exams.
Please feel free to contact her either through her own website www.gracefrancispianist.com or through us on 020 7935 8682.

Sokol Piano Academy

Premier Piano School in London known for offering expert piano tuition from highly-qualified and knowledgeable teachers who understand the psychology of piano pedagogy. Total beginners as well as more experienced players are welcome, though a place in the school is not guaranteed as places are in very high demand

Marina Petrov

Marina Petrov is a classical pianist, with over 25 years of experience in teaching in UK as well as promoting young talents around Europe. Her piano career started early at the age 8 with a debut in Belgrade followed by numerous TV and National Radio shows. She has won many piano competitions and festivals 9 years in a row in former Yugoslavia. Marina continued her studies at Moscow Conservatoire in USSR and after moving to London in 1989, has also completed MA in Music Piano Course (Performance Studies) at City University. Her piano teaching methods are based on concentrating in solving the most difficult problems in piano playing as well as working on power of mind. She is also a specialists in Preventing Occupational Injuries in Pianists and Musicians. For more info on individual lessons and courses available for various levels. For more info refer to web site www.marinapetrov.co.uk or contact: petrovm27@gmail.com

Mike Reynolds

Mike Reynolds is a highly experienced jazz pianist who is able to teach not only classical technique but also jazz styles and philosophies which can help give greater musical awareness to the pupil. He teaches all levels and ages from beginner to advanced level and has many years of experience.

Belle Chen

Winner of Classical Music Rising Star Award at the inaugural 2015 London Music Awards, Australian-Taiwanese pianist Belle Chen has been enjoying a busy international schedule, performing a diversity of programmes ranging from classical piano recitals, chamber music recitals, to experimental collaborations with sound design, visual art, theatre, and dance. Belle is a piano soloist for the prestigious Park Lane Group Artists in their 2015/16 season. Her festival appearances in recent years include: 2015 Newbury International Festival, Deal Festival, Australia & New Zealand Literature Festival, Shanghai World Expo, Bloomsbury Festival, Taipei Fringe Festival, and Teneriffe Festival. In 2014 & 2015, she toured UK as pianist in Concert Theatres production of Romeo & Juliet/The Rite of Spring, and as a solo recitalist in Taiwan and UK. Belles performances have also been broadcasted and featured by media such as BBC Radio 3, BBC China, Monocle 24 Radio, Classic Radio Finland, Classic FM, ABC FM, 4MBS, and Dateline (TV). Belle graduated from Royal Academy of Music (United Kingdom) in September 2013 with Master of Music in Performance with Distinction, and has since been handpicked by Brian Eno for as a winner of Curators Choice for Music Award at 2014 NOISE Festival, awarded the 2014 Finalist Award for The American Prize for Music in Chamber Music, and winning the 2015 London Music Award. Since 2016, Belle has been endorsed by Arts Council England under the Exceptional Talent visa scheme. She is currently a guest lecturer in Multimedia and Piano Performance at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was previously endorsed as a Graduate Entrepreneur after her degree. Belle is the founding director of Eito Music, where she leads a new generation of self-producing talents in classical and experimental genres.

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