Piano, Theory, Composition, Piano arrangement, Brainarm
My name is Guido, I am a professional pianist, composer and a researcher in the field of music and didactics.
I have two degrees in music (Piano post-MA, Composition BA) and awards.
and am available to teach piano, musictheory, harmony and composition, giving lessons at students` home and mine.
I have about 15 years experience in teaching and I am able to tutor to adults and children at beginner and intermediate levels, as well as advanced and professional ones.
Despite an accurate discipline, I like to create a friendly atmosphere and I am very flexible as for musical preferences as well as the time one can dedicate to piano (should get prepared for grades/exams or studying music just for fun).
My way of teaching is based upon three methods: piano technique stenography, pyramidal and analogic method.
I also use an incredible new method called Brainarm allowing the student to create his own music with no need of composition knowledge, and it is very useful to improve one`s musicality and theory skills without effort.*
I can provide a traditional bottom-up path for all levels, all ages in classical, modern, experimental and jazz genres; also I can help advanced students and professionals to refine their musical and technical skills.
I will teach at your home or mine at your choice.
But if you don`t have a piano yet, don`t worry, you can come to my flat, otherwise you can rent a piano starting from 20£/month.
This rent will be deducted from the purchase of that instrument if you decide to go on with your piano lessons.
Ask me for more information and I will be happy to give you some more help.
You can also decide to take a second hand piano for free... Yes! Just have a look on Gumtree, there are so many people getting rid of old pianos. Some of them are working well enough. Anyway they need to be tuned and you have to pay for the transport.
SUBJECTS TAUGHT AND SERVICES
- Composition (traditional and Brainarm methods)
- Composition for non-musicians (Brainarm)
- Piano technique stenography
- Full score from audio trascription service
(prices info on demand)
- Digital copy from music manuscripts
- Concerts for your toddlers/children at your home to stimulate their brain and nourish musicality
- Italian pronounce for singers
- Chess lessons
I am DBS checked (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB).
Some references can be viewed on my profile. Further references will be provided upon request.
Feel free to contact me for any enquiry, if you are interested.
Guido is an Italian pianist, composer and researcher, winner of 'On Piano Creativity' Permanent International Contest and recognised for both his fine playing and his interesting compositions by such famous figures as Alexander Lonquich, Héctor Ulises Passarella, Rodion Shchedrin, Frederic Rzewski, Piero Rattalino and Yoshiko Okada.
His repertoire includes music from Bach to Ligeti as well as his own music (experimental works and innovative jazz arrangements), and also music composed by non-musicians through the Brainarm method, which is his main achievement in the musical research field.
Since 2016 he is an appointed juror of the WPTA International Piano Competition (member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation).
He studied at Conservatoire of Fermo then was awarded a scholarship in 2000; also studied in Conservatoire of Milan, Incontri col Maestro Academy of Imola and École de Musique Mozart in Bruxelles. Finally he graduated in 2006 from Fermo Conservatoire with a post-MA in piano and a first class BA in compostion.
He studied composition with Marco Di Bari, harmony, analysis and counterpoint with Fulvio Delli Pizzi, analysis with Michele Ignelzi, while his piano teachers have included Piero Rattalino, Enrico Belli, Fausto Bongelli. In parallel he also attended piano masterclasses of such great masters as Alexander Lonquich, Boris Petrushansky, Jörg Demus, Franco Scala, Massimiliano Damerini, François-Joël Thiollier, Pierluigi Camicia and Giovanni Valentini; also Pier Narciso Masi and Alain Meunier for chamber music.
His performances in Italy and abroad made him collecting great success as a very communicative and charming musician.
In 1998 he has been the first pianist to perform in Italy Gyorgy Ligeti's works for two pianos.
He is passionate about improvisation and experimentation and has worked in genres ranging from contemporary music, modern jazz and ambient/psychedelic. These experiences have led him to develop his own style, which he terms "Narf", a kind of inside-impressionism characterized by minimal diatonic constructivism. An example of this is in his work Dentro, which is in the catalogues of Orléans Concours International de musique XX siècle.
Where Dentro is sacred inspired, delicate and suspended, the collection Prophandances is very colorful, rhythmical and iconoclastic, taking elements of acid-jazz to create a large form genre out of it.
Among his works are various ensemble and several piano solo pieces.
During the years 2002 to 2004 he took part to Alexander Lonquich's and Marco Di Stefano’s theatre companies, working as a pianist, improviser, composer and actor. In 2004 he wrote and performed some arrangements of famous songs of the early 1900 for the theatre Piccolo Re di Roma.
A complete musician with eclectic artistic personality but also an inventor and a researcher of new methods to teach as well as composition music systems, his formation is full of experiences with various oriental disciplines and philosophies before his definitive discovery of the first century Christianism.
He has taught piano, theory, composition, harmony, arrangement, counterpoint, improvisation in a number of music schools in Italy for approximately 15 years, developing and launching in 2008 a method he has called Analogic, which is focused on developing consciousness through music and tries to describes music through a development of symbols and archetypes, for application in composition, analysis and performance ("from inner-world to outward” is the motto he uses to define it in simple words). This type of approach led him to invent and develop a very helpful system of symbols he called PTS (Piano Tecnique Stenography), to assist pianists and students with approaching a piece of music and learning it without technical mistakes.
In 2012 as well as founding a school known as the Accademia Professionale di Musica, he started making public demonstrations of his Brainarm method, which gives non-musicians tools to compose high quality music without requiring that they have any prior knowledge of theory or technique.
Going against a common belief that it is only possible to compose good quality music once someone is already highly versed in theory and usually an extremely accomplished pianist, the Brainarm method is for anyone: a way of empowering everyone who wants to write music, no matter what their level of musical knowledge. Interestingly, despite taking advantage of the instrumental technique and the experience of the tutor, no influence comes from him during the composition process.
We have known Guido for almost 2 years now. He is the tutor for my 9 year old son. Since Guido is himself a concert pianist he is able to take his students to a higher level of musicality and we believe we have seen the effect in our son. Our son performed a short piece in a concert. He is also patient, friendly and focused. My son passed his graded exam with distinction which we are very pleased and proud of.
We are continuing to use Guido as a tutor for our son.
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Written by Fran Ccedil Ois M
Guido is a great piano teacher. He has a lot of patience with children and adapts to the best learning approach depending on the child. An accomplished musician, he is also a great teacher for adults whatever their level.
Guido tutored our 5 year old at chess once a week for a term. Guido was extremely patient in his teaching method, which was fantastic as our son can sometimes play up when new people are around. Guido was knowledgable in Chess and our sons game improved tremendously. Thanks.