Music theory tutor reference
Rodrigo has been teaching me music theory for about a year now, and I would definitely recommend him!
He approaches all topics in specific ways for me to understand very well and quickly. As Rodrigo is a composer, her has also showed me some very interesting and complex compositional methods which I would never have known about without him.
A deeper understanding and appreciation for music and music theory.
Rodrigo as a teacher
Having known Rodrigo for several years now, I have seen the huge amount of skills that he is able to offer to any music student. His extensive knowledge, both on music theory and practice, is paired up with an amazing ability to synthesize and break down complex issues to their most basic level.
Although Rodrigo is at a university teaching level, his methods apply to any ability, being advanced or beginner. Looking at each student as an individual, he understands that everyone has different necessities and so he develops tailored strategies for improvement.
When Rodrigo left Portugal to come back to London he was teaching various groups of toddlers on holistic musician training, using methods which he put together including aural training, written notati
Starting lesson after 20 years
Rodrigo came over to my place and was perfectly on time. He is a very enthusiastic teacher and definitely helped me on the way to get my enjoyment back playing the piano. I will book him again for two weeks time to see whether this can be something permanent going forward.
An excellent and inspirational teacher
Rodrigo has been teaching both myself and my five year old daughter to play piano. He is kind, friendly and incredibly patient, he has tailored the lessons and teaching style to both of us, and has managed to keep us interested and inspired to play piano from the very beginning, I can see my daughter's excitement after every lesson. He is an excellent teacher and I have already recommended him to a number of people.
A fantastic learning experience and a new found love for the piano.
Great Artistic Director
Rodrigo has not only the intellectual capacity but also the volition to take various types of projects ahead within music field and beyond.
The fact that he has successfully played various roles such as composer, conductor, performer, artistic director and producer, in events such as the artistic residence Câmara Nova and the New Music Ensemble, showing from the start a great organisational capacity for leading large numbers of musicians and attending to the group's needs, has demonstrated his adaptive qualities.
I must say, that even in stressful and tense situations Rodrigo maintains his philosophical and ethical integrity, striving to solve any tension.
He is a leader who conquers respect whilst respecting; insurmountable qualities of a tutor, maestro, performer and other roles.
Henceforth, I consider Rodrigo a proactive person with great social skills. All projects in which I had the honour to become involved with him granted me great realisation feelings, in the sense that the work executed was always very remarkable.
Remarkable Work as Contemporary Musicin