Rodrigo B - tutor

Rodrigo B
Tutor in New Cross, South East London


£40.00 / hour

Excellent private music tutor

I am a professional composer, performer and artistic director who offers tuition in piano (any level), music theory (any level), percussion (up to intermediate level), digital music production (logic and pro tools), conducting (several practices and styles, any level) and composition (several practices and styles, any level).

I studied piano with Irina Bandura, Graça Mota and Maria Krivensky, music composition and conducting with Francisco Monteiro, performance art with Né Barros, music sociology with Jorge Alexandre Costa, music pedagogy with Graça Palheiros, production and project management with Pedro Silva; composition and creative strategies with Roger Redgate and Alistair Zaldua, sonic art and phonography with John Drever
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Reviews and References

There are 8 reviews or references for Rodrigo.

Written by Roxanna A

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.
Music Theory
A deeper understanding and appreciation for music and music theory.
Written by Sara R

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
Written by Anna D

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.
Piano (Beginner)
Written by David T

Piano (Beginner)
Written by Cesar Gimeno L

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.
Written by Diogo C

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
Written by Daniel M

Piano (Beginner)
Written by Amal S

Really lovely person , patience and creative with lots of smiles . I'm happy with our first session and looks forward to work together.
Piano (Beginner)
Quite satisfied.
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Education and Qualifications

Rodrigo's education and qualifications are listed below.


College of Education, Porto, Portugal
Licenciatura in Music
Goldsmiths, University of London
BMus (hons) Music


Prizes and Scholarships

1) British Composer Awards (2013 Competition);
2) Research Scholarship at the Research Centre for Music Psychology and Education (CIPEM), College of Education - Music Department, Porto, Portugal
3) Arts and Humanities Grant for fellow members and alumni from the GCEA, School of Arts, Funchal, Portugal.


Subjects taught by Rodrigo are listed below.


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