The Cadenza Music Team & Publications
How We Began
Cadenza Music Tuition was originally founded and created by Daniel Nicholson at the beginning of 2017 in Tooting, London. His own teaching became very popular and a waiting list of over 30 pupils was a common occurrence at the time. Because of personal reasons Daniel knew he would be leaving London to travel back to Cardiff but he was unsure at the time how best to find tuition that could best suit the needs of his pupils at the time.
His solution was to take on and mentor someone to take on a block of pupils from his waiting list so that Dan's pupils could seamlessly transition across. Instead, demand for lessons seemed to increase again due to the success of these lessons. Upon leaving London, Dan was managing a team of four tutors which has now expanded to the team you see on this page. Lessons continue to be refined and developed with pupil concerts, mock exams, online tuition and publications all supplementing lessons .
Meet Our Team
Daniel Nicholson BMus (hons) MMus Founder
Daniel has both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Music Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. His passion for playing the piano developed at an early age, when he started Suzuki training with his teacher Hugh Stimpson and Jazz piano with Simon Brown. During his time at music college he studied with internationally acclaimed musicians and twice reached the national finals of the EPTA piano competition. During his Master's studies Daniel also began teaching piano privately and with the Junior Conservatoire at RWCMD.
Daniel's years of passion for teaching in SW London resulted in him setting up a school of music - Cadenza Music Tuition. He has developed an interest in cross-disciplinary repertoire, which has allowed him to grow as a talented performer, become a successful teacher and authoring the Missing Bars book series. Daniel's role in Cadenza Music is formed of numerous aspects. He offers support, guidance and mentorship to the Associate Tutors, organises events/workshops, manages the day to day running, composes, performs and teaches a full list of his own pupils from his dedicated teaching studio at home in Cardiff. Daniel's primary driving passion is to give a platform to pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and ages to learn, explore and be inspired by the piano.
Benjamin Cook BA MA Associate Tutor
Christina Karpodini BMus MA Associate Tutor
Cleo Savva BMus (hons) Associate Tutor
Timothee Mille BMus (hons)
Timothee, originally from France, has an extensive background in music that spans multiple genres and mediums. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theatre in München, Germany.. Before then he also completed a course in Jazz piano at the Music College for Jazz, Pop and Roach at the Neue Jazz School also in München. His talents as a musician earned him a scholarship with Live Music Now and first prizes in Piano Accompaniment and at the Steinwayhaus Contest.
His training has led him to an accomplished career as a musician, a music producer and educator. He has worked as a bar pianist, manager of a wedding band, workshop leader and some ad hoc producing work. This is all alongside extensive experience teaching piano and guitar to pupils of all ages and abilities.
As a teacher Timothee has had regular experience since 2013 and has built up a successful reputation as someone who delivers highly creative, enjoyable and tailored lessons to pupils. He has a passion for Jazz piano, improvisation and creative/musical freedom. Whilst Jazz is a specialism Classical pupils can also enjoy Timothee’s lessons as he is highly adaptable and his broad experience and training will offer a very interesting and insightful approach
Timothee is also fluent in German and French so will be a good match particularly for anyone wishing to have lessons in these languages.
Susanna Hartland BA (hons) Associate Tutor
Daniel Crompton BMus (hons) ABRSM Dip Associate Tutor
As an accomplished musician Daniel has a broad base of knowledge and experience to draw upon in his teaching. He particularly enjoys the challenges and rewards of educating and aims to be highly engaging as well as supportive to pupils. Daniel is highly adaptable making him a versatile teacher fully competent across a broad range of ages and abilities. Whether it be learning a repertoire, taking an exam, learning a new style/skill, or understanding/appreciating music, Daniel will ensure pupils learn progressively and enjoy lessons at all times.
Valerija Iljinaite BA (hons) Associate Tutor
Vasilis Nathanail BMus Associate Tutor
Lewis Murphy BMus (hons) MMus Associate Tutor
Lewis is a composer and multi-instrumentalist whose recent work includes commissions from Glyndebourne, the Royal Opera House and Scottish Opera. He frequently writes for young singers and so has gathered lots of experience working in group settings, leading workshops and rehearsals with youth choruses in London and around the UK. He studied Composition at the Royal College of Music (MMus, with Distinction) and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (BMus, 1st class honours). As a teacher, Lewis has a friendly supportive approach underpinned by vast experience and knowledge. Pupils will enjoy a very creative and insightful approach to his lessons that is adaptable and comprehensive
Silvio Bartoli BMus (hons) MMus Associate Tutor
Silvio’s wide ranging experience as a composer has provided groundwork for his teaching style and approach. His passion for music is delivered in every lesson and pupils may enjoy elements of composition, contemporary music or just an alternative approach to playing the piano that perhaps had not been previously considered. Silvio teaches both children and adults with methodology that is highly adaptable and will always tailor lessons to ensure they are a good fit for everyone.
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