The Cadenza Music Team and other services offered by Cadenza Music
Who are we and what do we do?
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 4 tutors with 70 pupils in total. As of the Summer of 2019 this number grew to 130 in London and 50 in Cardiff. Whilst still in its infancy, Cadenza Music continues to inspire pupils with alternative approaches, creative teaching methods and memorable events such as pupil concerts.
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 write his own book series. Aside from teaching Daniel plays for ballet, accompanies, provides occasional solo recitals and provides classroom tuition for Cardiff based 'Forte Music'. Daniel conducts group lessons, mocks, and workshops for the Cadenza Music Tutors and organises/hosts the annual Piano Showcase to ensure that his teaching and the services Cadenza Music Can provide make learning an instrument the best experience it can be.
Benjamin Cook BA MA Associate Tutor
Ben was the first associate piano tutor to join Cadenza Music Tuition. His talents as a pianist and composer were fine tuned during his undergraduate degree in Music Performance at Canterbury Christ Church University, where he specialised in jazz, salsa and ensemble work. Highlights of his work include headlining the Matua Stage with Pete Boss and The Bluehearts at the 2014 Love Supreme Jazz Festival. He received a scholarship in the year 2016 which lead to the completion his Master’s degree in Composing for Moving Images at City University, London. He studied under reputable composers like Dr.Miguel Mera, Dr.Aaron Einbond and Dr.Eric Nystrom. Ben is currently a freelance composer at PHMG Worldwide in addition to his private instrumental tuition work.
Christina Karpodini BMus MA Associate Tutor
Guido Mallardi BMus MMus Associate Tutor
Cleo Savva BMus (hons) Associate Tutor
Marilena Theodoraki BMus (hons) Associate Tutor
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
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