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Reputable piano teachers, musicians, composers and educators in Cardiff and South West London

The tutors Cadenza Music Tuition have extensive teaching and performing experience. They regularly meet to discuss their lessons. Regular professional development sessions are organised to ensure that teaching standards are up to date and of the highest quality. 

Classical and jazz piano lessons from the expert qualified and experienced tutors 

Have you always wanted to play the piano? Are you seeking to gain exam success? Did you play some time ago and wish to take up the instrument once again? The team at Cadenza Music Tuition are committed to allow you to meet your goals through carefully planned and engaging lessons

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced performer, we offer lessons for pupils at all abilities and ages. 

Lessons in Cardiff are available at the fully equipped home teaching studio. 

Our tutors in South West London provide home visit tuition. 

Online tuition is also available to those outside of the teaching reach of Cadenza Music Tutors. 

Feel free to contact us to schedule free trial lesson. 
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Daniel Nicholson - piano tutor from Cadenza Music Tuition in Cardiff and Southwest London

Daniel Nicholson BMus (hons) MMus


Lessons from home studio in Cardiff

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 - piano tutor from Cadenza Music Tuition in Cardiff and Southwest London

Benjamin Cook BA MA

Associate Tutor

Mondays/Tuesdays home visits in SW London

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.  
Josh McConville - piano tutor from Cadenza Music Tuition in Cardiff and Southwest London

Joshua McConville BMus (hons) PGCE

Associate Tutor

Mondays home visits in SW London

Joshua, a talented and highly experienced pianist and piano teacher, began teaching with Cadenza Music in April 2017.

He holds a BMus (Hons) from one of the country’s finest music departments during which he had the opportunity to study piano at the Royal Academy of Music under Professor Colin Stone. Josh also gained a PGCE in Primary Education from Goldsmiths College which he passed at Master’s level.

With over 5 years’ experience of teaching piano, Josh is a highly experienced teacher and has taken pupils from the earliest stages of learning piano to successfully completing grades 4 and 5.

Josh recently taught in a school in East London, helping a group of year 11s prepare for their GCSE music performance, and from April 16 will be employed as piano teacher at Globe Academy, Elephant and Castle. He also plays piano for weddings and plays as an organist/pianist at his local church.

Christina Karpodini - piano tutor from Cadenza Music Tuition in Cardiff and Southwest London

Christina Karpodini BMus MA

Associate Tutor

Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays home visits in SW London

Christina started teaching with Cadenza Music in April 2017. She began her musical studies at 7 years old in Classical piano and vocal ensemble participation. She took her first music Diploma in Music Harmony from the Conservatory of Music in 2011 and a second diploma in Counterpoint Music in 2013. In 2015 she took her Piano Teaching Diploma (equivalent to LRAM) and her Bachelor Degree in Music Studies, pathway Music Technology and Acoustics, with first-class Honors by the National University of Athens. 

In 2016 she completed her Master Degree in Composition at City University of London in which she explored areas such as Electroacoustic composition. 

Her enormously varied musical background has given Christina a diverse creative resource from which she draws a fun and engaging teaching style.

Liam Harman - piano tutor from Cadenza Music Tuition in Cardiff and Southwest London

Liam Harman BMus MA

Associate Tutor

Liam began teaching with Cadenza Music in April 2017. He began playing and studying piano from the age of 10 alongside learning the Clarinet. During these earlier years he taken part in solo and chamber performances and won numerous prizes.    

Liam’s teaching career began during his undergraduate studies in Barcelona at the Catalonia College of Music where he taught privately and in music schools. He taught a wide range of pupils from age 5 to adults across a variety of styles and abilities. This experience was maintained following his relocation to the UK three years ago and feedback from his teaching has been resoundingly positive. 

At present, Liam is in the final stages of his Masters' Degree in Clarinet Performance at the Royal College of Music, a place he gained with a scholarship. The RCM has presented him with world class opportunities which include performing in the Royal Festival Hall and Buckingham Palace in addition to studying with internationally acclaimed professors.  

Liam’s motivation to teach is one that is drawn from his own experience as a student himself. It is his aim to provide tuition of the highest quality to ensure that those that he teaches are able to enjoy learning an instrument as much as he has.
Liam can also speak five languages and is highly proficient in a number of instruments.
Guido Mallardi - piano tutor from Cadenza Music Tuition in Cardiff and Southwest London
Guido Mallardi BMus MMus

Associate Tutor

Guido Mallardi started teaching with Cadenza Music in September 2017. He is an Italian pianist, composer and researcher winner of 'On Piano Creativity International Contest'. He studied at the Conservatoire of Fermo and awarded a scholarship in the year 2000. He also studied in the Conservatoire of Milan, Academy of Imola and Mozart Academy in Brussels. He is passionate about improvisation and experimentation and has in depth analytical and practical knowledge of a wide range of genres. 

Guido has taught piano, theory, composition, harmony, arranging, counterpoint and improvisation for approximately 15 years. He has developed a method called 'Analogic' and an symbol based approach called Piano Technique Stenography (PTS). His approach is suited to all ages and abilities and his experience has helped him refine his approach so that he is fully competent teaching in any setting or scenario.  

Additionally he has started making public demonstrations of his
'Brainarm' method which gives non-musicians the tools to compose without prior experience. 

In summary, Guido is a highly versatile, experienced and innovative educator that cares a great deal about the services he provides. 

“Once again, thank you so much for great teaching and encouragement for the girls. They have really benefited from your various methods of instruction and hopefully some seeds of musical enjoyment have been planted and nurtured.” 

– K.A
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02920 304 540 or 07432 487 947.
for tuition in South West London.

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