Encore Music Tutors

Encore Music tutors come from a range of different backgrounds and have a variety of different musical, teaching and coaching qualifications. They share a love music, a passion for teaching and unwavering commitment to delivering the highest quality piano lessons to every student.

 

Our tutors are personally selected by Director, Liz Giannopoulos and complete a thorough vetting process which includes interviews, sample lesson plans and trial piano lessons. All tutors hold current public liability insurance certificates, have up to date DBS checks and are members of a professional body (such as Musician's Union, Incorporated Society of Musicians or European Piano Teachers' Association).

Liz Giannopoulos is the founder and director of Encore Music Tuition Ltd. She is a highly qualified music tutor with a wealth of experience and a passion for both teaching and learning.

 

Liz is committed to developing musical skills, enabling pupils to become independent musicians. She tailors piano lessons to the preferred learning styles of each student, responding to diversity with adaptability.

 

Liz is creative, inspirational, self motivated and reliable. Her students have a 100% pass rate history, ABRSM, Prep Test to Grade 7.

 

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Liz also provides ongoing coaching and mentoring for the

Associate Tutors including regular piano lesson observations, curriculum and repertoire advice, exam planning

and creative problem solving.

 

Liz Giannopoulos

BA (Hons) Music, CT ABRSM, DipABRSM, LTCL

Director, Music Tutor & Mentor

 

Liz, my thanks for the care, attention and enthusiasm with which you have taught my kids not just piano, but more broadly, musicality. Your care and commitment to each of them is, to my mind, unfaltering and unquestionable. I've heard their piano playing advance beautifully over the last year or so, and I'm looking forward to hearing their ongoing progress in the times to come. AB

My son is really enjoying your lessons and practisign and he is so proud to be awarded the termly Outstanding Progress Certificate  thanks so much, Liz, for encouraging him and for his lovely report. I think you are a really inspiring teacher. ML

Liesbeth Allart

BMus, PGDipRNCM, MMus

Associate Piano Tutor

Liesbeth is a highly motivated and conscientious teacher. 

 

A professional oboist, her performing work ranges from orchestra to chamber music to theatre, and continues to inspire her teaching of both the oboe and the piano.

 

Liesbeth advocates a holistic approach to piano lessons, in which the rapport between teacher and student is key in providing a learning environment based on trust, curiosity and individual strengths and needs. 

 

Liesbeth teaches the piano to each of our children and manages to tune into each personality very well. She is encouraging and positive without being too soft and all the children enjoy being taught by her. She is also very patient and kind – something you might expect with all teachers but which experience shows is not always the case!

 

I particularly like the way she prepares the children psychologically ahead of performances, either in exams or in recitals, and I can see the increased control that each child has over their nerves before

a performance. It is wonderful for their self-confidence.

 

She is also very good at communicating with us, the parents, about our children’s progress andexplains how we can support them with their learning. JJ

Liesbeth is a fabulous teacher, she makes her lessons fun and easy to understand. She always has a positive and encouraging manner and is always happy to take the time to explain tricky sections. My son loves his lessons with her and has made great progress.  ST

Rob Foster

Cert PTC, CME

Associate Piano Tutor

Rob has an extensive background of performing on the piano and guitar across numerous genres. Rob draws on this experience to ensure that learning the piano is a rounded experience with musicianship and musicality at the heart.

 

Rob’s goal is to teach in a way that instills a love of music and performing that his students will keep for life.  Every pianist is different, therefore Rob teaches in an adaptable way as to bring out the enthusiasm and motivation for each individual, enabling them to find and express their own unique talents on the piano.

 
 

I had my first lesson with Rob today and thoroughly enjoyed it. I've just ordered my book and am bouyed up with enthusiasm and looking forward to next week. VM

My daughter is really enjoying her lessons with Rob. He is so positive and enthusiastic and has such a great manner with the kids. NB

 

Tania Notte

BA, MA, Diploma in Piano

Associate Piano Tutor

Tania grew up in Italy and studied piano at the Conservatorio of Ferrara ''Girolamo Frescobaldi'' where she graduated in 2011 under the guidance of Fabrizio Lanzoni. She also studied Culture and Tradition of Middle Ages and Renaissance at the University of Ferrara.

 

Besides studying and performing, since 2008, Tania has collaborated with several music institutions working as a teacher and as an accompanist. She is a passionate and dedicated teacher who considers creativity and emotion to be essential components in music education.

 

Tania is also available for piano lessons conducted in Italian.

My daughter is really enjoying her lessons with Rob. He is so positive and enthusiastic and has such a great manner with the kids. NB

Tania has been the perfect teacher to introduce my son to the piano, teaching with enthusiasm and making the lessons fun between the playing and the theory. He really looks forward to his weekly half hour.  SD

Tania is wonderful she is a very good teacher with a good sense of humour and a lot of energy that makes the lesson fun for my daughter. AK

 
 
 
Krystal Tunnicliffe

MPerf BMus LMusA AMusA

Associate Piano Tutor

Born in Melbourne, Krystal Tunnicliffe holds a Bachelor of Music from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, a Masters of Performance (Piano Accompaniment, with distinction) from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, as well as AMusA and LMusA (with distinction) diplomas from the Australian Music Examinations Board. In 2017-18 she will undertake a Junior Fellowship at the Guildhall, and become a Britten-Pears Young Artist and a Wigmore Hall Chamber Tots Artist.

 

Krystal has taught both the piano and early childhood music since leaving high school, and therefore is very experienced teaching everyone from three years of age right through to adulthood. She is an advocate of joyful music making, and always encourages a love for learning and performing music, backed by a strong foundation in technical skill and theoretical knowledge.

Katie has a first-class Bachelor's Degree in Music and a Master's Degree with distinction in Music Education. She is a professional woodwind player specialising in musical theatre but also enjoys playing in jazz and funk bands. 

 

Katie is an enthusiastic and extremely passionate piano teacher. She works hard to inspire her pupils and strives to teach them to see music as a wonderful way to relax, have fun and to develop emotionally and socially, giving them a skill and interest they can enjoy all their lives.

Katie Wood

BA (Hons) Music,  MA Music Education

Associate Piano Tutor

Raymond Yiu

BMus MMus

Associate Piano Tutor

Born in Hong Kong, Raymond moved to Scotland and attended the Aberdeen City Music School before studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London as a recipient of several scholarships and awards. Since then, he has obtained his Masters and Bachelor of Music (Honours) with First Class. He has given numerous recitals and has performed as a concerto soloist with orchestras in Scotland. 

 

As a teacher, Raymond is extremely dedicated and takes great responsibility in giving his students a solid foundation, so that they can grow to be confident and independent. He also likes to incorporate improvisation, singing and playing by ear in his teaching, in order to help his students become rounded musicians. 

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