We offer a hand-picked team of talented, dedicated tutors to teach at your home or business, at a time which suits you. All of our team are DBS checked, extensively qualified and active performers on the London scene. But very importantly, our teachers have been chosen for their strong interpersonal skills and their empathy. They have a passion as well as a talent for teaching.
Lessons are available in singing, flute, piano, accordion, saxophone, violin, guitar, oud, bass guitar and drums. If you want to learn something else let us know and we would love to help! With our extensive contacts, we have a good chance of finding something for you.
BENJAMIN GASIGLIA - DIRECTOR OF ARTPEGGIOS, GUITAR TEACHER
Benjamin joined Artpeggios in 2011, becoming its Director in 2017. Born in France, he comes from a musical family - his mother is a singer and pianist, and his grandfather was a jazz guitarist (performing with singers such as Gilbert Bécaud and Serge Reggiani). After picking up the guitar at 14, Benjamin went on to study music theory, composition and music history at a conservatoire in Paris, developing his craft under the tutelage of great teachers and performing with numerous artists and bands on stage.
In addition to working as a session guitarist, Benjamin has been teaching for over 15 years, sharing his love for music and gaining real satisfaction from seeing his students improve. He gives them the skills they need to find their own musical voice, provides them with a structured method and opens their minds to music. He teaches a variety of styles including rock, jazz, funk, pop, reggae, Brazilian music, classical and chanson Française, from beginner to advanced. Benjamin's other interests include philosophy, literature and art, all of which have helped him build his musicality. He has an open mind about the different roles that music can play in society.
JANA VARGOVÁ - SINGING, PIANO AND FLUTE TEACHER
Jana was born into a musical family and started learning music at the age of 6. She began studying classical music - flute and piano - and was a member of the Slovak Radio Children Choir in Bratislava, Slovakia. After continuing her studies in France and Austria, Jana moved to London in 2014, beginning her songwriting career and starting her folk-rock project "Lanterns" in which she sings and plays keys. She also sings with many jazz/soul/pop bands gigging around London. Before moving to the UK Jana was a member of "Persona Grata" (flute, vocals), performing as part of Mike Portnoy's (Dream Theater) music festival "Progressive Nation at Sea", in Miami, Florida.
Thanks to her versatility as a performer, Jana's teaching style is tailored to each student's interests and needs. For classical music she teaches both ABRSM and Trinity syllabuses (piano, flute) and has a 100% success rate for students passing grade exams. As a singing teacher she specialises in teaching pop singing with accompanying (piano) at the same time. Her students range in ability (beginner to advanced) and age (children (from 7 years) to adults).
RITA MIHAILOVSKA - PIANO AND SINGING TEACHER
Rita has been playing piano for more than 20 years. She completed the 8 year professional education programme on Instrumental Music in Riga, Latvia, which included in-depth studies in solo performance, ensemble performance, music history, solfeggio and music theory, all completed at the equivalency of conservatoire level.
After moving to London, Rita added to her expertise by obtaining a degree in Popular Music Performance from the prestigious Tech Music School (now BIMM institute). During her degree at Tech Music School she began teaching piano and vocals peripatetically, and has continued this work ever since. Her affinity and enjoyment for teaching has only added to her desire to make a life in music, and her drive to further develop and refine her craft. She continues to perform and teach piano and vocals around London and Latvia.
Dan Oates - violin teacher
Dan is an active jazz musician, violinist, arranger and composer working predominantly in London. He regularly plays for 3 fantastic bands on the UK swing scene (Kourosh Kanani Quartet, Benoit Viellefon Orchestra and his own collective, Lisa's House Band), performs with various other bands and orchestras (including Orpheus Sinfonia), and runs residencies at Alan Yau's Berkley Square Restaurant and jazz venue Park Chinois. Alongside his performing life, Dan composes, arranges and records to an equally high standard, working with Nick Laird Clowes of Dream Academy, the rising star Tropics, Rosie Danvers, Ady Sulieman, Asha and alongside world-renowned design company JDO, Craig David, Sam Lee, Blonde and Sony. He is also arranger and performer for 'The Great Gatsby' in the Arts Theatre, Soho.
Dan refined his trade at the Royal Academy of Music, where he has studied on various courses since he was 9. He has completed a Bachelors Degree in Classical Violin and a Masters in Jazz. He has performed around the globe, from South America to Asia and Europe, at some of the world's most famous festivals and venues including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Ronnie Scott's and the BBC's Live Lounge.
STEFANOS TSOURELIS - GUITAR AND OUD TEACHER
In demand as a guitarist, oud player and teacher, Stefanos studied at the London Guitar Institute / Guitar X where he was inspired by teachers such as Shaun Baxter, Mike Outram and John Wheatcroft. Awarded the Institute's prestigious title 'Best Guitarist Of The Year' in 2008, he has since performed with a diverse range of artists at venues across the UK (ranging from the Barbican Free Stage, Pizza Express Soho, The Vortex to Wilton's Music Hall and 100 Club) and appeared in many festivals and live shows, including for BBC Radio 3 and SOAS radio. He has featured on numerous recordings for both guitar and oud, including releases by Nooray Means Light, the Iota Group and Melange Collective. A composer in his own right, his debut album "Native Speaker" (also featuring Dave Jones and Eric Ford) is scheduled for release in 2017.
Stefanos' teaching approach is to meet the individual needs of each student. He has 15 years' experience teaching guitar and oud, and his teaching methods prepare the student to feel comfortable with pop, rock, jazz and world music. He specialises in teaching improvisation, modern theory and harmony, and the Arabic and Turkish modes on the oud. Stefanos teaches both Rockschool and ABRSM courses, with many of his students going on to achieve high marks.
Jozef Veselský - guitar teacher
Jozef is a guitarist, composer and teacher hailing from Slovakia. A graduate of the Creative Musicianship degree from The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, he is now developing his career as a freelance musician. In addition to teaching and performing, Jozef divides his time between self-managing his band and overseeing artist development at Dreamscope Media Group, an independent record label. He has considerable experience as a session musician having performed and recorded with several artists - notably Veronika Strapkova, finalist of The Voice (Slovakia) and now a rising star in Jozef's home country.
Jozef specialises in rock and funk, but he enjoys playing and teaching all styles, keeping it interesting and challenging for himself and his students.
AUBIN VANNS - GUITAR TEACHER
Aubin is a highly talented musician with 10 years' professional experience performing jazz, pop, rock, blues, soul and folk music. He graduated with an honours degree in Jazz Guitar from Leeds College of Music in 2011, won a place on the Jazz Yorkshire Futures scheme the following year, and in 2017 was awarded a scholarship for postgraduate studies in Jazz at the Royal Academy of Music. Aubin has performed with many groups (including Blue Ejder, Mareld & the Kate Peters' Septet) across the UK and Sweden, including at Manchester Jazz Festival, Lancaster Jazz Festival, Grebbestad Folk Festival and Skärve Herrgård. He has also recorded a number of CDs, notably Songs to Poems by Karin Boye (2014) by Blue Ejder and And So It Goes... (2013) by Mareld. He is currently a member of Lantens, STC and Tom Neale Quartet, as well as leading his own project, Aubin Vanns Trio.
Aubin has taught guitar since 2008, both privately and at The English School in Gothenburg (Sweden), the International School of the Gothenburg Region (ISGR) and the North London Music Academy (Camden). He prefers a holistic approach, incorporating guitar technique, aural skills, rhythmic awareness, theory, improvisation and sight-reading.
His lessons are designed to help students become musicians with a sense of perspective and a broad range of skills, and he prides himself on his high standards and open-minded attitude to self-improvement. Aubin specialises in jazz, but is also fluent in pop, rock, folk, blues and classical music. He primarily teaches guitar but also offers lessons in bass guitar, ukulele and saxophone.
Alessio Meloni - singing and drums teacher
Alessio is a dynamic, energetic and highly skilled music teacher with over 12 years' teaching experience. He has taught students of all ages and abilities (beginner to advanced), but he is particularly adept at working with children, transmitting his passion for music to the young generation. A great communicator, all of Alessio's lessons are fully personalised to meet the diverse needs of his students, and he takes particular care to create an exciting and entertaining learning environment.
As well as teaching Alessio performs as a singer, drummer and percussionist, and he also has numerous credits as a composer and producer. While studying jazz singing and electronic music at the University of Cagliari he connected with dancers, actors and musicians from different genres, and this sense of experimentation has influenced his work as a composer, director or performer in interdisciplinary theatrical live performances. His credits include "White Noise" (2011) with Peter Waters (Paolo Fresu Quintet), and "Contact.O" (2012), featuring an electro-acoustic ensemble and live painting performance. On top of these live performances, Alessio has appeared on numerous recordings, and is an experienced session musician.
KAYLEIGH CHEER - DRUMS TEACHER
Kayleigh is an experienced, industry-active drummer and drum tutor. Highlights to date include working with producing legends Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T-Rex) and Mike Chapman (Blondie), and touring the UK and Europe with her band Vyk Non.
In her own words, Kayleigh describes her teaching approach as "honest, friendly and completely personalised to the student's goals and pace of learning." She is trained in working with people who have complex learning needs, and when it comes to grades, her students have a 100% pass rate. She offers home lessons in the Earl's Court / Kensington area.
Oskar Abrahamsson - Singing TEACHER
Oskar Abrahamsson is a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Sweden. He started his musical journey at a young age, formally studying both voice and guitar. During his teenage years he formed several rock bands, regularly performing in Stockholm, as well as taking part in and writing for musical theatre and choirs. In 2015 he moved to London to pursue a degree in Creative Musicianship at BIMM Institute London. As a singer, songwriter and musician, he has played at venues such as the 02 Kentish Town and Under the Bridge. He’s the main songwriter and frontman for his band, playing all over the UK. In addition he also deals with the promotional side of the business and has directed music videos for the band.
Oskar is now also a hugely popular teacher, specialising in rock and pop vocals and guitar. He puts a big emphasis on his students’ development as musicians and artists, helping to develop their strengths and confidence. He has enabled students to create, record and produce their own songs and ideas and also helped them to prepare and find their own voice for auditions or performances. He’s driven by a passion to see his students grow as musicians, whether that is professionally or just for fun.
Lewis Wolstanholme - piano and composition TEACHER
Lewis Wolstanholme is a composer and pianist living and working in London. Having recently finished his MMus in composition at Goldsmiths, University of London, his personal research and practice centres around extending compositional practice through the development of computer software.
As a teacher, he has been working with numerous students since 2014, ranging from beginner to advanced level. His approach is centred around a sensitivity towards all styles of music, with which he develops a core technical and practical foundation for all of his students. Lewis’ students often exceed their own expectations, having over the years achieved a 100% ABRSM pass rate. For Lewis, the most rewarding aspect of teaching is his pupil’s excitement; at mastering a new piece of music or gaining a new insight into their practice.