Patrick M.

Patrick - River Music School London

Tutor of Piano and Music Theory

Patrick is a professional classically trained pianist of 20 years. He has been teaching piano for 8 years to students of all ages and abilities. He has helped prepare pupils for grade exams or simply helped them discover and learn the joy of the piano. After passing his Grade 8, he went on to graduate from Westminster University with a degree in Commercial Music. He has since been working on his ABRSM Piano Diploma. He is also a graduate of the CYM, Centre for Young Musicians, a division of the Guildhall
School of Music & Drama. During his years at the CYM, he studied Jazz piano under Steve Lodder, and has a strong understanding of Jazz theory, classical music theory and has played in numerous
ensembles, trios, quartets, big bands and more.


Patrick has toured with numerous rock bands and has performed at the 02 Academy, the Royal Festival Hall, the Guildhall, the City of London Festival and many other festivals and live music events. He has also previously worked as a session player and as the principle organist at Christ the King Church and the Mary Undercroft Chapel at the Palace of Westminster.


Patrick brings his practical and real world experience to all his lessons, helping his pupils learn a full range of different skills and techniques. He always caters lessons to his pupils individually based on their goals and to ensure that they are able to achieve the most out of every lesson.

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Testimonials:

"Patrick started teaching my older son piano when he was six, and has inspired a real love of music and playing. He makes it easy to understand (according to my son), whilst also keeping it interesting and fun. He quickly got to know my son's character and what pieces he would enjoy playing. He challenges him and creates a desire to practice and improve. Patrick has now taken on the little brother too, which is quite the challenge!!  For this he demonstrates his good humour and patience. Patrick is a delight to have around and we have recommended him to lots of people.” - Stella M 

"Having lessons with Patrick makes learning the piano extremely fun and engaging - working on both exam pieces and fun side pieces always keeps things interesting and he is incredibly patient and amiable in every lesson, as well as easy to talk to and learn from. He also taught me theory to prepare for my grade 5 exam, which I got an amazing result in thanks to his help. I have improved vastly since meeting him and would definitely recommend him to anyone playing at any level who is looking for a teacher!” - Cassie T