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Mr Christopher Symons
Mr Christopher Symons

Biography

Chris was born in Taplow, Buckinghamshire in the early 1980s and became fascinated with the piano at playschool. After much nagging, his parents relented and got him piano lessons with an excellent local teacher, specialising in jazz and rock piano. After mastering the basics, Chris embraced these modern styles and developed a passion for improvisation and extemporisation.

Chris later worked through the grades and started to learn and study piano seriously with piano teachers in Reading before starting his own teaching practice, which he has developed over the past seven years. Chris has performed at music festivals, with various bands and singers, in concert halls accompanying Duke of Edinburgh singers, choirs and instrumentalists, in private recitals, master classes and a variety of other settings.


In addition to various other musical achievements he won gold at the Woodley Festival of Music and Arts Piano Championship in 2013, performing a program of Bach, Debussy and Schumann. Chris will generally perform anywhere where there is a piano, including street festivals and some train stations!


Chris plays and performs a variety of music from composers such as Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin to Gershwin, show tunes and the jazz standards. Chris' main musical passion, however, is teaching. Working with students studying for grades or just for pleasure, learning Beethoven Piano Sonatas or Rogers and Hammerstein, sheet music or jazz notation, Chris has developed a unique blend of approaches that he tailors to the individual student. Having taught students from 5 to 85, Chris strives to make the learning experience as enjoyable for the student as possible.

Contact Christopher

Address: Ash Vale
Farnham
Hampshire
GU12
Phone: Show Number
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00
Fee (30 minutes): £19.00

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