In association with
Mr ROBERT SIMONIS

Qualifications:
Mmus Music Composition at Trinity Laban- with Merit

BA Hon Music Technology at Rose Bruford

DipABRSM Piano Teaching diploma

ABRSM Grade 8 piano
ABRSM Grade 8 Theory

EPTA Piano Pedagogy Certificate
Instruments: Piano, Music Theory
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Romantic
Jazz
Blues
Pop
Improvisation
Composition
Aural
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

Robert began playing the piano when he was eight years old. He received private tuitions from various teachers achieving all the practical ABRSM piano grades by the time he was eighteen. He went on to study privately with the late Helena Brown who sent him to complete an EPTA Pedagogy Course for teaching piano at the Royal College of Music. Later he completed his piano ABRSM teaching diploma and grade 8 theory.
In 2006 Robert began studying blues and jazz with Tim Richards. After years of studying Robert went on to performance the blues at acclaimed venues such as the Malborough Jazz festival and Manton fest.

Teaching:

Robert has been regularly teaching piano privately to students since 2002. This includes children from 4 years of age up to adults from 50 years of age plus. Robert has a lot of experience in teaching the ABRSM and Trinity syllabus from Grades 1-8 as well as Music theory and Aural tests.

Composition:

Robertís studies in composition began with Scottish composer Max Wilson. After a year Robert was accepted into Trinity Laban where he took a postgraduate course in music composition. There he studied under teachers Stephen Montague, Ed Jessen, Deirdre Gribbin and head of music composition Dominic Murcott.

Production & Recording:

Robert Simonis began his career studying music technology at the London College of Music under the guidance of engineer Russ Hepworth Sawyer and composer Max Wilson. During his time there he studied music production as well as the function of the recording studio. He had the opportunity to observe and assist in recordings for classical composer Joe Duddell and classical pianist Philip Howard.

A year later Robert continued his studies in music technology as an undergraduate at Rose Bruford College where he graduated . There he learnt about microphone placement and mixing techniques for pop and rock music genres as well as audio theory under Russ Hepworth Sawyer and Aiden Love. He also received classes in the Language of Music, Technique of Music, Orchestration and film music under composer Barry Seaman.

After graduation Robert began working in a studio for Production Company Daywalker Entertainments Ltd alongside head engineer Zeke Amar.
Together Zeke and Robert worked with various record labels and artists. Robert went on a promotional tour with one of these group of artists called the Addictive and played guitar on the acoustic versions of their songs on channel 4, MTV and live on Kiss Fm.

When Daywalker Entertainments shut down, three years later, Robert was accepted into Trinity Laban as a postgraduate to study for a masters degree in music composition.
While at Trinity Robert recorded and assisted various live orchestral and ensemble performances for Trinity at venues such as Blackheath Halls, the Royal Naval Chapel and Trinity Labanís recording studio.

Contact ROBERT

Address: Bromyard Avenue
Acton
Greater London
W3 7JH
Phone: 0208 749 1550
Mobile: 07989 29 51 69
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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