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Mr Xabier Casán Abia
Mr Xabier Casán Abia

Qualifications:
Undergraduate Degree in Piano (“Grado Superior”) Conservatorio Musikene (San Sebastián, Spain)

Masters in Musical Interpretation and Research. Valencian International University (Valencia, Spain)

Masters in Contemporary Piano. Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (Zaragoza, Spain)

Vocal Studies. Conservatorio Francisco Escudero (San Sebastián, Spain)
Instruments: Piano
Singing
Genre/Style(s): Classic
Jazz
Pop/Rock
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

I am a dedicated and passionate piano and music theory teacher (as well as performer!) originally from the north of Spain, but now living and working in London. I am also a classically trained singer (baritone) and teacher of singing.

I have over 12 years' experience teaching students of all ages and levels, from those just starting their journey all the way to professionals.

My style as a teacher is to be flexible and tailor my approach to the student's individual needs, teaching in a clear, supportive and friendly way. Most importantly, I try to build my students' confidence and ensure that they thoroughly enjoy the classes (while of course learning the essential skills to progress)!

Examples of the lessons I can teach include learning pieces, music theory, improvisation, ear training, sight reading, musicality and exam preparation, plus I have a particular interest in posture and technique.

I started my own professional piano studies at the Conservatoire "Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga" in Bilbao, followed by the renowned Conservatoire "Musikene" in San Sebastián for 5 years, studying under Gustavo Díaz-Jerez and reaching Grado Superior. I followed this with a Masters in Musical Interpretation and Research at VIU in Valencia under Eugen Indic and Francisco Escoda Padrón at the same time as doing a post-graduate in Contemporary Music at CSMA in Zaragoza with Ricardo Descalzo, Nicolás Hodges, Alberto Rosado and Yukiko Sugawara. Following this, I spent three years studying classical and jazz singing at the Conservatoire "Francisco Escudero" in San Sebastián and currently I'm a member of the London Philharmonic Choir in the Bass section.

I have performed in numerous concerts and recitals throughout the Basque Country, Spain and France, including in the Palacio Euskalduna, the Guggenheim in Bilbao and in the Principal and Victoria Eugenia theatres in San Sebastián. I've also performed in chamber groups and various orchestras.

Contact Xabier

Address: 12 The Grange
Greater London
SE1 3GU
Phone: 07539175029
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00

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