His teaching philosophy is taken from his website:
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My Primary Goals
* I teach students how to learn.
* I match my teaching to the student's learning style (and not the other way round).
* I motivate my students by empowering them and introducing possibilities.
My Interaction with Students
* I will never be angry if you make a mistake.
* I will never be angry if you ask a question.
* I will only be upset if you do not try. If you do not try, I cannot teach you.
* If you do not understand, it is my fault, not yours.
* Piano lessons should be fun.
* Trying is often more important than succeeding.
* Piano study is not always going to be easy, but it should be satisfying.
* Exploration and creativity is encouraged.
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For more info, visit http://www.gsokol.com
Phone: 020 7431 6536
His certifications are:
* Fully qualified (BA Oxon MA ARCM) with 10 years of full-time teaching experience.
* Full Member of the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA) and Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)
* Oxford University music graduate. Also holds a diploma from the Royal College of Music.
* Registered with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music as an Examination Applicant.
Students taking piano lessons in London generally come from Belgravia, Westminster (West End), Marylebone, Maida Vale, St John's Wood, Notting Hill, Strand, Kensington, Chelsea, Paddington, Mayfair piano lessons, soho, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, Hyde Park, Green Park, Piccadilly, Park Lane, the city, Moorgate, South Kensington, Swiss Cottage, Waterloo, Earls Court, Knightsbridge, Holland Park, Fulham, City of Westminster, Fleet Street, Regent's Park, King's Cross, Temple, Bayswater, Victoria, Southbank, Little Venice. There are not many piano teachers actually living in these areas, but some teach at piano shops or studios. Although some adult students arrange piano lessons on their lunch break, most do so after work on weekdays or sometimes at weekends. If you do not have a piano, do not worry. Piano teachers can advise on what instrument to acquire. Some students opt for a digital piano/keyboard as an alternative to an upright or grand. Piano teachers in London are in great demand and although it can be hard to find quality piano lessons London, with the right teacher you will make good progress. There are piano lessons Hampstead. Piano classes in London for beginners, intermediate, or advanced students are available, but do some research as not all teachers offer the same quality of tuition. It may be worth trying out a few teachers first and then making up your mind. Make 2017 the year you finally start taking piano lessons. Many people think about it for years and never do anything about it. Those who do show dedication, a skill needed to become an accomplished piano player, and as result will enrich their lives with self-expression and happiness.
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