Our Teaching Standard

We endeavour to have the highest standard of teaching combined with a friendly attitude and professional teaching methods. Our teachers are highly qualified with years of teaching experience and DBS checked. Our students have achieved excellent results at the ABRSM Grade exams and Teaching/Performance Diploma held at FMA!

  FMA Teachers    

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Chris 

Christopher Pittas is an educator and performing pianist with international experience. He has studied at the Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music—with scholarships from both colleges—for the PG Advance and Master's Degree in Music. Following his studies, he began to work at Trinity College of Music as an official Pianist and as a Piano Tutor in several Music Schools in the UK. He has performed in prestigious venues such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Blackheath Hall and the Royal Naval College Chapel. Since 2007 Christopher has been one of the Directors of the First Musical Academy and has participated in the highly acclaimed "Youth Music Mentors" and "Innovate" programs funded by the Department of Arts, Culture and Sports.

Piano and Theory

 Virgilijus  

Virgilijus Prieskienis is a graduate music teacher and professional orchestra musician. He has over 15 years experience teaching children and adults to play the piano, classical and bass guitar, double bass and singing.

He is very dedicated and extremely passionate about music and is an inspiring teacher to students of all ages.

He has performed with the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theatre and Chamber Orchestra.

Piano and Guitar

 Kasia  

Kasia Dulinska is a highly qualified tutor and a versatile classical/electric violinist, pianist and composer. She holds a Masters degree from Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Kasia has over 10 years of experience in teaching music and has always been a passionate and enthusiastic educator. She belongs to professional associations such as PRS for music and Musician's Union.

Kasia has recently released compositions for piano solo (which are available on Amazon, Spotify, CD Baby, her website www.kasiadulinska.com and other platforms).

Violin and Piano

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 Jelena

Jelena Casey is a dedicated piano teacher who has obtained a Master's Degree from the Faculty of Music, University of Arts, Belgrade. She has over 10 years of experience in teaching piano, harp, and music theory in the UK and overseas.

In her teaching, Jelena incorporates different approaches - such as rote teaching, improvisation, music theory activities and songwriting - in order to motivate students and trigger their creativity in various aspects of musicianship, according to their capacity and interests.

Piano  and Theory

 Stany 

Stanislava Vajarova Pittas graduated with a Master's degree in classical singing from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2004. She studied with a full scholarship from GSMD, focusing her research on the visual artistic stimuli in composition and performance. She has also studied in the highly acclaimed Chigiana Academy in Siena, Italy, where she received the Award for Special Achievements. In July 2004 Stanislava received the First Prize in Emmy Destinn International Award, and was a finalist in the Susan Longfield Competition and Vilar Young artist in Covent Garden. Stanislava has led a series of Opera workshops in Glove Theatre, and has performed in prestigious venues such as St. John Smith's Square, Osaka Grand Hall and Suntory Hall. Stanislava has been teaching at the First Musical Academy since 2007 and has participated in the "Youth Music Mentors" and "Innovate" programs funded by the Department of Arts, Culture and Sports.

Singing

 Edoardo 

Edoardo Allertsen has studied extensively in various music schools in Modena, Italy before relocating to London and start his studies with a BTEC Diploma at Tech Music School (concluding with a Distinction) and a BMUS Degree at BIMM (graduating with honors). He is an accomplished guitarist who has had the opportunity to play with the likes of Mo Pleasure (Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, Ray Charles) Zalon Thompson (Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson) and Gareth Brown (Drummer for– Westlife, Paloma Faith, Lily Allen). He is well known as a session guitarist for many recording sessions across the country and is a member of many song-writing teams for numerous labels across Europe. He has toured the continent multiple times and has more than 10 years of experience as a teacher in the UK.

Guitar