SWS Music is a non for profit music and educational organisation offering music lessons , community projects and school tuition to the local community.
Guitar, piano, singing, violin, viola, cello ,flute, clarinet, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, saxophone,recorder,theory.
We help students prepare for all main grade exam boards, ABRSM, Trinity, Rock School, RGT.
We have a team of 30 highly experienced tutors fully DBS checked with a post graduate education on their instrument.
We also run school exam , SATS, 11+ booster sessions for small groups.
We believe in making learning fun and enjoyable while helping students achieve a high quality outcome.
We are dedicated in making learning music available to all regardless of background and ability especially low income families and vulnerable groups.
I’m London based but travel to most area’s and teach guitar, piano, drums and singing. I teach kids & adults, beginners through to advanced levels. I’m DBS certified and I’m an accredited tutor with ‘My Guitar Lessons’. If close to my home I often offer the first lesson for FREE!
I began teaching in 1979 (aged 19) and will teach at all levels. While theory and technical exercises are necessary, these will be kept to a minimum with the focus on playing the instrument . My lessons are relaxed and fun.
Feel free to get in touch to ask more check me out on 'My Guitar Lessons'.
"The Musica Nova is a name to be held in respect by those engaged in promoting sound artistic values within youthful musical circles. The establishment bears the hallmark of excellence. Its principal, the distinguished Russian pianist and singer Eugenia Terentieva, ensures that her students enjoy tuition of the highest quality. Musica Nova deserves to attain outstanding success in the field of scholastic advancement"
Derek Leask. Music Critic, UK
Musica Nova, the International Academy of Music, is a unique bilingual establishment in the UK that combines the best of British and Russian principles of teaching and offers music lessons and complex Certificate programmes for children (starting as early as 3. 5 years old) and adults (up to advanced professional level).
It has six categories of classes geared to maximise the potential of the student in musical styles and genres as diverse as classics, jazz, pop, dance, and drama. It was founded in 2001 and is based in the London Borough of Camden, within walking distance of King’s Cross St. Pancras tube station (zone 1). Thanks to the Academy, children, teenagers and adults from all ethnic backgrounds, including the Russian-speaking community in London, are being introduced to a beautiful world of music, enabling them to develop and improve their talent and to embark on professional music activity.
Musica Nova has established partnership links with artistic management agencies, record companies and cultural institutions. Since March 2011 the Musica Nova has held membership of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) one of the major umbrella organisations in the UK joining professional teachers and musicians. In 2012 the Musica Nova took part in the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Music Education held at the Palace of Westminster. Recent documentaries about the Academy have been broadcast by the BBC, major national and international Russian TV channels and the Russian Hour programme on the Digital Sky TV channel.
All teachers are highly qualified professional musicians with a Conservatoire education, and with vast teaching experience with legal working status in the UK. All new teachers are carefully assessed and vetted in accordance with DFES regulations and employment legislation and with the Musica Nova’s own quality control procedures.
Lessons and Curriculum
Lessons take place in soundproof studios, equipped with pianos and elegantly designed to bring a sense of intimacy and discipline to the teaching. Both one-to-one and group sessions of up to eight students, are run at the Academy to fit in with students and parent’s busy lifestyles. If requested, lessons can also take place at client’s home (within the London area) and online.
The programmes are specially designed to lead and direct students from very first steps in music to Certificate (Grades 1 – 8) and Degree programmes (Performing and Teaching Diplomas) with participation in concerts, recording projects, performances at the international festivals and competitions. The ‘Music Wonderland’ is an innovative authoring programme offered to younger students. In close collaboration with child psychologists it assists in teaching music to children with dyslexia, speech and concentration problems.
In 2014 the Musica Nova introduced new educational programmes. Free concert events and workshops popularising good quality classical and contemporary music are open for children and adults in the Camden Russian communities in London.
Every year over 200 students are successfully assessed and receive Diplomas from major national examination boards. Students continue further music education in colleges and conservatoires in the UK (Royal Academy of Music, Royal Music College, Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Cambridge and Oxford Universities) and Russia (State Conservatoire in Saint Petersburg, Gnessin Institution in Moscow).
Performances and Competitions
Students and teachers of the "Musica Nova" Academy have successfully performed in front of the members of the Royal Family, members of Parliament, politicians and celebrities.
Max is an experienced vocal coach specialized in Pop & Rock Singing, on a 1-2-1 and Group basis.
Max teaches at Tileyard Studios in King's Cross (Tues & Thurs) and in South East London (Mon, Fri and Sat mornings). His teaching style aims to build a solid technical foundation for his students, whilst reinforcing their confidence as singers.
Max offers a FREE 20 min consultation to all the students who are interested in working with him and want to ask any questions before committing to a booking.
Mohini's work, including her book "Yogaflows" (2002) and CDs "Alaya-Nam" (2012), "Within Your Heart" (2013) and "Sacred Love" (2017).
- I currently teach using Skype and Zoom
- Which subject(s) do you teach?I teach singing, piano, recorder, theory and musicanship to adults and children of all levels of ability, in styles that include classical, pop and music theatre. As well as teaching singing I also provide piano accompaniment. Having sung with national opera companies and performed in concerts and music theatre I now specialise in coaching students for auditions and perfomances. I also have lots of experience preparing students for grade exams as well as teaching those who just wish to learn for www.*** Tell me about your www.*** hold an ARCM (Associate of the Royal College of Music) in teaching. I studied performance at the Opera School at the Royal College of Music. I studied piano with Yu Chun Yee and Ian Lake (professors of piano at the Royal College of Music). I studied music theatre at the Actors Centre in www.*** How much do you charge?I charge £30 for 30 minutes, £40 for 45 minutes, £45 an hour- Where do you teach?I teach at home in London, N20. The nearest tube is Totteridge/Whetstone on the Northern line. It is a 10 minute walk from the station, or you could take a bus for 2 stops. There is plenty of free parking outside the www.*** When are you available?I am available weekdays after 4pm, Monday mornings and weekends up to 2pm. I also teach throughout school www.*** Which ages and levels do you teach?I have students of all ages, from 5 to 95! I teach all grades in singing from total beginners to professional performers and have lots of experience preparing students for auditions and music theatre exams. I teach up to grade 5 piano and recorder as well as teaching music www.*** Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?ABRSM graded exams. Entrance to stage and drama schools. Auditions for music theatre, West-End shows, TV, films www.*** Do you have a personal message for students?My priority is to bring out the best in each individual student and to make our lessons as enjoyable as possible. I don't have a fixed teaching method but like to adapt to the interests and natural abilities of each student, so each lesson is an exciting experience for the student and myself.
- What kind of experience do you have?I have been performing professionally for over 35 years in opera, concerts, music theatre, pantomimes, TV and film with companies as diverse as the English National Opera, the Israeli National Opera, Covent Garden Opera House, BBC radio, La Scala (Milan), Earls Court etc. I have worked at English Martyrs Primary School, Hawley Infants and Kingsgate School for 14 years as a singing teacher, accompanist and recorder www.*** Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?Yes. I am CRB checked and hold a Child Chaperone www.*** Where and with whom did you train?Leeds College of Music with Stiles-Allen and Owen Wynne. Royal College of Music with Hervey Alan and Marian Studholme. Israeli Opera with singing Professor Maria Buday. St. Cecilia Conservatori, Rome, with Paolo Silveri. Actors Centre in London with various teachers including Mary Hammond and Mark Meylan. Piano at the RCM with Yu Chun Lee and Ian www.*** Do you belong to any professional organisations?Musicians Union, Equity, Spotlight, AOTOS (Association of Teachers of Singing), Society of Recorder Players.
Rates Rate for online lessons : £45/h
• ARCM• RCM OPERA SCHOOL• CRB checked• MU, Equity, Spotlight
We hold the majority of our classes in purpose built dance and drama studios at our main centre in Barnet. We have seven studios, most with sprung floors, mirrored walls and sound proofing. We have a large range of resources available to our young people, from thousands of plays in our library, to apple mac laptops, sound and lighting equipment, and cameras for photography and filming. This creative hub also has a studio theatre designed for varying styles of productions. In Enfield we use Chace Community School, for the same reason, they have purpose built studios that ensure our students receive exactly the same high standard of training.