TUTORS 2020/21 (c) - Full details


Singing ; Guitar (multiple styles) ; Piano ; Ukelele ; Conducting ; Theory ; Aural

'Jaroslav - I am a music teacher, a singer (tenor), a guitarist, a ukulele player, a pianist and a conductor. I have sung in many choirs including the BBC Symphony Chorus, the London Philharmonic Chorus. I have played guitar in rock/metal bands and bass guitar in the Capital Concert Brass band. I have been a private tutor for 7 years and have helped my students to pass ABRSM exams and do musical projects. I love working with people, sharing my own experience and knowledge. For me, being a tutor is much more than just teaching. I want my students to love music, and I want to show them how important it is.

Jaroslav Gavrilov (training)
Grade 8 (Piano): ABRSM-Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (completed 2017)
Grade 8 (Guitar): ABRSM-Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (completed 2014)
Higher Diploma - Vocal: Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - Latvia (completed 2011)
Bachelor's - Teacher of Music: Daugavpils University - Latvia (completed 2010)
Diploma - SQA Intermediate 2 standard: Daugavpils Music Secondary School - Latvia


Piano ; Composition ; Theory ; Aural

'Alexander (b. 1994) is a composer and pianist living in London. He is one half of The Lingston Duo who during 2020 are celebrating the life of Beethoven with a complete cycle of his symphonies arranged for piano duet. Alexander’s work in 2019 includes composition and sound design for The People’s Pageant commissioned by the National Trust (artist, Estella Castle), and performing in the premiere of James Layton’s Current for mixed ensemble at Blackheath Halls. Earlier in the year, Alexander was commissioned by the Martin Read Foundation to compose a piece for Daniel Swani (recorders) and BBC Young Musician finalist Joe Parks (percussion). Alexander also works as an arranger and orchestrator, most recently alongside Terry Davies for Matthew Bourne’s new ballet, Romeo and Juliet.

Alexander Ling (training)
BMus Performance Composition (1st Class Honours): Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance - London (completed 2016)
ATCL Recital Diploma (Piano) Distinction: Trinity College London (completed 2016)
Grade 8 (Piano) Distinction: ABRSM-Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (completed 2012)
Grade 6 (Clarinet) Distinction: ABRSM-Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (completed 2009)


Piano ; Violin ; Guitar ; Double Bass ; Theory ; Aural

'Jenni is an experienced instrumental teacher and musician offering lessons in violin, piano, guitar and viola to students of all ages and abilities. Her students have been successful in ABRSM exams, played in competitions, workshops, festivals and on the BBC. Jenni graduated from King’s College London and specialised in Advanced Performance Studies (violin) at the Royal Academy of Music and in 2014, achieved the Licentiate award of the Royal Schools of Music in violin (LRSM). Jenni encourages students to develop their own musical judgement and listening skills whilst consolidating technique, score reading and interpretation skills across a variety of genres and styles.'

Jenni Moussalli (training)
BMus (King’s College London), with Advanced Performance Studies (violin) - Royal Academy of Music, London
Licentiate award of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM) in violin performance - with viola as a related instrument  (2014)
DipABRSM (2011)
ABRSM  Grade 8 viola, Grade 8 piano, Grade 8 violin, Grade 8 double bass