CURRENT TUTORS (Online only) 2020/21
Piano ; Theory ; Aural
Piano (classical/jazz/pop/electronic) ; Aural
'Tutor-Profile' video -
Kayann Xie started learning classical piano with professor Xiaomin Ren when she was 5. She graduated from JILIN University and obtained a Bachelor of Music performance degree. As an outstanding graduate, she held a piano concert at JILIIN University Music Hall as a solo pianist. In 2019, Kayann continued her Master degree with Pianist Dominic John at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Kayann also has rich experience in competition, including the First Prize of 2018 the 20th Hong Kong-ASIA Piano Competition, the Golden Prize of the 2018 China International Piano Festival BOYA, the Vorrunde Pacfic den of the VI. Internationaler Klavierwettbewerb Wiesbaden, etc.
From June 2017 to July 2019, she had been working as a piano teacher in Siai Music School. She learned different learning plans should be made according to different students. Also the younger students should be taught in a simple and understandable way. Her pride is to communicate the fun of music to the students and make them fall in love with music. Kayann led students to win many international competitions, and awarded Excellent advisor Award. She helped students pass the ABRSM piano exams, from grade 1 to grade 8, including theory and essential piano techniques.
Piano competition results -
• June 2019 - The China International Piano Festival BOYA - Excellent advisor Award
• October 2018 - ZHUHAI College of Jilin University - Third-Class Scholarship
• August 2018 - The China International Piano Festival BOYA Golden Prize
• August 2018 - VI.Internationaler Klavierwettbewerb Wiesbaden Vorrnde pacific den - First Prize
• July 2018 - The 20th Hong Kong - Asia Piano Competition - Excellent Advisor Award
• July 2018 - The 20th Hong Kong - Asia Piano Competition - First Prize
• October 2017 - ZHUHAI College of Jilin University - Third-Class Scholarship
• July 2017 - The Hong Kong International Vocal Open Competition - Third Prize
Ileana Cosentino was born in Catania in 1993, where she started her musical path as a child. At the age of thirteen she started studying at the Conservatorio Vincenzo Bellini of Catania. During this period she had the opportunity to study with Giuseppe Andaloro, Giuseppe Gullotta, Rosella Clini, Homero Francesh, Massimiliano Ferrati, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Jean Paul De Backer, Eric Chardon, Jean Philip Collard Neven, Federico Gianello, Igor Petrin and Violetta Egorova.
Her performances include a series of solo and chamber music concerts in Italy and Belgium. She won the Erasmus scholarship during her third year of the Bachelor to attend the second semester in the Conservatoire Royal de Mons in Belgium. She had the opportunity to hold many concerts and auditions in Mons, Liege, Waterloo, Bruxelles and Diest.
In October 2015 she consequently graduated in piano at Conservatorio Vincenzo Bellini di Catania with the marks of 106/110 under the guidance of Maestro Giulia Gangi. She started the Master in Belgium concluding the first year in Conservatoire Royal de Mons under the guidance of Rosella Clini. Therefore she attended the second year of the Master in Catania under the guidance of Epifanio Comis and she graduated in October 2018.
Moreover she loves teaching, passing on her passion for music to her students in a way that motivates and inspires them, whether young or old, and tailoring their lessons to meet their needs and goals. Her students receive a comprehensive music education including, for the youngest, “Orff method” and body percussion as a sensorial experience in which children dance, sing and play in order to enjoy the moment of the lesson fully and connect them with their inner self. Ileana is also a writer, thus, she loves build and improvise a story with their pupils around every piece they study and play together. She obtained in Italy the “24 CFU insegnamento nelle scuole di primo e secondo livello” (24 ECTS educational credits for teaching in school). She started giving classical, jazz and pop piano lessons as well as History of the music, Harmony and Aural music at the age of 15. She taught piano and aural music to children from 3 years old to 15 in the music school “Les petites souris” in Cuesmes (Mons) in Belgium in the 2017. Since February 2019 she is been living in London. She works as piano teacher in several piano and music agencies like Muswell Hill Piano Teachers, Orpington Music Studio, Fireworks Music School, Marie De Bry Academy, etc.