Hello, my name is Paul and I am the founder of Ottantotto Piano School and the practicing tutor.
I grew up in Moscow, Russia and graduated from the Moscow College Of Performing Arts. I hold a diploma in choral conducting as well as an ABRSM QCF Level 4 diploma in instrumental teaching.
I have 11 years experience of teaching one-to-one piano and 4 years experience of teaching piano online and I have recently created a series of interactive courses for beginners to help my student to self-teach during the lockdown.
Full post-lesson support
My students enjoy full post lesson support packed full of soundtracks, written notes and video demos. Click here to see some examples.
The structure of the lessons varies according to the needs of the individual student (whether it is focused work towards serious exams or casual learning “just for fun”). However, I follow the traditional method of Russian piano pedagogy and put a strong emphasis on theory, technique and the history of the music.
I also insure that every student works in a stress-free, friendly and creative environment, as any musical activity should be enjoyed first!
For beginner learners
- Learning how to read music
The basics of music harmony & analysis
Any other bespoke requirements and unlimited access to The Essentials of Music Theory Interactive
For intermediate learners
- Effective daily practice techniques.
Independence in both hands.
Pedal control and pedalling techniques.
Motivation and productivity.
Help with performance anxiety.
Mindful performance with an understanding of the style and era.
Plus any other bespoke requirements ( adults & children).
For advanced learners
- Advanced pedalling techniques.
- Development of movement and flow of the performance.
For everyone and included with every lesson
- Rapid results