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 10 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. 

My school can help you with the following:

  • Online and in-person lessons for beginner learners ( adult & children), intermediate learners ( adult & children) and advanced learners ( adult & children)

  • Rapid technique improvement

  • Basics of music analysis

  • Practical graded exams (Grades 1-8)

  • Improve your sight-reading

  • Help with performance anxiety

I am incredibly proud to announce that between 2016 and 2020 all of Ottantotto Piano School students have passed ABRSM practical graded exams!


My approach 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! 

My students enjoy full post lesson support. To help you practice between your lessons I create interactive journals packed full with full length video recordings of your lessons, video demos, soundtracks, practical and theoretical assignments.

       Teaching through COVID-19

The lockdown has forced many tutors to put the lessons on hold. Luckily my school has successfully practised online tuition for many years before the pandemic. I use a multi-camera setup and the most up-to-date technology, making your learning just as good and effective as in-person.