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Piano Classes

  Our piano and keyboard classes are designed for all ages and levels.Playing the piano is a wonderful way to enter in the fascinating world of music. Learning the Piano will develop your awareness of rhythm,coordination, listening and performance skills.

 According to psychological researches, sounds, harmony and singing provide all-round training for the brain. A study done at the University of California at Irvine found that classical music in particular, strengthens the connections in the brain that are necessary for logical thinking.


Course Details:

Weekly two-to-one classes in your chosen instrument/voice with first class teachers. Each Term consists of ten two-to-one 30 minute lessons of the course chosen. Please note that there is a maximum of two students per class of similar level and age. All FMA Teachers are CRB Checked, highly qualified and with many years of experience in the UK. They maintain an attitude of constant encouragement and dedication to each and every student. 

 
Instrumental and Vocal Performance Classes in your chosen subject led by FMA Head TutorsDuring each Term, five Performance Classes take place in Room 1 every other Saturday and they are included in the Term fees. Even though the Performance Classes are optional, they are strongly recommended. These Classes are very popular among students and parents because they give the former the opportunity to gain confidence, performance experience,  listen to other students who have undertaken a different subject (instrument or voice) and thus enriching their musical experience. The Performance Classes enable students to play the musical pieces they have learned with their teachers during the week to a small audience of students and parents.  

FMA prepares its students for the Trinity Guildhall and ABRSM Grade Exams on their instrument/voice, which offer internationally recognised Certificates and Diplomas. After students have achieved Grade 8, they can apply for a Performance Diploma or a BMus course.
 At the end of each Academic Year, FMA students take part in End-of-year Concert to present what they have learnt through the year to parents and students      
FMA can also prepare highly advanced and talented students for the Performance Diploma and the BMus Auditions.
Methods and Materials: FMA offers a wide variety of teaching materials and methods adapted to the capacity and musical interests of each student. The tutors and Course Leaders always make sure that all students work on the best suitable method and material for them. Varied amount of homework will be given according to the level and age of each student.
FMA provides aspiring musicians with professional Support and Advice on the music industry career, competitions, portfolios, sources for further development and music creation.

 


















































































Christopher Pittas has studied at Trinity College of Music and the Royal College of Music with scholarships from both colleges for the Masters Diploma in Piano Performance (MMus), the PG Dip and PG Advanced, under Yonty Solomon, Roger Vignoles, John Blakely and Eugene Asti. After his graduation in 2005, he became an official accompanist at Trinity College of Music. In those years, he also studied conducting with Patrick Bailey at Royal College of Music and Andrew Morley at Trinity College of Music.  

Christopher has performed in prestigious venues in the UK such as St. Martins-in-the-Fields, Blackheath Hall, Royal Old Naval Chapel, and the Pump Room. Christopher formed a duo with Soprano Stanislava Vajarova Pitta in 2004 with whom he made a recording for Bulgarian National Radio and gave highly acclaimed performances in the UK and abroad, presenting world premieres of contemporary composers. In 2007 Christopher and Stanislava founded the First Musical Academy.


Eugen Anton Albert-Tony graduated from Kronstadt Faculty of Music, Transilvania University in 2001. After his graduation, he worked as a pianist, soloist and accompanist at Neumarkt State Philharmonic and performed in many venues throughout Europe - in Romania, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Italy, France,  Belgium and Spain. 

Furthermore, Tony held a piano teacher position at Neumarkt School of Arts and Neumarkt Faculty of Music for several years. He also participated in many international festivals and competitions where he won many prices - in 2007 he won the first prize at the prestigious Carlino Udine International Competition in Italy.

Throughout the years, Tony established partnerships with Music Universities in Bilbao, in Dusseldorf and in Leipzig. Since 2010 he has been a licensed piano teacher and accompanist at Bromley Youth Music Thrust and the First Musical Academy.


Maria Antoniadou is a graduate from University of Southampton with a degree in Music (Classical Piano) and a Masters Diploma in Music Business Management. In the recent years, she has given many recitals in the UK, attended various seminars and workshops on music teaching, and organised several events.  


Agne Paskauskaite is a graduate of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, holding three music related degrees: Master in Piano and Music Pedagogy, Bachelor in Piano, and Bachelor in Sound Design. In 2009 she was an Erasmus Exchange Program student at Stuttgart High School of Music and Theatre with prof. H.-P. Stenzl. Agne has attended several piano masterclasses with professors M. Rubackyte, H. Holtmann, L. Vassiliadis, M. Levinas, M. Pressler, V. Berman, M. Moretti, W. Bärtschi, R. Meister, and others. She has held concerts as a soloist, a concertmaster, and a member of chamber ensemble (in England, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Lithuania). Ms Paskauskaite has won prizes in several international piano competitions in Lithuania and Italy. She has been working as a piano teacher privately and in music schools for over 7 years before joining First Musical Academy.

 

 











































 

 

 

 











































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