What you will do
Progress to an intermediate level in classical piano with these one-to-one classes, taught by celebrated young pianist Riyad Nicolas.
Riyad's intermediate classes build on the foundations established in basic lessons, developing existing skills in technique and interpretation and working towards personal goals, whatever they might be. His professional experience includes working with students at Guildhall School of Music and Finchley School of Music and his teaching style is both exciting and challenging.
Private sessions with Riyad offer a unique and stimulating opportunity to work with a young musician who is active on the performance circuit.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Riyad Nicolas
Riyad is a young Syrian British pianist who is already established as a leading figure of his generation. Regularly performing on the international circuit, he has given solo recitals at prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Kennedy Center in Washington DC and Yehudi Menuhin forum in Switzerland. He also performed at over 50 music societies at the UK and also with orchestras such as the London Chamber Orchestra . He is winner of several international piano competition and you can hear his playing by clicking on the following https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chwUJRG7gB0
Riyad first came to London in 2005 to study on a two-year scholarship at the Purcell School of music before moving on to the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2011. He also holds a distinction in a master of performance course at the same institution and in 2015 won the gold medal at the prestigious Chappell Piano Competition.
Riyad gained a considerable experience from being appointed as an official piano teacher a the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music since September 2017 and also the Finchley Music School in London since 2012 (teaching both group piano lessons and one-to-one) to students from age 4 till 18 years . He will be teaching at Beethoven Music School from September 2017. In the past, my students have successfully passed various diploma exams including entry exams for prestigious music colleges such as the Royal College of Music and won important prizes in competitions. Riyad also has an experience in teaching Theory and Aural up for all levels.
Riyad teaching methods are flexible! He tries his best to make it very inspiring to my students and increase their love and appreciation to their instrument. He emphasis on enabling students to become familiar with diverse repertoire and music background to enable them to express themselves and develop their own musical personality.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.