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Piano/Keyboard Teachers in Chelmsford

Piano & Keyboard - Class & Individual Lessons

Annette has been teaching with the Allegro Music Academy for over ten years.
Her thorough yet fun way of presenting piano lessons and keyboard lessons always sees her diary brimming with students.
Having initially learnt classical piano she has also become one of the most respected contemporary tutors we have ever had. With all this experience under her belt, Annette prides herself in always finding a method that works for everyone, be it a complete beginner or a well seasoned player.

Piano & Keyboard  - Individual & Class Lessons
Vocal - Individual Lessons

Debs studied music at Huddersfield University and The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Debs started performing at the age of four and took her first lead at the age of fourteen. Her singing teacher of the time managed to persuade her that learning to play an instrument as well as singing would be a good idea. She took his advice and under his guidance obtained her grade five piano within the first year or so of learning the instrument.
She is a former member of the BBC National Chorus of Wales and has sung in numerous concerts, broadcasts and recordings both in this country and abroad. Professional operatic roles include Despina (Cosi Van Tutti), Rosina (Barber of Seville), Flora (La Traviata) and Frasquita in Carmen. As a soloist Debs has sung in numerous other concerts and appeared live on radio. Debs has also won several reciting/drama and singing competitions.  he is a fully qualified professional Music teacher and a former Head of Music at a school in Thurrock. Debs is at home teaching students of all ages and abilities and delights in seeing her students doing well. Part of her enjoyment of teaching is to pass on to others what she has learnt as a professional performer and teacher. Some of her former students have gone on to win singing awards and vocal scholarships. Debs is excited about joining the team at Allegro and looks forward to teaching piano and singing at the Academy.


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Piano - Individual Lessons
Natalia (Known as Nataly!) discovered her love for music at an early age. It lead her through 7 years of
music school and 4 years at Music College.  She graduated with distinction at two
diplomas as a teacher of piano and in music theory.

She started to teach at the age of 19 and later combined her teaching with studying at
 The Conservatory of Music in St Petersburgh in Russia.
During her 25 years of teaching music her students have successfully passed their
 exams - from Grade 1 right through to diploma level. Some have taken part in
 competitions and won 1st and 2nd prizes.

For the past 12 years Nataly has taught at a school in North London - her youngest student is 5
and the oldest is 75 (and she is enjoying learning the ‘Moonlight Sonata' very much!)

Nataly looks forward to meeting her new students and to helping them continue on their musical journey. 
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Piano - Individual Lessons
 Ally Whittle started learning the piano at the age of 6. Initially classically trained in piano an
d singing, she developed an interest in musical theatre and pop and trained professionally in Performing Arts (Singing) at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Actor Musicianship at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. 

She has been teaching piano and singing privately and working as a specialist music teacher in Key Stage 1&2 since 2009, but in 2017 left her full time teaching post to fulfil an ambition to train as a Music Therapist. Ally now splits her time between private teaching and studying for a Masters in Music Therapy at the Royal Northern College of Music. 
With a varied musical background and interest in the social, communicative and therapeutic power of music, Ally's approach to music teaching is unique. She believes in learning through doing and that music making should be fun and accessible. Her lessons prioritise technique and creativity as the essential foundation of all musical growth. 

Exams have their place and many of Ally's students have achieved great success in exams and competitions, but each student is first and foremost a musician and the expert in their own musical journey.  
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Piano, Flute & Saxophone - Individual Lessons
  Gerta started  her music lessons at the age  of 6. She passed her grade 8  piano at the age of 12 and grade 8 flute at 13. At  that time she was a student at Royal college of Music London Junior department and was taught by  famous pianist and teacher Ekaterina Lebedeva . She won 1st and 2nd prize at North London festival for Music and Drama and was awarded a music scholarship at Brentwood school .


Music was  a vital part  at of her time at University of Kent where she studied  law and also took up saxophone - Gerta played with the University " Big Band" and University orchestra  with flute. She also enjoyed her choir singing at Canterbury cathedral .

She is currently teaching  at Thurrock music services  and looks forward to building her teaching with the  Allegro music school . Gerta is happy to take students through exams from grades 1-8, and can teach students with different interests, so whether you would like to learn to play for fun for yourself or work towards exams, she would be happy to take you through the steps.

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Piano & Vocals - Individual Lessons
Leaving the Junior Guildhall at nineteen, Anna enjoyed some time performing onstage at the Royal National Theatre in a production of ‘Coram Boy' before continuing on to study for her undergraduate degree in Music at Royal Holloway University of London, eventually graduating in 2009 with upper second class honours.
After graduating from Royal Holloway, she decided to put into practice her desire to teach piano and voice and has been teaching ever since. Over time, she has gradually gained experience in, and has enjoyed teaching a broad range of people, varying in age, ability and musical interests, particularly gaining experience working with children during a time teaching with Stagecoach Theatre School.
Anna wishes to share her passion for her instruments with others and hopes to encourage anyone who learns with her to enjoy making music and fulfil their musical potential. Outside of teaching, she enjoys opportunities to play piano or sing wherever possible, and loves attending concerts and gigs on a regular basis. Anna looks forward to teaching as part of the team at Allegro Music Academy.
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Classical Piano, Vocals & Violin - Individual Lessons
Bethany is classically trained in piano and singing. She is currently in her last year of studying a BA Music Education degree at UCC (University Centre Colchester).

She has been a member of many ensembles such as Orchestras, senior choir, chamber choir, samba band, church band and other contemporary bands. She has run music workshops all over Essex in primary and pre- schools and been involved in charity work through her music.

Many achievements have been made by Bethany such as becoming senior pianist of the year at the salvation army and succeeding in a number of music competitions throughout the year. She enjoys writing music especially songs and one of her greatest achievements within composition was when she wrote a piece for Sacconi String quartet as part of the Roman River Festival project.
Her love for music has also enabled her to perform in a variety of events such as at weddings, charity events, funerals and various gigs with her band. Music education has always been an interest to Bethany with the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to explore, love and have fun with music. Her passion is to go into a career of music therapy alongside 1 to 1 teaching, performing and writing.
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