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tuition in piano, composition and music theory
by walter fabeck b.mus
st.john's crypt, 73 waterloo road, london se1 8ud

In his new studio in the heart of London's South Bank, Walter Fabeck is now offering personal, tailor-made programmes of music tuition.

Drawing on 20 years of professional performing and teaching, Walter brings a combination of experiences together to illuminate the subject. His method is based on developing an understanding of music from its primary elements - melody, harmony, rhythm and tone - which cross the borders of genre, period and culture.

Walter's pupils range in age from five to seventy-five, and thanks to his broad musical interests he can nurture skills and illuminate styles ranging from the classical repertoire to contemporary music. With wide experience as a private teacher, he's fully qualified to enter students for graded exams in Classical Piano, Jazz Piano and Theory, from 'Prep Tests' to advanced Diplomas. Students of all abilities are welcome, from beginners upwards. Tuition is friendly and informal, but always focussed on realising the potential of each student to the maximum.

Walter can also teach all aspects of contemporary composition, including exploration of creative music technology, centred on the Logic software environment.

After gaining an Honours degree in music from Surrey University, Walter began a career as a pianist and composer which has taken him around the globe and into a diverse range of musical worlds. These include working in contemporary music with orchestras such as London Sinfonietta; accompanying silent films with Harmonie Band; regular engagements as Musical Director at the National Theatre, and numerous recording sessions for Film and TV. He has broadcast new solo piano works on BBC Radio 3. Walter has recently been working with The Michael Nyman Band, The Hilliard Ensemble and the cutting-edge ensemble Icebreaker in Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany and Holland.

As a composer he has created many scores and soundtracks for a wide range of media including contemporary dance, video, theatre and live performance. He has also researched and developed a revolutionary electronic musical instrument, the Chromasone, which has been seen around Europe and on BBC1's Tomorrow;s World.

Walter has extensive experience in all areas of Music Education, having held many posts ranging from schools workshop leader around the UK to Guest Professorships at the Royal Conservatory of the Netherlands.

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