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Mr. Stephen Wood
Piano Instructor

MA, BA, Dip Ed, PG Dip Ed

I currently teach classical and jazz piano at a music center in East London with over 20 students, annual Christmas piano concert at St. Mark's, Beckton. 98% of my students achieve a distinction or merit in the ABRSM exams.

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Making the Piano Sing

A music student in the 70's, I dropped out to become a semi-professional pianist / keyboardist in rock and jazz bands, and soloist in lounge bars and restaurants in the UK. During this musical apprenticeship, I developed my compulsive composing talents. 

Later, I dropped back in to academia, graduating in theology and philosophy whilst studying piano under Ray Banning, Professor of Piano at Trinity College, London, and accalaimed concert pianist. 

This was a kind of rennaissance for me, as from Ray Banning I learned how to make the piano sing, and to enter into the heart and spirit of the composer.

Since then I have been teaching philosophy, theology and music concurrently in schools and colleges for about 40 years, always striving to convey what I learned at this pivotal time in my musical and spiritual development. 

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Beginner Fundamentals Class

Customized to Fit Your Needs

Intermediate Technique Workshop

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Advanced Music Theory Class

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Play Along

Why wait? You can play the piano along with me right now from your computer or phone. Try our new PianoRoll.Club website and select from a number of classical or traditional songs to play along to.

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Sunset on Brazos Bend

An album composed and performed by Stephen Wood

This album represents the fruits of many years of work. Combining songs spanning my lifetime, from songs I wrote as a teenager, some improvisations, and reflections on an amazing road trip across America.

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218 Tollgate Road, London, UK

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