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.

 

All About Me

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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Sheet Music Edits
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Beginner Fundamentals Class

Customized to Fit Your Needs

Intermediate Technique Workshop

Personalized Attention

Advanced Music Theory Class

Guaranteed Success

 

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.

 

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.

 

Contact Me

218 Tollgate Road, London, UK

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