Rick Simpson

piano teacher

Based in
Walthamstow, Greater London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in North London
Rick Simpson | piano teacher

Rates: Half Hour- £20. Hour £32.

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Hello everyone,
I'm a freelance Jazz Pianist and composer based in Walthamstow, East London.

I graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2008 and since then I've been enjoying a busy career as both a performer and educator. I've tutored students from all walks of life and from ages 7-80!

I've been teaching at the UK's best Jazz Summer Schools for the past nine years and I teach one day a week in a specialist music-college. I'm looking for more private students at the moment though.
I'm offering one-on-one (or group) Jazz/Classical piano lessons. I've got a beautiful Yamaha upright at my home, though I'm happy to travel.

Lessons are informal, laid back but with a clear goal in mind. They're meant to be an hour but they usually go on for longer for no extra charge...

I've a wealth of teaching resources here, including many books, tonnes of sheet music and a nice studio setup.

I've also got a kitten who likes to sit on top of the piano and watch what's going on!

my website is


and my number is

07821 204137

Hope to hear from you soon

One-to-one lessons



As a Jazz Pianist:

Rick performs regularly in London playing a wide variety of music, and leads his own group playing original jazz music. Rick has performed at the 606 Jazz Club, the Vortex Jazz Club, The Bull’s Head Jazz Club, Charlie Wrights Jazz Club and other larger venues such as the Royal Festival Hall and the Purcell Room. In 2008 Rick won a Yamaha Scholarship Prize for Outstanding Jazz Musicians. A recording of Rick’s band was put on the front cover of Jazzwise Magazine.
During his time in London, he has had the fortune to perform and study with musicians such as John Pattituci, Rufus Reid, Martin Speake, Stan Sulzmann, Jeff Williams and Steve Waterman as well as younger musicians in London such as Paul Booth, Phil Donkin, James Maddren, Zhenya Strigalev and Mark Hanslip. He has also performed at Ronnie Scotts with actor Kevin Spacey.

As a piano teacher:

I am a classically trained pianist specializing in Jazz Piano. I have performance experience both in the UK and abroad, with various ensembles, from jazz groups to concert orchestra. I have also had much experience as a teacher as I regularly teach on many summer school and weekend courses over the country.

Working for the Mehr Clef Jazz Agency (www.mehrclef.com) has brought me into contact with students of all ages, working either individually or in groups. I also teach classical piano at Hockerill Anglo-European College which is a specialist music college. During this time I have been in contact with students from ages 12-18 and have seen students through graded exams.

Jan 2004


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

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