About Us - Teachers at the Music School - providing Guitar, Piano and Violin Lessons
Christopher and Maria Giles - Joint Principals of
the Music School
Christopher met Maria in 2002 when they were both studying music in London. Christopher was completing a Masters degree in performance studies following a Bachelors degree, whilst Maria was studying English anthems as part of a Phd in Musicology.
Maria has first-hand experience of the standard of music education in Russia having trained at the piano from the age of five and then as a pianist and musicologist at the Special Music School for gifted students in Kazan. She went on to attend the Moscow State Conservatoire where she obtained a Masters in the theory and history of music and then completed a three year postgraduate course in Musicology.
Coming from these backgrounds, is was possible to see how a combination of teaching methods and curricula would benefit British children.