📌 Today we present the musicians of the PAM PAM CHRISTMAS CONCERT!
15th of December – 4.00pm at Christ Church Highbury
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STEFANO PADOAN graduated in piano in Venice, in chamber music in Rome and he completed his master degree in chamber music in Venice. He’s been teaching piano and music, directing choirs and small ensembles for over two decades. He’s also specialised on the Gordon’s Music Learning Theory. In 2014 he started working full time in Highgate as a piano teacher. P.s. He’s also a wonderful photographer!
TIZIANA POZZO is really passionate about music education and therapy and after her piano degree at the Venice conservatoire, she decided to specialise in early years music and music therapist. For years she collaborated with educational institutions (from nurseries to universities) on music and music therapy projects in Italy, Spain and the UK. Since 2013 she has held workshops and courses on body percussion and circle singing for teachers and educators. In 2016 she starts the collaboration with Creative Futures and the University College London for various research projects and in 2018 she co-founded Highbury Park Music!
VALERIA POZZO is an enthusiastic music teacher, violinist and singer. She was classically trained at the Venice Conservatoire. She has been playing the violin professionally since a young age and has had an intensive career performing with several orchestras in Italy. She has been collaborating with many different artists and played in some of the most prestigious venues and festival.
JOE STEEL is a composer, saxophonist and workshop leader who studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The University of York. He performs regularly with his duo of saxophone and handpan, Boubakiki, and co-leads a number of music groups for refugees and asylum seekers. As a composer, his music has been performed in leading venues and broadcast on national radio.
SAMUEL WEST is an amazing singer and guitarist, co-founder of Highbury Park Music. He played on some of the biggest stages in the UK and abroad. In 2017 he started collaborating in “Sounding Out” with ‘Creative Future’ as a music educator for a research about music and deafness in childhood. He also carried out sessions in the field of therapy with people with Senile Dementia, Parkinsons and Alzheimers.
When I arrived in the UK I had to change completely my way of teaching piano.
My students basically don’t practice piano in between the classes, especially teenagers. I don’t assign them “homework” because they barely have the time to relax: English school keeps them really really busy. But they love music, they love to express themselves through i t and eventually they learn how to play by composing their own pieces or improvising, even when they are really young – not repeating the same pieces for months.
I enjoy teaching piano a lot more now and while I help them to discover their creativity I also rediscover mine (which has been forgotten for so looooong after 17years of Conservatoire in Italy).
Here, me and my 15 years old student, improvising on a Christopher Norton piece.
Thank you, music.