Our Tutors

Here at Piano Lessons Cardiff we are extremely fortunate to work with two fantastic piano tutors in Cardiff - Maria Lopes and Giordano Ferla, helping us cater for the high numbers of students looking to learn the piano. Maria is an experienced professional pianist who is able to tutor students of all ages, taking them from beginner levels upwards. Giordano is a classically trained pianist, who specialises in tutoring students of all abilities across a wide range of different styles including contemporary - I am pleased to let them both introduce themselves further to you below:

Maria Lopes - Piano Tutor

Piano Lessons Cardiff Teacher Maria Lopes

Based at: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER.

Availability: Weekday Evenings

Prices: 

HALF HOUR - £15

ONE HOUR - £25

Teaching Bio:

My name is Maria Lopes, I was born and raised in Portugal and throughout my life I have moved between Portugal and the United Kingdom. I began playing the piano at 8 years old by having private tuitions in Leeds. In 2007 I returned to Portugal where I enrolled in the Conservatoire in my hometown, Castelo Branco.

Throughout the years in Portugal, I have had lessons with many renown pianists like Miguel Henriques, Fausto Neves, Joao Vasco de Almeida and many more. In these lessons, these pianists demonstrated ways that helped me improve how I play the piano and also how I teach. I seek to maintain the interest of my students for the piano by adapting the teaching plan to their personality and by procuring inventive yet effective ways to maximise their intake and understanding of information.

I seek to maximise my skills not only through solo performances or teaching but also by playing with other musicians. I have experienced the life as an orchestra pianist during my years as the designated one in successful groups like Permallets and the Art&Cult Orchestra.

I am currently studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with Richard McMahon and I intend to pass on my knowledge in the best way to anyone who wants to learn music. I have experience in teaching children as young as 4 years old up to any age adults. I am very passionate about teaching and I will always try to give the best education to all my pupils. I would be delighted to help you to play the piano if you are interested - for more information don't hesitate to email me on marialopes@pianolessonscardiff.com or call 03458 693391.

Testimonials:

"Maria was instrumental in my quick progression learning classical piano. She gave me the confidence to try out new things each week without being afraid to fail and used my enthusiasm to challenge me each week to learn complex concepts in my earlier development."



Giordano Ferla - Piano Tutor

Piano Lessons Cardiff Teacher Giordano Ferla

Based at: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER.

Availability: Weekday Evenings & Weekends

Prices: 

HALF HOUR - £15

ONE HOUR - £25

Teaching Bio:

Hello! My name is Giordano and I am a professional piano teacher based in the heart of Cardiff. I have experience in teaching piano and theory to students of all ages and abilities having taught initially in Italy, both privately and at the 'Arabesque' Music School in Rome. I would be more than happy to teach you to play the piano as well.

I was born in Rome, Italy and began playing piano at an early age with Michele Massaro. I studied at the ‘S. Cecilia’ Conservatoire in Rome and graduated with honours from the ‘A. Casella’ conservatoire in l’Aquila under Maria Mosca. I later graduated from the Royal College of Music in London studying with Ashley Wass. I have performed as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in Italy, the UK and Romania for important institutions such as AGIMUS and Rotary Club and have performed L. v Beethoven’s concerto no. 3 in C minor for piano and Orchestra in St. Barnabas church Ealing, London and F. Chopin's concerto no. 1 in E minor for piano and orchestra with Tianyi Lu and the RepCo Symphony Orchestra in the Dora Stoutzker hall, Cardiff.

I've been a prizewinner in National and International competitions: 2nd prize at ‘Riviera della Versilia’ International competition, 2nd prize at ‘Città di Asti’ International competition, 2nd Prize at ‘Cittàdi Rocchetta’ International Competition, 1st prize at ‘Città di Rieti’ National competition. I have taken part in masterclasses with Internationally renowned artists such as Peter Donohoe, Ian Jones, Dorian Leljak, SofyaGulyak, Freddy Kempf and Ji Liu. I'm currently continuing my studies with Graham Caskie at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff where I havebeen awarded the Mary Rees scholarship.

I cover a wide range of stlyes and techniques through playing Jazz to Latin, Blues to Boogie, Classical to Pop. I can help better your playing, performing and writing no matter what your level. I have taught many beginners over the years, as well as more advanced students, so look forward to helping develop your piano ability through my individually tailored piano lessons. To book your first lesson, or simply to find out more about my piano lessons, don't hesitate to email me at giordanoferla@pianolessonscardiff.com.


Testimonials: 

"Giordano is a fantastic local piano tutor based here in Cardiff. His passion for teaching shines through in his friendly, relaxed piano lessons. Teaching me the music that I love, I can't thank Giordano enough for teaching me piano!"



Classical and Contemporary

My piano lessons are driven by your personal taste in music, no matter which band / composer you passionate about - whether that is Coldplay or Chopin - we will play it in our lessons. I teach all levels of students, including many beginner students so would be delighted to help you if you are new to the piano, as well as those students looking to progress further. I tutor my students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in central Cardiff, with great access from across the city.

If this sounds like the kind of piano tuition you are looking for, don't hesitate to call me today for an obligation-free, friendly consultation on 03458 693391.

Learn to play the piano
The quality of the pianos at RWCMD is phenomenal, as well as the quality of the teaching, which is simple and motivational. I have already made progress, and I will definitely keep my routine of piano lessons with Nuno.

All Styles Covered... Classical, Modern, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Graded Exams, Keyboard