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Music Tuition & Performance Coaching

One-to-One Sessions & Workshops

Piano, Voice, Composition & Gamelan

Online & In-Person

Robert Szymanek - Royal Academy of Music
Robert Szymanek - Royal Holloway, University of London
Robert Szymanek - LSO Discovery
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I am a London-based teacher of Piano, Voice & Composition, and Course Leader in Gamelan at the University of Manchester. I am also an award-winning Composer-Performer of classical, jazz, pop/rock and experimental music.
Since 2005 I have worked to help music students and professionals fulfil their potential and overcome music-related anxiety and creative blocks. I offer one-to-one sessions online and in-person, and workshops at Universities, Music Colleges and Schools.
My teaching combines traditional methods with innovations drawn from mindfulness and somatic practices, and works with the whole person in music to help people achieve their goals.
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"You have restored my faith and love in music. You have truly been an inspiration and a role model. I really valued the freedom you gave me in encouraging me to experiment, and you have shown me how to combine music and well-being. There is so much more I could say but this will have to do. It's difficult to convey how much it has meant."

- Ryan

"Your techniques and methods made piano enjoyable. You helped me find my passion again. I could barely play a bar without freaking out. Yet with your help I overcame this and so many struggles. I have been so fortunate to have you as my piano teacher. Words cannot express my appreciation. I can now see a future in music."

- Frances

"Dear Rob, Thank you so so so much for everything you've done for us. I have not just learnt about Gamelan but also a lot about life! Wellbeing! People! I've always looked forward to Fridays to hear your words of wisdom and think you're one of the most inspiring teachers I've had.


Thank you! Love."

- Eleanor

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Tuition & Coaching



Classical • Contemporary • Pop/Rock
Blues & Jazz
Arrangement & Composition
Contemporary Popular Voice
Jazz • Music Theatre
Rap & Spoken Word
Studio Work
Performance Technique
Classical • Pop/Rock • Jazz
Notation & Orchestration
LogicPro & Sibelius
Performance Coaching
Music-Related Anxiety
From Doubt to Self-Confidence
From Inhibition to Freedom
Mindfulness & Meditation

Workshops &


Universities & Music Colleges
Mindfulness for Practising Musicians
Overcoming Anxiety, Self-Doubt &
Meditation Workshops
Performance Coaching
How to Practice
Playing At Your Best
Dealing with Performance Nerves
Piano & Vocal Masterclasses
Gamelan Workshops
Composition Classes
Gamelan Workshops & Courses
Introducing Sundanese Gamelan
Traditional & Contemporary Music
Arrangements & Composition
Intercultural Musicking
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Within all the work I do as a teacher, I keep three things in mind:


Ability, Variety, and Freedom in music.

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©2020 Robert Szymanek