Piano, Theory, Composition, Harmony, Arrangement, Counterpoint, Analysis, Improvisation
Home tuition in W, NW, SW and Central London or online
All levels - All genres - All ages
Exam preparation (ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall grades 1-8) on demand
Conservatoire admission exam preparation
Audition for national and international music contests
CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND MASTERCLASSES
Composition for non-musicians (Brainar m method) - An incredible new method allowing non-musician to compose high quality music without either theory or tecnique, just by 'using' tutor's hands and experience! It is useful also to learn theory without efforts and avoiding boredom. Watch the following videos to have an idea of how it works.
- Video lessons about famous piano pieces
- Accurate trascription from recording
- Piano technique stenography and fingering for requested pieces
For enquiries send a message via the contact page.
OPINIONS AND REFERENCES
Read students' and journalists OPINIONS on Guido Mallardi and his Brainarm method.
References from students and parents
07/08/2013 Mr Guido Mallardi has given piano and composition lessons to my two children aged 11 and 16 from september 2012 to july 2013. He has taught with excellent results. Thanks to his expertise my children have been grown musically both in classical music and composition. He has applied successfully the Brainarm composition method created by himself, through which he aims to make people compose music immediately. Thanks to this method my sons have composed some pieces that have been very appreciated when played at the concerts organized by Prof. Mallardi. During the period he came to our home he stood out for his professionality, honesty, availability and punctuality. Moreover, he has been able to estabilish a cordial relationship with my sons despite based upon respect and discipline. As parents we are really satisfied with the job he did as a teacher.
Daniele Cameli (Parent)
I met Maestro Guido Mallardi in 2012 . I was looking for a new method to refine my approach to the piano. In particular I was interested in composing by starting from the improvisation. His revolutionary way of teaching has been shown to be effective, allowing me in few months to create a musical theme, then successfully proposed during two concerts at the end of the course created and directed by Mallardi himself. My satisfaction was great! His lessons have opened up a world of music that I ignored. Now I play regularly and have composed about thirty different pieces with such a self-confidence I have never had before. Our relationship, that time like right now, is characterized by great cordiality. I have hardly ever met such a serious and motivated person as Maestro Mallardi. His lectures at the Professional Academy of Music have contributed to my musical education and mental health and I continue to be grateful for that. With respect and friendship.
Paolo Del Papa (adult student)
I had been looking for a tutor which faced composition from the beginning for quite some time, but I was doubting it would be possible to find one until I found Guido Mallardi and his modern method of study.
I am already composing my first piece... Ever since I started I am full of enthusiasm because I feel I have the right method to express my music fully!
You learn music with music!...
Stefano Cerquozzi (adult student)
Up to the age of 20 years old, I never studied nor touched
a musical instrument before, and I saw the piano only as a great dream never to be accomplished... But now... after only 3 years,
thanks to this method and to a teacher able to bring out what you really are and all the music that you have within and that you didn’t know you had because you never had a chance to realise, I can honestly say to have played pieces that have set great achievements.
Jessica Germani (adult student)
The Brainarm method gives sound to the incessant rhythm of everyone's life. It allows self expression through a free, spontaneous and lawless flow of notes which in turn Guido organises into the traditional musical format. As a vase grants shape to space, Guido's sensitivity, intelligence and musical acumen transmutes our silence into music.
Paola Johnson (adult student)
Guido is a hard to find expert teacher. He knows how to bring out talent from his students.
Michele Broglia (Artistic voice and Communication expert)
Guido is a professional music coach who produces excellent results in his students. He has many years of experience as a performer and carefully weaves this into his teaching methods to meet the individual needs of his students, whether such is beginning or advanced. I highly recommend him as a music coach to anyone seeking to develop their music career.
Terry Daniels (Business Manager and Music coach)
Guido is a versatile and expert composer and teacher.
Andrea Garbuglia (Lecturer at University of Macerata, Italy)
We have known Guido for almost 2 years now. He is the tutor for my 9 year old son. Since Guido is himself a concert pianist he is able to take his students to a higher level of musicality and we believe we have seen the effect in our son. Our son performed a short piece in a concert. He is also patient, friendly and focused. My son passed his graded exam with distinction which we are very pleased and proud of.
Rhoda Symons (parent of a 8 y.o. boy)
Guido is a great piano teacher. He has a lot of patience with children and adapts to the best learning approach depending on the child. An accomplished musician, he is also a great teacher for adults whatever their level.
François Masson (adult advanced student and parent of a 6 y.o. girl)
I've found Guido to be fun talented and informative. I play guitar but had never played Piano before he turned up at my house. He has opened a new musical door..
Paul Riley (adult student)
Lilia has benefitted greatly from her music lessons. For the piano, her technique has been improving rapidly. Our teacher Guido has introduced a number of exercises to improve her control of fingers. This has helped with the flow of her playing and also with her fine motor skills in general. For example, we noticed a great improvement in her pen control and writing. As it has been becoming easier for her to play, she is showing more willingness to practice and enjoys it more. LIlia is greatly motivated by music theory and history of music, demonstrating a varied general knowledge on these subjects. Lilia has been playing the piano at assemblies for her school, and also duets with other pupils, which contributes to her self confidence, self esteem and develops her socials skills. We are extremely grateful to Guido for providing us with such expert music tuition.
Irina Porter (mother of a 8 y.o. girl affected by Asperger syndrome)
Polite, turned up on time and delivered a focused and helpful session.
Sarah Cort (adult student)
I composed a song in rhythm'n'blues style, of course with the help of the teacher Mallardi. However, the potential of this method was immediately obvious...
Marco Gasparroni (music lover)
Last Saturday was yet another day of dull period and I wanted to close myself at home away from the world, but in the end I convinced myself to participate in the small musical show my brother was involved in. That at 43 years of age he decided to study music once again with an innovative method. I remember the lessons at children, hard notions put together to let them vanish in thin air later. Life takes away more than what you give, sometimes. But he still wanted to restart, and in Fermo, Italy he found a teacher, Guido Mallardi, young, younger then him in fact, that promised to bring out of him the music he didn’t think he had. So off we went.
Under some gazebos surrounded by the smell of lemongrass to keep the mosquitoes away, I saw. I heard. I assisted to the show of a little kid who was inventing an unripe but convinced melody. Then it was the turn of an electric bass player of 12 years old. Then of a barman who in spare times plays Bach and composes. Then of an amateur pianist with an extraordinary touch and a contagious and loony smile that called to mind Tom Waits. Then of a girl that looked freezing but she actually had a burning fire inside. Then of another young boy, of 15 years old, musically inspired by the Bible. Then of an jazz improvisation from the piano teacher, the 12 year old bassist and my brother that never before had sat down in front of a drum kit. And then again my brother, with a little theme made up of little notes brought me to tears. At this point I understood that the method of this teacher was something serious, because my brother and I have heard each other sort of play for nearly 40 years, but this was the first time that I heard him play a real piece, written and completed, with personality, I mean almost with a conscience of its own.
I am saying that assisted a real, genuine, passionate, serious, moving, difficult, well prepared and random show. With different moments. With different atmospheres following each other one after the other. With moments of craziness and poetry. Presented by Guido’s wife, Elisa. Made in a garage transformed in a live stage. Those minimal fairy tales, that are not so minimal in reality, that you don’t expect, that maybe just far away from the hallucinations of the metropolis you can live, that make you suspect that life isn’t all in a computer, in waiting in vain, in another dull day. There was more life in the hugs of those amateurs, less then amateurs in some cases (my brother had only been involved for two months), that were congratulating each other, that were despairing, that encouraged each other with hugs, then in many empty liturgies. Of something charming and of true music there is want. Music is an immense force, gigantic. Music changes the souls and changes men. Music can take men and make them better. And this School, of which I advise you to go to visit its website to find out more but even more to check it out for yourself, wherever you are, has managed, I admit it, to surprise me. Due to its enthusiasm, its results and that mixture of vigour and familiarity.
I returned home with joy in my heart, and inside it there was the colour of tenderness, of regret (for the time spent crying over myself) and of curiosity: I’m beginning to think that the coming September I too shall enrol.
Alessandro Del Papa (journalist who attended a public demonstration of Brainarm held in Italy)
I have always loved the piano, the only instrument able to reproduce, at least as far as my own untrained ears are concerned, echoes of poetry.
I still recall with much delight Valentina’s musical show, one of my dearest school friends. And se was not at all happy to exhibit in public. But I loved every single note born from her hands and from those of the other students, even the most uncertain ones.
Similar feelings to those of that far away afternoon of my adolescence have grown almost identical during the rehearsals for the end of year concert only a few days away, of my husband and of the other enrolled at Guido Mallardi’s Accademia Professionale di Musica.
Sat on the end of a small sofa covered in sheet music and other various objects, only a few steps away from the grand brown piano to which students were alternating each other, I felt completely at home. Compared to the experience of many years ago, I had the privilege of being able to observe from close up the focused faces of the pianists and of a very young bassist. I was so aware of their concentration that I almost felt like I was in their same situation. I then I had the idea of photographing those happy with it during the concert. As soon as I had permission to do so, making sure not to disturb them during the rehearsals and concert I took picture after picture. Some time ago I published this small and amateur photo galleries telling from my point of view how the two concert evenings and part of the general rehearsals went.
Today I’m over the moon for being able to spread the official videos produced directly by the Accademia Professionale di Musica with the contribution of a small portion of my photographs (like it rightly should be) and some notes (in the second video, the shortest one) of “Pòllini”, the composition of my favourite idle...
Those summer days seemed to promise new avenues with the upcoming autumn bringing clouds in. Still nothing is lost, above all when pure talent is born.
If the latter is accompanied by much seriousness and effort, it will surely bear its fruits.
The last sentence is dedicated to Elisa Campofiloni, teacher of preparatory music for children of 2 to 7 years old.
Against all odds, we have to believe in it, with strength and enough recklessness.
To you and to all who will come to try the Brainarm method publicized by various adverts, thanks from the heart, for the music you happen to gush out from your essence and for the invigorating effect that you will provide to those who will come to listen to you!
Alessandra Cicalini (journalist who tried Brainarm)
AS PIANO ACCOMPANIST
My daughter and I both had a very positive experience working with Guido. He accompanied my daughter for her Grade 5 trumpet exam coming to our home on several occasions before the exam to rehearse and prepare her for the exam. At the time she was experiencing some technical problems due to being rather tense and Guido helped her very much with these enabling her to do well in her exam. Guido is an absolutely fantastic pianist / accompanist. He has a gentle and encouraging approach with students giving them confidence in their playing. He pays close attention to the individual needs of his students and my daughter certainly benefited from this. All of my interactions with Guido have been positive: he communicates clearly and is always calm, respectful and straightforward. He was a pleasure to work with and I would definitely contact him again.
Marta Neil (parent of trumpet student)
I contacted Guido as I was in urgent need of an accompanist for my Grade 8 Violin exam and we began rehearsing literally a week or two before the exam, with maybe 2-3 rehearsals. Within that time, Guido managed to play all three pieces and was very good at suggesting areas of improvement as well as changes in order to enhance the piece and the performance in itself. I ended up passing my Grade 8 exam with merit! Guido is an extremely talented player and a very good accompanist, highly recommended!
Karan Sagoo (grade 8 violinist)