Edwin Dizer, BMus (hons), DipABRSM's Teacher Profile Page
Discover Edwin Dizer, BMus (hons), DipABRSM's teaching style and pedagogy:
Edwin attained a First Class degree in Music from the highly respected University of Manchester (rated best in the country 2013 and consistently highly ranked in league tables) where he studied singing with Richard Strivens and piano with Hazel Fanning. Before this, he studied at the Royal College of Music for six years. His teachers included Margaret Maguire (voice), Geoffrey Govier (piano) and Philip Bainbridge (trumpet). He also studied music theory there. He has performed in major venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Fairfield Halls, the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, the Duomo (Florence), and many others.
Edwin is a bass-baritone singer and has performed many solo recitals. His experience in opera includes playing Bartolo in an acclaimed student performance of Mozart's 'Marriage of Figaro', and performing the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan's 'The Mikado'. He also played the Father in the first act of Humperdinck's 'Hansel and Gretel' and sang in productions of Blow's 'Venus and Adonis' and Handel's 'Semele'.
As a pianist Edwin has performed frequently, including in the Southbank Centre. Furthermore, several of his compositions have been performed in public concerts, including a string quartet workshopped by the Danel Quartet.
He is also an experienced chorister. He has sung with choirs all over the UK and in Ireland, Italy and Hungary. He sang with Manchester University's elite chamber choir, Ad Solem, recently recorded for a BBC 1 documentary. Furthermore, Edwin ran a children's choir and several children's ensembles for two years till his studies in Manchester.
As a teacher, Edwin believes in introducing solid technical foundations to all his students in an enjoyable and approachable manner. He accomodates the particular nature of each student and no two lessons are the same. Where the student shows interest, he enriches lessons with insights into music history and theory so that students can combine good technique with good understanding. He also has a keen interest in the psychology of music and performance and can help students practice efficiently and perform confidently.
BMus (hons) 1st class from the University of Manchester's highly respected music department, specialised in singing.
Diploma (DipABRSM) with distinction in piano performance.
NSPCC Child Protection Awareness certified.
Studied at Royal College of Music for six years.
Reasons to study with me:
Several years of teaching experience.
Classically trained, but flexible and versed in many styles and genres. Happy to teach any style.