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Private coaching in conducting, composition, singing, piano, theory and writing.

Bill is available to coach from his home in Brixton, South London. He is an accomplished sight-reader at the piano and has much experience in coaching opera singers for successful auditions at the Royal Opera House and Grange Park Opera, amongst others. He offers online and in-person consultations and teaching in conducting, composition, singing, piano, theory and writing.

If you have a coaching enquiry please contact Bill.

Bill Carslake has been teaching my two children, aged 12 and 14, grade 7 piano during Covid lockdown. At first I wasn’t sure how it was going to work out on Zoom/Skype, with a webcam and laptop perched on top of our piano, looking down on the keyboard, and Bill using a mobile phone camera view of himself and his piano. Bill’s positivity, energy and warmth has however transcended all physical barriers, encouraging, guiding and inspiring his pupils. This friendly, encouraging style is though fully underpinned by clinical rigour and aspiration to excellence. Even online, Bill’s acute ear can instantly pick out and improve the subtlest of shortcomings. Recording our online lessons and re-running them as a mid-week reminder for the children has been a real bonus, but Bill also emails succinct lesson notes and practice targets for the week ahead.

Warning: Bill Carslake’s enthusiasm is infectious!

Morley Shurman, 6th September 2020