Gordon's piano lessons, piano masterclasses and piano workshops take the usable ideas from traditional music college methods and mixes them together with more intuitive, contemporary, technological and fun techniques. This helps his piano students to develop a variety of diverse keyboard and piano skills for the modern world. His earliest years were spent in West Africa and as well as a strong theoretical base, he believes strongly in the traditional 'passed on' teaching styles used by African master musicians (and those in other countries with oral musical traditions). He feels that it's essential for today's up-and-coming musicians to include the kind of memory, recognitive and improvisational skills promoted by music mentors in these cultures. Having worked alongside master musicians from many styles, cultures and disciplines, he is convinced that only by combining the more intuitive aspects of music education with the western academic tradition can today's musicians be properly equipped to tackle the demands of modern music in a globalised market.
As a performer, Gordon's career has taken him around the world playing an incredibly diverse number of styles with artists such as Chaka Khan, Hugh Masekela, Russell Watson, Alexander O'Neal, Heatwave, Imagination, Kenny Thomas, Alison Limerick, Suzi Quatro etc, as well as more tech-based acts such as Imogen Heap and Psapp.
Gordon is a successful in-house producer/writer for UMPG. He also has diverse credits with companies such as Universal, Warners, EMI, Armada, Black Hole and BMG to name a few. His compositional styles take in feature film work, advertising jingles, TV series for international TV and cable companies including MTV, NBC, BBC, ITV & Channel 4 etc. .
As a die-hard electronic music fan who likes to keep an eye on the future of the industry, Gordon is active in the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) arena, where he is prolific under a number of guises and has collaborated on releases by some of the industry's best, including Stonebridge, Fedde le Grande, Tiesto and Armin van Buuren.
Gordon Hulbert is a piano teacher in West London. Based at his piano studio in Notting Hill, he has taught piano for more than 30 years. Gordon was a relatively late starter, beginning piano and violin aged 12. By 15 however, he had passed ABRSM Grade 8 with flying colours on violin, viola and piano. In the same year he won the ABRSM prize for the highest standard of general musicianship in Great Britain. By age 17 he was a piano tutor and a violin tutor at his local music college and was giving private tuition at home.
On the other side of the coin, Gordon is a musical director and producer who works with some of the world's foremost players, conductors, orchestras and record labels. He has a wealth of information and practical insider knowledge for today's developing musicians. Because of his unique combination of musical and technical experience, this Piano Teacher in West London is able to offer you comprehensive and up-to-the-minute guidance and instruction about playing the piano and electronic keyboards.
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