England | United Kingdom

Angie Tse |

Allegro Piano Studio specialises in music education for young pianists (ages 5 to 18) in the North Reading and South Oxfordshire area in the UK.

These young pianists are taught in 4 locations:
The Studio (Caversham)
The Heights Primary (Caversham)
The Piggott School (Charvil)
Rupert House School (Henley-on-Thames)

We, the parents, pupils and teacher, prioritise the love of music making and focus on developing holistic and agile musicianship skills for life. Lessons are delivered face-to-face basis, weekly during the UK academic term-time. Performance opportunities such as recitals and festivals, as well as field trips to attend musical events are offered throughout each academic year. Primary aged learners take part and earn their BBC Blue Peter Music Badge in their first 18 months of lessons while Senior School aged learners are supported in their Skills category if they are undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Allegro Piano Studio aims to deliver a rounded curriculum, underpinned by The Piano Framework (from The Curious Piano Teachers), using the Piano Safari method and Ready to Play (Kodaly-based musicianship series) as the main resources of choice. Angie Tse is an accredited Music Mind Games practitioner and these hands-on music theory games are also heavily featured in pupils’ lessons.

Although piano examinations are not the primary focus for this studio, pupils are supported if they wish to sit the exams. They are advised on the formats that best showcase their strengths and music interests. The pupils of Allegro Piano Studio are proud to maintain an excellent track record in their piano examinations – choice of the ABRSM, Trinity, LCM and Rockschool. The seniors are also fully supported in their academic studies, with their lessons geared towards enriching and extending their classroom lessons in schools: Years 10-11 (GCSE Music, BTEC Music Technology) and Years 12-13 (A-level Music).

Angie Tse qualified in piano pedagogy with The Piano Teachers’ Course with a Distinction in 2014. She is an active professional member of the European Piano Teachers’ Association (EPTA-UK) and a frequent contributor to the Curious Piano Teachers professional development organisation. She keeps up her piano performance skills with the Oxford Piano Group on a monthly basis. Outside of her busy teaching commitments, Angie currently serves on the Abingdon Music Festival Committee and on a freelance basis, works as a piano repertoire consultant for one of the UK’s examination board. She maintains a clean Enhanced DBS check for working with children, Paediatric First Aid qualification and is on the UK ICO Registry for Data Protection.